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Men’s Novice 8+ (left to right): Boston Lewis, Zachary Seidel, Zaphney Wooldridge, Tate Buckland, Chase Miller, Andrew Moyer, Luca Tristan, Sam Kennedy and Harper LaFleur (Photo credit: Pedro Rodriguez)

White Rock Rowing Junior Rowers Win First Place in Six Events at Highly Anticipated Texas Rowing Championships in Waco

Dallas-based White Rock Rowing returns to state championships placing first in five Men’s and one Women’s events.

DALLAS, TX - White Rock Rowing, the only Dallas rowing club to hold multiple national youth championship trophies (2014, 2021), returns from the highly anticipated Texas Rowing Championships held April 22 - 23, winning first place in six events and placing 13 boats in the top three.

In 2022, the White Rock Rowing team placed in several top spots as well, most notably the gold in the Men’s Novice 8+ Final. This year the team took home six gold medals in the Women’s Youth 4+, Men’s 8+, Men’s U17 8+, Men’s U16 8+, Men’s 2- and Men’s Novice 8+. The 2023 state championships were located on Tradinghouse Lake in Waco, TX which included 16 junior and 5 collegiate crews.

“Our junior athletes participated in over half of the races and did an amazing job. It’s great to see that our novice and varsity teams each year perform well thanks to the leadership of our coaching staff. We look forward to representing Texas in the 2023 USRowing Central Youth Championships in Oklahoma,” said Sue Ellen Chambers, board chair of White Rock Boathouse, Inc., the 501(c)3 nonprofit which houses White Rock Rowing.



Texas Rowing Championships Regatta | White Rock Rowing Results:

Women’s Youth 4+

  • Gold: (Coxswain) Marina Guandolo, Naomi Geiger, Hathaway Espaillat, Katherine Adams and Isabella Cooper
  • Tenth Place: (Coxswain) Emmaline Pampel, Hannah Grauel, Camilla Rosour, Amy Machado and Jillian Gay


Men’s V8+

  • Gold: (Coxswain) Chloe Moore, Hunter Howard, Luke McCavit, Demir Yildirim, Lucas Cooper, Kian McLaughlin, Will Kennedy, Jett Fenlaw and Joseph Moler


Men’s U17 8+

  • Gold: (Coswain) Graham Witherel, Zaphney Wooldridge, Andrew Moyer, Hugo Cortez, Rohan Nijhawan, Luca D’Orso, Lucas Davisson, Connor Seifert and Andrew Delgado


Men’s U16 8+

  • Gold: (Coxswain) Chase Miller, Zach Turner, Tate Buckland, Luca Tristan, Zach Seidel, Emmett Garst, Jackson McNeill, Smith Shull and Harper LaFleur


Men’s 2-

  • Gold: Luke McCavit and Will Kennedy


Men’s Novice 8+

  • Gold: (Coxswain) Chase Miller, Zaphney Wooldridge, Andrew Moyer, Sam Kennedy, Zach Seidel, Luca Tristan, Harper LaFleur and Tate Buckland
  • Fifth Place: (Coxswain) Finlay Presson-Hayter, Zach Turner, Emmett Garst, Peter Reynolds, Jett Armstrong, Xavier Lewis, Aiden Downum, Smith Shull and Jackson McNeill


Women’s Youth 4-

  • Silver: Holland Feeney, Linnea Roberts, Jade Libson and Amber Szczepkowski


Women’s U16 8+

  • Silver: (Coxswain) Trinity dePrisco, London Ezell, Stirling Moyse, Celeste Bakos, Katie Reed, Naomi Ferguson, Vivian Gay, Marley Hansen and Trinity Adams


Men’s JV8+

  • Silver: (Coxswain) Anjali Pamurthy, Jake Berend, William Stanley, Peter Reynolds, Surya Jalapati, Jonah White, Juan Manuel Huerta, Xavier Lewis and Owen LaFleur


Men’s U15 4x+

  • Silver: (Coxswain) Finlay Presson-Hayter, Jett Armstrong, Smith Shull, Jackson McNeill and Zach Turner


Men’s Youth 4+

  • Silver: (Coxswain) Anjali Pamurthy, Hunter Howard, Demir Yildirim, Lucas Cooper and Jett Fenlaw


Men’s U17 4+

  • Bronze: (Coxswain) Margaret Reidy, Hugo Cortez, Rohan Nijhawan, Lucas Davisson and Nadim Hraibi
  • Fourth Place: (Coxswain) Graham Witherel, Luca D’Orso, Micah Spooner, Connor Seifert and Andrew Delgado


Women’s U17 8+

  • Bronze: (Coxswain) Maggie Harlow, Kenna Rosenthal, Addison Holmes, Leah Jones, Cordelia Bowden, Charlotte Bohannon, Ava Moyer, Emerson Donahue and Josephine Airitam


Men’s 4-

  • Fourth Place: Micah Spooner, Surya Jalapati, Kian McLaughlin and Juan Manuel Huerta


Women’s Youth 8+

  • Fourth Place: (Coxswain) Marina Guandolo, Naomi Geiger, Hathaway Espaillat, Katherine Adams, Linnea Roberts, Holland Feeney, Jade Libson, Isabella Cooper and Renee Powell


Women’s U17 4+

  • Fourth Place: (Coxswain) Maggie Harlow, Kenna Rosenthal, Charlotte Bohannon, Ava Moyer and Josephine Airitam
  • Sixth Place: (Coxswain) Emmaline Pampel, Cordelia Bowden, Leah Jones, Charlotte Williams and Emerson Donahue


Women’s Novice 8+

  • Fifth Place: (Coxswain) Margaret Reidy, Hannah Grauel, Caroline Fenlaw, Amy Machado, Bella Casteneda, Trisha Mitra, Charlotte Williams, Kora VanDenBerg and Kathryn Moyse





About White Rock Rowing

White Rock Rowing is the premier rowing destination in North Texas for youth and adults, featuring multiple national championship titles, elite training and the largest boathouse in the state. It proudly invests in Dallas youth by teaching them life skills including teamwork, perseverance, leadership and self-discipline, while also providing equal rowing opportunities through financial aid regardless of a rower’s financial status or background. White Rock Rowing is housed under White Rock Boathouse, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that partners with the City of Dallas Parks and Recreation Department to steward and use city property to bring recreational fun to Dallas residents. Learn more by visiting


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