Saturday, July 07, 2007

First Quad Loses to Windsor Boys’ School in Henley Quarter Finals

First Quad Loses to Windsor Boys’ School in Henley Quarter Finals

By: Bobby Valenti

Posted: Saturday, July 07, 2007

In a hard-fought race in the quarter finals of the Fawley Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta, the first Malvern Quad, consisting of Matt McManus, Carter Lindborg, Mike Rawlings, and Robin Prendes from Miami Rowing Club, lost by two and a half boat lengths to the Windsor Boys’ School ‘A’ Quad. Malvern was within one-half of a boat length the whole race until the end when Windsor pulled out for the lead. “Everybody rowed great, Windsor was just able to stay ahead,” said head coach Craig Hoffman. “I’m proud of our men that rowed here. They’re an exceptional group that rowed their hearts out.” Congratulations to the Malvern rowing team, they’ve had an amazing season and successfully competed against some of the best teams in the country and the world.

The results from today’s quad race at the 2007 Henley Royal Regatta can be found here: http://www.hrr.co.uk/thisyear/display.php?event=The%20Fawley%20Challenge%20Cup%20(Junior%20M4x)&year=2007

As always, this article and many more can be found at the Malvern Rowing Blog: http://malvernrowing.blogspot.com

Friday, July 06, 2007

First Quad Continues After Beating Windsor Boys ‘B’

First Quad Continues After Beating Windsor Boys ‘B’

By: Bobby Valenti

Posted: Friday, July 06, 2007

The first Malvern Quad, consisting of Carter Lindborg, Matt McManus, Mike Rawlings and Robin Prendes from Miami Rowing Club, beat the Windsor Boys' School 'B' boat by three and one-quarter lengths to continue through to the next round of the Henley Royal Regatta’s Fawley Challenge Cup. They will race what is considered the top quad over in England, Windsor Boys’ School ‘A’, in the next round of racing tomorrow.

The second Malvern Quad, consisting of Matt Benedetto, Sean Stewart, Mark Borgerson, and Mike Bohs, lost to Maritime Boat Club by one-half of a length in their race earlier today. “The boys rowed Maritime down until the end of the race and managed to get within half a length of them by the finish. It was a real gutsy, heart-felt race,” said head coach Craig Hoffman.

Good luck to the first Malvern Quad in their race tomorrow, they should be up to the challenge.

The results from today’s quad race at the 2007 Henley Royal Regatta can be found here: http://www.hrr.co.uk/thisyear/display.php?event=The%20Fawley%20Challenge%20Cup%20(Junior%20M4x)&year=2007

The schedule of racing for tomorrow at the 2007 Henley Royal Regatta can be found here: http://www.hrr.co.uk/thisyear/timetable.php

Further information about the Henley Royal Regatta can be found here: http://www.hrr.co.uk/index.htm

Results from this weeks racing will be reported on promptly. As always, this article and many more can be found at the Malvern Rowing Blog: http://malvernrowing.blogspot.com

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Second Quad Continues After First Round at Henley

Second Quad Continues After First Round at Henley

By: Bobby Valenti

Posted: Thursday, July 05, 2007

Earlier today, the second Malvern Quad, consisting of Matt Benedetto, Sean Stewart, Mark Borgerson, and Mike Bohs, qualified after winning their first round race at the Henley Royal Regatta. They beat KRS Sport Gent from Belgium by two and one-quarter boat lengths. Malvern was even with or behind KRS Sport Gent until the last 400 meters, when they steamed ahead for the win. “The guys have a lot of heart; they just wouldn’t quit,” said head coach Craig Hoffman. Conditions today were horrible, with head winds, cross winds, a bad current, and waves pummeling the boat. Tomorrow they will race Maritime Rowing Club from New Canaan, Connecticut in the Fawley Challenge Cup Event.

The first Malvern Quad, consisting of Carter Lindborg, Matt McManus, Mike Rawlings and Robin Prendes from Miami Rowing Club, will race Windsor Boys' School tomorrow in their first race at Henley after being seeded in the Fawley Challenge Cup.

Malvern coaches Brandon O’Brien and Nate O’Connor lost today in their qualifying race in the Double Sculls Challenge Cup to Michal Sloma and Marcin Brzezinski from Poland by three and one-half boat lengths.

Good luck to both Malvern Quads who are competing tomorrow.

The results from today’s quad race at the 2007 Henley Royal Regatta can be found here: http://www.hrr.co.uk/thisyear/display.php?event=The%20Fawley%20Challenge%20Cup%20(Junior%20M4x)&year=2007

The schedule of racing for tomorrow at the 2007 Henley Royal Regatta can be found here: http://www.hrr.co.uk/thisyear/timetable.php

Further information about the Henley Royal Regatta can be found here: http://www.hrr.co.uk/index.htm


Results from this weeks racing will be reported on promptly. As always, this article and many more can be found at the Malvern Rowing Blog: http://malvernrowing.blogspot.com

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Malvern Quad Wins at the Reading Town Regatta

Malvern Quad Wins at the Reading Town Regatta

By: Bobby Valenti

Posted Sunday, July 01, 2007

The first Malvern Quad, composed of Carter Lindborg, Matt McManus, Mike Rawlings and Robin Prendes from Miami Rowing Club, won the Senior 2 Quad Event against Sydney Rowing Club from Australia at the Reading Town Regatta on Saturday. They beat Newport Aquatic Center from the USA in their heat and beat the Sydney A boat by a boat length and a half. The second Malvern Quad, which included Matt Benedetto, Sean Stewart, Mark Borgerson, and Mike Bohs, lost to another boat from Sydney Rowing Club by one boat length in the Junior Quad Event. The composite quad composed of Brandon Hanna and Randy Scott from Malvern and two rowers from Green Lake High School in Seattle lost to Carlow Rowing Club from Ireland in the Junior Quad Event. “The boys rowed very well today, which was quite a challenge considering the awful flooding conditions,” said head coach Craig Hoffman. “They are now gearing up for training for Henley next week, as well as doing a brush race against Carlow Rowing Club from Ireland on Monday.” Brush racing is short racing for practice and interaction between the teams.

The Draw for the Henley Royal Regatta was released, and the first Malvern Quad was seeded in the top eight selected crews in the Fawley Challenge Cup Quad Event, so they do not begin racing until Friday against the winner from the heat between Windsor Boys School and a composite boat of Marlow Rowing Club and Maidenhead Rowing Club. The second Malvern Quad, which qualified for Henley this past Friday, starts racing on Thursday against KRS Sport Gent from Belgium in their heat. Malvern coaches Brandon O’Brien and Nate O’Connor are among the seeded crews in the Championship Double Event and will start racing next Thursday against Michal Sloma and Marcin Brzezinski from Poland. Good luck to all the Malvern crews this week; it should be an incredibly competitive week of preparation and racing.

Results from the Reading Town Regatta have not been released as of the time of this article’s release. When they are released, they can be found at the Reading Town Regatta’s main website, found here: http://www.rtr-tvp.demon.co.uk/Reading-Town-Regatta.htm

The draw from the Reading Town Regatta can be found here: http://www.rtr-tvp.demon.co.uk/RTR-Draw2007.pdf

The draw for the 2007 Henley Royal Regatta can be found here: http://www.hrr.co.uk/downloads/draw_2007.pdf

Further information about the Henley Royal Regatta can be found here: http://www.hrr.co.uk/index.htm

Results from this weeks racing will be reported on promptly. As always, this article and many more can be found at the Malvern Rowing Blog: http://malvernrowing.blogspot.com