PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The crew teams at Parkersburg South High School, Parkersburg High School, and Marietta High School are headed to nationals.
This is the 5th straight year Parkersburg South qualified for nationals, while this is the first time Parkersburg High has made it this far in a while.
WTAP caught up with both teams before they headed to Zanesville for the big competition. They say all the hours of training and hard work are worth it and they hope for the best.
“I’m excited it’s my senior year and I wouldn’t want to be going anywhere else other than nationals it’s going to be really exciting that I finish off my rowing career here at Parkersburg South by going to nationals with my friends," said Matthew Chapman, a senior at PSHS.
“I feel pretty solid about going to nationals the four guys that are going we all worked super hard for it but it was a team effort even the girls and the guys team they put in the work and they pushed us too to go harder," said Kyle Edman, a sophomore at Parkersburg High.
4 students from Marietta High School also qualified for the competition.
The competition starts on Friday and runs until Saturday.