Eagles Fly West for National Finals

Six Eagles rowers finished their season with the Dayton Boat Club (DBC) in Rancho Cordova, Calif. at the USRowing Youth National Championships held June 13-15 on Lake Notoma.

Among the 504 crews that competed in 18 events, two CJ crews advanced to the semifinals. The boys double with senior Tony Bogard placed 8th nationally (7:31.230) and the women’s pair with junior Sophie Johnson finished in 12th place (9:11.804).

Additionally, the girls varsity lightweight four made up of all CJ student athletes with juniors Margaret Geraghty, Abby O'Loughlin, and Erin Carmody and senior Ashley Erich finished in 17th place (8:45.915). A congratulations also goes out to CJ freshman Spencer Mullins who qualified for nationals in the lightweight double rowing for the Greater Dayton Rowing Association.

This year’s semifinals and finals were streamed live on YouTube, and you can watch a re-broadcast online from USRowing’s official channel. Complete results are also available online.

CJ men’s and women’s rowers and coxswains compete under the DBC. The program has produced at least one college signee from Chaminade Julienne every year since 2006, including most recently 2014 graduate Grace Horner, who is headed to Canisius College.