Megunticook Rowing competed in and out of state for two recent regatta.

On Sunday, Oct. 2, in Lowell, Mass., Megunticook Rowing braved the wind of the hurricane and competed in the 43rd Textile River Regatta on the Merrimack River.

Front from left, Megunticook Rowing’s Sofia Howell and Maggie Blood; and back, Natalie Gill, Maggie Gill, Flora Gurdon, Laura Riordan, Ruth Weiss, Greer LaFiura, Ava Tobias, Rachel Aldridge-Peacock, Tristan Strong, Aaron Dowd, Connor Howland, Adella Brainerd, Declan Buchanan, Cabot Adams, Dominic Piconi, Olivia Goodwin-Cook and Marnie Read. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Buchanan

On Saturday, Sept. 17, in Brunswick, Megunticook Rowing competed in the Cow Island Classic Regatta, hosted by Maine Coast Rowing Association, on the Androscoggin River.

Next up, Megunticook Rowing will compete at the New Hampshire Championships George Dirth Regatta on Sunday, Oct. 16 in Pembroke, N.H.

From top, Megunticook Rowing’s Natalie Gill, Leona Bournival, Ava Tobias, Greer LaFiura and Ruth Weiss. Photo courtesy of Alisa Dowd

The mostly Megunticook Rowing results from the two regattas included:

At Lowell, in the Men’s Jr Novice 4+ event, the Waynflete boys novice boat, coxed by Maggie Blood, finished first in 20:30.

In the Women’s Jr 4+ B event, the girls second varsity boat, coxed by Ruth Weiss, finished 19th in 24:40.

In the Men’s Jr 4+ A event, the boys varsity boat, coxed by Aaron Dowd, finished 15th in 20:46.

Megunticook Rowing’s Connor Howland, left, and Aaron Dowd. Photo courtesy of Alisa Dowd

In the Women’s Jr 4+ A event, the girls varsity boat, coxed by Sofia Howell, finished ninth in 21:55.

In the Women’s Masters 4+ event, the women’s masters boat, coxed by Olivia Goodwin-Cook, finished third in 24:31.

Megunticook Rowing Women’s Jr 4+ B: C: Ruth Weiss; S: Natalie Gill; 3: Leona Bournival; 2: Ava Tobias; B: Greer LaFiura.

From left, Megunticook Rowing’s Maggie Blood, Cabot Adams, Declan Buchanan, Tristan Strong and Dominic Piconi. Photo courtesy of Alisa Dowd

Megunticook Rowing Men’s Jr 4+ A: C: Aaron Dowd; S: Dominic Piconi; 3: Cabot Adams; 2: Declan Buchanan; B: Connor Howland.

Megunticook Rowing’s Olivia Goodwin-Cook, left, and and Marnie Read. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Buchanan

Megunticook Rowing Women’s Jr 4+ A: C: Sofia Howell; S: Maggie Gill; 3: Laura Riordan; 2: Flora Gurdon; B: Adella Brainerd.

Megunticook Rowing Women’s Masters 4+: C: Olivia Goodwin-Cook; S: Meredith Currier; 3: Leslie Forand; 2: Sarah Kuhn; B: Barbara Krementz.

For complete results, go to https://herenow.com/results/#/races/21069/results.

At Brunswick, in the Men’s Jr 2x event, the boys double finished first in 26:51.9 to second-place MCRA by more than a minute and a half.

From left, Megunticook Rowing’s Maggie Gill, Flora Gurdon, Adella Brainerd, Greer LaFiura and Sofia Howell. Photo courtesy of Alisa Dowd

In the Men’s Jr 4+ event, the boys varsity boat, coxed by Maggie Blood, finished second in 20:53.3.

In the Women’s Masters 2x event, the masters women’s double finished first in 27:52.4.

In the Women’s Jr 4+ event, the girls varsity boat, coxed by Sofia Howell, finished second in 22:53.8.

From left, Megunticook Rowing’s Aaron Dowd, Connor Howland, Declan Buchanan, Cabot Adams and Dominic Piconi. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Buchanan

Megunticook Rowing Men’s Jr 2x: S: Connor Howland; B: Aaron Dowd.

Megunticook Rowing Men’s Jr Four: C: Maggie Blood; S: Dominic Piconi; 3: Tristan Strong; 2: Declan Buchanan; B: Cabot Adams.

Megunticook Rowing Master’s Women’s 2x: S: Olivia Goodwin-Cook; B: Marnie Read.

From left, Megunticook Rowing’s Olivia Goodwin-Cook, Barbara Krementz, Sarah Kuhn, Leslie Forand and Meredith Currier. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Buchanan

Megunticook Rowing Women’s Jr Four: C: Sofia Howell; S: Maggie Gill; 3: Flora Gurdon; 2: Adella Brainerd; B: Greer LaFiura.

For complete results, go to: https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/results.jsp?job_id=7946&org_id=0.

Head of the Charles

Megunticook Rowing will make a bit of history Friday through Sunday, Oct. 21-23 as the organization will compete in a record number of events at the historic Head of the Charles Regatta.

Megunticook Rowing is entered in five events — a record number for the club — at this year’s regatta in Cambridge, Mass.

Founded in 1965, the three-mile upstream course on the Charles River winds under several bridges and through scenic Cambridge with crowds cheering the competitors in the world’s largest three-day regatta.

Due to the Megunticook Rowing’s robust participation in the 2022 Head of the Charles 4702 Indoor Rowing Challenge, the club earned one guaranteed entry to the Head of the Charles Regatta. Polly Saltonstall and Stephanie Lash, two of the club’s most dedicated rowers, were chosen to represent Megunticook Rowing and will compete in event six: Women’s Grand Master Doubles on Friday, Oct. 21 at 9:57 a.m.

Coach and equipment manager Don Seales and board of directors president Meg Webb will compete in event 41: Directors’ Challenge Mixed Doubles on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 2:39 p.m. Seales and Webb raced together at the 2021 Cow Island Classic and 2022 Lewiston Riverfest Regatta.

The Head of the Charles uses a lottery system to assign entries. Megunticook Rowing received bids in the lottery for a Women’s Youth Four and Men’s Youth Four. Megunticook Rowing’s boys team, coached by Olivia Goodwin-Cook, and girls team, coached by Meredith Currier and Will Schaetzke, have worked hard this fall on the water and at the club’s indoor erg room at Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport to prepare for the opportunity to race.

Those races include: Sunday, Oct. 23, 8:19 a.m., event 47, Women’s Youth Fours; and 10:47 a.m., event 53, Men’s Youth Fours.

For the last event of the weekend, Megunticook Masters’ rowers Don Seales, Paul Gill, Sarah Kuhn, Leslie Forand, Mark McAllister, Evan Waters, Meredith Currier, Barbara Krementz and coxswain Olivia Goodwin-Cook will compete in event 72, the Directors’ Challenge 8+, on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3:38 p.m.

Seales, who coaches the group, many of whom are new to the sport, said: “They have been practicing three times a week and are working hard to get ready to show what Megunticook Rowing can do. Having a boat with a mix of talent and experience is the best way to learn and to share in the fun of rowing.”

Follow results at: https://hocr.org/the-regatta/results/

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