This week I emailed some members of the Nordic Ski Team who I had heard were training hard this summer and asked for photos and an update. The first response I received came from William Stanhope, a rising junior who is from the Bahamas. William was one of the first prospective students who expressed interest in our newly formed Endurance Team two years ago and he recently completed his first year at Dublin School. While I had heard through the rumor mill that William was killing it on the water in Nassau I was blown away to hear the following news:
William Stanhope to compete at the World Junior Rowing Championships in Brazil
William Stanhope, a rising junior at Dublin School, was recently named to the Bahamas’s U18 National Rowing Team that will be competing at the World Rowing Junior Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 5th through 9th. William has been training for almost five hours a day with the Nassau Rowing Club since concluding his inaugural year of endurance sports at Dublin School. William rowed on the 2nd varsity four--oared shell that won the Granite State Fours Championship this spring and also skied for the Nordic ski team in the winter.
William earned his seat on the Bahamas double--sculls shell entry to the Junior World Championships through his strong rowing and his team--leading results on a standardized rowing machine called an ergometer. His scores this summer set new records for the Dublin School crew team as well.
William will be keeping a journal on his trip that he will share with the community. He is the first Dublin oarsman to compete at the Junior World Championships.