Rye Y WaveRyeders Capture League Championship and place High in States

LeagueChampions[RYE, March 26, 2015] The Rye YMCA WaveRyeders swim team, led by head coach Kate Tiedemann, finished another terrific season, capturing the Westchester-Fairfield League Championship with six age group high point winners. In addition, the team placed 10th out of 48 teams at the YMCA State Championships held in East Meadow, New York on March 20-22.WaveRyeder 8 and under girls and boys team set high marks by placing second overall in their age groups. The WaveRyeders distinguished themselves at the States with several outstanding individual achievements.

Zachary Pestikov swam his way to state championships for the 8 & under boys in 100-IM and 25 yard backstroke and placed second in the 25-yard breaststroke.  Tripp Redd, also an 8 & under boy, was the state champion in 25 yard freestyle.  Zachary Pestrikov and Tripp Redd joined by Owen Draddy and Ethan Zhou, came in second place in the 100 yard freestyle relay for their age group.  Abigail Posner, 8 & under girls, was 2nd in the 50 yard free style, 2nd in the 100 yard free style and 2nd in the 25 yard breaststroke.  Abigail was also a member of the 8 &under state championship 100 yard freestyle relay team which included Maeve Burton, Kayla Lombardo and Megan Tiedemann.  In the 10 & under age group, Satvik Kukreti was the boy’s state champion in the 50-yard breaststroke. The following swimmers qualified for the finals in the older age groups: Ethan Fuchs, Jackson Haffner, Riley Haffner, Gabriel Hostin, Katie Laverty, Theresa Pace, Luca Quinones, Tate Robinson.

The WaveRyeders State’s team included the following swimmers:

Lilly Appelbaum; Josh Appelbaum; Julia Appelbaum; Tayla Appelbaum; Michael Barry; Jay Biondi ;Aaron Brower-Rabinowitsch; Giulianna Buglione; Maeve Burton Garrett; Campbell Ellen; Chen Pierre; Coupin Jane Curran; Carolina Doherty; Owen Draddy;
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Robbie Fox; Delia Fuchs; Thamara Gomez; Jackson Haffner; Riley Haffner; Rowan Hafner; Adele Harshbarger; Casmir Harshbarger; Julia Hodys; Bryce Hogan; Gabriel Hostin; Shaddi Ibrahim; Harley Koch; Satvik Kukreti; Byran Laverty;; James Laverty Isabel Hurley Katie Laverty; Ari Lemisch; Andrew Levy; Charlotte Lipman ;Lucy Liu; Kayla Lombardo; Sophia Lord; Julia Mackey; Michael Mackey;; Elizabeth Mackle; Alexandra Marshall; Daniella McCarthy; Theresa Pace; Zachary Pestrikov Abigail Posner; Daniel Povemba; Luca Quinones; Tripp Redd; Dillon Robinson; Tate Robinson; Gina Sage Artiz Schube-Barriola; Mark Short; Andrew Stuart; Piper Tenney; Julie Tiedemann; Megan Tiedemann; Joe Wolf; Tommy Wolf; Ethan Zhou

Coach Kate TiedemaCoach Art Tiedeman with swimmers