The boys' varsity quad of stroke Andres Segrera '18, Aston Craft '20, Jackson Bryan '20 and bow Will Mathes '19 won the 2019 USRowing Southeast Championship, earning an invitation to the 2019 USRowing Youth National Championship in June in Sarasota. The quad topped a crew from the Bolles School, surging ahead in the final meters for a victory by 0.15 seconds.
The boys earned a place in the regional grand final with their victory on May 11 in the time trial, which they won in 6 minutes, 4.9 seconds. In the May 12 final, the boys led the race until 300 meters to go, when the Bolles School crew took a slight lead. RE fought back in the final strokes, crossing the finish line in 6 minutes, 31.7 seconds.
The southeast championship victory was the first-ever for Ransom Everglades in a nationals-qualifying event. The same crew will compete under coach Tim McAllister May 18-19 at the prestigious Stotesbury Cup Regatta in Philadelphia, where they will vie for a bid to the Scholastic National Championship.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.