Y QC Rowing Masters Participant Wins Medal
Y QC Rowing Masters participant, Terri Baustian, medaled at the Masters National Championship on Friday, August 16, 2019.
There were 2,124 entries from 149 rowing clubs from across the country participating in this event. Baustian took the bronze medal in the Womens Lightweight Single Scull event.
“Terri is too modest to say anything herself, but we are all very proud of her and the hard training that went into that achievement. The Masters National Championships is a big deal and she deserves the recognition.” Said Bob Blew, fellow Master Rower and rowing volunteer.
The 2019 USRowing Masters National Championship took place at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 15 – 18. Riverside Park boasts itself as the largest park in the city and holds a 1,000 meter, six lane buoyed course.
Not only does she devote her time to honing her skills in the water, but she is instrumental as a volunteer for the Y’s Learn to Row Program. This program is for beginners, ages 12 and older, to give them a basic understanding of the skills and general knowledge of the sport. Terri takes a lead role with the intake and training of the Learn to Row participants.
Rowing has a long and rich history in the Quad Cities. It is through hard work, dedication, and passion that Y rowers of all ages show success at events across the country.