Rowers, Coaches, parents and supporters celebrated the 2014-2015 season with a banquet on Tuesday May 26th. A traditional highlight of the evening are the Rower Awards for exceptional performance. Congratulations to this year's recipients.
Most Valuable Rower-Male: RYAN SPRINGER
Most Valuable Rower-Female: LAUREN KAIRYS
Most Improved Rover: OLIVIA HERBSTRITT
Anna Arsenault Award*: NOAH HANEY
Haddon Hammer**- Male: RYAN SPRINGER
Haddon Hammer -Female: REBECCA BROWN
* Anna Arsenault Award recognizes the rower who exemplifies the best in sportsmanship, teamwork, hard work, dedication to improving, unswerving positive attitude, self-sacrifice, leadership and compassion. **Haddon Hammer - for rowers who achieve best erg score.
Click below to view Banquet Program and powerpoint.
HTCC raced to one of it's best performances ever at the Scholastic National Championship this weekend. Three crews advanced out of the heats, and two went on to medal in the finals!
The boys junior quad of Parker, Dan, Walter, and Duff made great strides this week technically and raced hard during their heat, but unfortunately fell short of advancing to the finals. These boys have had a fantastic season and the coaching staff is looking forward to seeing them grow through next year and beyond!
Joey came into this weekend with the daunting task of competing in the senior single. Many of the competitors in this event have been rowing in a single for years. Although he has only been in the single for a few weeks, Joey put together an impressive race in his heat and advanced to the semi-finals. In the semi's he put together the race of his life, executing his plan perfectly, but just fell short of the finals. Joey has been a key member of this team and makes every day on the water or in the erg room a joy. He will be missed next year!
The girls senior quad of Angela, Lauren, Olivia H, and Noa were the first crew to reach the finals. They solidly won their heat on Friday with the third overall time. They came to the course on Saturday focused and ready to get to business. The girls had an amazing race, closing the gap to Conestoga from previous weeks and finishing with a silver medal!
The boys senior quad of Erik, Springer, Luke, and Keaton followed the girls as the second crew to reach the finals. The boys finished second in their heat on Friday and knew they had a tough battle ahead if they wanted to come away with a medal. Despite one of the boys being hit in the face with a golf ball and not being able to breath out of his nose, the crew did just that! They finished only two seconds off Conestoga and 0.2 seconds ahead of Niskayuna (a team who beat them last week) to come away with a bronze medal!
This is the first time in club history that we have medalled in both varsity quads and is a tremendous accomplishment for the athletes! Both quads will be back on the water this week to prepare for the USRowing Youth National Championship in Sarasota, Florida on June 12-14.
The Haddon Township Crew Club will be racing four crews against the top High School boats in the Country this weekend at the SRAA National Championship on Cooper River. This is a two day regatta, with heats taking place on Friday and semi-finals and finals being held on Saturday.
All athletes racing at SRAA's have the day off from school on Friday, so please take advantage and get lots of rest and be hydrated and well fueled for racing. You should get to the boathouse two hours prior to your race time.
Event: Lineup: Heat: Semi-Final: Final:
MV1x Joey 8:20 (Lane 5) 8:40 2:55
MJv4x Parker/Dan/Walter/Duff 3:35 (Lane 5) ---------------- 1:45
WV4x Angela/Lauren/Olivia H/Noa 4:10 (Lane 3) ----------------- 3:10
MV4x Erik/Springer/Luke/Keaton 4:15 (Lane 4) ---------------- 3:15
HTCC finished up an impressive weekend today at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta with six crews racing in Saturday semi's, two racing in the finals, and one coming away with a silver medal!
Ella and Julie started the weekend for the hawks with a very impressive race in the girls junior double. They were followed by another strong race by Christine and Sophia in the girls senior double. Although they did not advance to the semis, the girls had their strongest races of the year and finished the season on a high note!
Both junior quads raced to seventh place finishes in their time trials and advanced to the semi finals on Saturday. Kara, Olivia E, Becca, and Rachel put together another solid race in the semi's, unfortunately finishing in fourth and out of the finals. The girls have only been together for a few weeks and have been improving steadily each time they put their boat in the water. We are looking forward to seeing them progress into next season!! In the boys junior quad, Parker, Dan, Walter, and Duff raced to a fifth place finish in their semi final, just outside of the top three cut-off for finals. These boys still have a lot of speed left in them and will be out again next weekend at SRAA's!
Joel, Noah, and Tyler finished their scholastic rowing careers this weekend with strong races against fast competition. Joel and Noah came out of the time trials in 8th place in the boys senior double and knew it would be a tough road ahead to the finals. In the semi finals, the boys put the hammer down but were unable to advance, finishing in sixth place. Tyler finished in 15th in the time trial in the boys senior single. He decided to go big or go home in the semi final, needing a top two finish to advance to the final, and he almost did just that! Tyler held a solid second place for a large part of the race but was unable to hold on in the end. These boys have been valuable members of our club for four years and their leadership and character will be missed on the team next season.
In the boys senior quad, Erik, Springer, Luke, and Keaton had their best weekend of racing this year, and although they did not come away with medals they turned many heads with their performance. The boys finished in fifth place in their time trial, earning a spot in the Saturday semi-finals. In the semi's, the boys cruised to a strong third place finish and the only finals appearance for the boys squad. In one of the fastest races we have seen this year, the boys fought hard and displayed a tremendous amount of tenacity, finishing in fifth place. Making the finals in a varsity event at Stotesbury is an extraordinary accomplishment and these boys should be proud. They will return to the Cooper next week for SRAA's and will then head down to Florida on June 12th for the USRowing Youth National Championships.
The girls senior quad of Angela, Lauren, Olivia H, and Noa came away with the first medal in school history in this event! On Friday the girls showed their strength with a third place finish in the time-trial. They came into Saturday looking fast and cruising through the semi's in second place in their race and fourth fastest time of the morning. The girls came back this afternoon looking loose and ready to go for the finals. The had their fastest race of the year at the right time and came away with a silver medal! This is a tremendous accomplishment and one they have earned through hard work and dedication all season. The girls will return to the Cooper next weekend for SRAA's and will then travel to Florida on June 12th for the USRowing Youth National Championships.
TENT: Tent is location in entirely different spot from Manny Flicks and City Champs. It is the area used for last year's Stotesbury. But that doesn't help new folks. Tent is past the grandstands, on the other side of bridge (finish line). Walk toward the toward the City. We are at the end of the curve, in grassy area close to the river, under a tree.
FOOD: Ellen Shuttleworth will transport any food/beverage item for Friday's race. She is leaving her house about 7am - so you can drop off tonight (Thursday or very early Friday am). Please contact Ellen directly to coordinate.
On Saturday - Lois Capone will transport any food/beverage items. Please coordinate with her direclty for Sat. food delivery.
It is finally here!! HTCC will be racing in the prestigious Stotesbury Cup Regatta this Friday and Saturday. This is one of the biggest tests for scholastic oarsmen and oarswomen and one of the most exciting weekends of the season. All athletes should arrive at the trailer two hours prior to racing. Do not arrive any more than three hours prior to racing. We live close to the course. Take advantage of our ability to relax at home and not on the ground in the sun!!
All entries will start the weekend with a time trial on Friday. From there you need to qualify to move on to semi-finals and finals. Everyone rest up today and tomorrow, drink lots of water, and eat healthy!!
Leave school at 11:00
Eat a quick lunch and leave for the Schuylkill around 11:45
As soon as you arrive and your boat is rigged you may go out for practice
Once you finish your practice row you may leave
Friday/Saturday Racing Schedule:
The 2015 City Championships took place this weekend and the Haddon Township Hawks finished the long day with three boats on the metals dock. Many of the hawks competed twice as the morning heats began with head races. All entries built into their 15k pieces and raced against the clock; the top 6 fastest times moved onto to the finals in the afternoon.
First up in the JV1x, Matteo finished his heat in 7:16.49. This race was no doubt his best of the season; he stayed powerful and determined throughout and finished the race exhausting all energy.
Next up, Christine and Sophia faced against the girls JV doubles in the heats and raced down the course in 7:13.97. Their catches looked fast and in sync as they shot down the race course.
In the varsity single heat, both Tyler and Joey represented HTCC. Tyler finished his 15k in 5:52.25 just missing the final by a few seconds. Joey raced down the course and finished his 15k in 6:07.30.
Joel and Noah raced against the clock next in the V2x heats; they finished their 1500 meters in 5:21.46. The boys are looking forward to taking the next two weeks to push their limits and prepare for a successful Stotesbury turnout.
In the girls JV4x, Olivia F, Becca, Kara, and Rachel competed in their heat and finished in 4th, safely securing their spot in the afternoon final. In the final, they lined up against the toughest competition in the city; the pushed themselves to ultimate exhaustion and finished in 4th place with a time of 5:45.19.
Similarly, the boys JV4x beat the clock in their heat finishing in 6th place and grabbing a spot in the final. Later in the day, Paul, Parker, Walter, and Dan lined up with the fastest six boats and finished in 5th place with a time of 5:06.28.
In the first straight final of the day for HT, Julie and Ella competed side by side with the other Freshman/Novice doubles. The girls ended their race in 6:38.41 and met the coaches on the metals dock to claim their silver metals!
The girls V4x also competed in straight final. Angela, Olivia H, Noa, and Lauren lined up with the fastest varsity quads in the area. They started off with a fast start out of their stake boat and followed suit down the racecourse finishing in 2nd place in 5:34.61. The girl’s ended their day parked at the metals dock picking up their silvers!
In the V4x, Springer, Erik, Keaton, and Luke went after their heat race and finished in 3rd place with a time of 4:53.41. The final was one of the last races of a long day, and the boys proved themselves to be unforgiving racers. Most of the race showed a fleet racing down the river side-by-side, each boat within inches of the other bow balls. They pushed themselves to the limit and finished their final in 4:53.48 winning bronze metals!
HTCC will be back on the Schuylkill this Sunday for the Philadelphia City Championships. Events with more than six entries will have time trials in the morning with the top six times advancing to finals in the afternoon and evening. Any event with six or fewer entries will be straight finals. All athletes must arrive at the trailer two hours prior to their race. The weather looks beautiful so it should be a great day!
Event: Lineup: Time Trial: Final:
MJv1x Matteo 9:54 3:36
WJv2x Christine/Sophia 10:02 3:42
WJv4x Kara/Olivia E/Becca/Rachel 10:46 4:06
MJv4x Parker/Dan/Walter/Duff 10:54 4:12
MV1x Joey 12:04 5:36
MV2x Joel/Noah 12:24 5:48
MV4x Erik/Springer/Luke/Keaton 12:58 6:24
WN2x Ella/Julie -------- 1:42
WV4x Angela/Lauren/Olivia H/Noa -------- 6:18
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