Syd Lea Wins CrashB Indoor Rowing Event

Capital Adaptive Rowing ClubAthletes Without Limits Syd Lea competed as part of the Capital Adaptive Rowing squad at the 2nd annual Adaptive Challenge at the C.R.A.S.H.-B Sprints in Boston February 21, 2011.

The club team, which is comprised of athletes with physical or intellectual disability, brought home two hammer trophies:  Syd Lea won 1st place in the Men’s open intellectually disabled class and Claudia Perry won 1st place in the Women’s LTA-V.

Joe Tezak missed 3rd place in the Men’s AS by 1.4 seconds (but maybe even better, he won a Concept2 erg in the adaptive athlete raffle!).  Ardrena Bailey, in her first adaptive race ever, won 4th place in the women’s TA, and her fiancé Vincent Narh, also in his first race, shaved 20 seconds of his previous personal best time in the men’s AS.

The remaining three athletes – Jason Beagle, Chuck Linderman, and Craig Clark – had great races in a very competitive LTA-P field. All the results are posted at:

For a pictures of the competition visit Row2K at (the adaptive pictures start at page 5 of the 12:15 to 3:15 gallery).

With all the bad weather affecting travel to Boston, the club is proud of their achievements and looks forward to fewer than 13 weeks until they can be on the river!

To learn more about the Capitol Adaptive Rowing Club in Washington DC visit their website.