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Williamsburg Boat Club Juniors continue rise

Williamsburg Boat Club Juniors continue rise

A season filled with "How did this happen so fast?" moments concluded June 9 at the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships in Sarasota, Fla., for the Williamsburg Boat Club Juniors.

In what must seem like the blink of an eye to WBC Juniors coach Tom Rooks, the team went from learning the basics at Chickahominy Riverfront Park only three years ago to fielding competitive boats at the Mid-Atlantic Regionals in Princeton, New Jersey, in the spring before the lightweight women's eight boat closed the 2016-17 campaign in nationals at the world-class Nathan Benderson Park.

WBC Juniors never set winning as an expectation from the onset of the club, although winning has...