Row New Jersey Brings Home a Team Points Trophy at Head of the Passaic Regatta

October 13, 2019

Row New Jersey boys take home the Boys’ Team Points Trophy at the 2019 Head of the Passaic Regatta in Lyndhurst, NJ on Sunday. The Head of the Passaic, now in its 19th year, is hosted by the Nereid Boat Club and Passaic River Rowing Association at the Riverside County Park, Bergen County. The Boys’ Points Trophy is awarded to the boys’ team amassing the highest number of points at each year’s regatta. 

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Row New Jersey competed in men’s and women’s boats of 4+ (4 rowers plus a coxswain) and(8+ (8 rowers plus a coxswain). The men’s team earned gold medals in the Men’s Varsity 8 (MV8+), Men’s Novice 8 (MNov8+) and Men’s Novice 4 (MNov4+), silver medals in the Men’s JV 8 (M2V8+) and bronze in the Men’s JV 4 (M2V4+). Commenting on the team’s performance, Rowing Director Robert Welsh stated, “The boy’s team has been working hard and got a chance to show all the progress they've made in the last few weeks.  The boys V8+, in particular, had a strong morning, winning their category for the first time over strong competition here. All the coxswains did a great job navigating the narrow turns and debris of the Passaic River.“

The Row New Jersey Girls also made a substantial contribution to the success of the day, pulling in gold medals for the Women’s 2nd Varsity 4+ (W2V4+), and silver medals in the Women’s Varsity 4+ (WV4+) and Women’s Varsity 8+  (WV8+).  

All boats competed in a 5k head-race, typical of the fall racing season. Head-races are generally a 2-3 mile race, positioning boats in the water at 10-20 second intervals by boat division. The winner of the race is the crew with the shortest elapsed time through the course. Head-races, generally conducted in the fall, are usually held on rivers, adding the additional complexity of navigating bridges, debris, and turns at racing speed.

Full Schedule of Row New Jersey Events:

Event

Result

Time

Crew

MV8+

1

12:52.2

C. Murphy (Coxswain)  8) M. Nusbaum 7) A. Treger 6) E. Infante 5) J. Daniel 4) J. Richman 3) W. Morton 2) M. Morfogen 1) M. Oram

M2V8+ “A”

2

13:41.6

M. Blandon (Cox) 8) B. Edwards 7) N. Urrutia 6) B. Davis 5) D. Brown 4) T. McKay 3) I. Oram 2) R. Spallone 1) H. Finnegan

M2V8+ “B”

5

14:10.5

E. Gutowski (Cox) 8) T. Sporer 7) C. Gay 6) S. Ruehle 5) M. Gay 4) C. Moran 3) A. Gu 2) L. Wolkenstein 1) A. Eppedio 

WV4+

2

15:21.9

K. Deitz (Cox) 4) E. Kilroy 3) E. Nielsen 2) R. Mills 1) N. Collins

W2V4+

1

15:40.3

A. Park (Cox) 4) J. Bartie 3) A. Nusbaum 2) C. Mirzaian 

1)  C. Fabiano 

MV4+

7

14:49.6

M. Blandon (Cox) 4) B. Davis 3) J. Daniel 2) B. Edwards 1) T. McKay

M2V4+

3

14:35.6

E. Gutowski (Cox) 4) N. Urrutia 3) I. Oram 2) R. Spallone 1) H. Finnegan

WV8+

2

13:59.4

K. Deitz (Cox) 8) E. Kilroy 7) E. Nielson 6) R. Mills 5) N. Collins 4) J. Bartie 3) A. Nusbaum 2) C. Mirzaian 1) C. Fabiano 

W2V8+

7

15.17.1

A. Park (Cox) 8) N.Sturman 7) K. Kim 6) K. Drahzal 5) K. Kimble 4) Noa Jenny 3) A. Eversfield 2) C. Nazarian 1) S. Brady

MNov8+

1

14:23.7

B. Rauchbach (Cox) 8) A. Deitz 7) N. Fox 6) J. Fritts 5) R. Hemrajan 4) L. Cabaj 3) A. Esperance 2) A. To 1) T. Hamilton

MNov4+

1

15:53.6

B. Rauchbach (Cox) 4) T. Hamilton 3) A. Deitz 2) J. Fritts 1) N. Fox

 Row New Jersey (formerly the Mountain Lakes Rowing Club) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation located on Lake Hopatcong. It is devoted to developing the strength, character, and confidence of middle school and high school students as well as masters rowers, through the discipline and teamwork of rowing. Rowers and Coxswains come from multiple communities including Summit, Basking Ridge, Boonton, Budd Lake, Califon, Chester, East Hanover, Far Hills, Hackettstown, Hopatcong, Kinnelon, Madison, Mendham, Morristown, Mountain Lakes, Oak Ridge, Randolph, and Roxbury. To learn more about Row New Jersey, the sport of rowing, and carpool opportunities, contact Rowing Director, Robert Welsh rwelsh@rownj.org or visit www.rownj.org.