Two Larchmont teenagers, competing with Row America Rye, took top medals in the 2019 U.S. Rowing Youth Nationals, held June 6th-9th in Sarasota, Florida on a 2,000-meter course. Hamish Dubitsky, a rising senior at Greenwich Country Day School, raced in the Men’s Youth 8+ and became a National Champion when his boat took first place, winning gold with a time of 5:45.3 and beating the second place boat by more than two seconds.
Izzy Aronin, who will attend Brown University this fall as a student-athlete, coxed the Women’s Youth 4+ to a silver medal with a winning time of 7:04.4, becoming the second fastest women’s youth 4+ in the country.
U.S. Rowing Youth Nationals is the premier youth rowing event in the United States, with fewer than 5% of all youth rowers qualifying to participate. This year the event hosted approximately 1,500 athletes, representing 150 teams from across the country. Row America Rye, located in Rye, was founded in 2013 and has since grown to become one of the most competitive rowing clubs in the U.S.