Founders Earns Medals and Trophy at Regional

Oklahoma City, May 7, 2002 -


US Rowing Central Youth Regional Championships took place in Oklahoma City the weekend of May 7th. Founders fielded entries in the U17 Single, the U17 Double, Men’s Youth Pair, Women’s Youth Double and the Women’s Youth Quad. Medals were earned in every event, resulting in the prestigious Regional Efficiency Award Trophy also going to Founders.

Rowers, Central Medal Winners, Founders
Founders Wins Efficiancy Trophy at Central Regionals

Pairs, Diamonds, Rowing
Quinn and Conlan Diamond

Senior’s Quinn Diamond and Conlan Diamond beat the next boat in the Men’s Youth Pairs event by a blistering 30 seconds. Sophomores Olivia Knight and Samantha Rietbroek landed in first place in the U17 Double, and Olivia also got gold in the U17 single. Juniors Sophia Rhodes and Maile Nelson brought home bronze in the Youth Women’s Double, after winning the Texas State Championship.

Quad, rowing, OKC, Founders
Abby, Liv, Madison & Samantha

In the Women’s Youth Quad, Founders had 2 Varsity boats finish in the top 6 boats. The first quad, rowed by Ashley Hall, Sophia Rhodes, Camille Egger and Maile Nelson earned 2nd place. The second boat rowed by Samantha Rietbroek, Madison Craig, Liv Wheeldryer and Abby Evans finished 6th.


Five of the athletes to medal at Regionals were novices in the 2021 season.