The T.C. Williams High School crew team captured two state titles plus one silver and two bronze medals at the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Championships on May 14.
The Titans Boys Second 4 and Girls Junior Varsity 8 boats both captured gold medals. The Girls Second Varsity 8 won a silver medal, while the Girls First Varsity 8 and Boys Junior 4 earned bronze medals.
The T.C. Williams team’s performance capped a successful two-week run for the Titans, during which T.C. Williams rowers competed in Virginia championship regattas for both the Upper and Lower Boats. The team earned three gold medals, one silver and five bronze medals in the state championships.
The Virginia Scholastic Rowing Championships were a battle of top boats in the Commonwealth, which has some of the nation’s strongest teams. The Upper Boats competition was the second weekend of the Virginia championship, which was held on the Occoquan Reservoir in Sandy Run Park. A strong storm that blew in at about 3 p.m. caused the cancellation of afternoon races. Categories where no finals occurred awarded medals based on times in heats; no medals were given in categories that had not yet raced.
On Friday and Saturday, the T.C. Williams crew team raced at the prestigious two-day Stotesbury Cup Regatta in Philadelphia. Stotesbury is the oldest and largest high school regatta in the United States.