Five Local Rowers Heading to Division I Schools - News and Weather For The Quad Cities -

Five Local Rowers Heading to Division I Schools

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Thomson Prison Gets Ready To Hire With Job Fair

    Thomson Prison Gets Ready To Hire With Job Fair

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-09-02 19:35:36 GMT
    The Federal Bureau of Prisons just announced it will be holding a job fair for a variety of jobs at the U.S. Penitentiary in Thomson, Ill. And it's not just prison guards that are needed.More >>
    The Federal Bureau of Prisons just announced it will be holding a job fair for a variety of jobs at the U.S. Penitentiary in Thomson, Ill. And it's not just prison guards that are needed.
    More >>
  • John Deere Road Motorist Ends Up In Corn Field

    John Deere Road Motorist Ends Up In Corn Field

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:38:22 GMT
    One person was involved in an early morning accident in Rock Island County. The driver wound up on the edge of a cornfield just off John Deere Road near Silvis, Ill.More >>
    One person was involved in an early morning accident in Rock Island County. The driver wound up on the edge of a cornfield just off John Deere Road near Silvis, Ill.More >>
  • Woman Taken To Hospital After ATV Crash On Wapsipinicon Sandbar

    Woman Taken To Hospital After ATV Crash On Wapsipinicon Sandbar

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:50:56 GMT
    Scene Of ATV Accident Saturday near Calamus, IAScene Of ATV Accident Saturday near Calamus, IA
    Conservation officers are reminding people to stay away from sandbars when using All-Terrain-Vehicles following a weekend accident.More >>
    Conservation officers are reminding people to stay away from sandbars when using All-Terrain-Vehicles following a weekend accident.More >>
     It's a sport that's not-so-prominent in the Midwest but seems to be growing in popularity here in the Quad Cities. Competitive rowing requires a lot of teamwork and dedication. Now, a group of local high school seniors are making waves with plans to take their love of rowing to Division I universities.

     The Y Quad Cities rowing program usually produces one or two competitors each year who head off to a prominent university. This year there are five.
 
     "It's a unique opportunity to get to continue something you really enjoyed in high school in college so I feel really lucky," said Bettendorf Senior Callie Heiderscheit who is Stanford-bound. She signed her letter of intent in front of family and friends at the Sylvan Boathouse where she's spent countless hours training since junior high. She's also been right alongside classmate and close friend Lauren Hoover who will row for Wisconsin.

     "Definitely like a dream come true and all the hard work has paid off," Lauren Hoover.

     Also from Bettendorf, Christopher Tinsman, who got his feet wet after seeing several family members enjoy the sport. He's going to be rowing for Dartmouth College.

     Each stroke of the oar brought Assumption Senior Trish Walsh closer to the Notre Dame rowing team.

     "I like the teammates, we've become so close. Some people think it's really demanding because we have practice in the morning and afternoon," said Walsh.

     After falling in love with the sport in just the last year or so Molly McPherson of Moline is heading to Creighton University. "Just shows you rowing can open so many doors for you," she said.

     Their family and coaches are extremely proud of this group of accomplished athletes who are also hard working students.

     "This is probably our biggest, strongest senior class that we've had over the past several years," said coach Peter Sharis.
Powered by WorldNow

805 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52803

Telephone: 563.383.7000
Fax: 563.383.7131
Email: news@kwqc.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Davenport, Inc. A Media General Company.