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, […]

Rockford crew ends season strong

Rockford’s men’s novice eight boat of (front) coxswain Margaret Saelens; (middle, l–r) Andrew Troyanowski, Sean Ebel, Cody Brown; (back) Jake Madsen, Matt Vermeer, Nate Roobol, Bryce Vandenberg, Andrew Christensen, and Coach Eric Bennett take home first place in the Michigan State Regatta.

by CANDY BURRIS The Rams traveled to Stony Creek Metro Park in Utica, Mich. over Memorial Day weekend to compete in the Michigan State Regatta. Schools and clubs from around the state gathered to race at the all-day event. Rockford came out strong and placed six boats in first, four boats in second, and two […]

Rockford crew displays true toughness in Wi-Hi Regatta

Rockford’s men’s novice four team of (l–r) Coach Eric Bennett, Austin Togger, Bryce Vandenberg, Matt Vermeer, Nate Roobol, Coach Jack DeLine and (front) coxswain Margaret Saelens take second place at the Wi-Hi Regatta.

by CANDY BURRIS Rowing teams from 20 schools in Michigan, Canada and Illinois converged at Wyandotte early Saturday morning, May 2, for the Wi-Hi Regatta. Weather conditions were less than ideal as high winds created whitecaps along the river and pushed waves up over the riggers as rowers attempted to race the course. Spectators watched […]

Sun shines bright on Rockford crew, captures first place

The women’s novice eight boat takes first place in Rockford crew team’s first regatta of the season.

In a regatta dominated entirely by Ann Arbor Pioneer over the past several years, Rockford’s crew team pulled out all the stops to narrowly claim a first-place finish, just one point ahead of rival Ann Arbor Pioneer and two points ahead of another strong East Michigan team, Ann Arbor Huron. East Michigan teams have dominated […]

Rockford crew starts season strong

Rockford crew team's top ten finishers earn the Rams enough points for a first-place win at Forest Hills Central against seven other teams.

by CANDY BURRIS In a test of physical strength and endurance, the Rockford crew team stood up to the challenge and excelled. Claiming first-place honors for the second year in a row, the Rams clearly showed they were the best in West Michigan. Competing against Forest Hills Central (FHC), Forest Hills Eastern, Lowell, East Grand […]