Ballona Creek, Los Angeles, CA – On Sunday June 24th, the Lions Rowing Club hosted the Rumble in the Jungle: Round 3. All the competitors were treated to a perfect day for a rowing competition; the weather was about 65 degrees and overcast. Once the races were over the sun came out and made it a beautiful day allowing competitors and spectators alike to enjoy the barbeque, the DJ and the beautiful views of Marina Del Rey.
Several rowing clubs from Southern California came to compete, including: ZLAC, San Diego Rowing Club, Los Angeles Rowing Club, Newport Aquatic Center, Marina Aquatic Center, and Long Beach Rowing Association. The teams participated in 22 different 1000 meter events ranging from singles to eights in both masters and open categories. The Lions Rowing Club had a particularly good day, coming in first in 9 events and placing second in 5 events.
The LionsRC women had a very successful day winning both individual and team titles. Sara-Mai Conway beat out the competition in the womenís open single race with a time of 4:02.9. In the Womenís Masters A-B Four, the Lions finished first and second. The LionsRC women also faired well in the pair and double competitions. In the Womenís Masters Double, the team of Menoher and Conroy came in second and Arriola and Shimotsuka finished third. In the Womenís Open Double Orem and Conway came in first with a time of 3:41.1. Plas and Zavarzina came in first place in the Womenís Masters Pair, finishing with a time of 03:51.5. The Lions women also won both race in the eights with times of 3:37.3 in the open event and 3:32.4 in the masters race.
The Lions men finished first and second in the two races they participated in. The Lions won the Menís Masters Four with a time of 3:48.3. The team of Harlin and Kinzly finished second in the final of the Menís Open Double.
The Lions look forward to hosting the event again in 2008. Next yearís Rumble in the Jungle:Round 4 will fall on Sunday, June 22. Look for the Lions to race next at USRowing Southwest Regional Championships, Sunday, July 8th in Lake Natoma. CA.