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Two Mobjack Rowing Association boats win at Independence Day Regatta

The Mobjack Rowing Association’s summer competitive racing program pulled good results at the 132nd annual Independence Day Regatta held on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia.

Mobjack’s 36-member team competed in 20 of the regatta’s 302 rowing events with seven boats advancing to semifinals and four earning the opportunity to row in the finals. Two Mobjack boats—the women’s under 19 four and the men’s under 16 four—won their respective races, taking home the champion’s wristwatch emblazoned with the Schuylkill Navy crest.

Starting off Friday’s racing were the men’s junior doubles teams of Adrian Phillips/Logan Hutson and Zack Payne/Andrew Merz and the women’s junior doubles teams of Hannah Beverage/Sarah Hood and Ashley Payne/Brianna Priode.

Z. Payne and Merz advanced to semifinals where they fought through a tough race, but missed advancing to finals by placing third when only the top two advanced to finals. Fo...

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