Mount Baker rowers earn bronze at National Championships | Sports brief

Alex Ihle and Charlie Gardner were members of the Mount Baker Rowing varsity 8
Alex Ihle and Charlie Gardner were members of the Mount Baker Rowing varsity 8's boat which earned a bronze medal at the U.S. Youth Rowing National Championships.
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The Mount Baker boys varsity 8's, including two Mercer Island students, finished with a bronze medal at the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships in June.

The event, which took place in Oak Ridge, Tenn. features the top boats from around the country. The team won the regional championships to qualify for nationals. The boat also finished in third place at Nationals in 2011.

The team includes: Isabella Kelly-Whitefield, Max Whelan, Henry Cryst, Graham Henry, Ben Geyman, Nigel Holt, Alex Ihle, Charlie Gardner and Harry Page-Salisbury.

Garnder and Ihle are both Mercer Island High School students who will be seniors in the fall. Gardner was picked as a captain for the next season, and they will both be the only rowers from to return next year, as all other six oarsman will graduated from high school this year.


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