By Kate Mabus '19
This past weekend, the NCS crew team sought to "protect their house" at the TBC (Thompson's Boat Center) Tussle Regatta. At this annual rowing event on the Potomac River, different high schools crews—like NCS, STA, Whitman, and Mclean—that practice out of TBC spent the morning racing in two duels and the afternoon racing in a final. This year, NCS also hosted Loyola Academy, a crew which hails from from Chicago and has previously competed against NCS at the national level, most recently at SRAA Nationals last spring. Overall, the day was successful, with first place wins from the freshmen eight, third varsity eight, and junior four. The first varsity boat finished in 2nd and the second varsity boat in 3rd. At the end of the day, the team honored its seniors and blessed NCS's new boat and winning four, the John Green--named in honor of coxswain Kendall Green's ('16) father. The ceremony was a great way to bring the team together to end a good day of racing.