Head of the Charles Regatta Results
Rowing for Inclusion
By James Lewiski, Athletes Without Limits DC SPORTS
October 20th-21st, 2018 Athletes Without Limits (AWL) participated in theÂ Head of the Charles Regatta(HOCR), hosted at the Charles River in Boston, Massachusetts. Since its inception in 1965, the HOCR has brought in hundreds of thousands of rowers and grown to be the largest regatta in the world.
The Mixed Inclusion 2x event Â had a very diverse pool of participants with 15 entries ranging from intellectually disabled, visually impaired, and physically disabled. At least 6 of the 15 boats had athletes with an intellectual impairment.
Athletes Without Limits had five of our six entries selected from the draw of the 21 international submissions. AWL athlete,Â Justin Boatner, together with his partner,Â Josh Martini, defeated the competition which included national team members to be the first ID boat to win the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta. Weâ€™d also like to congratulateÂ Luke Arnold,Â Sam Meador,Â Vinay Dâ€™Souza,Â Zach Ware,Â Cedric Montrose,Â Cole Carrington,Â Max Constandy, andÂ Andy WaitersÂ because, as a team, Athletes Without Limits had three boats finish in the top 10.
This story is also posted on ourÂ AWL DC SPORTSÂ website where our Rowing Program is headquartered.