Bundaberg State High School rowers claim silver at regatta
ROWING: Five Bundaberg State High School students mixed it with some of the best rowers across the state to claim silver at the Queensland Schools Championship Regatta.
Rowers Lang Madle, Travis Reid, Connor Lassig, Harry Routh and cox Braden Shields competed in the schoolboys Year 11 four (coxed) race last month and finished second in a time of 7:01.56.
It was only the fourth time the team had rowed together and they were ecstatic with the podium finish in the 2km event.
"It was a great feeling,” Madle said
"We were coming third and thought this is pretty good.
"But then we dug deeper and pushed to come second.”
The team, minus Routh, finished fourth in the same race last year.
Reid said the rowers had raced in separate events but combined well for the fours.
Sandwiched between Brisbane Grammar, who finished first and third, Lassig hoped the team would reunite to topple their more fancied Brisbane rivals next year.
For Routh, it was the most important event of the regatta as his dad raced in the same race when he was younger.
"So it's the boat I wanted to do well in.”
"My dad was crying.”
The team has been invited to participate at a training camp in Brisbane later in the year where the boys will compete against other schools.