State report: Cougars sailor Jake Reynolds selected for inaugural Youth America’s Cup
College of Charleston freshman sailor Jake Reynolds was selected to sail for the U.S. at the first-ever Red Bull Youth America’s Cup to be held in August on San Francisco Bay.
Reynolds met with members of Oracle Team USA last summer at the 2012 Governor’s Cup regatta in Newport Beach, Calif. He endured rigorous testing to earn the honor of representing his country against teams from all over the world.
The U.S. will have two youth crews competing in August — the Oracle Team USA/American Youth Sailing Force (SFO) and the Oracle Team USA/USA45 Racing (USA). The 19-year-old will be a member of the latter team.
The youth crews will be comprised of six members, all ages 19 to 24, who will be handling the actual America’s Cup AC45 wing sail catamarans, the same boats used by the 2013 America’s Cup teams in the AC World Series in September at the same venue.
The Citadel named Oliver Reynolds interim head coach of tennis team to replace Kemper Baker, who left as head coach a week before the season began to take a job as men’s and women’s head coach at Coastal Georgia. Under Reynolds, the assistant coach for the Bulldogs last season, The Citadel is off to its best start since the 1997 season with a mark of 3-0.
Charleston Southern finished 15th out of 15 teams in its first tournament of the spring at the SeaBest Invitational at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, Fla.
Tennessee won the team title by four shots over Texas A&M at 879, led by medalist Rick Lamb at 3-under 211. Coastal Carolina finished third.
CSU shot a 962, led by Jarrett Swan (76-77-76—229), who finished 28th. Choo Teck Ng shot 231 for the Bucs, while Ross Thomson (247), Nicolas Baena (255) and John Graves (283) rounded out the scoring.