NYS Rowing earns 11 medals at Canadian Schoolboys

ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO >> New York State Rowing was well represented north of the border this weekend at the Canadian Secondary Schools Rowing Association Championships on the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta Course in St. Catharine’s, Ontario.
Saratoga Rowing led the way with six medals followed by Nardin Academy crew with three and Canisius High School rowing to two medals on the 2,000-meter course, bringing the Empire State a total of 11 precious medals to claim at the international border.
Nineteen New York State entries rowed in Sunday’s championship races.
Click here for complete Canadian Secondary School Rowing Association full results

The Nardin Academy Crew senior women’s four of coxswain Kiera Bohen along with rowers Cameryn Orlowski, Tara Finlayson, Julia Stoll and Katherine Bauer rowed to a second place finish Sunday morning, four seconds behind Brentwood College School (British Columbia) and a full 10 seconds in front of third-place Branksome Hall (Toronto).
The Nardin junior women’s eight of coxswain Clare Cryan along with rowers Julia Roselli, Samantha Smith, Elizabeth Belter, Kyleigh ONeill, Emily Bauer, Taylor Jones, Mary Gauchat and Mary Beyer rowed to a bronze medal, finishing behind New York’s Saratoga Rowing and gold-medal winning Havergal College (Toronto).
Nardin completed the Canadian medal hat trick with a bronze medal winning row by the junior women’s 59kg (130 pounds) four of coxswain Ella Cryan and rowers Sofia Ruh, Caroline Yoshida, Sara Vanner along with Elena Huber with a time of 8:30.020. St. Mary’s School (Hamilton, Ontario) was second and Branksome rowed to gold in 8:13.420.

Canisius High School rowed its way to two medals on Sunday, a silver in the senior men’s 72kg (159 lb) four and a bronze in the junior men’s 66kg (145 pound) four.
The Blue and Gold junior four of coxswain Jackson Kelly and rowers Ryan Walter, Matthew Kazmierczak, Nicolas Sinatra along with William Herzog covered the 2,000-meter course on the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta Course in St. Catharine’s Ontario in six minutes, 36.790 seconds, finishing six seconds behind E.L. Crossley Secondary School (Fonthill, Ontario) who captured gold and two seconds in front of Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School (St. Catharines).
The Canisius junior four of coxswain Samuel Sullivan and rowers Zachary Porter, Maxwell Battaglia, Jeffrey Mueller and Alec Adams were edged out by Ridley College (St. Catharine’s, Ontario) for the gold medal and Governor Simcoe Secondary School (St. Catharine’s) in second for silver. The Blue and Gold entry covered the course in 7:05.060.
The Canisius senior men’s 72kg eight of coxswain Edgar Schenk along with rowers Ryan Walter, Matthew Kazmierczak, Nicolas Sinatra, William Herzog, Trevor Tremblay, Luca Sinatra, Kevin Quinn and Nathaniel Sass finished fifth in the championship final. Vancouver College (British Columbia) took gold followed by Churchill and Saratoga Rowing Association in third.
The Blue and Gold junior men’s 72kg eight of coxswain George Weckerle and rowers Zachary Porter, Maxwell Battaglia, Nathaniel Sass, James Neil, James Oh, Alec Adams, Jeffrey Mueller and Zachary Mecca finished sixth in the championship final Sunday afternoon. E.L. Crossley rowed to gold followed by Saratoga Rowing and St. George’s School (Vancouver).

The City Honors Crew junior women’s four of coxswain Katherine Hassett and rowers Lilyanna Lettieri, Maya Fuller, Kate Connolly and Katherine Mahoney finished fourth in Sunday’s championship final behind E.L. Crossley, St. Michael’s University School and Shawnigan Lake School (British Columbia).

St. Joe’s Collegiate Institute made the most of their trip to St. Catharines’s rowing in the finals in every event the Marauders entered over the weekend.
The senior men’s 66kg four of coxswain Jack Seewagen along with rowers Marc Potempa, Nathan Shanley, Matthew Dobiesz and Alan Zdon had the top finish for St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, fourth in the final behind St. Francis High School (St. Catharines), Saratoga Rowing and gold-medal winner E.L. Crossley.
The Marauders junior men’s eight of coxswain Daniel Benedetti and rowers Jack Pratt, Ryan Costolnick, Ryan Curtin, Garrett Zito, Christian Ohle, James Starck, Matthew Fay and David Crooks finished sixth with a time of 6:26.360. St. George won gold at 6:10.040.
The St. Joe’s Collegiate Institute senior men’s eight of coxswain Charlie Ivancic along with rowers Charles Pratt, Jackson Liszewski, Mason Benz, Joshua Costolnick, Robert Beaulieu, Ty Slaugenhoupt, Matthew Dobiesz and Nathan Shanley finished sixth in the championship final at 6:35.390. St. George rowed to gold at 6:15.210.

Saratoga Rowing captured six medals on Sunday, a gold, four silvers and a bronze medal in the championship finals.
The Saratoga junior men’s quad of Blue Streak high schooler’s Michael Fairley, Michael Pazderski, Cole Levy and Maximus Tetu struck Canadian gold, in six minutes, 33.080 seconds. The owned the race, beating Claremont Sports Institute (Victoria, British Columbia) by a full 10 seconds and E.L. Crossley in third, 14 seconds behind.
The foursome captured its opening heat in the same fashion, beating E.L. Crossley to the line by 10 seconds on Saturday.
The SRA men’s 66kg (145 pound) senior four of coxswain Sayer and rowers Nathaniel Marron, Benjamin Weatherwax, T.J. Burke, and Cole Dennis finished behind E.L. Crossley by less than three seconds in the championship final Sunday. The crew finished in front of St. Francis High School (St. Catharines, Ontario) by four seconds for a silver medal Sunday.
The ladies found their way to the medals dock on the man-made waterway Sunday as the Saratoga Rowing junior women’s 63kg (139 pound) eight of coxswain Grace Wales long with Joanna Dalton, Olivia Vavasour, Aisling Byrne, Olivia Zwickle, Shannon Kelly, Maecy Rickman, Analiese Meidenbauer and Caroline Grabowski made it a photo finish behind Branksome Hall (Toronto), less than 5/10ths of a second behind to win a silver medal. The local entry finished 15 seconds ahead of third-place St. Catharine’s Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School.
Also taking home a silver medal was the SRA junior women’s eight of coxswain Skylar Shea and rowers Delaney Kilcullen, Olivia Vavasour, Kathryn Cuneo, Olivia Zwickle, Sarah Signor, Skylar Capello, Brianna Bolen along with Maecy Rickman had their own photo finish, less than 3/10ths of a second behind Havergal College (Toronto) at 6:55.510. Western New York rival Nardin Academy was third, six seconds behind rowing to a bronze medal.
Rounding out the day’s medal count was the Saratoga junior men’s 72kg (159 lb) racing shell sterred by coxswain Madelaine Oke and rowers Michael Fairley, Alexandar Fragomeni , Jack Young, Cole Dennis, Cole Levy, Javae Elliott, Maximus Tetu and Karl Meidenbauer finished six seconds behind E.L. Crossley for another silver medal and a full second in front of St. George’s School (Vancouver, British Columbia).
The Saratoga Rowing Association senior men’s eight 72kg (159 lb) entry of coxswain Maddie Sayer and rowers Ethan Parker, Daniel Signor, Bryce Dittrich, Marron, Weatherwax, Thomas Burke, Liam Millens and Michael Fairley rowed to a bronze medal in 6:22.690, just beat out for a silver medal Churchill by 4/10ths of a second at 6:22.260. Vancouver College took home gold at 6:16.880.
The senior men’s quad of Daniel Shaw, Peter Hoffman, Liam Millens and Daniel Signor finished out of the medals, finishing sixth in their respective final Sunday morning.
(Rosters are courtesy of Regatta Central)

NBC Sports partners with US Rowing to broadcast Worlds

NBC Sports Group and the World Rowing Federation. FISA, have partnered in an exclusive U.S. media rights agreement for the 2017 World Rowing Championships, both parties announced today. NBC Sports Group will present more than ten hours of coverage of the 2017 World Rowing Championships, from Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla., beginning Thursday, 28 September.

The World Rowing Championship regatta, held at the end of the season, is the biggest and most important annual World Rowing event of the year.

“The opportunity to stage our premier event, the World Rowing Championships, in the United States is a huge benefit for our sport as we see the ongoing growth of rowing in the nation,” said Jean-Christophe Rolland, FISA president. “This partnership with NBC Sports Group recognises the demand for rowing coverage in the US and World Rowing completely supports the initiative.”

“Rowing fans can cheer in unison now that we are presenting one of the sports’ premier events, and our most extensive coverage since the 2016 Rio Olympics,” said Jim Bell, President, NBC Olympics Production and Programming. “As an Olympic sport since the 1900 Summer Games in Paris, we are always thrilled to showcase the stamina, strength and harmony that these world class athletes display every time they race.”

Here is the US Rowing announcement link

NYS garners 21 medals at Scholastic Rowing Association nationals

The Saratoga Rowing Association girls varsity eight middle four of Megan Varcoe, Helaina Howe high-five (middle) as Olivia Dolan is hugged by Stella Haley (left) after winning gold yesterday at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America national championship regatta in Pennsauken, NJ.
Records fell in Pennsauken, New Jersey on the Cooper River over the weekend as New York State Scholastic Rowing Association had one of its best years ever at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America national championship regatta.

New York State garnered 21 medals, the largest total amount in the past five years, including sending 31 boats into the championship finals.

Saratoga Rowing led the Empire State results with eight medals, including two golds in the girls varsity eights and the boys junior quad. Manhassett earned bronze in both lightweight eight categories, boys and girls with Nichols earning two bronze medals, in the boys JV 4+ and the girls lightweight 4+.

Niskayuna claimed the top spot in the girls freshman quad along with the Rye boys lightweight four, the Huntington girls single along with the Shenendehowa boys varsity double taking home gold medals.

History was made in Albany as Christian Brothers Academy earned its first-ever scholastic nationals medal, a silver in the boys JV 2x.

Attached is the NYS entries SRAA times PDF of all the NYS entries with heat, reps (if needed), semi and final times with finishes.

Here is the complete Saturday You Tube coverage from US Rowing including the semifinals and finals.

NYS Rowing shines in SRAA opener

The bow of St. Joseph’s Prep (3) edged out Canisius (5) during the Boys Lightweight 4+ heat Saturday afternoon on the Cooper River in Pennsauken, NJ during the SRAA national championship.
90 teams representing New York State started the day vying for a chance at a national championship at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America on the Cooper River in Pennsauken, New Jersey Friday morning and 52 are still alive in the hunt for medals.

Here is the PDF of the NYS entries, heat times and repechage times if warranted SRAA entries thru Friday

The day was windy with a tailwind consistent at 16 miles per hour, but also contained gusts up to 24 mph as the day wore on, leading to some top speeds in the heats and chop on the Cooper River.

Check all the action courtesy US Rowing of Saturday’s live stream courtesy USRowing.

SRAA weekend heat sheets V2 w/NYS entries

The seeding process is completed and the heat sheets have been created.
This is the marked up SRAA heat sheet with NYS entries circled

I will be on-site at the Cooper River and Reda will be at HQ posting results on Twitter @NYSRowing Friday.

Also of note regarding lightweight weigh-ins from the SRAAs: Weigh-in Location & Change in window.

Due to the impending weather conditions on Thursday May 25, 2017. We are moving the weigh-in location indoors to the second floor of the Camden County Boat House Board Room.The weigh-in window will also be changed from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. which is an hour shorter than previously posted.

Weigh-ins on Friday will be at the boat launching area at the corner of Cuthbert Blvd and North Park Drive, from 6 a.m. to 10 a. m.

All lightweights crews must come to ONE of the lightweight sessions. lightweight athletes need to bring their ID.

McQuaid’s Row for Hope for Holy Childhood

The McQuaid Jesuit crew team will once again row the Erie Canal, 340-miles over eight days, once again raising money for a worthwhile charity.
Rochester’s WHEC produced a great segment about the efforts of the rowers and their deserving charity of choice for this year’s event.

For more information about this year’s row visit McQuaid’s Row for Hope website

Six NYS Rowing qualify out of USRowing Northeast Regionals

LAKE QUINSIGAMOND , MASS. >> Five Row America – Rye entries earned berths into the US Rowing Youth National Championships in Sarasota, Florida June 9 to 11 after placing in the top three spots at the US Rowing Northeast Regional qualifier Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass.
Here is the complete list of New York State Rowing competitors and results US Rowing NE Regional
The Row America Rye pair of Sean Hayes and Augustine Rodriguez rowed to a first-place finish Sunday to secure their spot in the US Youth Invitational championship regatta. The pair covered the 2,000-meter course in seven minutes, 14.588 seconds, six seconds in front of second-place Norwalk River and eight seconds in front of Bromfield-Acton-Boxborough.
Also rowing to a gold medal was the Row America Rye women’s lightweight four of coxswain Isabel Aronin along with rowers Carolyn Soltz, Mackenzie Smith, Ashley Giannetti and Hannah Weingartner, rowing to a winning time of 7:34.387. The four captured Saturday’s time trial in 7:10.977.
The Row America Rye women’s four of coxswain Katherine O’Byrne and rowers Hannah Schaenman, Kelly Morrissy, Melanie Holmes along with Amanda Mustafaraj earned a silver medal Sunday afternoon with a row in 7:25.489, three seconds behind winner Saugatuck and five seconds in front of Community Rowing Inc. (CRI) from Boston.
The Row America Rye quad of Sharon Doyle, Aidan McIntyre, Caitlin Cornacchia and Emily Tonkel earned a bid to the US Youth Invitational with a third-place finish Sunday. The foursome covered the course in 7:05.063 behind second-place finishers New Canaan one-second ahead and gold medal winners Narragansett five seconds ahead.
In the large boat category, the Row America Rye men’s eight of coxswain Dannah Seecoomar and rowers Ricardo Pantaleon, Sam Rojas, Jackson Herz, Jeffry Franco, Sergio Consuegra, Nile Hollie, Nicholas Santo and Jonathan Eugenio rowed to a bronze medal and qualify for the Youth National regatta with a time of 6:07.276 following Greenwich one second ahead of them in second and gold-medal winner, CRI five seconds in front.
The Saratoga Rowing Association mens double of Mike Newell and Emory Sammons earned a berth following the GMS (Connecticut) double across the line of the 2,000-meter course in six minutes, 52.786 qualifying for the June national championships.

SRAA DRAFT order of events

The framework for this weekend’s Scholastic Rowing Association of America has been drafted for the order of events.

SRAA order of events – DRAFT

Racing will begin Friday promptly at 8 a.m. with lunch between 1 and 2 p.m. and racing continuing through 5 p.m.
The boys and girls varsity 4+ and varsity 8+ will each enjoy six heats in each category and then progress into both repechage and semifinals.

On Saturday morning opens with four heats followed by semifinals through 11:35 a.m. After lunch, championship finals will be held from 1 to 4 p.m.

We’ll update the schedule as it becomes finalized.

NYS Rowing takes home 10 medals at Stotesbury Cup

PHILADELPHIA, P.A. >> Just one week after capturing almost half of the races at the New York State Scholastic Rowing championships on Fish Creek the Saratoga Rowing Association proved that it could win on almost any body of water.
The SRA won three gold medals, silver, bronze and Schuylerville senior Emily Swenson took silver in the girls single, rowing out of the Saratoga Rowing Boathouse.

The Saratoga Rowing Association girls freshman eight of coxswain Grace Goodell, Kathryn Cuneo, Olivia Vavasour, Quinn McNary, Olivia Zwickle, Sarah Signor, Maecy Rickman, Analiese Meidenbauer and Caroline Grabowski continued their winning ways by capturing a gold medal Saturday afternoon at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta in Philadelphia.

The SRA eight covered the 1,500-meter course on the Schuylkill River in five minutes, 4.33 seconds, besting second-place Ocean City (New Jersey) by six seconds and Whitman (Maryland) by eight for third place overall.
The local entry completed a sweep of top spots, winning the opening time trial and the semifinal Friday afternoon. One week ago, the Saratoga girls freshman eight defended its NYSSRA title.

The SRA girls junior eight of coxswain Lucy Mastrianni along with rowers Delaney Kilcullen, Emily Dweck, Gwenn Taylor, Madeleine Macy, Brooklyn Fensterer, Skylar Capello, Brianna Bolen and Kendall Kane had a tighter championship finish, winning gold by less than two seconds over national stage rival Mount Saint Joseph (Pennsylvania). The Saratoga entry won in 4:53.82 followed closely by Mount St. Joe’s at 4:55.66 and Washington-Lee (Virginia) third at 5:01.35.

Here is the PDF of all 89 entries with Stotes NYS complete finals

It became a Triple Crown win for the Saratoga Rowing Association boathouse when the girls freshman quad of Isabella Bokan, Joanna Dalton, Lauren Hegener and Aisling Byrne out-dueled Conestoga (Pennsylvania) by less than two seconds in 5:28.050. The SRA entry was followed across the line by 518 rival Niskayuna’s freshman quad of Madeleine Castle, Fairuz Abad-Neagu, Sarah Tessier and Jacqueline Lasek in third place.
Saratoga County was well represented on the medal stand as the Shenendehowa boys junior quad of Seth Ryan, Evan Flint, Elias Neidhart and John Kennedy who earned gold with a split-second win over Haverford (Pennsylvania) and a three second win over Conestoga at 4:44.29.

Shenendehowa went home was a double-gold crew when the boys senior double of Mike Campone and Joshua Freitas captured their final in 4:57.18, edging out Malvern Prep (Pennsylvania) by 2/10ths of a second and Augustine Classical Academy’s entry of Ethan Chaffee and Ben Hopkins winning bronze in 5:03.06.
Schuylerville senior Emily Swenson rowed to a silver medal in the girls senior single with a time of 6:08.73. She finished less than two seconds behind the Blessed Trinity (Grimsby, Ontario) entry and in front of the Immaculate Heart B (New Jersey) single by four seconds.
The Saratoga boys freshman eight of coxswain Nicholas Dahlen, Kurt Meidenbauer, Matthew Dahlen, Michael Pazderski, John Braeden Arthur, Cole Dennis, Quentin Grieco, Maximus Tetu and Karl Meidenbauer rowed to a silver medal Saturday afternoon, just missing out on gold to Bethesda-Chevy Chase (Maryland) by two seconds. The SRA entry edged out LaSalle (Pennsylvania) by almost three seconds in third place.

The SRA boys freshman quad of Evan Schmid, Briggs Ragan, Aidan Millens and Liam Enright captured a bronze medal in 5:03.78 finishing behind Malvern Prep at 4:59.22 and Haddon Township (New Jersey) at 4:55.84.
The Nichols boys junior four of coxswain Kathryn Bean along with rowers Michael Berdysiak, Michael Battin, Zachary Berzon and Andrew Jensen rowed to a silver medal Saturday afternoon with a time of 4:52.41, finishing five seconds behind gold medal winning Simcoe (St. Catharine’s Ontario) at 4:47.14. Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey) was third overall at 4:53.82.
The entry covered the 1,500-meter course on the Schuylkill River in five minutes, 22.96 seconds in Friday’s time trial to advance. The boys then captured its semifinal Saturday morning in 5:23.32 to advance to that afternoon’s championship final.

The Nichols girls lightweight four of coxswain Mackenzie Cordosi and rowers Grace Alford, Alexandra Hartung, Kiera Callahan along with Hailey Miller joined the boys squad on the medal stand with their bronze medal finish, finishing in 5:43.72, edging out Kearny (New Jersey) by 1/100th of a second to earn a spot on the medal stand.
E.L. Crossley (Ontario) captured the event in 5:24.42 followed by Langley at 5:43.44. They also captured their Saturday morning semifinal in 5:40.84 qualifying for the championship final.
The Chaminade boys junior eight of coxswain John McBride along with rowers Kevin Kearney, Jacob Neumann, Conor Walsh, Jamie Rapp, John Plumeri, Adam Makara, Cameron Rose and Matthew Dochna rowed to a silver Saturday afternoon, finishing behind Upper Canada by three seconds. Chaminade timed in at 4:29.24 with Lyman (Florida) finishing third at four minutes, 30.12 seconds.
The boys eight rowed strong throughout the weekend, winning Friday’s initial time trial in 4:45.57, the best out of the 53 entries in the event. They went on to win their semifinal Saturday morning in 5:07.00 before the afternoon championship final.

The Manhasset boys lightweight eight of coxswain Bartolomeo Voto and rowers Greg Menke, Alexander Hom, Brett Weisberg, Mahmoud Khalifa, Jake Delaney, Ryan Muni, George Thatos along with Eamon Hanley rowed to a silver-medal finish in 4:26.04, less than one second behind Stotesbury Cup champions St. Joseph’s Prep at 4:25.29. Gonzaga (Washington, DC) was third at 4:34.54.
Manhasset won the 14-team time trial in 4:46.95 before capturing its semifinal in 4:28.15.
The Augustine Classical Academy girls junior double entry of Catherine Lynip and Lucia Hopkins finished fifth in their respective final in 5:51.34. Grimsby (Ontario) won gold in 5:28.82 followed by Ridley (St. Catharines, Ontario) at 5:45.09 and Ridgewood (New Jersey) at 5:49.36.
The Fordham Prep boys second junior eight of coxswain Anthony Marciano and rowers Nicholas Chwalkowski, Christopher Padilla, Ryan Young, Robert Finn, Jake Ringelstein, Dane Gesang, Cole Kwas along with Niall Peel finished in fourth place in 4:36.07 Saturday afternoon. Gonzaga captured the event in 4:26.42 followed by LaSalle at 4:29.02 and Montclair third at 4:29.75.

Fordham Prep’s boys senior eight of coxswain John Tomsen and rowers Matthew Ptucha, Sean Haggerty, Robert Doyle, Michael Jones, Alexander Calder, Oisin Galvin, Brendan Burbage along with Emiliano O’Connor finished third in the petite final Saturday in 4:27.11 following LaSalle at 4:25.67 and St. Joseph Prep at 4:23.03 across the line.

In the boys junior double final, the Niskayuna pair of Derek Wolfe and Lucas Parzych finished sixth with a time of 5:18.73. E.L. Crossley won gold in 4:54.27 followed by Blessed Trinity (Ontario) at 5:01.35 and Malvern Prep (Pennsylvania) third at 5:05.78.
St. Anthony’s Crew boys single of John Karen won his petite final in 5:29.75. A.N. Meyer High School’s Evan MacRae was second in 5:37.67 followed by Jacob Bucko from Classical Academy Claritas at 5:41.75.

Stotesbury Cup semi results/finalists

New York State Rowing continues to be well represented at the Stotesbury Cup regatta this weekend with 16 entries in the Saturday afternoon finals.

Here is the PDF of the semifinals and finals set-up.
Stotes finals
Follow @StotesRegatta on Twitter for updates and www.rowtown.org for the completed results.
We’ll follow up with the winners late Saturday and Sunday. Good luck to all NYS Rowers