Saturday to Sunday Schedule (Semi finals to Finals)
For the Saturday blog we are going to do something different. With the schedule change for tomorrow, we want to give you a little insight to what is going to happen. We raced in 14 semi finals today. We started with 16 on Friday and missed out on two. On Saturdaythe Junior Women’s coxed four and the Senior Men’s quad did not advance to the finals. However, there we are racing in 12 finals! I think only one school has more (E.L. Crossley – 15 finals from 22 entries). Here is the schedule posted outside my door. We set the curfew to 9:00 pm and lights out at 9:30 pm. I will write a brief summary of each of the events. The top line is thetime the student-athletes are leaving the hotel. On the water is the 30 minutes before the race and of course, the race time.
5:30am – Beatty Jr Boys 4+
On Water: 6:30am
Race Time: 7:00am
The junior boys qualified for the finals with the fourth fastest time. They finished second in their semi final and will race out of lane six tomorrow.
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
5:30am – Amiel
Sr Boys 2x
On Water: 6:42am
Race Time: 7:12am
Phil K and Aidan W were in tough in their first semi final. Perseverance in the second thousand propelled them into third place and a spot in the Grand Final tomorrow in lane two.
5:30am – Beatty
Jr Boys 4x
On Water: 6:54am
Race Time: 7:24am
The Junior Boys quad had a great semi final race today. Out there in lane seven, the crew got their nose out in front and cruised to victory and the fastest qualifying time for the event. They will be racing out of lane five.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
5:45am – Wismer
Sr Lwt Girls 8+ and Paige – Weigh-in
On Water: 7:12am
Race Time: 7:42am
Our Senior 63 kg Women’s 8+ placed second in their semi final and possess the second fastest time in the event. They are racing out of lane 4 tomorrow.
6:30am – Carr
Sr Boys Lwt 2x
On Water: 7:54am
Race Time: 8:24am
Nate and Jon led from start to finish in this event and automatically qualified for the final. They qualified with the third fastest time and will race out of lane three tomorrow.
6:30am – Carr
Sr Boys 4+
On Water: 8:00am
Race Time: 8:30am
The senior boys four were lined up next to Canisius High School in their semi final. We knew they were fast, as they won the USA National Championships the weekend before. The BCS crew held their own and in the end, lost by five seconds. They qualified with the second fastest time and will race out of lane three tomorrow.
“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.”
6:45am – Sage
Sr Girls 4+
On Water: 8:18am
Race Time: 8:48am
The senior girls led from start to finish and qualified for the Grand Final with the fastest qualifying time. They will row out of lane five tomorrow.
5:30am – Beatty ALREADY DOWN AT COURSE!
Jr Boys 8+
On Water: 8:24am
Race Time: 8:54am
The junior men charged down the course in their semi final this afternoon and qualified for the final, winning their race with the fastest qualifying time. They will race out of lane five tomorrow.
5:45am – Wismer ALREADY DOWN AT COURSE!
Sr Girls Lwt 4+
On Water: 8:36am
Race Time: 9:06am
Like their open senior women’s counterparts, the senior 63 kg four had a great race winning and qualifying for the final with the fastest time. They will race out of lane five.
6:30am – Carr ALREADY DOWN AT COURSE!
Sr Boys Lwt 4+
On Water: 8:54am
Race Time: 9:24am
The senior 72 kg Men’s four won their race with the fastest qualifying time and will race out of lane five tomorrow.
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’”
8:45am – Wood
Sr Girls 8+ (Only Andrea and Petra)
On Water: 9:54am
Race Time: 10:24am
There were two semi final races in the senior women’s 8+ event. Our BCS girls were in tough with Havergal, however, the challenge of staying with the crew from Toronto enabled our girls to have the second fastest time of the event and an opportunity to race for gold tomorrow. They will race out of lane four tomorrow.
8:45am – Wood
Sr Boys 8+ (Only Liam and Joe)
On Water: 10:00am
Race Time: 10:30am
There were three semi finals in the senior men’s 8+ event. We drew Upper Canada College as our main competition. UCC blasted out of the gates and cruised to a six second win over BCS. St.Georges won the second heat with the fastest time in the event. We will be racing out of lane six with the third fastest qualifying time.
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
Summary: Tomorrow’s storm is on the horizon and the athletes are used to this with the delays we get at Brentwood during our regatta. There are 216 crews racing in 36 events tomorrow. We are in 12 of those finals. It is going to be a great day for Brentwood. Until then.
Brian Carr – Senior Men’s coach