Western Reserve Rowing Association Wins
Head of the Hooch Regatta Masters Team Trophy
Cleveland, OH (November 19, 2018): Western Reserve Rowing Association (WRRA) was awarded the Masters Team Points Trophy at the Head of the Hooch, one of the country’s largest regattas, with competitors competing a 5K course. Notable wins include 2 gold, 2 silver, and 3 bronze medals, with several other boats finishing in the top six to add to the total WRRA club points.
Master’s Head Coach, Kirk Lang, remarked on the team’s accomplishment and success from the season, stating “I’m extremely proud of this team and the accomplishments they have achieved this year. Both the men’s and women’s team alike have put in the extra practices and meters which helped contribute to WRRA’s club win. I speak for the entire coaching staff when I say we’re honored to coach these athletes and represent Cleveland on the national level.”
The WRRA medal events include the following:
- Gold: Mixed Masters 4+; Men’s Masters 4+
- Silver: Women’s Masters 4; Mixed Open 8+
- Bronze: Mixed Masters 4+; Masters Men’s 8+; Mixed Masters 8+
Western Reserve Rowing Association provides and promotes adult competitive and recreational rowing for the Northeast Ohio community through quality programming. (WRRA) is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization with over 600 members. WRRA is affiliated with the Cleveland Rowing Foundation (CRF), a consortium of rowing clubs, which is comprised of adult, collegiate and high school programs, that owns and operates the boathouse facilities in Rivergate Park on the Cuyahoga River.
Since 1989, WRRA has offered a variety of membership and program options aimed at developing and maintaining a diverse membership of adults of all ages, whether they are new to rowing or veteran competitors. WRRA is a member of USRowing, the governing body for the sport of rowing in the U.S.
The Head of the Hooch is held in Chattanooga, TN every year on the first weekend in November. It is one the world’s largest rowing regattas, with 2,000+ boats racing over two days. Participants come from over 200 different organizations and is organized and hosted by the Atlanta Rowing Club, Roswell, GA and Lookout Rowing Club, Chattanooga, TN. http://headofthehooch.org/about-the-hooch-3/