After a campaign that included winning National Selection Regatta One in the lightweight single, and National Selection Regatta Two in the open double (with Gevvie Stone), A finals at two World Cups, a second place in the open single at the Holland Bekker regatta, and a win at US Trials, Mary Jones had one more sprint regatta left in her 2017 season. The big one–the World Championships, on home soil, no less.
After finishing 4th at the 2016 World Championships in Rotterdamn, The Netherlands, Mary’s goal was nothing less than a World Championship podium. With the Florida heat and humidity being a factor in the racing, Mary built through the regatta, advancing from the heats and semifinals with controlled and powerful performances, and unleashing her best race in the final, which earned her a bronze medal, her first international medal. The US Lightweight women produced two out of the 6 total medals won by the United States at the World Championships, and Mary and the BRF are excited about what 2018 will bring.
But first, we would like to welcome everyone to our backyard for the 53rd Head of the Charles! See you at Weeks!
Thank you to Row2k for the image and excellent coverage of the 2017 world championships. More can be found here
Results from the World Championships are available at WorldRowing.com
Footage of Mary’s race can be found here