Stage Set for Golden Oars Awards Celebration
By Molly Bruggeman • November 14, 2017
PRINCETON, N.J. – It’s a golden week at USRowing. The 2017 Golden Oars Awards are being held this Wednesday, November 15th. Co-hosted by USRowing and the National Rowing Foundation, Golden Oars is set to begin at 6 pm at the New York Athletic Club in New York City. Kicking off the event is the silent auction followed by dinner and presentation of awards.
Golden Oars is the one time each year when the rowing community gathers to honor its own. Honoring successes in the sport from junior athletes and coaches, to collegiate, elite and masters, the dinner provides an opportunity to dine with athletes, coaches and supporters from across the sport. Proceeds from the dinner benefit the National Rowing Foundation in support of U.S. National teams.
This years’ awards winners include:
USRowing Medal of Honor – Jim Joy
John J. Carlin Service Award – T. Gary Rogers
Jack Kelly Award – John Chatzky
Anita DeFrantz Award – Arshay Cooper
Isabel Bohn Award – Jeff McGinnis
Female Athlete of the Year – Ellen Tomek
Male Athlete of the Year – Andrew Reed
Fan’s Choice Awards:
Masters Athlete of the Year- Simon Borchelt, Texas Rowing Center
National Team Athlete of the Year- Meghan O’Leary, New York Athletic Club
Junior Coach of the Year- Oksana Tsimbalova, Advanced Community Rowing Association
Collegiate Coach of the Year- Paul Savell, Drexel University
Masters Coach of the Year- Anna Cherednikova, Maritime Rowing Club
Collegiate Athlete of the Year- Austin Treubert, United States Naval Academy
Junior Athlete of the Year- Kaitlyn Kynast, Connecticut Boat Club
Thank you to all of our sponsors for supporting the 2017 Golden Oars including our Gold Level Sponsors: John Chatzky, The Jordan Company, and One Equity Partners. Bronze Level Sponsors include Michael Brown, Cambridge Semantics, the Hospital for Special Surgery, Row2k, William H. Walton, III; Rowing Fan level sponsors include All Counsel, Dreyer’s Ice Cream, Hiltzik Strategies, Philadelphia Insurance Companies, and Paul and Carrie Teti. For more information on the event, please click here.
Media interested in attending a pre-event media reception, please contact Allison Mueller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be limited photos available for use post event. For photo use, contact Dan Brauchli at email@example.com.
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