Sunday, November 28, 2010

Malvern Prepares for Winter Training

This past saturday the Malvern Rowing team gathered to help prepare the Melton Rowing Center for the upcoming season of winter training. Photos below.




Turkey Trot Results


Winning Junior Jeremy Gonzalez of Malvern

This past thanksgiving morning Malvern Rowing competed in the annual tradition of running in the Schuylkill Navy Turkey Trot on thanksgiving morning.

For results click here
For photos click here

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

SilverSkiff Results

Malvern rowing had a good regatta on Sunday in Turin, Italy. Over 800 single scullers from 10 different countries raced in all age groups. Malvern rowers racing were Pat Donohue, Dan Schwarz, Austin Bury, and Austin Moore.
Malvern rowing coach Sam Cunningham finished 20th overall and 5th in the Championship lightweight division, racing many Olympians. Sam was the second highest finish of Americans racing overall. Pat Donohue finished 46th overall and tenth in the Junior A category of 50+ racers, racing against medallists from the recent Junior World Championships. The regatta was spectacular, showing the value European countries puts on learning to row singles from the age of nine. Malvern was invited to attend next year by the host regatta.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Malvern Rowing and Their Guests

The Malvern Rowing team along with their guests from Shiplake College, Henley England

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

2010 Head of the Schuylkill Results

This past weekend Malvern rowing competed at The 2010 Head of the Schuylkill Regatta and had a great day. Malvern scullers finished 1st, 6th, and 10th in the high school Single event in a field of 57 competitors. Malvern also finished 1st and 2nd in the high school Quad event in a field of 32 entries, finishing one second apart. Malvern's high school double finished 9th in a field of 35 entries. These finishes are the best results Malvern Rowing has ever recorded at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta.

Malvern rowing coach Sam Cunningham also had a great day and finished 1st in the Championship light single event.

Malvern's guests from Shiplake College, Henley England, won the HS Double and finished 5th in the high school eight event and had a great stay in Philadelphia.

For complete results click here.
For photos click here.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Head of the Charles 2010 Results


This past weekend Malvern Rowing traveled up to Boston to compete at the 2010 Head of the Charles Regatta. Malvern raced three doubles with two placing in the top 10. Malvern was the only school that had two doubles place in the top 10. Dan Schwarz and Pat Donohue placed 5th in actual time however were bumped down to 8th place due to a 10 second buoy penalty. Austin Bury and Alec Somers placed 10th and Jeremy Gonzalez and Mike Lewers placed 18th in a field of 41. Malvern also raced 2 singles placing 25th and 41st.

Back in Philadelphia 3 Malvern rowers raced at the Children's Foundation Regatta on Sunday winning the novice single and placing 2nd and 3rd in the varsity single.

For complete Head of the Charles results click here.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fall 2010 Race Results: Row for the Cure, Navy Day and The Hutchinson Cup



The past few weekends Malvern Rowers have been busy at work on the Schuylkill competing in singles at the Hutchinson Cup Regatta, Navy Day Regatta and Row for the Cure. Malvern was very competitive in all three and had successful weekends.

This past weekend Malvern competed in Row for the cure, a charity regatta that raises funds for cancer research, Malvern is proud to support the cause. Malvern had 11 rowers compete and captured 9 out of the top 10 spots. Senior Pat Donohue placed 1st followed by Dan Schwarz and Austin Bury who placed 4th. For complete results click here.

Malvern was also very competitive in the Navy Day Regatta. Malvern entered 11 rowers and 7 of those racers placed in the top 10 with senior Pat Donohue placing 1st overall. For complete results click here.

The Hutchinson Cup was equally a success for Malvern as they captured the top 8 places in the men's high school single event. Pat Donohue placed 1st followed by Dan Schwarz and Austin Bury. For complete results click here.

Malvern Rowing is looking forward to competing at the 2010 Head of the Charles Regatta on October 22nd. Malvern is also looking forward to hosting a team of 12 rowers and 3 coaches from Shiplake College, Henley England on October 26th through the 31st for the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Malvern Rowers Prep 601 Washington For the Fall Season

Dan Schwarz working hard trimming the weeds as part of the 601 beatification process. This past weekend Malvern rowers gathered to prep the Boathouse for an upcoming year of rowing.
Alec Somers working the broom
Pat Quinn multi tasking, ajusting the riggers for the fall season while also practicing posing for his GQ Photo Shoot.

Austin Bury and Jeremy Gonzalez also work the broom making 601 OCD proof.
Malvern Rowing Looks forward to being competitive this Fall

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Malvern Rowing Wins 2 SRAA National Titles


This past friday and saturday Malvern competed in the Scholastic Rowing Association of America National Championships in Saratoga New York. Malvern had 6 boats qualify to compete and five of those boats made it to the final. The Varsity Double of Alec Somers and Austin Moore placed 4th in a very competitive final. Also placing 4th was the JV Quad of Alex Tammany, Austin Velte, and Robbie Smith and Alex Stotzko. Sophmore Julian Venonsky raced a hard fought race in the Varisty Single however he did not make the final. In a competitive final, Jeremy Gonzalez and Pat Allen placed third in the JV Double.

Malvern's two golds came from the Varisty Lightweight double and the Varsity Quad. The Varsity Lightweight Double of Bill Doughty and Dan Schwarz won their heat by 7 seconds which advanced them to the finals were they placed 1st by 9 seconds.

Malvern's Varisty Quad placed 1st in a competitive field. Mike Lewers, Austin Bury, Pat Donohue and Dave Matasic crossed the line 4 seconds ahead of 2nd place. This win marked the 4th year in a row that the Malvern Varsity Quad has won Philadelphia City Championships, Stotesbury and SRAA Nationals.

For complete results click here

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Malvern Rowing Wins Three Golds at Stotesbury Cup


Malvern Rowing competed well this past Friday and Saturday at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta. The Stotesbury Cup is the largest high-school regatta in the world with crews from all over the country and Canada participating. Malvern came home with 3 golds after many hard fought races.
Malvern's Varisty Single, freshman Trevor Pinos, fought hard but came up short in a tough qualifying heat. In addition, Malvern's Varsity 2X consisting of freshman Alex Stoczko and sophomore Julian Venonsky missed the semis by 2 seconds in a competitive event.
Malvern's JV 2X of freshman Alex Tammany and sophmore Robbie Smith, made it through the head race qualifier and the semi-final landing them in the Final.

Malvern's first win of the day came in the light-weight double event. The double consisting of Dan Schwarz and Bill Doughty placed first all the way through the qualifiers to the final where they finished with a time of 5:19; 5 seconds ahead of second place. For this Malvern won the Barker Trophy for the Varisty Lightweight Double.

Malvern's next gold came in the JV Quad event. Malvern's recently formed JV 4X comprised of Pat Allen, Austin Moore, Austin Velte, and Jeremy Gonzalez placed second in their time trial and 1st place in their semi-final. In a very competitive final Malvern placed 1st. This is the second year in a row that Malvern has won the George C. Hines Trophy for the JV Quad event.

The final gold medal came from Malvern's Varsity Quad of Mike Lewers, Austin Bury, Alec Somers, and Dave Matasic. The Quad came in 1st in their qualifier and semi and proceeded to the final where they had one of their toughest races of the year. The quad battled from behind to win the race by .4 seconds over second place with a time of 4:49. This win marked the fourth year in a row that Malvern has come home with the Sonzogni Trophy for the Champions of the Men's Varsity 4X.

Malvern looks forward to competing in two weeks at SRAA Nationals in Saratoga, NY.
To See Complete Results from Stotesbury Click Here For Friday, Here For Saturday
For Malvern and Stotesbury featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer click here

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Malvern Freshmen Win Double Event at Dr. White Regatta


Freshmen, Alex Tammany (left) and Alex Stotzko (right) won the Freshman Double last weekend at the Dr. White Regatta. Tammany and Stotzko finished 20 seconds ahead of second place. The single event in which Malvern had also entered was cancelled due to high winds.
For complete results click here

Monday, May 03, 2010

Malvern Rowing Takes Four Golds at City Championships / Accepts Horvat Trophy








This past weekend, Malvern Rowing competed in the Philadelphia City Championships. Malvern began the day by receiving the Horvat Trophy for having the most accumulated points in the 2010 Manny Flick Series.

Three Malvern Novice Rowers competed in the Novice Single event, Trevor Pinos advanced to the final where he placed 4th. Two more Malvern Novices competed in the Freshmen Double event, the double, consisting of Alex Stoczko and Alex Tammany, took Gold in the final after a hard fought race.

Malvern's JV Rowers had a good day on the water as well. Julian
Venonsky competed in the JV Single event where he placed 4th, and the JV Double of Robbie Smith and Austin Velte missed first place by .28 seconds as they took Silver.

Malvern's varsity rowers had a fantastic day onthe race course. The Varsity Light-Weight Doubles of Bill Doughty and Dan Schwarz, and Pat Allen and Jeremy Gonzalez, took 1st and 3rd respectively. Malvern's Varsity Double of Alec Somers and Austin Moore also grabbed gold, finishing almost four seconds ahead of second. To end the day, Malvern's Varsity Quad consisting of Mike Lewers, Austin Bury, Pat Donohue, and David Matasic placed 1st, winning by 8 seconds over second.

Malvern hopes to continue their success in the upcoming Stotesbury Regatta in Philadelphia, May 14, and 15th, Stotesbury is the largest High-School Regatta in the World.


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Saturday, May 01, 2010

Results: Cooper Cup

This past weekend Malvern competed at Cooper River in the Cooper Cup Regatta. Malvern raced well. For results click here

Monday, April 19, 2010

Malvern Races in 5th Flick

Above: the varsity quad of Austin Bury, Mike Lewers, Pat Donohue and Dave Matasic

This past weekend Malvern Rowing competed in the 5th and final Manny Flick. Malvern entered the day leading the point total for the Horvat Trophy and continued to stay in the lead as well as widen the margin the victory. Robbie Smith and Austin Velte raced first and the placed 3rd in the jv double heat. From there the results continued to improve with a second place finish in the JV single by Julian Venonsky. The first win of the day came from the novice quad of Alex Tammany, Brad Hunt, Rich Jeong and Alex Stotzcko as they captured their first win of the season. All three of Malvern's doubles placed first in their heats. The ltwt. double of Jeremy Gonzalez and Pat Allen, the varsity double (first heat) of Alec Somers and Austin Moore, and the varsity double ( 2nd heat) all won 1st place. Malvern concluded a sucessful day of racing with a 1st place victory in the varsity quad. The varsity quad of Austin Bury, Mike Lewers, Pat Donohue, and Dave Matasic finished 5.8 seconds ahead of second place.
Below: the varisty ltwt. double of Bill Doughty and Dan Schwarz

For complete results and times visit Boathouserow
To view Malvern Rowing videos click here

Friday, April 16, 2010

Results: 4th Manny Flick

This past weekend Malvern competed at the 4th Manny Flick. The day started off with a second place finish in the JV single by sophmore Julian Venonsky. Novice Trevor Pinos placed 7th in his first time in the single, unfortunatly the novice quad did not finish due to equipment breakage. Robbie Smith and Austin Velte placed 3rd in the jv double head race. In the Ltwt Double, Malvern placed 1st in both the first and second flight. Bill Doughty and Dan Schwarz placed 1st in the first flight and Jeremy Gonzalez and Pat Allen placed 1st in the second flight. In the varisty double, Alec Somers and Austin Moore also placed 1st. The varisty quad of Austin Bury, Mike Lewers, Pat Donohue and Dave Matasic placed first. Malvern will compete this friday and saturday in the ISA sculling championships at Mercer Lake. Malvern will also race this upcoming Sunday to compete to win the Horvat trophy, a trophy awarded to the boys sculling team who has accumulated the most points over the course of the Manny Flicks.

For complete results and times click here
For videos of the Manny Flicks click here

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Results: 3rd Manny Flick

Malvern Competed in the 3rd Manny Flick and raced well. Malvern won the Varisty Quad Event, Varsity Double, Varsity Ltwt double and JV single. For more and all results visit PhillyFlicks.

Video of the Varsity Double can be found below, you can view more videos like these of the Flicks and other races here

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Results: 2nd Manny Flick

Today, Malvern Rowing kicked off the spring racing season by competing in the 2nd Manny Flick/Horvat Series. The first race for Malvern was the novice quad which placed 3rd and consisted of Alex Tammanay, Trevor Pinos, Rich Jeong and Alex Stotzco. The jv double of Robbie Smith and Julian Venonsky placed 4th. Malvern raced two doubles in the lightweight category. Bill Doughty and Dan Schwarz placed 1st in the event followed by Jeremy Gonzalez and Pat Allen who placed 2nd. Alec Somers and Austin Moore raced in the first heat of the varsity double where they also placed 1st. Malvern finished out the day with a 1st place victory in the Varsity Quad event which was won by Pat Donohue, Austin Bury, Mike Lewers, and Dave Matasic.

For complete results and times click here.
To view video of the race click here.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Wondering what happens when you break your arms early?

Sophomore Jeremy Gonzalez practices the pseudo release drill in the rowing tanks with the assistance of "the blocks" to correct his bad habit of breaking his arms early.

Check it out on Row2k's "Photo of the Day"