Sequim’s Elise Beuke, second from left, is rowing for Team USA at the U-23 World Championships in Poland Wednesday through Sunday. She and her teammates are raising funds to cover expenses.

Sequim’s Elise Beuke, second from left, is rowing for Team USA at the U-23 World Championships in Poland Wednesday through Sunday. She and her teammates are raising funds to cover expenses.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Sequim rower Beuke raising funds for Team USA trip to World Championships in Poland; Wilder gets revenge on Lakeside

  • Saturday, July 21, 2018 5:19pm
  • Sports

POZNAN, Poland — Sequim’s Elise Beuke and her Women’s 8+ rowing team will represent Team USA at the the 2018 Under 23 World Championship in Poznan, Poland, this Wednesday through Sunday.

Beuke is a senior-to-be on the University of Washington rowing team’s Varsity 8+. She was a member of the Huskies’ NCAA Championship winning team in 2017 and the UW’s runner-up finisher at the 2018 NCAA Championship in late May.

While representing the U.S., Beuke won the silver in the U.S. Women’s eight at the 2017 World Rowing Under-23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and finished seventh in the double sculls at the 2015 Junior World Rowing Championships in Rio de Janiero.

As a self-funded boat, she and her teammates are raising funds to cover expenses for the Poland trip.

“The estimated cost of travel, equipment, and food for each athlete is estimated at $4,250 per person,” a post on the team’s fundraising page said. Any contributions to our boat are immensely appreciated, and would help us towards our larger goal of going for gold in Poland.”

To donate by debit or credit card, or for more information, visit PDN-BeukeRows.

The team, comprised of rowers from the UW, Stanford, Princeton and Yale, has an Instagram page at

Faspitch tryouts set

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles MGI U14 to U18 tournament fastpitch softball program will hold tryouts for the 2019 tournament season from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Peninsula College’s Sigmar Field.

The team is open to athletes who will turn ages 14 to 18 years old prior to Dec. 31.

There will be a 6 p.m. meeting with parents to discuss expectations, costs and training.

For more information, email Brett O’Connor at [email protected] or call 206-391-0926.

Wilder opens with win

CENTRALIA — Though it won’t count in the league standings, Wilder won the rubber match against Lakeside Recovery, winning 8-7 in the opening game of the Red Devil Classic in Centralia.

Wilder and Lakeside split a doubleheader earlier this week to both end up with identical 12-2 records in the NW Area 1 AAA American Legion League, tied for first place. Lakeside gets to be the league’s No. 1 seed, however, because of margin of victory.

Tyler Bowen was the winning pitcher in Friday’s game with Johnnie Young picking up the save. Bowen also added a double, a run and two RBIs to help the team’s cause. Hayden Woods had two RBIs, while Bo Bradow was 2-4 with two runs scored. Milo Whitman was 2 for 2 with a double and an RBI.

Wilder (26-5 overall) played a doubleheader at the Red Devil Classic on Saturday. Results were not known before press deadline.

Peninsula Daily News

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