Rockford crew’s excellent season ends at nationals

Rockford Men’s Varsity 4+ team of Corey Fase, Mitch Hendershott, Andy Carley, Bryce VanderBerg and Rebecca Featherston finishes fourth in the nation at last weekend’s Scholastic Rowing Association of America National Championship in Camden, New Jersey.	Photo by CHRIS FASE

by MARY CLINTHORNE Six Rockford boats competed in the Scholastic Rowing Association of America National Championship last Friday and Saturday, May 25-26, in Camden, N.J. The championship drew rowers from 177 schools, 16 states, and two countries. Friday’s preliminary races advanced the Women’s Freshman 8+, Men’s Freshman 8+, Women’s Junior 4+, Women’s Varsity 4+, and […]

Rockford rowing conquers state again

Rockford’s women’s lightweight 4+ rows to victory.	Photo by LAURA FEATHERSTON

by MARY CLINTHORNE  For the second consecutive year, Rockford rowers earned three coveted championship trophies in the Michigan Scholastic Rowing Championship at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids on Saturday, May 19. The final points told the story as the Rockford men commanded first place with 33 points over second-place Grosse Ile’s nine points; the Rockford […]

Ram rowers bring home medals for moms

Men’s Lightweight 8 brings in their boat after their gold medal performance.	Photo by CHUCK GINEBAUGH

by MARY CLINTHORNE  “Go Rams!” echoed through the Harsha Lake valley east of Cincinnati on Saturday and Sunday, Mother’s Day weekend, as Rockford rowed to first place in the men’s division of the Midwest Scholastic Rowing Championship (MSRC). The Rams were followed in second and third place by Toledo Central Catholic and Cleveland St. Ignatius, […]

St. Mary’s Crew Classic dominated by Rockford

Rockford crew women celebrate their first-place victory.	Photo by MARY CLINTHORNE

by MARY CLINTHORNE Rockford medaled in 12 out of 19 events on Saturday, May 5, at the St. Mary’s Crew Classic in Orchard Lake, with the women bringing home the first-place trophy and the men earning second-place behind Cleveland St. Ignatius. Other top teams in the women’s competition were Detroit Boat Club (second place) and […]

Rockford crew men bring home Grand Rapids Invitational trophy

Rockford’s crew teams celebrate the Men’s Grand Rapids Invitational victory on Saturday, April 28.	Photo by JON LOUX

by MARY CLINTHORNE  Students from 10 high school rowing programs, representing three states (Michigan, Illinois and Indiana) competed Saturday, April 28, at Riverside Park, the site of the Grand Rapids High School Rowing Invitational. Rockford High School took home the men’s team trophy, scoring 46 points, besting second-place Forest Hills Central by 36 points. The […]