Saturday, May 23, 2009

Malvern Wins 2 SRA National Titles

This past friday and saturday, Malvern Rowing won 2 SRA National Titles at Mercer Lake, NJ. With the sun out and a cross/head wind, all malvern rowers were competitive in the Junior Double, Junior Quad, Ltwt Double, and Varisty Quad events.

In the Junior Double, Andrew Paisley along with freshman Mike Lewers, placed 2nd in the friday qualifier which advanced them to the saturday final were they placed 5th overall.

In the Junior Quad, Alec Somers, Jack Buckley, Austin Moore and Dan Schwarz placed 1st first in their qualifier on friday which advanced them to the finals. In the finals, despite only rowing together as a boat for a very short period of time, they were able to finish with an impressive 2nd place. Their time of 05:14.560 was only 2 seconds behind 1st place.

The 1st of Malvern's 2 SRA National Titles came from Dave Matasic and Bill Doughty in the Men's Ltwt. Double. Dave and Bill placed 1st in their qualifier and repeated their 1st place row on saturday, capturing an SRA National Title. Their time was 05:48.234.

The second title came from the 1st place finish of Mike Donohue, Pat Donohue, Austin Bury and Chris Higgins in the Men's Varisty Quad. After having to restart the race due to a collision, Malvern battled through tough competition and a head wind to finish with open water and an SRA National Title. The win completed Malvern's third consecutive year of winning Cities, Stotesbury and Scholastic Nationals in the Varsity Quad. Their time was 05:10.239.
Malvern looks forward to competing at USRowing Youth Nationals for schools and clubs in Cincinatti, Ohio on June 12th-14th.
SRA photos can be found in Malvernrowing's photo gallery

Complete results at Powerhousetiming
Pictures now uploaded: Manny Flicks 2009 , ISA Sculling Championships
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Saturday, May 16, 2009

The 83rd Annual Stotesbury Cup Regatta Results

This past friday and saturday, Malvern was very competitive at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta, the largest highschool regatta in the world.

In the doubles: Sophmores Alec Somers and Austin Moore placed 6th in their their time trial for the JV double, 3rd in their semi-final and advanced to the finals were they placed 6th. Junior Andrew Paisley and novice Nic Kilmer placed 13th in their time trial of the Men's Varsity Double on friday so were unable to advance. Giving them varisty racing experience for next year, novices Pat Allen and Mike Mancenelli raced in the Mens's Lightweight Double. Pat and Mike were competitive and made it past the time trials and placed 6th in their semi-final. Senior Sean Lawler raced in the Men's Varsity Single. Sean qulaified for the semi - final were he placed 3rd, one place short of advancing to the final.

Malvern had a very sucessfull day in all of their quad events, winning all three. Saturday started off with a solid win from freshmen Mike Lewers, Jeremy Gonzalez, Chris Smart and Austin Velte. After placing 2nd in their time trials to Montclair, the Freshmen Quad won their final. They won the first ever Freshmen Quad event at Stotesbury and in doing so claimed the Jack and Nancy Seitz Trophy.
In the Boy's Junior Quad, Dave Matasic, Jack Buckley, Dan Schwarz, and Bill Doughty placed 1st in the time trial and the semi-final to advance them to the finals. In the finals with a slight headwind Dave, Jack, Dan and Bill rowed a solid race to come in 1st place, 3 seconds ahead of second place. The Junior Quad was awarded the George C. Hines Trophy for their 1st place finish.
Defending Stotesbury champions, Malvern's Varisty Senior Quad finished the day strong for Malvern Rowing. The Varisty quad was quoted by head coach Craig Hoffman as “a young boat that has had to work extremely hard.” and that is what they did. After placing 1st in their time trial, seniors Mike Donohue and Chris Higgins along with sophmores Austin Bury and Pat Donohue all rowed well in a hard fought race, beating schools such as Roman Catholic Highschool and The Haverford School. Malvern was awarded the Sonzogni Trophy for the Varisty Quad's 1st place finish for the 3rd consecutive year.

Malvern looks foward to competing next weekend in SRA's at Mercer Lake Nj. As quoted on row2k, Head Coach Craig Hoffman stated "The other teams are really terrific boats, and we're very fortunate to win today. We have no illusions that it isn't going to get tougher over the next few weeks at SRA's and Cincinnati."

For complete results: Friday's results, Satuday's results.
To see Malvern's results posted in "The Philadelphia Inquirer" click here
To see Malvern's results featured on, click here
To see Malvern's Varisty Quad featured in "The Philadelphia Inquirer" prior to Stotesbury, click here
To see Malvern featured in "The Bulletin" prior to Stotesbury, click here

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Philadelphia City Championships Results

Malvern raced well this past Sunday at The Philadelphia City Championships on the Schuylkill River. Malvern claimed 2 City Championships in varsity events, as well as various placings by the Junior Varsity as well as Malvern's novices. Malvern's Varsity Quad of Mike Donohue, Pat Donohue, Austin Bury, and Chris Higgins, rowed a hard fought race to place 1st. Mike, Pat, Austin and Chris rowed a time of 4:35.85, 2.04 seconds ahead of 2nd. David Matsic and Bill Doughty also won a City Championship. Dave and Bill raced a time of 5:10.12, placing them 1st in the Boy's Lwt. Double.

In the Junior Varsity events, Malvern placed 2nd and 3rd. Alec Somers and Austin Moore placed 3rd with a time of 5:13.77 in the JV Double. Andrew Paisley placed 2nd in the boy's JV single with a time of 5:50.18.

Malvern's Freshman Quad placed 1st with a time 5:11.74. Malvern's Novice Quad placed 2nd with a time of 5:23.10. Malvern also placed 3rd in the Boy's Novice Double with a time of 6:03.80

Malvern will compete in Stotesbury May 15th and 16th. For more information on Stotesbury click here.

For complete Results visit PhillyFlicks.