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Parati Competitive Rowing brings home bids for US Rowing Youth National Championships

(Posted in Sports on Wednesday, May 13, 2015  Read Article on www.yourhoustonnews.com)

Started just three years ago from the backyard of volunteer Coach Mike Rosman’s home on Lake Woodlands, Parati Competitive Rowing brought home four medals and qualified at least six teens for USRowing National Championships amid tough competition from rowing powerhouses from Austin, Dallas, and Oklahoma City at this past weekend’s USRowing Central Region Youth Championships held in Oklahoma City, OK on May 2-3. Arising newcomer and a relatively youthful team in the USRowing Central Region, Parati is training five days a week on Lake Woodlands for the USRowing National Championships that will be held June 12-14, 2015 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida.

Complete results for the USRowing Youth Central Region Championships held on May 2-3 in Oklahoma City can be found online at http://www.usrowing.org/Events/RegionalRegattas/CentralYouth.aspx. First and second place finishers at the USRowing Central Region Championship earned an automatic bid to the national championship.

Parati Competitive Rowing’s volunteer coach, Mike Rosman, is very proud: “Our teens are dedicated, work hard every day, and despite our primitive facilities, we’ve managed to do tremendously well year after year. It’s not just about rowing for us; it’s about exceeding what you ever thought possible in your life with hard work, dedication and the support of teammates. I’m a proud coach today and I am confident we’ll represent Texas well at the USRowing Youth National Championships in June.”

Winning a gold medal for the USRowing Central Region and a national bid in the junior men’s single sculls is high school senior John Puzz with an impressive 2,000 meter time of 7:49 that beat the second place finisher by nine seconds. Winning a silver medal for the USRowing Central Region and a national bid in the junior men’s quad sculls were freshman Eddie Smith, senior John Puzz, sophomore Jack Schofield and freshman Andrew Renier. Winning a silver medal for the USRowing Central Region and a national bidin the junior men’s lightweight double sculls were sophomore Reid Marlow and freshman Dylan Dalpedri. Winning a bronze medal for the USRowing Central Region in the men’s lightweight double sculls were sophomores Jacob Castro and Nate Eastwick.