A handful of local high school boys from NorCal Crew just returned to town after winning the men's lightweight 8 title at the USRowing Youth National Championships in Sarasota, Fla.
The NorCal men's team is coached by Nathan Walker, who also coached the NorCal Men's LW4 to a National Championship win last year 2014 and the Women's pair to a National Championship the year before in 2013. Julie Fischer is the team's assistant coach.
The championships were held at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, which is a world-class rowing facility that will host the world championships in 2017.
The NorCal Crew team rows out of Redwood City and the championship team was made up of students from local high schools including Palo Alto and Menlo Atherton.
Team members include Misha Hindery (Paly senior), Marcelo Buxton (Paly senior), Christopher Skokowski (Paly senior), Jonathan Cogan (M-A junior), Colley Loum (Carlmont junior),
Jackson Wood (Paly sophomore), Phoenix Jarrell Desch (Paly),
Ian O-Connor (Summit Prep junior), Thomas Fuller (coxswain, M-A junior).