It was a great start to this year's Learn to Row camp. Nineteen young athletes signed up for the weeklong program - more than enough to fill 4 quads. An impressive turnout with a good balance in ages and gender. While the first day is focused on terminology, equipment, becoming acquainted with the erg, the coaches worked hard to get in some water time.
HTCC is headed to Florida!! Luke, Erik, Dan, and Duff are on their way to Sarasota this weekend to race against the nation's top competition at the USRowing Youth National Championship. Racing will begin with time trials on Friday and progress through the weekend with semis and finals on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday and Sunday racing will be live streamed for anyone who wishes to watch from home. Click HERE to view. Also, If anyone is interested in helping with travel expenses, please click here to view our gofundme page. All help is greatly appreciated! Updates will be posted through the weekend! Please see below for the schedule.
Top 12 to Semi-finals (Saturday 9:52/10:00)
-Top 6 to Final A (Sunday 9:24)
-7th-12th to Final B (Sunday 1:19)
13th-18th to Final C (Saturday 11:19)
19th-24th to Final D (Saturday 3:05)
Today's Middle School Recruitment event was a huge success. More than 50 students signed up to receive more information about HT Crew and 40 picked up registration forms for our Learn To Row camp. It was the best response to date for this annual event and all credit belongs to the enthusiasm of the many HT rowers who participated. It was quite a turnout. At the event, HT rowers visit the 8th and 7th grade lunches at Rohrer Middle School where they are available to answer questions about the sport, promote the benefits of crew and engage the curious with a friendly erg race. Below are some photos of the event.
Anybody interested in summer racing:
The Undine Barge Club on Boathouse Row is running a summer juniors program for all ages. They compete in U17 and U19 events at Independence Day Regatta and the Philadelphia Youth Regatta and will send select crews to the USRowing Club Nationals and Canadian Henley. If interested, information can be found at the link below.
Undine Barge Club Summer Juniors Program
HTCC had a fantastic weekend at the SRAA National Championship! Parker and Vince started off the weekend by putting in a solid race in their heat and qualifying themselves for the semis on Saturday. They boys looked strong coming down the race course in their semi but were unable to advance to the finals. Great job guys!
Mackenzie, Gillian, Alex, and Brooke were next up for the Hawks as they raced in the girls JV quad event. These girls are all novices and held even with the top crews through most of the race. Although they didn't advance the coaching staff was very excited to see how well they performed against top crews with much more experience! Excellent race girls!
Matt, Nick, Jack H, and Jack S won their heat on Saturday in convincing fashion, advancing them to the finals a few hours later. In the final, they faced a tough crew from Belen Jesuit in Miami and finished just behind, winning a silver medal!! Although the boys were hoping for gold this is an enormous accomplishment and they should be very proud! Great job guys!
Luke, Erik, Dan, and Duff were the last crew to race on Friday for the Hawks. They came in second place in their heat with the third best overall time, qualifying for the finals. The boys put together one of the best races of their season in the final, topping Brophy (who beat them in heats) and finishing with a silver medal!! This is the best finish HT has ever had in the boys varsity quad at SRAA's! This is also the first time HT has won double silver medals!
Luke, Erik, Dan, and Duff will head down to Sarasota, Florida in a few weeks to race for the USRowing Youth National Championship.
HTCC is sending four crews to race in the SRAA Scholastic National Championship this weekend on Cooper River! The weather is supposed to be nice but come prepared in case it rains. All athletes must arrive at the boathouse 90 minutes prior to their race.
Boys Varsity Double: Parker/Vince
Friday: Heat -- 9:10 -- Lane 5 -- top 4 to semis
Saturday: Semi -- 9:05 -- top 3 to finals
Final -- 3:00
Girls JV Quad: Mackenzie/Gillian/Alex/Brooke
Friday: Heat -- 3:40 -- Lane 1 -- top 3 to finals
Saturday: Final -- 1:45
Boys Varsity Quad: Luke/Erik/Dan/Duff
Friday: Heat -- 4:25 -- Lane 4 -- top 3 to finals
Saturday: Final -- 3:10
Boys Freshman Quad: Matt/Nick/Jack H/Jack S
Saturday: Heat -- 8:30 -- Lane 3 -- top 3 to finals
Final -- 1:30
HTCC returned to the Schuylkill Saturday for day 2 of racing at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta. In the first race of the day, Parker and Vince put together a great piece in the varsity double. They had a strong race but were unable to advance to the final in an extremely fast event. Great work boys!
Matt, Nick, Jack H, and Jack S came into the weekend as the favorite in the boys freshman quad event. They finished second overall in the time trial and first overall in the semi-finals. They went into the final confident and ready to go and proved what they have been showing in practice all season, winning a gold medal against the toughest competition they have faced all year! Excellent work boys!!
Luke, Erik, Dan, and Duff followed by winning their semi-final in the boys varsity quad, and posting the fastest qualifying time for finals. They returned to the race course a few hours later poised to become the first crew in school history to medal in this event. They did just that, finishing in third place overall, winning bronze and making team history! Great job boys!!
The club will return to Cooper River this weekend as four boats have qualified for and will race in the SRAA National Championship on Friday and Saturday.
Practice schedule for the week:
Monday: After school -- We will unload and rig and talk about who needs to be at practice the rest of the week.
Tuesday-Thursday: 5 am - 7 am
HTCC had a solid first day of racing at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta today on the Schuylkill River. Since there were no novice events this weekend, many of our novices raced against varsity and jv competition and performed very well! Click here to view a livestream of semis and finals.
Matt, Nick, Jack H, and Jack S were the first crew to advance to the semis for the Hawks. They finished the time trial in the boys freshman quad with the second place overall time, just 0.27 seconds off of first. The boys followed through in their semi-final this evening, winning their race and going into finals with the fastest overall time. They will race in the final tomorrow at 1:52. Let's go boys!!
Parker and Vince were the second crew to advance to the semis, finishing in 8th place overall in the time-trial for the boys varsity double event. They will race in their semi-final tomorrow morning at 9:40. They need to finish in the top three to advance to the final at 3:46.
Luke, Erik, Dan, and Duff were the last crew to advance to the semis for the Hawks. They finished with the second fasted time overall in the boys varsity quad, 5 seconds behind Malvern. They will race in their semi-final tomorrow morning at 10:25. They need to finish in the top three to advance to the final at 4:21.
Jack M and Jay finished 16th overall in the boys junior double. As novices racing up against varsity competition, this was a very good result for the boys.
Mike and Will, also racing against varsity competition, put together a solid race in the boys lightweight double.
Nolan, Tristan, Anthony, and Aidan competed in the extremely fast boys junior quad category. Even with three novices in the boat, the boys had a very competitive time and just missed out of qualifying for semis.
Gillian, Alex, Portia, and Erica had a tough race in the very fast girls freshman quad event. They finished 8th overall, just two places away from advancing to the finals.
Mackenzie, Ella, Emily, and Brooke toughed out their race even though several girls were racing injured. They were unable to advance but they had a solid race!
Its Stotes time!! HTCC will head to the Schuylkill River this weekend to face off against over 970 entries from over 130 high schools in the largest high school regatta in the world! It is supposed to be summer-like temperatures so be sure to bring your sunscreen and stay hydrated!! The boat trailer will be located at the Three Angels so athletes should be dropped off where the road closure begins (Grant Statue).
We will be practicing on the Schuylkill on Thursday afternoon. Be prepared for lots of traffic as most teams will be practicing around the same time. Athletes should leave school at 11:00, grab a QUICK lunch and then head over. As soon as your whole lineup is there and your boat is rigged you can practice. Once you get off the water and strap your boat down you may leave. You do not need to contact the school, everyone is already signed out with an approved absence.
Pay Attention to when your races are, some people have heats and semis on Friday and finals on Saturday. Other people will have heats on Friday and semis and finals on Saturday. You must arrive at the boat trailer 2 hours prior to race time. DO NOT BE LATE. As stated earlier, this is a huge regatta so lines for the dock will be long and you will need to launch early for your race. DO NOT BE LATE!! See below for the schedule of races and a link to watch the livestream.
Click here to watch a livestream of races.
Boys Jr Double: Jack M/Jay
Friday: Heat -- 8:43 -- Bow #89 -- top 12 to semis
Semi -- 5:08/5:14 -- top 3 to finals
Saturday: Final -- 1:26
Boys Ltwt Double: Mike/Will
Friday: Heat -- 9:58 -- Bw #254 -- top 12 to semis
Semi -- 6:20/6:26 -- top 3 to finals
Saturday: Final -- 2:18
Boys Freshman Quad: Matt/Nick/Jack H/Jack S
Friday: Heat -- 10:36 -- Bow # 348 -- top 12 to semis
Semi -- 5:56/6:02 -- top 3 to finals
Saturday: Final -- 1:52
Girls Freshman Quad: Gillian/Alex/Portia/Erica
Friday: Heat -- 11:06 -- Bow #418 -- top 6 to finals
Saturday: Final -- 2:01
Boys Junior Quad: Nolan/Tristan/Anthony/Aidan
Friday: Heat -- 11:34 -- Bow #483 -- top 12 to semis
Saturday: Semi -- 8:30/8:35 -- top 3 to final
Final -- 2:44
Girls Junior Quad: Mackenzie/Ella/Emily/Brooke
Friday: Heat -- 11:48 -- Bow #528 -- top 12 to semis
Saturday: Semi -- 8:40/8:45 -- top 3 to final
Final -- 2:53
Boys Senior Double: Parker/Vince
Friday: Heat -- 1:24 -- Bow #675 -- top 12 to semis
Saturday: Semi -- 9:40/9:45 -- top 3 to finals
Final -- 3:46
Boys Senior Quad: Luke/Erik/Dan/Duff
Friday: Heat -- 2:12 -- Bow #755 -- top 12 to semis
Saturday: Semi -- 10:20/10:25 -- top 3 to finals
Final -- 4:21
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