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Ridgewood Crew Has Strong Showing Their First Day On The Schuykill

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Ridgewood NJ,  After a cold and rainy March, with many practices cancelled, the Ridgewood Crew Team enjoyed success on the Schuykill at the third Manny Flick. The one-day regatta attracted 77 teams to compete in 92 events.  


The Ridgewood Crew team recently participated in the third of the 2022 Manny Flick / Horvat Series of rowing races before the annual regatta season begins. In the rowing world, the only regattas on the Schuylkill are the upcoming City Championships, the Catholic League Championships, and the Stotesbury Cup Regatta. To give the crews time to size up the competition beforehand, local teams came up with a series for the rowers at the “flicks” on the famous Schuylkill racecourse. The “flicks” are named after Manuel A. Flick, a father who organized the first series in the 1950s.


Rudgewood Crew Results included…

Second Place: Boys Freshmen 4x Flight 2 L.Evers, W.Carroll, J.Aguilar, A.Dezelan 5:21:99

Fourth Place: Boys Novice 4x Flight 2 N.Melarti, J.Cavagnuolo, A.Mundhe, M.Nguyen-Van-Duong 6:20:36

First Place: Boys JV 1x Flight 2 M.Manevich 5:53:35

Fourth Place: Boys JV 2x Flight 1               H.Hersperger, T.Clark 5:28:38

First Place: Boys JV 4x Flight 2 A.Jones, F.Kamel, N.Harris, S.Boogaert 4:57:98

Third Place: Boys Ltwt 4x Flight                 M.Lyakerman, C.Sullivan, H.Rivera, J.Papin 5:14:36

Third Place: Boys Varsity 2x Flight 2         I.Darby, W.Conde 5:34:28

First Place: Girls JV 2x Flight 1                    O.Kim,E.Mohanram 5:57.27 

Second Place: Girls JV 2x Flight 2               G.Bridges, C.Ignoffo 6:18.62

Second Place: Girls JV 4x Flight 2               S.Ali, S.Kliesch, C.McDonough, A.Mevissen 5:45.03

First Place: Girls Varsity 1x Flight 2             L.Riedel 6:18.30

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 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 University, 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 Crewat

3 thoughts on “Ridgewood Crew Has Strong Showing Their First Day On The Schuykill

  1. Amazing efforts on the part of students, parents and coaches, particularly since college athletic scholarships are generally no longer available in crew (victim of Title IX –look it up).

  2. Congrats to the team and coaches!

  3. Excellent result, and especially so as they are independently funded and operated.

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