Trinity volunteers and competitors paint the town green, blue and white at annual Riverrock outdoor sports festival
Dominion Energy Riverrock, the East Coast’s premier outdoor sports event, was a little bit smaller and more spread out this year, but one thing was consistent, said Michael Stratton, outdoor program coordinator. “The organizers at Sports Backers love Trinity,” he said. “For years now, Trinity volunteers have shown up in force to help make this event a success.”
While the volunteers normally help beginning paddling in the Brown's Island canal, this year Trinity’s 50 student volunteers were at Forest Hill Park throughout the weekend helping with the running and biking events.
Four Trinity students, Finn Gardner ’21, Grace Woolwine ’21, Alex Pegram ’21 and John Woodward ’22, competed in the paddling events at Brown’s Island and Belle Isle, racing against both other students and local professional paddlers.
Gardner took home 1st place in the Downriver Paddle race and 3rd place in the Boatercross, Woolwine took 1st place in the women’s SUP Cross (standup paddle board), and John Woordward grabbed 1st place in the SUP Cross and 2nd place in the Downriver.
“Just to have one of our racers place in these races would have been a big deal,” said Stratton, “but to have three 1st place finishes is amazing. Overall the weekend was a huge success.”