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Ridgewood Crew Travels to Boston for the Head of The Charles Regatta

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Thomas Clark and Sam Boogaert  Photo by Mark Riedel

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Ridgewood NJ, originating in 1965, the Head of the Charles Regatta is the largest 3-day regatta in the world. This year, more than 11,000 rowers from around the globe competed in the Head of the Charles Regatta from October 21-22. Participating boats are selected by lottery. 3 of our senior rowers qualified to race.  

Ridgewood Crew Results for the 2022 HOCR Include:

Thomas Clark and Sam Boogaert in the Mens Youth 2x: 11th/55 (Fastest scholastic boat in their category) 



Anna Mevissen in the Womens Youth 1x: 32nd/45 Photo by Mark Riedel

We are so proud of them for conquering such a tough course and representing us in Boston! 

Full results are available here:

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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