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Pioneers Athletics

East Grand Rapids High School

Pioneers Athletics

East Grand Rapids High School

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Headline

5 months ago

Crew puts bow on a statement season

"Four years ago, coaching my first race at EGR, I overheard a rower from another school say, 'EGR never wins anything'", Coach Chorney reminisced.  "I said under my breath, 'You don't know what's about to hit you.'" 

After five seasons, the highlights have started to hit... :

State Championships
- Girls team placed 2nd in team points, combined boys/girls team placed 4th.
- State champions in the girls varsity 4+ (Bella Olsen, Ellie Iorio, Audrey Pyper, Lilly King, Sophie Campbell), boys varsity 2x (Liam Jenkins, Owen Pyper), girls varsity 2- (Onora Lancaster, Isabella Bigler), and girls freshman 4+ (Reece Thurston, Hannah Smith, Mira Kunitzer, Isabel Cline, Ella Pike).
- State runners up in the girls varsity lightweight 4+ (Isabella Bigler, Abby Schad, Brynn Edison, Katie Edison, Ellie Greer) and girls varsity 1x (Audrey Pyper)

Midwest Championships

- Girls team placed 10th in team points, combined boys/girls team placed 17 overall
- Girls junior 2x (Bella Olsen, Ellie Iorio) claimed EGRs first Midwest event title
- Girls junior 4x, consisting of all finished 3rd (Reece Thurston, Hannah Smith, Mira Kunitzer, Isabel Cline)
- 6 boats raced in finals: boys varsity 4x, girls novice 8+, girls novice 4+, girls junior 2x, girls junior 4x, and boys junior 4x.

National Championships
- 3 boats earned entries
- Boys Varsity 2x finished 4th (race video at https://youtu.be/HODk9C55l-s)
- Girls freshman 4x finished 6th
- 2x finished 7th.

Our students have fought through adversity on and off the water, learned the value of consistent hard work, built close friendships, and elevated our program.  The support out of the administration, parent, boosters, and coaching staff has been incredible.  The team has generated immense interest from incoming students,  Regional powerhouses are already taking notice of EGR, and the team looks forward to continuing an upward trajectory in the years to come.   Thank you to all who have made spring 2019 a success.  The team will miss our departing seniors (Grace Barfknecht, Kyle Douglas, Nick Fabrizio, Alex Galbraith, Will Hammerslag, Onora Lancaster, Audrey Pyper, and Owen Pyper), and wish them the best of luck next year.  Fall season officially begins August 14!

 


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