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Ridgewood Crew Out On The Schuykill For The Second Manny Flick

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Ridgewood NJ,  on Sunday, April 18, the Ridgewood Crew team participated in the second Manny Flick of 2021. The Manny Flicks are a series of preliminary rowing races offered before the official regatta season begins. To give the crews time to size up the competition, local teams came up with a series for the rowers at the “flicks” on Philadelphia’s famous Schuylkill racecourse. The “flicks” are named after Manuel A. Flick, a father who organized the first series in the 1950s. 

Fifty-six clubs participated in this invitational regatta hosted by the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association. All teams were required to adhere to proper COVID-19 protocol to keep athletes, coaches, parents, the race administration, and the neighboring community safe. Spectators are prohibited from attending this year.


Boys Novice 4x place M.Lyakerman, A.Reyes, C.Sullivan, H.Rivera

Boys JV 2x place F. Kamel, S. Boogaert

place W. Conde, H. Hersperger

Boys JV 4x place A. Jones, P. Joseph, I. Darby, T. Clark 

Boys Ltwt 2x place M.Manevich, B.Lintner

Boys Varsity 1x          place                J.Scanlon

Boys Varsity 4x place T.Woods, M.Lepis, T.Lowicki, J.Hida

Girls JV 4x Place O. Kim, S. Shah, S. Ali, A. Mevissen

Place G.Bridges, C.Ignoffo, C. McDonnough, S. Corcoran

Girls Ltwt 2x  Place S.Wong, S.Lee

Girls Varsity 1x place L.Riedel 

place V. Hoy

Girls Varsity 4x place L. Sudol, E.Galbraith, I.Lee, V.Lyakerman

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 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, Notre Dame, Purdue, Syracuse, Trinity College, University of Delaware, University of North Carolina, University of Wisconsin, 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 school schoolers. 

For more information, to support of join the team, contact Ridgewood at 


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