More turned out to be more for the Newburgh Rowing Club.
It arrived at the 23rd annual Coastweeks Regatta in Mystic, Conn., with 55 athletes, the largest-ever group taken to the competition. It left Connecticut with 38 medals, a record for the club.
“I could not be more proud of all of our athletes, each of whom rowed like champions,” said Ed Kennedy, programs director and coach for the club.
Coastweeks, which took place on Sept. 14, brings together local and regional rowers. They compete in categories ranging from masters to veteran on a 2,000 meter course along the Mystic River.
Newburgh Rowing’s nine gold medals included one each in the girls’ quad and girls’ 4-plus races. The club also earned 13 silver and 16 bronze medals.
Rachel Beisswenger, Julia Padavano, Nicole Rabe and Anya Sendelbach took first in the girls’ quad, while Victoria Albert, Paige and Taylor Cosgrove, Kennedy Barber-Fraser and Tess Stepakoff comprised the club’s winning 4-plus team.
Newburgh Rowing’s men’s quad team – Christopher Cosgrove, Davonte Davis, Richard Guerrero and Kelvin Solis – won a silver medal, losing to a team from the U.S. Maritime Academy.