Weston, Westport Girls Score 2nd At Boston Regatta

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Louisa Freeman, left, and Jo Gurman, right, of Saugatuck Rowing finished second in their event at the Head of the Charles last weekend in Boston. The girls stand with coach Chase Graham. Photo Credit: Contributed
Louisa Freeman and Jo Gurman compete at the Head of the Charles on Sunday. Photo Credit: Contributed
Saugatuck Rowing Club crews compete at the Head of the Charles. Photo Credit: Contributed
The Saugatuck 8+ boys crew competes at the Head of the Charles. Photo Credit: Contributed
A Saugatuck Rowing Club cruises along the Charles River at the Head of the Charles regatta. Photo Credit: Contributed
Saugatuck boys stand with coach Sharon Kriz at the Head of the Charles regatta. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. – Saugatuck Rowing’s Louisa Freeman and Jo Gurman, who took third in June at the U.S. Youth Nationals, continued to gain national attention Sunday with a second-place finish at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston.

The runner-up finish was one of several strong performances for Saugatuck in one of the most prestigious East Coast regattas of the fall season.

Freeman, a senior at Staples High, and Gurmn, a senior at Weston High, took second behind the Cambridge Boat Club in the Youth Doubles Women race. Connor Cashel of Fairfield Ludlowe and Mary Bethe Greer of Wilton took third in the same race, while Wilton’s Natalie Clark and Staples’ Anna Petterson took sixth. There were 39 crews in the race.

The Saugatuck crew of Jeff Monahan and Cameron Yates took fifth in the Youth Doubles Men. The Boys 8+ finished 17th with Lauren Hochman, Warren Schorr, Lee Glicklich, John Hunter, Witt Geffs, Christoph Bub, Connor O’Brien, Nicholas Upton and Chris Finsher.

Christina Johnson was second in the Girls 1x out of 42 teams. The Girls 8+ team finished 11th with Lilly Powers, Felicity Cain, Blythe Lewis, Emily Patton, Allie Diamond, Katie Grotto, Genevieve Esse, Kaitlyn McCann and Reni Forer. The Girls 4+ team was 81st with Emily Clayton, Alex Manning, Erika Zadravec, Victoria Thorogood and Joanna Moley.

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