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Ridgewood Crew Wins TRIPLE Gold at the 2023 Haddon Hammer

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Crew team won six medals at the annual Haddon Hammer, held in person at Haddon Township High School. The event attracted 17 clubs. Ridgewood Crew had 55 entries, out of 286 total, second only to Moorestown High School/ Rowing Club. For the second year in a row, Ridgewood Crew won the Haddon Hammer Best Boat men Award, and honor bestowed upon the team with the fastest average time in the Boys category. 

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Haddon Hammer is an annual indoor rowing competition hosted by Haddon Township High School Rowing Team. The annual event draws hundreds of competitors from around the region. Most races are 2,000 meters. Middle School races are 1000 meters. All racing done on Concept2 Model D Ergs.

According to Head Coach Boris Roque-Alvarez, “This was the last indoor race of the season for our team. Coaches are very happy with the overall results. Many personal records and some very impressive times were scored in a racing environment. Looking forward to starting our Water Season…first race: Manny Flick 3 on April 2nd.”

Medalists included…

Gold Medal to William Nasr (right) and Bronze to Matthew Moomjy (left) in the Men’s Junior Novice

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Silver Medal to Emma Mohanram in the Women’s Junior Lightweight

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Gold Medal to Arav Mundhe in the Men’s Coxswain 1000

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Gold Medal to Nate Harris and Silver to Sam Boogaert in the Men’s Junior Open  

With the team’s last indoor event behind them, spring water practice begins out of the new Bergen County Rowing Center in Lyndhurst, NJ.   

Full results are available here: http://www.haddonhammer.com/uploads/3/5/8/5/3585948/hammer_results23.pdf

Ridgewood Crew introduces Ridgewood, NJ high school-aged youth to the traditions, athleticism, sportsmanship, techniques and camaraderie of the sport of rowing. 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 Manny 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, Cooper Cup and Garden State Championships.

​Additionally, the team’s overall performance continues to attract interest from top rowing colleges and universities including Boston College, Boston University, Bucknell, Columbia University, Cornell University, University of Delaware, Drexel, Duke, Fairfield, Fordham, George Mason, Georgetown, Harvard, Holy Cross, Ithaca, Lehigh, Marist, Northeastern, Notre Dame, Purdue, Rutgers, Skidmore, Syracuse, Trinity College, 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 and up. 

For more information contact Ridgewood Crew at http://www.ridgewoodcrew.com.

 

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