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Ridgewood Crew Dominates At Overpeck Fall Classic

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Ridgewood NJ,  Ridgewood Crew took on a 3,200 meter head course at Overpeck Creek for the annual Fall Classic, hosted by Montclair High School Rowing on October 16, 2022. Thirty-four clubs participated with teams ranging from juniors to masters. Ridgewood Crew participated with 20 entries of Ridgewood High School athletes. Seven Gold Medals, Three Silver and Two Bronze Medals. Head Coach Boris Roque Alvarez was pleased with the team’s performance.

Ridgewood Crew Results for the 2022 Overpeck Fall Classic Include:


Mens Youth 1x


  1. Harris Second Place


  1. Manevich Third Place
  2. Hersperger Fifth Place


Womens Youth 1x


  1. Mevissen First Place
  2. McDonough Second Place
  3. Kliesch Fifth Place 
  4. Smith Tenth Place


Mens Youth Second Varsity 4x


  1. Lyakerman, M. Kirchhoff-Laionchere, C. Sullivan, H. Rivera First Place


  1. Evers, W. Carroll, M. Aguilar, A. Dezelan Second Place
  2. O’Connor, G. Tejwaney, D. Kelly, N. Melarti Sixth Place
  3. Cavagnuolo, P. Hallowell, A. Mundhe, M. Nguyen-Van-Duong Seventh Place


Womens Youth Varsity 2x


  1. Kim, E. Mohanram First Place


Womens Youth Second Varsity 2x


  1. Friedrich, E. Friedrich First Place 
  2. Hoffman, C. Ignoffo Fifth Place
  3. Bridges, A. Harrington Seventh Place


Mens Youth Varsity 2x


  1. Clark, S. Boogaert First Place


Mens Youth Second Varsity 2x

  1. Reyes, J. Aguilar Third Place


Mens Youth Novice 4x

  1. Nasr, S. Scharfenberg, M. Moomjy, U. Han First Place
  2. Smith, E. Gregerson, M. Reyes, L. Saladino Fourth Place


Mens Youth Novice 2x


  1. Scharfenberg, T. Riedel First Place

Complete results can be found at

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


2 thoughts on “Ridgewood Crew Dominates At Overpeck Fall Classic

  1. How is the water.

  2. Great job RC!!

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