Mobjack Finishes Fall Strong with Good Results!
Updated: Jan 4, 2021
Mobjack's COVID compliant fall season shows rower's growth!
The ten MRA Youth Rowers who have been training together this fall have produced good and improving results across their last two 'Dual Practices' with visiting teams. MRA hosted Williamsburg Boat Club youth (six boys and 5 girls) at Williams Wharf on November 1st. Using a 4200 Meter U-turn Head race course, the practice pieces were organized in two sessions with men's and women's doubles going first. Mobjack’s Ben Stroud and Cole Wheeler posted fastest in the men's Doubles with Matt Morgan and Jaxon McDonald taking 3rd of the five doubles. Mandy Moran and Scarlet Johnson finished on top in the Women's Doubles, with Savannah Hartlove and Macy Johnson coming in third and Lily Baucom and Sandra Baer 5th of the five Women's Doubles. The second session resulted in Moran, S. Johnson, Savannah and M. Johnson being the fastest in Women's Quads with Wheeler, McDonald, Morgan and Stroud likewise, as the top finishers in the Men's Quads.
Two weeks later sixteen Great Bridge youth arrived at Williams Wharf and took advantage of last Saturday morning’s stunning weather. Using the 4200 M course format again, the two sessions resulted in Moran, S. Johnson, Hartlove and M. Johnson besting two Great Bridge Quads. Men's Doubles saw Stroud and Wheeler outpacing the field with Baer (who sat in for absent Morgan) and McDonald 2nd over the other three Great Bridge boats. Finishing out the first Session, Lily Baucom came in second of the four Women's Singles. Session two resulted in Wheeler, McDonald, Baucom (replacing Morgan) and Stroud finishing almost one minute ahead of Great Bridge Crew in the Men's Quad exercise. Women’s doubles action saw S. Johnson and Moran squeezing a tight three second margin over Great Bridge Crew's Second with a GBC Third a minute following, then by Hartlove and M. Johnson coming in fourth with two more GBC boats finishing fifth and 6th.
According to MRA Head Coach Jonathan Lothian, "We are fortunate we could get this final Dual Practice in before the new under 25 gathering restriction takes place. I am very proud of our team and all the visiting rowers, coaches and parents who have attended these Fall Dual Practices for their cooperation and observance of Covid-19 requirements. This has allowed us to safely conduct this healthy outdoor activity for kids who have limited outing opportunities. With the good weather we have been having, we will continue to row until winter hits and are thankful we could get some other teams together this fall."