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This past weekend an alumni men’s eight competed in the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta in Philadelphia, PA. Through wet conditions and a rapid warm up on the way to the start, our boat crossed the finish line with a time of 16:54, coming in 29th out of 30 (beating University of Delaware). Not bad considering we were racing all young-uns. The official lineup from stern to bow:
Lissa Krawczyk (cox), AB’03
Albert Bowers, AB’01
Mike McGowan, AB’03
Matt Healy, Brooks’99
Chris Noto, SB’01
Dan Carney, AB’01
Jeff Hreben, AB’05
Chris Phillips, AB’02
Seth Hillbrand, AB’00
Great job everyone, and special thanks to Lissa for stepping up on short notice!
Is there a race somewhere you’d like to organize an alumni boat for racing? Let us know!
A quick update from the team:
A quick update from this weekend- three boats were sent to
the Head of the Charles. The Varsity Men 4+ came in 5th in
the collegiate division, missing 3rd place by about 2
The varsity Women took 3rd in the collegiate competition.
The lightweight men took 12th in the lightweight champs
All of these boats were raced in our pair of newly purchased
We would also like to thanks the Nielsons and the Cookes for
housing rowers during the event. They went way above simple
kindness, and we appreciate dearly the kindness we received.
We would also like to thank the alumni and friends who
supported us during the race (especially during the horrible
weather conditions on Sunday). We could not have done it
without your support.
That’s amazing! I remember the time when we were happy to place in the top half. Now we have boats earning medals. There are some amazing things happening on the water down there in Chicago, and remember that alumni support helps this happen!
Speaking of which, don’t forget that there will be an alumni men’s eight competing this weekend at the Head of the Schuylkill in Philadelphia. If you’re able, brave the cold rain and come on out and cheer us on!
For those of you unfamiliar with this race, we’ve put together alumni boats to race in the Head of the Schuylkill for the past few years. It’s always a lot of fun and a great way to meet new alumni or reconnect with old friends.
The following is a message from Albert Bowers, our perennial race organizer:
Right, so, registration has opened for the Head of the Schuylkill. It’s still over 2 months away, but we’ve gotten a fair amount of new interest and I know that some of those who rowed with us before already know that they’re going to be otherwise engaged during race weekend. Plus we’ve got to make sure we’ve got a boat and everything else. So let’s get it started.
Who’s in for this years Schuylkill? Men’s open club eights race on Saturday 10/24 and all master’s events are raced on Sunday 10/25. If there were sufficient interest we could field boats on both days. Likely it would still be best to try to get in a practice on the Friday. E-mail me as soon as possible and let me know if you’re in or out and, in general, if you’re in good health.
Also, if you know anybody from the team who might be interested in rowing, who I have not included on this list, please forward them the e-mail. I know Jeff Hreben is interested, but I don’t have his contact info. It would be great if we could get some of the newer alums into a boat if possible. So, if anyone (perhaps Chris Quintos) is capable of passing on this e-mail to them, that would be great.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
-Albert A. Bowers BA ’01
Contact Albert if you are interested in participating. I hope to take part this year and encourage you to do so, too!