Crew · Trenton Crew makes a splash at the first regatta of the season


Trenton Crew made an impressive debut this past Saturday, at the 54th annual Hebda Cup, held at the Wyandotte Boat Club on the Detroit River. The team competed against local and regional schools to include: Carlson, Crestwood, Grosse Ile, Riverview, Roosevelt, Southgate, Parkersburg and Shaker Heights.

The women’s team rowed into this year’s regatta as the defending Women’s Hebda Cup Champions and they were not about to give that trophy away without a fight. The women had a spectacular day of racing, the Varsity 8 walked away with a first-place win against rivals Riverview, Roosevelt, Grosse Ile and Parkersburg. This win helped secure the women’s team tying with Wyandotte for an overall first place Co-Championship.

The men had some amazing times and came away with one second and one third place standing; once all the points were tallied the team walked away with a solid third place overall.

The winning Crews:

Women’s Varsity 8- 1st place: Rachel Stapleton, Ava Berger, Riley Dolence, Caroline Keller, Alexis Kettler, Kelly Truitt, Jessie Smith, Laura Howey and Coxie Maddie Himick.

Women’s Novice 8+- 2nd place– Allison Cullen, Natalie Laney, Ava Berger, Kristina Drabczyk, Kayla Bialkowski, Liz Paczewitz, Ava Gajewski, Isabella Hopkins and Coxie Cecelia Pattenaude.

Women’s JR 4 +- 3rd place– Rachel Stapleton, Ava Allstead, Riley Dolence, Laura Howey and Coxie Maddie Himick

Men’s Quad- 2nd place– Cam Day, Caden Westrate, Jacob Thompson and Nick Medel

Men’s JR 8 +- 3rd place-Nick Christopher, TJ Irvin, Carter Fox, Caleb Raupp, Greyson Jimenez, Caden Baleczak, Matt Kemp, Hunter Allen and Coxie Cecelia Pattenaude.