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Ridgewood Crew Wins GOLD at the 2021 USRowing Mid-Atlantic Youth Championships


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West Windsor NJ,  Ridgewood Crew traveled to Mercer Lake to compete in the US Rowing Mid-Atlantic Youth Championship Regatta this weekend.  The crews competing at the Youth Nationals raced against some of the strongest rowing clubs and scholastic rowing programs of the Mid-Atlantic Region. 


2 Silver Medalists Matt Lepis and Thomas Woods Photo by Gabi Riedel

Congratulations to our medal winners Llian Riedel, Gold in the Womens Youth Single Scull. Matthew Lepis/Thomas Wood, Silver in the Mens Youth Double Scull. Jaime Papin/Ariel Reyes, Silver in the Mens Youth 2V Double Scull. Serena Corcoran/Cadence Ignoffo, Bronze in the Womens Youth 2V Double Scull.


3 Silver Medalists Ariel Reyes and Jamie Papin Photo by Edward Hida

Full Results Include:

Mens Youth 1X Michael Manevich 7th in Semi Final

Womens Youth 1X Llian Riedel Gold

Mens Youth 2x Thomas Woods / Matthew Lepis Silver

Jack Swartz / Ian Darby 17th in Time Trial

Womens Youth 2x Siobhan Ali / Sophia Lee 7th in Semi Final

Mens Youth 4x Angus Jones, Peter Joseph, 9th in Time Trial

Thomas Clark and Jonathan Hida

William Conde, Farres Kamel, 12th in Time Trial

Henry Herpsberger and Sam Boogaert

Womens Youth 4x Lauren Sudol, Victoria Hoy, 5th in Semi Final

Victoria Lyakerman and Sara Wong

Eva Galbraith, Isabel Lee, 6th in Semi Final

Saira Shah and Anna Mevissen

Womens U17 1x Olivia Kim 4th in the Final

Womens U17 2x Grace Bridges / Cameron McDonough 5th in the Final

Mens U17 4x Michael Lyakerman, Connor Sullivan, 7th in Time Trial

Matthew Aguilar and Henry Rivera

Mens Youth 2V 2X Ariel Reyes / Jamie Papin Silver

Womens Youth 2V 2X Serena Corcoran/Cadence Ignoffo Bonze


4 Bronze Medalists Cadence Ignoffo and Serena Corcoran Photo by Gabi Riedel


About Ridgewood Crew

Ridgewood Crew is recruiting the next generation of champions! Joining the Ridgewood Crew Team requires athletes in grades 7-11 to complete the Learn To Row program in advance of registering to try out. This includes a completing a swim test and one weekend intensive rowing clinic on the water. Registration is now open for our upcoming session. Please visit our website for more information, to review our schedule and register.

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.

In our typical season, 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, Cornell, 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. 

For more information, to support or join the team, contact Ridgewood Crew at  and on Facebook at Ridgewood Crew!

2 thoughts on “Ridgewood Crew Wins GOLD at the 2021 USRowing Mid-Atlantic Youth Championships

  1. was it virtual ?

  2. No, not virtual. On the water. Try reading the first sentence before commenting .

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