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Ridgewood Crew Wins Gold at the 2022 Ironman Regatta

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Crew team participated in the annual Ironman Erg Classic held 100% virtually and hosted by Don Bosco Prep High School in Ramsey on January 22, 2021. The event attracted 20 clubs. Ridgewood Crew had 56 entries, second only to Montclair High School. 

Ridgewood performed well, according to Head Coach Boris Roque-Alvarez, “We are very happy with the results as the vast majority of the rowers improved their PR (Personal Record). Also, we had a large number of middle schoolers racing at the Ironman!”

Medalists included…

Boy’s 7/8th Grade 1K Bronze Medalist Matthew Moomjy

Men’s High School Freshmen 2K Bronze Medalist Anthony Dezelan

Women’s High School 2K Gold Medalist Llian Riedel

Men’s High School Lightweight 2K Bronze Medalist Angus Jones

The team’s success is a result of the hard work and dedication through the fall and winter practice seasons. The team is planning to safely participate in their usual spring regatta lineup later this year. 

The full results of the event are available here:

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 schoolers. 

For more information contact Ridgewood Crew at

One thought on “Ridgewood Crew Wins Gold at the 2022 Ironman Regatta

  1. Amazing results! Coach Boris is the best!

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