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 dominates Spring Sprints

Rockford’s crew team celebrates fifth straight year of Spring Sprints victory.	Photo by JON LOUX

by MARY CLINTHORNE The bleachers in the gym at Forest Hills Central High School rumbled on Saturday, March 24, as the Rockford crew team celebrated another victory. For the fifth consecutive year, Rockford won the Grand Rapids Spring Sprints. The Rams claimed all three top positions in the open boys race, with Bryce VanderBerg setting […]

Rockford crew rows strong in Cincinnati

Rockford’s men’s junior four boat of (l–r) Austin Burris, Alex Welch, Bryce Vanderberg, TJ Jacobs and coxswain Mark Nadeau celebrate their second-place finish.

Over 50 schools converged at East Fork Lake State Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, over the weekend of May 7 to compete in the Midwest Scholastic Rowing Association Regatta. Racing began early on Saturday with boats competing in “head race” format to earn spots in the semifinals and finals, which were held on Sunday. Head racing […]

Rockford crew earns distinction as Michigan champions

Rockford’s men’s lightweight eight team of (front, l–r) Kyle Brown, Kylie Torres, Isaac Blenman; (back, l–r) Tyler Truxton, Troy Paskiewicz, Josh Houn, Tyler McDaniel, Sam Berndt and Trevor Holloway helps the Rams to victory.

by CANDY BURRIS The Rockford crew team was prepared and went to Kensington Metro Park with one goal in mind:  to win the state title. They knew the competition would be tough, especially with powerhouses like Ann Arbor Pioneer and Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in attendance. But the Rams charged forward and, at the end […]