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NBC Honors Chase, Ruth, Pete, and the Annual Mileage Award Winners

Providence/January 27: The Narragansett Boat Club held its Awards Party to celebrate another outstanding year. Leading the pack as the Men’s Sculling Champion was Chase Bucholz, currently a senior at Moses Brown School. Chase also has a number of national junior rowing medals to his credit. Unfortunately, this was another year that there was no Women’s Sculling Champion, giving us a chance to look ahead in anticipation to see which of our competitive women will enter the fray of the Open Singles in our two regattas. The C. P. Williamson Award went to Ruth Berenson, our ebullient veteran single sculler who has successfully navigated the Charles and raced two years in a row. Ruth also has three CRASH-B Sprints medals to her credit. Pete Evans was presented the Moser Award for Meritorious Service. Pete has been a major contributor in terms of space for storing boats, skill with metal work for any challenging repair issues, and worked extremely hard to maintain sculling and rowing standards while he was Captain of the Boat Club. The crowd showed its approval with a long cheer for each of these winners. The Garber’s again did an outstanding job of preparing the space, making everyone feel welcome and making it look easy in the process. The potluck event was resplendent in copious amounts of excellent food. The awards banquet at the Garber’s has become a not to be missed annual NBC event.

There were also the awards for mileage with Chris Bardt taking top honors as he accumulated 2011.2 miles for 2011. Mitch Berkson took the silver medal with 1897 miles. In third place was Andy Washburn with a very close finish of 1883.9 miles. Among the women, Kyna Leski amassed 1714.7 miles with her sculling partner Carol Browning coming in a close second with 1700.3. Also, not too far behind in third place was Joan Brush with 1620.3 miles. Notably, the total member mileage increased by over 3,189.6 miles over 2010.

Member Mileage Summary, Including Top Ten for Men and Women

 

Men

 

 

Women

 

1

Bardt, Chris

2,011.2

 

Leski, Kyna

1,714.7

2

Berkson, Mitch

1,897.0

 

Browning, Carol

1,700.3

3

Washburn, Andy

1,883.9

 

Brush, Joan

1,620.3

4

Gorriaran, Dan

1,756.3

 

Simmons, Gayle

1,356.6

5

Wagner, Breck

1,654.3

 

Gross, Robin

1,302.0

6

Wise, Kit

1,580.1

 

Abbot, Amy

1,285.2

7

Balletto, John

1,457.2

 

Fleet, Anne

1,260.6

8

Esposito, Eric

1,393.8

 

Cutts, Sharon

1,204.3

9

Bucholz, Chase

1,265.2

 

Berenson, Ruth

1,186.8

10

St. Germain, Rick

1,241.6

 

McConarty, Bryna

1,040.0

 

Men Total

39,729.5

 

Women Total

33,667.1

 

Club Total 2011

73,396.6

 

 

 

 

Club Total 2010

70,207.0