the staff of the Ridgewood
Ridgewood NJ, this weekend, Ridgewood Crew competed in the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association City Championships on the Schuylkill River. This two-day event attracted 85 teams from four states, with over 2000 athletes competing in 94 events. Head Coach Boris Roque Alvarez remarked, ““We are very proud of our rowers! They faced strong competition at one of the most competitive scholastic rowing events in the region, The Philadelphia City Championship! Eleven of our 15 boats advanced to finals, where 8 of them brought medals back home! Our rowers will keep training hard towards the most important regatta of the season, The Stotesbury Cup on May 19th and 20th.”
Boys Freshman Quad take the Gold!
Our medalists included:
Gold Boys Varsity 1x N. Harris
Gold Boys Varsity 2x T. Clark/S. Boogaert
Gold Boys Freshman 4x W. Nasr/S. Scharfenberg/M. Moomjy/U. Han
Silver Girls Gig/Novice 1x T. Flowers
Silver Girls Novice 4x S. Ponomarciuc/A. Ali/G. Schmidt/A. Wilk
Bronze Boys Novice 4x D. Hept/P. Hallowell/L. Saladino/E. Gregerson
Bronze Boys JV 4x W. Carroll/L. Evers/M. Lyakerman/H. Rivera
Bronze Girls Ltwt 2x A. Friedrich/E. Friedrich
Complete results are available at: rowtown.org/results
About Ridgewood Crew
Ridgewood Crew introduces Ridgewood, NJ high school-aged youth to the traditions, athleticism, sportsmanship, techniques and camaraderie of the sport of rowing. 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 Manny 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, Cooper Cup and Garden State Championships.
Additionally, the team’s overall performance continues to attract interest from top rowing colleges and universities including Boston College, Boston University, Bucknell, Columbia University, Cornell University, University of Delaware, Drexel, Duke, Fairfield, Fordham, George Mason, Georgetown, Harvard, Holy Cross, Ithaca, Lehigh, Marist, Northeastern, Notre Dame, Purdue, Rutgers, Skidmore, Syracuse, Trinity College, Williams, and others.
We are offering a Learn to Row (LTR) program this summer (and at other times during the year). We have videos of our team and registration forms on our website www.ridgewoodcrew.com.
Registration for Ridgewood Crew Learn-to-Row Sessions Is Open
#1 June 10th – 11th 8:00am -12:00pm
#2 June 17th – 18th 8:00am -12:00pm
#3 June 24th – 25th 8:00am -12:00pm
#4 July 1st – 2nd 8:00am -12:00pm
#5 July 8th – 9th 8:00am -12:00pm
#6 July 15th -16th 8:00am -12:00pm
Before the start of the LTR session, each rower must pass a swim test administered by a certified lifeguard. Swim test forms must be downloaded from our website and brought to the swim test for signature. https://www.ridgewoodcrew.com/uploads/4/7/6/4/47643011/rc_swim_test_certification_form_april_2019.pdf
Ridgewood Crew offers several ways for you to experience our mission: join the team, volunteer or donate.