Monday, June 26, 2017

Stonehenge, Henley, and Windsor Castle

Malvern B begins racing Wednesday after qualifying, Malvern A was seeded, begins racing Thursday.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Henley Fawley Challenge Cup Training Update

The Malvern A Quad has been seeded, B and C Quads will race in the qualifiers Friday June 23rd at 7:00 PM. There are 55 Quads in the event.

Malvern was also featured in a Row2k article along with the other American crews racing at HRR:

Monday, June 12, 2017

2017 USRowing Youth Nationals

Malvern Rowers had a good weekend, no wins against fierce competition from around the USA. Most event classes had 24 boats entered. Malvern’s Varsity Quad finished 4th in the A final, one place higher than last year, Varsity Lightweight Double raced to 7th, and the Varsity Heavyweight Double finished 13th. Both Doubles won their respective B and C finals. It was great racing, now the rowers are preparing to leave Saturday for Henley. Go Malvern.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Malvern Preparatory School to host reception at the Henley Royal Regatta

Please join varsity Head Coach Craig Hoffman for cocktails and light fare at the Henley Royal Regatta. All family, friends and alumni of Malvern Prep are invited to attend. No charge.
When: Friday, June 30, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Where: Cherwell Room, Phyllis Court Club, Marlow Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 2HT
RSVP: Marie Sumser at or 484-595-1110.
(Please RSVP by Friday, June 23, to be added to the Phyllis Court guest list.)

Dress Code: All guests will need to adhere to the following dress code:
  • Ladies:  Ladies aged 13 years and over are kindly reminded that formal day wear is a requirement. Dresses and skirts should be of modest length with the hemline falling on the knee or longer. We much encourage and appreciate the wearing of hats and fascinators. Ladies are not permitted to wear jumpsuits, jeans, shorts, trousers, culottes, or leggings of any kind.
  • Gentlemen: A blazer and tie or cravet, with chinos or flannels is a requirement for gentlemen. Otherwise a lounge suit, or sports jacket, are acceptable, with a tie or cravat. The wearing of boaters or Panama hats is encouraged but not compulsory. Jackets must be worn at all times unless the Club Chairman gives permission to remove jackets in exceptionally hot weather. Boys over 13 years should follow this code.
  • Children Under 13: Children under 13 years may not wear trainers, jeans, sweatshirts, or T-Shirts.
(The Haverford School will be participating in the Henley Royal Regatta as well. Haverford friends, family and alumni are invited to reception as well.)

Sunday, May 28, 2017

2017 SRAA National Championships

Malvern rowing had a great day, winning the Heavyweight Varsity Quad event, finishing second in the Heavyweight Varsity Double, finishing 3rd in the Varsity Lightweight Double, Junior Double, and Freshman Quad events. All Malvern boats medaled, racing well against competition from Canada to California to Florida. Malvern's Varsity Heavyweight Quad completed it's first triple win of major championships since 2011. 

For full race results click here

Monday, May 22, 2017

Stotesbury Regatta 2017

Malvern Rowing had a great day at the Stotesbury Regatta, winning medals in every event raced. Malvern's Varsity Heavyweight Quad won gold. The Varsity Heavyweight Double and Freshman Quad boats finished second in very close finishes, Varsity Lightweight Double and Junior Double raced to 3rd place. Malvern Rowers races next week at the Scholastic National Championships in NJ.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

2017 USRowing Mid Atlantic Regional Championships Mercer, NJ

Malvern Rowers had a good day in messy windy cold weather at the Mid Atlantic Regionals. The team raced in seven time trials events Saturday, making the finals in all seven. Finals were cancelled however due to weather. The team is racing at Stotesbury Regatta on Friday and Saturday. Racing at the Philadelphia City Championships last weekend qualified 5 Malvern crews for Scholastic National Rowing Championships in Camden, NJ and 3 crews for USRowing Youth National Rowing Championships for School and Clubs in Sarasota, Florida.

Monday, May 08, 2017

City Championships 2017

Malvern Rowers had a good day, finishing 1st in the Junior Double, Varsity Lightweight Double, Varsity Heavyweight Double, and Varsity Heavyweight Quad events. Freshman Rowers finished 3rd in the Freshman Quad and Double events. The margins of victory ranged from 1/2 second to 3.5 seconds, great racing by the team. The team travels next to the USRowing Mid Atlantic Regionals in Mercer NJ next weekend.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Cooper Cup 2017

Malvern Rowing had a good day at the Cooper Cup Regatta in NJ this past weekend, racing schools and clubs over 2000 meters with heats and finals. Malvern Rowers won the Freshman Quad, Junior Double, Varsity Lightweight Double, Varsity Heavyweight Double, and Varsity Heavyweight Quad events.  Malvern Rowing continues next weekend at the Philadelphia City Championships.
Varsity Quad winning their final 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

5th Manny Flick Results

Malvern rowing had a good day at the 5th Manny Flick. The team won the Horvat Sculling Flick Series Point Trophy, last won in 2013. The Varsity Heavyweight Quad and Varsity Lightweight Double won, with the Heavyweight Varsity Double finishing 2nd by 7/100 of a second. The Junior Double and Freshman Double finished 2nd in close races as well. The Freshman Quad finished 3rd. The team now begins the championship part of the season.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

4th Manny Flick

Malvern Rowing had a good day, winning the Freshman Quad, Junior Double, Varsity Lightweight Double, Varsity Heavyweight Double, and Varsity Heavyweight Quad events. The team begins Spring break  practices Monday morning.

For complete race results from the weekend click here

Malvern and Cal Rowing Alumnus Julian Venonsky '12 with friends
and family at the 4th flick

Monday, April 03, 2017

Malvern Rowing coaches Sam and Nicole Cunningham with baby Cal and sister Clarice

3rd Manny Flick Results

Malvern Rowing had a good day, winning the Varsity Lightweight Double, Varsity Heavyweight Double, and Varsity Heavyweight Quad. All Freshman races were cancelled because of fast streamflow.

2nd Manny Flick Results

Malvern Rowing had a great opening day for the Spring 2017 season. Malvern won the Varsity Lightweight Double, both flights of the Varsity Heavyweight Double, and Varsity Heavyweight Quad. events. The Freshman Quad and Double finished 2nd.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Malvern Rowing: A World of Opportunity for Your Son

Hello Malvern Prep Parents,

As you know, our Malvern Prep community is a community where, in addition to great academics, your son has a wide range of extracurricular and athletic options to explore. Malvern Prep’s rowing team is one of your son’s athletic options.

The rowing program has enjoyed much success over the years. From winning on the local, regional and national level to successfully competing in the famous Henley Royal Regatta in England, our rowing team enjoys the rewards of hard work and teamwork. Rowing is a rewarding sport where you don’t need rowing experience to join the team. All team members have the opportunity to make significant contributions. There are no tryouts or cuts for Malvern’s rowing team, and all students are welcome to learn this incredible sport. Malvern’s rowing team welcomes any Malvern student to try rowing through mid-February. The team is currently practicing indoors at the Melton Rowing Center on campus, next to the Strength & Conditioning Center. Your son is encouraged to come by after school and give rowing a try. More information on Malvern’s rowing program is available on our Malvern Rowing blog.

Being a part of the Malvern brotherhood is a lifelong benefit. We also hope your son benefits from being a member of our rowing team. If you have any questions about Malvern’s rowing team, please reach out to Coach Craig Hoffman at (610) 812-6957 or  or to any of the rowing parents listed below.
We hope to hear from you and hope to see your son at the tanks soon!

Pat Keenan (Pat ’18), 610-513-2591
Mike Brady (Drew ’18, team captain), 610-716-4313
Rebecca Ward (Sean ’18, team captain), 610-585-1445

Friday, December 02, 2016

A Message from Junior Captain: Drew Brady

"My name is Drew Brady and I am a junior captain of the Malvern rowing team. I wanted to reach out to you guys to let know of an opportunity to participate in an incredibly rewarding sport this winter/spring. Many of you might think you need previous experience to excel in a sport like rowing but that is far from the truth. I personally had never rowed before freshman year and have had great success even earning a varsity letter my freshman year after only one year of rowing . No matter what grade you are in you can make an immediate and significant positive impact on this team. We have just started our winter training on campus in the tanks everyday after school 3-5:30 and Saturday afternoons. There are no tryouts or cuts, all of you are welcome to come by the tanks and practice with the team to see if it's something you would like to stick with . If any of you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to send me an email or come by and ask me at the tanks after school. I hope you all really consider joining this incredibly successful team and getting a chance to win a national championship with us this spring."

As you can read the Crew team can provide an opportunity that most teams cannot.  It provides an opportunity for everyone.  It also can provide travel (team just returned from Italy and heads to England this summer) and National recognition - the team has everything to offer.  I would strongly encourage a student to take a chance and try the team. Attached below are some past achievements: