Fairfield’s Olivia Luther wins gold at regatta

Olivia Luther took home two gold medals.

Olivia Luther took home two gold medals.

Connecticut Boat Club (CBC) athlete Olivia Luther of Fairfield competed at the 2016 CanAmMex Regatta (Canada, America, Mexico) and won gold in the Women’s 4- and gold in the Women’s 8 as part of Team USA.

Twelve national rowers plus one coxswain represented Team USA in Sarasota, Florida in July.

New Haven-based CanAmMex Sweep coach Laura N. Simon was quoted, “The CanAmMex Regatta is a great development opportunity that allows athletes who are still age eligible to get an insight into the demands of international racing through an educational lens.

“While the outcomes are key, the learning process is the most important aspect of the event. Athletes learn how to prepare, race, recover and stay focused.”

Additional wins this summer for CBC include Ella Petreski of Pound Ridge (N.Y.), who won Gold in the U-17 Women’s 8.

Casey Batson of Darien and Petreski won bronze in U17 4x (quadruple sculls) as part of the USRowing’s High Performance team at Club Nationals in Bethel, Ohio.

Kaitlyn Kynast of Ridgefield and Julia Cornacchia of Darien will compete at USRowing’s World Rowing Junior Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands Aug. 21-28, as part of USRowing’s U-19 National Team.

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