Anna Tunnicliffe Takes Second at U.S. Sailing Championships

August 15, 2003
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Aug. 15, 2003

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Old Dominion University rising sophomore Anna Tunnicliffe (Perrysburg, OH.) placed second at the U.S. Singlehanded Sailing Championships at the Oklahoma City Boat Club. Tunnicliffe was the only female in the 17-person event. She was also awarded the Peter Barrett Sportsmanship Trophy.

Tunnicliffe, the reigning Women's Singlehanded Collegiate Champion which she won in November of 2002 finished the event with 32 points, just ten behind Andrew Campbell who has now qualified for the US Olympic Trials in the laser class. In seven races, she garnered one second, a third and two fourth place finishes.

The Peter Barrett Sportsmanship Trophy is given in honor of Peter Barrett, the first winner of the U.S. Singlehanded Championship in 1962 and winner of two Olympic medals, and for his love of the sport of sailboat racing, unique spirit of competition, fair play and honesty.

(17 total participants) 1. Andrew Campbell 22 2. Anna Tunnicliffe 32 3. John Van Tol 40 4. Clay Johnson 41 5. Emery Wager 41 6. Kyle Kovacs 49 7. Michael Wilde 56 8. Doug Peckover 64 9. Scott Ferguson 66 10.Peter Drasnin 71.