For those who want to get a jump on the season... the coaches are holding special practice sessions in starting Monday August 29th through Saturday Sept. 3rd. Start time is 3:30pm. On Saturday, practice begins at 8am. Report to the Cooper River Boathouse. This is voluntary..but we do need a head count so let the coaches know if you plan to come out.
Just in time for the fall season, HT has some spiffy looking oars thanks to the hard work of rowers and members who spent much of last Saturday sanding, painting and waiting --- for paint to dry. In 80% humidity, it takes awhile. Special thanks to organizer Jim Howley, and shout out to participating rowers: Ella Clemens, Luke Brown, Paul Duffy, Vince Fitzpatrick, Olivia Herbstritt, Daniel McGarry, Erik Tingley, Alex Tingley, Dave Wakely and to members Shannon Clemens, Dan and Jen McGarry, Anita Brown, David Wakely, Ellen Shuttleworth and Vince Fitzpatrick Sr.
The 2016 Learn to Row camp is one of the most successful programs to date. Twenty young athletes signed up and they have been impressive. Focused, energetic, quick studies and talented. Rowing is a challenging sport - but the 2016 LTR participants have taken to it like - dare we say - fish to water.
Paul Duffy represented HTCC this morning in the first day of the USRowing Youth National Championship. Paul put together a great race in tough conditions, finishing fifth. This should have been enough to advance him to tomorrow's Reps. Unfortunately, due to these rough conditions and a forecast for high winds, race organizers have been forced to cancel the Reps and all Sunday racing, meaning that Paul did not move on to Semis. It is a tough break for Paul but fuel for next year as he returns for his senior year with the club. Great job Duff!
National School Championship
As posted earlier, Angela, Luke, Dan, Parker, and Erik will be racing tomorrow at the National Schools Championship on the Schuylkill River. The boys will be racing in varsity doubles while Angela races in the varsity single. Please see below for the schedule.
Boys Varsity Doubles
-3:15 Heat 1 -- Erik/Dan -- Top 3 advance to final at 5:20
-3:25 Heat 2 -- Luke/Parker -- Top 3 advance to final at 5:20
Girls Varsity Single
-3:55 Final -- Angela
Paul Duffy will be representing HTCC at the USRowing Youth National Championship this weekend in West Windsor, NJ. Paul will be racing in the men's youth single against the top competition in the country! Racing begins Friday and finishes on Sunday. Let's go Duff!!!
Heat: Friday at 8:40 a.m. Lane 2
-Top 2 move to semis on Saturday
-The rest go to reps on Saturday
HTCC will also be sending Luke, Parker, Erik, Dan, and Angela to the National Schools Championship Regatta on the Schuylkill River. This race will be on Saturday afternoon. The schedule is not yet finalized, but times will be posted here as soon as it is.
HTCC raced in four heats yesterday at the SRAA National Championship. Parker and Rebecca started the day off in the singles. Both boats put in great races but were unable to advance to the finals.
The girls varsity quad (Angela, Sophia, Kara, and Olivia) raced next. The girls looked strong through the body of the race and finished in third place to advance to the finals! They will be racing at 2:25 today.
The boys varsity quad (Erik, Dan, Luke, and Duff) followed shortly after. They also put in a strong performance, finishing in third place. The will race in the finals at 2:30 today!
Races will be live streaming at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnSh_2oZmDk
HTCC will be travelling to Nashport, Ohio this weekend to compete in the Scholastic Rowing Association of America National Championship. The club has four varsity crews competing against the top schools from across the country to earn the coveted title of national champion. Heats will take place on Friday, followed by semis (for some) and finals on Saturday. All racing will be streamed on USRowing’s Youtube channel so be sure to tune in and cheer on the Hawks! Please see below for a schedule of Friday’s heats.
-Heat is at 8:05 on Friday – Top 4 finishers advance to semis on Saturday
-Heat is at 8:20 on Friday – Top 3 finishers advance to the Grand Final on Saturday
-Heat is at 3:20 on Friday – Top 3 finishers advance to the Grand Final on Saturday
-Heat is at 3:30 on Friday – Top 3 finishers advance to the Grand Final on Saturday
HTCC sent five boats to the Schuylkill River today for Day 1 of racing at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta, advancing three crews to tomorrow's semi-finals!
Ella and Julie started the day in the girls junior double. These girls have been getting faster everyday this season, and they continued today with their best race so far. The girls were unable to advance to the finals, but we are expecting big things from them as the go forward into the summer and next season. Great job this year girls!
Parker, Aidan, Walter, and Vince were next up in the boys junior quad. Due to an unfortunate injury yesterday, Davey had to end his season early and Parker jumped out of the single and into the quad. Even though they have practiced once in this lineup, the boys had a fantastic time-trial and finished in 8th place, advancing to the semi-finals! They will race at 8:30 tomorrow.
Angela, Olivia, Kara, and Sophia came next for the Hawks in the girls senior quad. The girls raced hard in a tough event, finishing in seventh place and advancing to the semi-finals tomorrow. They will race at 10:15 tomorrow morning.
Erik, Dan, Luke, and Duff followed right behind the girls quad and finished in fifth place in the time trial for the boys senior quad. The boys had their best time of the season so far and are closing the gap on the top finishers! They will race in the semi-finals at 10:20 tomorrow morning.
Rebecca finished the day for the Hawks in the girls senior single. Rebecca put in a great race but was unable to advance to tomorrow. She has been gaining speed every time she puts the single in the water and we look forward to seeing her race next weekend at SRAA's.
All racing is live streaming through http://stotesburycupregatta.com so if you are unable to attend the regatta tune in to cheer on the Hawks from home.
Well it is that time of year again…clear your calendars, it’s time for Stotes! HTCC will be competing in the largest scholastic regatta in the world this weekend, facing off against 985 entries from 192 clubs! The weather looks fantastic on Friday but there may be late showers on Saturday so be sure to dress appropriately. Also, remember to wear sunscreen and bring lots of water! We have been preparing all season for this so it is important that you prep the whole week leading up to the race. Eat healthy, stay hydrated, and get lots of sleep because we are hoping for a long weekend!
All athletes must arrive at the trailer (at Three Angels) two hours prior to race time with their racing gear and war faces on! It is important that you stay at the trailer once you arrive so bring everything you need.
GJr2x – Ella/Julie
Time Trial – 8:00 Friday – Top 18 to Semis
Semis – 4:38 Friday
Finals – 1:09 Saturday
BJr4x – Davey/Cronin/Walter/Vince
Time Trial – 11:35 Friday – Top 12 to Semis
Semis – 8:30 Saturday
Finals – 2:44 Saturday
GSr4x – Angela/Olivia/Kara/Sophia
Time Trial – 2:00 Friday – Top 12 to Semis
Semis – 10:10 Saturday
Finals – 4:12 Saturday
BSr4x – Erik/Dan/Luke/Duff
Time Trial – 2:10 Friday – Top 12 to Semis
Semis – 10:20 Saturday
Finals – 4:21 Saturday
BSr1x – Parker
Time Trial – 2:19 Friday – Top 18 to Semis
Semis – 10:35 Saturday
Petite Final – 5:02 Saturday
Grand Final – 5:08 Saturday
GSr1x – Rebecca
Time Trial – 2:36 Friday – Top 18 to Semis
Semis – 10:45 Saturday
Petite Final – 4:48 Saturday
Grand Final – 4:54 Saturday
HTCC competed in Day 1 of the USRowing Mid-Atlantic Championship today with five crews moving on to finals tomorrow. Tomorrow’s schedule is at the bottom of the post. All crews must arrive two hours prior to race time.
Rebecca started the day off in the single and put in a great race, finishing just outside of advancing to the semis. Duff followed a few minutes behind in the single, finishing in second place to move to the semis. In the semi-final, Duff put on an inspiring performance, coming back from several boat lengths out of the race and sprinting back to finish in third place, with the fourth overall time, to advance to finals tomorrow.
Vince and Walter came down the course next for the Hawks. In a race full of seniors and varsity rowers, the boys raced hard but fell short of advancing.
Angela, Olivia, Kara, and Sophia followed next, finishing in second place in their heat and then first place in their semi-final this evening. The girls are improving every race and look to continue that streak as they go into the finals tomorrow with the second best overall time in the semis.
Erik, Dan, Luke, and Parker came next, finishing in second place in their heat, well ahead of third place, and go into the finals tomorrow with the third fastest overall time. The boys quad is also getting faster every day and are looking for a great performance tomorrow.
Ella and Julie were the last of the crews to race in the heats for the Hawks. Although Julie fell prior to the race and cut her lip, she used it as motivation, spitting blood and scaring the competition as they rowed through the third place crew, earning a place in tomorrow’s finals.
Davey and Aidan will be going straight to the finals tomorrow for their first race of the weekend.
Great job today! GO HAWKS!!!
MY1x – Duff
-7:07 Final – Lane 1
WY4x – Angela/Olivia/Kara/Sophia
-7:56 Final – Lane 4
MY4x – Erik/Dan/Luke/Parker
-8:03 Final – Lane 5
WU172x – Ella/Julie
-9:34 Final – Lane 6
MU172x – Davey/Aidan
-9:41 Final – Lane 2
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