The Sturgeon Bay Rowing Club played host to a fantastic inaugural Maritime Regatta on Saturday with nothing but positive feedback coming from all 135 participants. Teams from 13 different rowing clubs spanning the upper Mid-West competed for medals in each of 30 events.
The United States Rowing Association sanctioned race featured a 1,000 meter sprint course. The course was exactly half of the Olympic course seen in the games in London this week.
SBRC founder and President Dr. Bruce Tully was pleased with the way the race went. He was excited to award Green Bay's LaBaie Verte the first annual Maritime Regatta Cup for earning the most team points throughout the competition.
The UW-Madison Development Camp was also extremely impressive on Saturday. They were coached by Beau Hoopman an Olympic gold medalist in the Athens Olympic Games in 2004. Hoopman uses his gold medal and a bronze earned in the 2008 Beijing games as a recruiting tool and allowed spectators to pose with the amazing medals.
David Foulds, Amy Ensign, Jake Schartner, Kolt Knutson, Jordan Shefchik, Zak Meredith and Rodrigo Mattos represented Sturgeon Bay on the course Saturday. All did a fantastic job in their first official race.
Pictured: Avery Freimuth with Beau Hoopman's gold medal.