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New crew team rows into Saint Stephen's athletic department

It is not often a crew team sails into view out of the blue. However, the Saint Stephen's Episcopal School Falcons have formed one of middle- and upper-school students... Read more here Bradenton Herald, by Indre Zalepuga, March 11, 2016

Hit or Miss: Sarasota Sculler Rowers Recruited to College

A trio of Sarasota Scullers rowers are moving on to the collegiate ranks. Read more... Sarasota Observer by Jen Blanco, March 17, 2015

Sarasota Scullers Win Rowing for Life at Sarasota Invitational

The Sarasota Scullers Youth Rowing mixed with their coaches and Sarasota County Rowing Club members for the Rowing for Life race at the 7th annual Sarasota Invitational Regatta held at Nathan Benderson Park. First across the finish line, Scullers won a $1000 donation, presented by MetLife.

Sarasota Rowing for Life

Hit or Miss: Jen Blanco

Looking to take its youth rowing program to the next level, the Sarasota Scullers have added a pair of international coaches to their staff. Read more... Sarasota Observer, by Jen Blanco. March 3, 2016

Scullers go for gold at regatta

The Sarasota Scullers won five gold medals at the annual Head of the Giblet Regatta Nov. 21, at Turkey Lake in Orlando. Read more... Sarasota Observer Nov. 26, 2015

Rowers get ready for big competition

Thousands of rowers of all ages spent Friday getting ready for this weekend's Head of the Hooch Regatta. They've come to The Scenic City from across the country and the world to show off their skills, hoping to take home prestigious awards. Read more... by Nick Austin, WRCBtv, Nov. 06, 2015

Welcome Aboard Coach Andreas Leichtfuss

Andreas Leichtfuss arrived in Sarasota two weeks ago to assume his new position as the Sarasota Scullers’ program director and head coach. Read more... by Jen Blanco, Your Observer, Sept 9, 2015

Rowers break down barriers on the water

A white van rolls down the road at Nathan Benderson Park promptly at 8 a.m., and Walter Spikes, beaming, emerges from the driver's seat. Behind him, kids pile out of the sliding door and head toward a tent where coach Dragos Alexandru waits for them. Read more...  by Katy Bergen, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, August 17, 2015.

Coach Andreas Interview on ABC 7

Sarasota Scullers Youth Rowing program introduces its new director of rowing to the community.

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LeRoux named to national team

Area rower Andrew LeRoux, who competes for the Sarasota Scullers, was named to the junior national team. Read more... by Katy Bergen, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, July 20, 2015

Sarasota Scullers rower Andy LeRoux was selected to compete in the men’s quadruple sculls at the 2015 World Rowing Junior Championships.

Andy LeRoux is always on the move. For the past three weeks, the 16-year-old Sarasota Sculler has been at the Seattle Rowing Center, spending anywhere between four and six hours a day on the waters... Read more... by Jen Blanco, Sarasota Observer, July 9, 2015

The last race

It was their last race, the last time four girls would row together, but they didn't know it. Read article... by Katy Bergen, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, June 14, 2015

Four Sarasota crews move on to semifinals 

SARASOTA — Christopher Cail holds a worn, wooden oar blade as he sits in the shade with his teammates before a men's quad semi-final on day two of the USRowing Youth National Championships on Saturday. Read article... by Katy Bergen, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, June 13, 2015

USRowing event to host record number of competitors

Sarasota Scullers Youth Rowing Program girls at Regional Championships.SARASOTA - What does the perfect race look like? Four girls on the Sarasota Scullers national squad imagine it under a white tent at a practice in late May. Read article... by Katy Bergen, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, June 12, 2015.

Masters and youth rowers test...Nathan Benderson Park [course] at Saturday's Sunshine State Games

SARASOTA -- More than 200 amateur athletes of all ages competed Saturday in Florida's longest-standing multisport festival, the Sunshine State Games, at Sarasota's Nathan Benderson Park. Read article... BY KATHRYN MOSCHELLA, June 7, 2015, Bradenton Herald

Herald Interview with a Sarasota Scullers Rower

Blackburn Point Park Grand Opening

Sarasota and Miami Crews Pile up Bids and Wins at Southeast Youth Nationals

LAKE LANIER, Ga. – Sarasota and Miami will be well represented at the 2015 USRowing Youth National Championships after clubs from the two cities took 23 of the available bids to the regatta at the USRowing Southeast Youth Championships on Sunday. by Ed Moran, USRowing, May 12, 2015. Read more here.

Crew, Scullers get ready for major races

SARASOTA-The Sarasota Scullers also qualified teams in the men's and women's quad events at the regional championships held on Lake Lanier, the rowing venue during the 1996 Olympic Games in Georgia. by Katy Bergen, Herald Tribune, May 11, 2015. Read full article here.

Made in the shade at Blackburn Point Park

A bigger and better Blackburn Point Park opens Thursday, but local fans already are checking out $4.4 million worth of boat ramps and parking lots, boardwalks and picnic areas. Read here. Herald Tribune, April 27, 2015, by Thomas Becnel.

Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota stages weekend high school rowing event

Article includes photo of our boats. Read here. Bradenton Herald, April 9, 2015. by Sara Kennedy.

Area rowers shine at West Districts

Herald Tribune, March 30, 2015 by Katy Bergen. Read here.

Local Sarasota Scullers Youth Rowing Team takes home GOLD

Scullers win 7 gold and 3 silver at FSRA West District Championships.
Read here.

2015 Crash-B Sprints: Junior Women's Field Steals the Show

Rowing Related, March 3, 2015. Read here.

One rower qualifies for world championships at FIT event

Florida Today, February 8, 2015, Read here.

Scullers' Andrew LeRoux dominates Southern Sprints regatta.

Andy Leroux wins Southern Sprints.
Feb. 11, 2015 by Herald Tribune reporter Katy Bergen. Read here