Four more years – From Fish Creek to BU

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Saratoga Rowing Association senior rowers Kathryn Grabowski (left) and Catharine Griskowitz (right) have rowed together for the past nine years and will both attend Boston University this fall as part of the women’s lightweight program.

They have been best friends since grade school, they learned to row together on Fish Creek and the success will continue for Saratoga Rowing Association seniors Kathryn Grabowski and Catharine Griskowitz who are both joining the Boston University lightweight program in the fall.

SRA’s Kathryn Grabowki and Catharine Griskowitz to attend BU

The duo have competed in almost every configuration of boats for SRA through the years and wanted to end their careers together in the double, winning a state title last weekend.

The two rowers, not college roommates (too much of a good thing), will look to continue their winning ways at nationals.

Saratoga Rowing nets 22 medals at states

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The Saratoga Rowing Association boys lightweight four of coxswain Ava Carollo, Evan Kimble, Benjamin Weatherwax , Soren Mercer and Thomas Burke row on Fish Creek prior to the NYSSRA championship regatta. They rowed to a bronze medal.
Last year Saratoga Rowing captured 18 medals and executive director Eric Catalano said that it may be hard to top that number, but the organization found a way, winning 22 medals at the New York State Scholastic Rowing Association regatta on Fish Creek.
Here’s a look at Monday’s story in The Saratogian.

Saratoga Rowing Invitational – updates from our live blog

It was a weekend full of racing and a lot of weather updates for the 2018 version of the Saratoga Invitational.
Tweets went out and most of the other time was spent in HQ looking at the radar and waiting for weather-related decisions.
Here’s a look at the weekend fun from The Saratogian.


Calling out for a medal – locals celebrate Coxswain Appreciation Week


Saratoga Rowing Association girls freshman eight coxswain Grace Goodell looks up from her shell at the dock on Fish Creek before practice Tuesday afternoon.
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coxswain Tuesday afternoon returning to the dock at Fish Creek.
They’re don’t have the best erg scores in the boathouse, sometimes they can be bossy, but if things go your way, you get to throw them into the water after a big win!
US Rowing celebrates Coxswain Appreciation Week each year and The Saratogian talked to three race callers during the New York State Scholastic Rowing Championships weekend.

We also put up a Twitter pool before the weekend’s racing based on submissions of some of the best race call Power 10s when in a race. Here is the final tally.

Here is a link to this weekend’s story – Coxswain Appreciation Week – The Saratogian

NYS Colleges give rowers homes, other athletes find a home in rowing

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Rochester Institute of Technology junior and Gansevoort resident Emma Kate Flanagan (front) bringer her 2nd varsity eight shell to the Lee’s Park Shore Saturday afternoon.
Fish Creek was again home to the New York State Collegiate Rowing Championships, abbreviated by windy conditions in the afternoon on Saturday, but several Section II athletes returned home.

RIT was well represented with Section II talent, a former Saratoga Rowing Association rower, a Shenendehowa rowing alum, along with a former national level horseback riding talent from Saratoga. Binghamton University picked up a former Saratoga High thrower, made him into a rower and found a co-president along the way.

Here is the link to the story in The Saratogian