Six Parati Boats Show Well at USRowing’s Youth Nationals Regatta

By: Parati Competitive Rowing
| Published 06/13/2024


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Parati sent six boats to the USRowing Youth Nationals Regatta in Sarasota, Florida. Racing began Thursday, June 6th with time trials. Parati qualified one boat for the D Final, two boats for the C Final, and three boats for semi-finals.

Young Team Continues Parati's Tradition of Excellence

In the D Final, Parati’s Women’s Straight Four, rowed by Sarah Powell, Avery Bennett, Charlotte Butts, and Amaya Santacruz, handily beat the crew from Westerville Rowing Club to win the final and claim top 25 spot in the nation.

In Parati’s first C Final, Ava Andrews in the Women’s Single, placed 7th in the final resulting in a top 23 finish in the nation. Parati’s U16 Coxed Quad, rowed by novices Timothy Reinhart, Brandon Ezem Weir, Christian Bohn, Ahren Iwanaka, and coxswain JP Ramirez finished 2nd in the final, good enough for a top 18 spot in the nation.

All the Parati boats that qualified for semi-finals, further qualified for the Grand Final guaranteeing a least a top 8 in the nation finish. The Women’s U16 Coxed Quad, rowed by novices Paige Yartym, Nellie Coleman, Regan Adams, Addison Bennett, and 12-year-old coxswain Presley Yartym, finished as the top 8 boat in the nation.

The Men’s Pair, rowed by Jay Kirk and Patrick McKenna, finished 5th in nation in the Grand Final. The Women’s U17 Double, rowed by Juliet Bohn and her novice partner Clare McKenna, finished second in the nation in the Grand Final and earned a Silver Medal.

Coach Michael Rosman, in his 12th year leading Parati said, “it is very gratifying to see the kids do so well after all their hard work. Coach Jacob Castro did a terrific job getting this young team ready to compete and in shape. Now we return to training for racing next spring, but these athletes will be more prepared and conditioned to perform on the big stage. I hope everyone had fun and took something away from this challenge.”

If you are willing to work hard to achieve success, Parati is the place for you. Parati is hosting three different weeks of summer camp this summer. Check them out on the website, Or give them a call at 832-510-6288.

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