2016 Henley on the Rocks Recap
Twenty two athletes competed in 22 races to determine winners in 5 events over 2 hours and forty minutes. The initial temperature was 85°, and the final was 79° with a strong crosswind from starboard. White Rock Boathouse hosted the 5th annual event on May 21 because the Trinity River in Fort Worth was flooded (again).
Men’s Intermediate 1X (6 boats, 3 rounds) Erich Meiske of TRC beat Mike McKnight of TRC by 2 lengths.
Women’s Masters 2X (2 boats, 1 round) Kim Wilson and Kristy Skeffington of TRC beat Nan Gao and Melanie Cathey of WRBH by 4 lengths.
Men’s Open 1X (7 boats, 3 rounds) Pat McDonough of FWRC beat Joe Seaman of TRC by 2 lengths.
Mixed Masters 2X (5 boats, 3 rounds) Gina Tomaseski and Pat Hamner of DRC beat Kim Wilson and Simon Borchelt of TRC by 3 lengths.
Men’s Open 2X (7 boats, 3 rounds) Matt Knifton and Simon Borchelt of TRC beat the composite boat of Tom Carr of WRBH and Pat McDonough of FWRC by 1 length.
Many thanks go to the following officials & volunteers:
Tom Carr, White Rock Boathouse logistics
Chantelle Conley, Starter
Sebastian Peter, Starter
Meaghan Bresnahan, Finish Judge
Lori Bratcher, Schedule Keeper
Ericca McMillin, FWRC logistics
Robin Fuller, FWRC treasurer/funder of the awards & Lexy Bowers dockmaster
Chris Fuller, special assistant to Robin Fuller
Pat McDonough, registration and scheduling
Pete McIntosh, awards, volunteer coordination and photos