PVRC youth crew earn bid at national championship

SPRINGFIELD, MA – For the second time in the organization’s history, a crew from the Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club (PVRC) youth rowing team has qualified to compete on the national level. The invitation was awarded after a silver medal result at the USRowing Northeast Championships regatta in Worcester, Massachusetts on May 20 and 21. The qualifying crew raced in the Boys-under-age-15 coxed-quadruple-scull event.

The five students who composed the crew attend Williams Middle School in Longmeadow, MA. They are Donovan Outhouse (Coxswain), Kosta Grewal, Luke Dunnirvine, Ansel Snow, and Colby Mackie.

“These boys have been friends since kindergarten, and it’s just so awesome to see them earn this honor,” said one parent of the rowers.

“I’m very proud of their achievement,” says PVRC Head Coach Scott Branscomb. “A silver medal at Northeast Championships is a great result. Considering their age and passion for rowing, this bodes well for their future as competitive rowers and for growth of our rowing program.”

About the Club

The Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club is a non-profit community boathouse offering rowing, dragon boating, kayaking, and events including the Springfield Dragon Boat Festival on the shore of the Connecticut River in Springfield, Massachusetts. PVRC hosts a free clinic at 121 West Street, Springfield on June 3 from 9am to 12pm to anyone aged 12+ interested in learning to row and anyone aged 18+ learning the sport of Dragon Boating. No RSVP needed. More information at www.pvriverfront.org.

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