Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving Turkey Trot Results

This past Thanksgiving morning, Malvern Rowers and alumni participated in the Annual Schuylkill Navy Turkey Trot. For Complete times and results click here.
The highlight of this year's Turkey Trot was Fred Duling, A 51 year participant in the Turkey Trot and an active member of the Boathouse Row community, competing in the Turkey Trot despite being paralyzed this past year in an unfortunate accident. Read more on this here and watch the videos below.

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Head of the Schuylkill Results

This past weekend Malvern Rowing competed in the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta. Malvern placed 1st, 4th, 6th, 7th in the Varsity single, 5th, 8th, 10 in the Junior Single and 1st, 7th Varsity Double 1st. For Complete Results Click here

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

47th Head of the Charles Regatta Results

This past weekend Malvern competed 47th Head of the Charles Regatta. The weather was ideal and over 8000 rowers participated from all over the U.S. and around the world. Malvern Prep competed in the Club Singles (Jim McManus and Eric Kaufman) on Saturday and the Youth Doubles on Sunday (Austin Velte/Jeremy Gonzalez, Julian Venonsky/Robbie Smith, Mike Lewers/Alex

On Saturday, Jim and Eric faced very tough competition and were the youngest rowers in an open age category. Jim placed 43rd and Eric place 61st out of 64 competitors. Earlier today in the Youth Doubles, Austin Velte and Jeremy Gonzalez rowed to a sixth place finish, with Mike Lewers and Alex Stoczco placing 17th and Julian Venonsky and Robbie Smith finishing 24th out of 40 crews in the race. Malvern Rowing coaches Sam Cunningham and Shane Madden finished 2nd and 4th in the Championship light single

Next Sunday Malvern looks forward to competing in the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta.

Navy Day Regatta Results

Malvern had a good day, finishing 2nd, 6th, and 8th in a field of 35 single scullers.
For Complete Navy Day Regatta Results Click here

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Malvern quad boat beaten at Henley Regatta

Malvern Prep's quad A boat lost its bid to win the Fawley Challenge Cup at the Royal Henley Regatta in England when it was beaten Saturday in the quarterfinals by Sir William Borlase's Grammar School of England.

The Friars foursome of seniors Pat Donahue, Austin Bury, Alec Somers, and Dan Schwarz lost by a boat length to Borlase, which had tied a course record for the event the day before with a time of 6 minutes, 40 seconds. On Saturday, Borlase covered the 1-mile, 550-yard course in 6:49, 21/2 seconds ahead of Malvern.

The Friars never trailed by more than a length and drew even with Borlase with 300 meters to go, but weren't able to take the lead.

"They rowed a terrific race," Malvern coach Craig Hoffman said of his quartet. "Unfortunately, they spent so much effort trying to catch up they couldn't maintain it."

The Friars plan to watch Sunday's finals before heading home Monday.

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To view all of the results from Henley click here

Malvern at the Start in Henley: Video


Malvern A Quad won this morning in the Fawley Challenge Cup, winning against Clydesdale
Club from Scotland. Malvern will race Sir William Borlase School in the quarter-finals Saturday morning.
The boys raced well and comfortable in today's race. SWB is one of the best school quads in England, setting a course record this morning.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

As seen on

ROWING: Malvern Prep's A Quad boat won the High School Event at the Reading Town regatta in England on Saturday.

The Friars beat several Australian, English, and American Quads on the Henley-style, 850-meter course.

Malvern A and Malvern B finished first and second, respectively, in the intermediate quad final, with an Australian crew third.

Malvern B made the final after beating St. Joseph's Prep by 6 feet in the semifinal.
Read more: here

Henley Update: Photos

Shane O'mara (above) is rowing in the Diamond Sculls
Representing 601 Washington Street Sculling Camp

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Malvern Quad B qualified for the Fawley Challenge Cup. 61 Quads
raced tonight with 8 boats moving forward to Henley. Malvern B will join Malvern A in a field of 24 High School and Club Quads. American Quads St. Joe Prep. All crews including Malvern A will be racing Saturday at the Reading town Regatta.
The Malvern Prep B lineup is Mike Lewers, Austin Moore, Austin Velte, and Jeremy Gonzalez.

Monday, June 13, 2011

USRowing Youth Nationals Results

This past weekend Malvern Rowing went to Tennessee to compete in the USRowing National Champions. Malvern won silver in the Quad event. The event had 22 Quads from every region in the country. It was a good fight with Malvern losing by 3.5 seconds to New Canaan Crew Club of CT. The competition was fierce as Malvern won the only medal from the Philadelphia area in any event.
Malvern finished 8th and 15th in the Light Double event, finished 11th in the Heavy Double event.

The team leaves for England June 18th.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Malvern Rowing Wins 3 SRA National Championships

Malvern had a great day in Camden this past weekend, winning 3 National Rowing Championships.

Malvern rowers Rob Smith and Alex Stoczko won the Junior Double.

The Varsity Light Double of Austin Velte and Jeremy Gonzalez also won a National Championship in a close race. This marks the third straight year in a row that Malvern as won the Light Double, it also marks the third straight year that the Malvern Light Double has won the so called "Triple Crown" by winning the Philadelphia City Championships, Stotesbury and Nationals.

Pat Donohue, Austin Bury, Alec Somers and Dan Schwarz won the Varsity Quad for Malvern for the 5th year in a row. This also completed the Triple Crown for the Varsity Quad.

Malvern finished 2nd in the Varsity Double by 1.5 seconds, Freshman Quad a close 3rd. Rowers, coaches, and parents were very excited about the day.

Malvern Looks forward to competing at USRowing Youth Nationals.

For complete SRA results click here

Monday, May 23, 2011

Stotesbury 2011 Results

This past Saturday Malvern had a successful day yesterday at the 85th Stotesbury Regatta. Malvern Won two Golds. The Sonzogni Trophy was won by Malvern's Varisty Quad of Pat Donohue, Austin Bury, Alec Somers, and Dan Schwarz . The Barker Trophy was awarded to Jeremy Gonzalez and Austin Velte for winning the Varsity ltwt double.

The Varsity Quad was recognized in the Philadelphia Inquirer with a big headline “As usual, Malvern Quad wins”. Read the article here

Here are the results of all of Malvern's finals:

Junior 2X (Smith, Stoczko) 2nd
Freshman 4X (Ruggieri, Frey, Wells, McManus) 3rd
Ltwt 2X (Gonzalez, Velte) 1st and Barker Trophy
Senior 2X (Lewers, Moore) 4th
Senior 4X (Donohue, Bury, Somers, Schwarz) 1st and Sonzogni Trophy

Monday, May 09, 2011

Results: Philadelphia City Championships

Malvern Rowing had a great day at the Philadelphia City Championships. Malvern rowers finished first in the Freshman Quad, Novice Quad, Varsity Light Double, and Varsity Quad. They finished second in the Varsity Double, Varsity Light Double, and Novice Quad. Our JV single finished 3rd.

10 Malvern rowers qualified for USRowing Youth Nationals in Oakridge, Tennessee. In the Varsity Quad, Varsity Double, and two doubles in the Varsity Light Double. The Varsity Quad, Varsity Double, Varsity Light Double, and the Freshman quad qualified for Scholastic National Championships in Camden, NJ.

Malvern Looks forward to competing in the Stotesbury Cup Regatta

For complete results click here

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Malvern Wins Horvat Trophy and competes at Mercer Sprints Regatta

Malvern rowing had a good Friday and Saturday racing at the Mercer Sprints in NJ against the best club and scholastic teams across the Northeast USA. The Malvern rowers raced in terrible weather and water conditions Friday and Saturday, winning gold in the Novice Quad, 2nd Varsity Quad, and Varsity Quad events. The lightweight Quad event was cancelled.

The fifth Manny Flick on Sunday was cancelled because of unsafe fast water conditions.
Malvern again won the Horvat Trophy for accumulating the most sculling points of the 2011 Manny Flick series.

For complete Mercer Sprint results click here

For information on Malvern's 601 Summer Sculling Camp click here
It's open to all high school rowers and is run by Malvern's Head Coach Craig Hoffman and his assistant coaches.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Check Out: Malvern Prep Rowing Teams Honors Fallen Marine

"This skull is no longer just a skull is it? It's a legacy," said Father James Flynn.

On a brightly lit but windswept Saturday, Brandon Bury was, for a moment, very much alive; the center of attention for all the right reasons.

"We were, uh, up in Canada, and as we were returning, I got a call from my dad. He was really upset, and I figured something bad had happened," said Austin Bury.

That call came on June 6th last year, and something bad had happened. Sgt. Bury, on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, died. The 26 year old father of two was killed by an I.E.D.

"And I just broke down," said Austin. "It was a really sad day."

Austin Bury was Brandon's cousin. Geographically, they were not close. Brandon lived in Texas, but in every other way they were.

The loss hit Austin hard, derailing his season as a championship caliber rower at Malvern Prep.

It hit the team hard, too. Though they had never met him, they were inspired by Brandon's sacrifice. So they dedicated the season in his honor.

Saturday, they made certain he would be a part of their future seasons as well. Christening the Sgt. Brandon C. Bury, USMC, a varsity quad given to the team by an anonymous donor.

Brandon didn't row, but he was an avid swimmer and a fierce competitor, so this, his family says, is fitting.

Though Saturday was the official christening of the Sgt Brandon Bury, the boat has already been on the water twice, winning both times.

"More than anything, the boys really feel motivated when they get into that boat," says Rowing Coach Craig Hoffman.

The dedication gives the young athletes someone to fight for, and for Brandon Bury, the consummate the soldier, a different fight to join.

"This is just awesome," said Austin. "I can't wait to come back and watch them race, next year's varsity squad to see how they do. I'm sure they will be fast and the boat will lead down the river."

You can also watch more videos on this story on Malvern Prep's Youtube Channel

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Results: 3rd Manny Flick

Malvern Rowing had a very good day at the 3rd Manny Flick Regatta this past Sunday. Malvern won the Freshman Quad, Novice Quad, JV Single, JV Double, Varsity Light Double, Varsity Double. Malvern also won the Varsity Quad by .39 seconds over Conestoga HS in a close race.

For complete Results click here

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Results: 2nd Manny Flick

Malvern Rowing had a good day at the Second Manny Flick Regatta on Sunday. Malvern rowing finished 1st in the Freshman Quad as well as 1st in both Varsity Quad finals. Malvern finished 2nd in the Novice Double, Varsity Lightweight Double, and JV single.
Malvern Rowing looks forward to competing in the 3rd Manny Flick next Sunday.

For complete results from the 2nd Manny Flick click here

For Row2k Photos of the 2nd Flick click here

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Malvern Prep Rowing Team to Christen New Boat in Honor of Fallen Soldier

The phone call came on June 6, 2010, as Austin Bury ’11 was on his way home from Canada, where he had been racing as a member of Malvern Prep Crew. The call was from his dad, Tim, who delivered the news that Austin’s cousin, 26-year-old Marine Sgt. Brandon Bury, had been killed while supporting combat operations in Afghanistan. The news weighed heavy on Austin’s heart as he endured that long trip home.

Brandon Bury had already served two tours in Iraq before he was deployed to Afghanistan in April 2010. He had most recently been assigned to train Afghan police officers, and spoke to family and friends about making progress with the local population. “He had a light about him when he walked into a room, and everyone was always drawn to him," said his wife Heather, mother of Brandon’s 4- and 2-year-old sons. “He was the kind of man who wanted to help everyone.”

Rowing provided comfort for Austin, who greatly loved, admired and respected his cousin. He focused his energies on the US Rowing Youth National Championship in Cincinnati, and the US Rowing Junior Men's National Team Selection Camp, but his commitment to crew meant he was unable to join his family in attendance at both Brandon's funeral in California and memorial service in Houston. Brandon was in his thoughts last season, and this year the loved one he lost will be with him throughout the racing season.

A brand new quadruple scull, a gift of an anonymous donor, will be christened as the Sgt. Brandon C. Bury USMC at a ceremony on Saturday, April 2, at 12:00 p.m. at the team’s boathouse, located at 601 Washington Street in Conshohocken. Malvern Prep rowers, families, alumni and friends are invited to join the special event, which will include comments by Malvern’s Head of School, Father James R. Flynn, O.S.A., Brandon’s aunt Missy Whitney, and Malvern crew coach Craig Hoffman.

“The dedication of this quad has meant so much to Austin and his extended family,” said Betsy Bury, Austin’s mother. “Brandon's father, Brian, and mother, Terri, are overwhelmed with gratitude to Malvern for this honorable recognition of their son. We hope that Sgt. Brandon C. Bury USMC will see Malvern Prep all the way to Nationals this year.”

For more information on Sgt. Brandon Bury, click here

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

1st Manny Flick Results

This past weekend Malvern Rowing raced for the first time this Spring at the 1st Manny Flick. In the Varsity Quad, Malvern finished 1st and 2nd in a tough race. Malvern also placed first in the Varsity Lightweight Double as well as second place in the Junior Single. Malvern Looks forward to competing in the Second Manny Flick this Sunday.

For complete results click here
For assorted photos from the 1st Flick click here.