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First Fall Regatta Yields Nine Medals For Ridgewood Crew

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photo Mens HS Varsity 4x Second Place T. Clark/S. Boogaert/N. Harris/M. Manev

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Ridgewood NJ,  Nereid Boat Club and Passaic River Rowing Association co-sponsored the Head of the Passaic River Regatta (HOPR) this weekend, a growing headrace located in Northern New Jersey on the tidal waters of the Passaic River. Conveniently located just 12 miles from New York City, the regatta attracts rowers from the tri-state area and beyond. The ~ 2.5 mile course passes through sections of Belleville, Clifton, Lyndhurst, and Nutley. The start is just half a mile downstream from the Nereid Boat Club, and the finish is roughly 1.5 miles downstream from the Passaic River Rowing Association. The course is challenging with two bridges, turns and tidal current.

Thirty-four clubs participated with teams ranging from high school to masters. Ridgewood Crew participated with 26 entries of Ridgewood High School athletes.

Ridgewood Crew Results for the 2022 HOPR Include:

Mens HS Varsity 4x Second Place T. Clark/S. Boogaert/N. Harris/M. Manev

MensJVQuadConner SullivanMichael Lykerman

Mens HS JV 4x Second Place M. Lyakerman/M. Kirchhoff-Lajonchere/C. Sullivan/H. Rivera

Fifth Place L. Evers/W. Carroll/M. Aguilar/A. Dezelan

Eighth Place R. O’Connor/T. Riedel/D. Kelly/N. Melarti

Thirteenth Place J. Cavagnuolo/P. Hallowell/A. Mundhe/M. Nguyen-Van-Duong


Womens HS 1x Third Place A. Mevissen

Fifth Place E. Mohanram 

Seventh Place C. McDonough

Ninth Place S. Kliesch

Eleventh Place A. HARRINGTON

Fifteenth Place J. Smith

Sixteenth Place G. Bridges


Mens HS 1x Third Place N. Harris

Fifth Place H. Hersperger 

Seventh Place M. Manevich


Womens HS Varsity 4x Second Place O. Kim/C. McDonough/E. Mohanram/A. Mevissen

  Third Place A. Friedrich/E. Friedrich/K. Hoffman/C. Ignoffo


Place O. Kim/S. Kliesch (Photographed with Head Coach Boris L. Roque Alvarez)

  Fifth Place K. Hoffman/C. Ignoffo

 Womens HS JV 2x Fourth Place A. Friedrich/E. Friedrich


 M2x Second Place T. Clark/S. Boogaert

  Seventh Place H. Hersperger/H. Rivera

Sixteenth Place A. Reyes/J. Aguilar


 Mens HS Novice 4x Second Place W. Nasr/S. Scharfenberg/M. Moomjy/U. Han

 Fourth Place G. Smith/E. Gregerson/M. Reyes/L. Saladino

Complete results can be found at and mostbet review

About Ridgewood Crew

Ridgewood Crew not only introduces participants to basic and advanced rowing techniques, but also instills and promotes character values including discipline, focus, teamwork and sportsmanship.  Ridgewood Crew rowers are challenged individually and as a team. The philosophy of Ridgewood Crew is to elevate each athlete to the status of MVP. By doing so, we believe that a team of young leaders emerges. These leaders not only make fast boats, but also significant contributions toward their individual pursuits. Founded in 2004, the team rows on the Passaic River in northern NJ and competes in the sport’s premier regattas held throughout the Northeast.

In the program’s short history, our youth, board and parent volunteers have moved Ridgewood Crew forward by leaps and bounds. That success is represented by the widespread individual and team achievements of each of the student-athletes on the roster. To facilitate that success, Ridgewood Crew continues to make investments in coaching and new equipment. The coaching staff is one of the most experienced in program history.

Ridgewood Crew athletes compete in the Philly Flicks on the Schuylkill River as well as at the highly competitive SRAA Nationals, Stotesbury Cup Regatta, Philadelphia City Championships, Passaic River Northern NJ Championships, Head of the Charles, Head of the Passaic, Cooper Cup and Garden State Championships. Additionally, the team’s overall performance continues to attract interest from top rowing colleges and universities including: Bucknell, Boston College, Boston University, Columbia, Cornell, Drexel, Duke, Fairfield, Fordham, George Mason, Georgetown, Harvard, Holy Cross, Lehigh, Marist, Northeastern, Notre Dame, Purdue, Syracuse, Trinity College, University of Delaware, University of North Carolina, University of Wisconsin, Villa Nova, Williams, and others. 

Ridgewood Crew offers several ways for you to experience our mission:  join the team, volunteer or donate. Student athlete programs being with Learn-To-Row for middle schoolers. 

For more information contact Ridgewood Crew at

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