Northwest NEWS

May 24, 1999


Local girl and teammates qualify for the Junior National Championships

   Bridgit Egan of Woodinville is a senior at Bothell High and a Running Start student at Edmonds Community College. She is also a member of an Everett Rowing Association junior rowing team that has qualified to participate in the Junior National Championships in Cincinnati, Ohio.

   Her teammates are Kari Oversvee, a senior at Everett High; Corrie McGrath, a senior at Marysville-Philchuck; Megan Plunkett, a senior at Meadowdale High; and their coxswain, Erica Simons, a senior at Cascade High. They row on the Snohomish River.

   They qualified by winning the silver medal in their varsity women's quad event. Egan and Oversvee won the gold medal in their doubles event at the Northwest Regional Championship held at American Lake in Tacoma, May 14, 15, and 16.

   Their men's team also won the silver medal in the quad event. This team consisted of Bill Clifford and Morgan Young, both seniors at Snohomish High; Pat Secor, a senior at Everett High; Eric Kroman, a senior at Kamiak High; and their coxswain, Kyla Vandree, a junior at Everett High. Brian Scheele, a senior at Snohomish, won the silver medal in the singles-sculling event.

   All rowers will travel to Cincinnati, Ohio, June 3-6, to represent the Northwest Region at the fifth annual U.S. Rowing Junior National Championship and to compete against the best of the nation's junior rowers.

   The years of dedication to their sport have paid off for three of the women rowers. They have all signed letters of intent, accepting full crew scholarships. Bridgit Egan and Corrie McGrath have committed to Washington State, while Kari Oversvee will be rowing for Boston University.

   The rowers are currently working to raise money for their trip to Ohio for the Junior Nationals and need help from the community. Checks should be made out to the Everett Rowing Association and can be mailed or hand delivered to Bridget Egan, 20406 57th Ave. SE, Woodinville, WA 98072. Donations are tax-deductible. For information, call (425) 481-3165.