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July 04, 2013
The Detroit Boat Club Lightweight Eight crew won a bronze medal at the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships.

The crew of Grosse Pointe South students Rob Robson, coxswain, Christian Nemeh, Andrew Seski, Sorin Koszyk and Michael Landuyt; Grosse Pionte North student Raymond Mattingly; Liggett student Dylan Goitz; and home schooled students Andrew Kelly and Sam Kelly, earned the medal.

Boats qualified to race in the national championships by placing in the top three at one of 12 regional events held throughout the country. The Detroit Boat Club crew competed in the Midwest Junior Rowing Championships held in Cincinnati in mid-May.

All totaled, the team, led by head coach Richard Bell, and women’s coach, George Sleator, raced in six events at the national champions with four making it to the finals.

Other finalists from the Grosse Pointes were Jen Gmeiner, Anna Mordell, Gaby Tucker, Olivia Kielt, Maggie Sullivan, Emily Hughes, Bella Strickler, Page Swegles, Noelle Perry, Samantha Ralston, Claire Platt, Marijane Brennan and Casey Wizner.

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