Locals heading off or are already in major collegiate programs.
Tuesday, January 29
Information provided by the St. Louis Rowing Club. This has been a banner year for the St. Louis Rowing Club. The SLRC, as it had seven boats qualify for the junior national championships and has added two more Ivy League recruits to its membership. Ladue’s B.J. Francis will row for Princeton in the fall. He helped Team USA finish fifth in the Junior World Championships in Bulgaria this summer. Isabella Benduski, also a senior at Ladue, will attend Harvard. She and her boat mates Paige Hibbard (Ladue), Abby Lane (Incarnate Word), Maggie Berra (Visitation), and Madi Hovis (MICDS) took first in their race at Head of the Hooch, the second largest regatta in the nation. Francis and teammate Charlie Lebens, a junior at Whitfield, won gold there…
Ladue High athletes are among the leaders in the St. Louis Rowing Club; the club will be recruiting new members in upcoming practice sessions.
Ladue-Frontenac Patch thanks Sheila Kendrick for sharing some photos and other information about the St. Louis Rowing Club and the Ladue High rowers who are part of the team. The article below and the photos are provided by Kendrick. St. Louis Rowing Club is recruiting! Our Free Intro Practices are Sunday, Sept. 16 2-4 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 23 from 2-4 p.m. Ladue High School has the largest number of rowers (about 25), we are going to have an info meeting for kids that are interested and then take a "Ladue High Rows" photo. I am hoping you might want to come and join us!!! Here is a little background on what has been going on with the club: B.J. Francis is just back from Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and just raced on the USA team at the Junior …