The riverbanks were lined with tents that seemed to go on for miles. Stotesbury is the oldest, largest high school rowing regatta in the nation. This year there are 182 schools represented and 5,672 athletes on the river. (5,672!)
GA’s rowing patriots were in good spirits and ready to row on Friday — hair ribbons in school colors, lucky charms at the ready, and hours and hours of practice behind them. The Patriots rowed throughout the day (Friday’s full schedule can be seen in the previous post) and everyone turned in an outstanding performance.
Five GA boats qualified for Stotesbury semi-finals; two progressed to finals. Congratulations to all our rowers!
Read the Philadelphia Inquirer article (“GA rowers qualify for semifinals” 5/16/2015) that features Patriot rowers Jess Zettlemoyer (GA 15) and Zach Burkhart (GA 15) — click here for pdf or click here for the article on the Inky website.
The Chestnut Hill Local also highlights the GA team in its Stotesbury coverage — click here to read.
SEMI-FINAL: Boys Ltwt Double, Stroke: D.Wentz, Bow: C.Seggev, 6:26.68
SEMI-FINAL: Girls Junior Quad, Stroke: E.Rapp, 3: K.Aemisegger, 2: G.Feirson, Bow: N.Tang, 5:52.07 –>> GA Patriots will be one of six boats that will row in the FINAL at 2:57pm on Saturday 5/16
SEMI-FINAL: Girls Senior Quad, Stroke: B.Owen, 3: i.lillis, 2: H.Mills, Bow: K.Nunes, 6:10.15
SEMI-FINAL: Boys Senior Single, Z. Burkhart, 5:52.56 –>> GA Patriots will be one of six boats that will row in the FINAL at 4:54pm on Saturday 5/16
SEMI-FINAL: Girls Senior Single, J. Zettlemoyer, 6:53.64
Did you know?
The Stotesbury Cup Regatta was established in 1927 by Edward T. Stotesbury, a Philadelphla philanthropist and member of Bachelors Boathouse.
Women started rowing at Stotesbury in 1974 and today they make up over half of each year’s entries.
Two GA Crew Team boats rowed in the finals at the 2015 Stotesbury Cup Regatta.
Girls Junior Quad, Stroke: E.Wescott, 3: J.McKernan, 2: G.Loughlin, Bow: C.Klebanoff, Coxswain: R.Kliger — 5:49.98