Impromptu Reunion

GA Rowing Alums compete in 2015 Head of the Charles

GA rowing alums were well represented at this year’s Head Of The Charles Regatta®, the world’s largest two-day rowing event (first held on October 16, 1965). More than 776 clubs were represented, with 2,222 entries overall.

Eric Blood (GA ’13) rowing for Brown, finished first [woot!] in the Men’s Club Eights (read Brown’s coverage here).  In the same race,  competing against his former teammate, Zach Burkhart’s (GA’15) Boston University crew finished sixth.

Zach Burkhart (GA'15), third from right at the Boston University boathouse.

Zach Burkhart, GA’15 (third from right) at the Boston University boathouse at the 2015 Head of the Charles Regatta.

Jess Zettlemoyer (GA’15) rowing for Boston College, finished 25th in the Women’s Club Eights.

Jess Zettlemoyer, GA'15, (third, with black headband) rowed for Boston College in the 2015 Head of the Charles Regatta

Jess Zettlemoyer, GA’15, (with black headband) rowed for Boston College in the 2015 Head of the Charles Regatta

Alex Takei (GA’13) rowing for UPenn, finished 8th in the Women’s Club 8+ — results here.

Kate Horvat (GA’14) rowing for Yale, finished 11th in the Women’s Championship Eights. Read more about Yale’s race here.

 

A Toast to the “Peter McVeigh 1760”

Jim Connor, Libby Peters, and honoree Peter McVeigh christen the boat

Jim Connor, Libby Peters, and honoree Peter McVeigh christen the boat

On Saturday, May 9, 2015, parents and members of the Germantown Academy crew program, along with Head of School Jim Connor 1760 and Director of Rowing Libby Peters, christened the “Peter McVeigh 1760” in honor of Director of CSO/Upper School History Teacher Peter McVeigh 1760. The Hudson quad boat was generously given to GA from an anonymous donor.

Thank you, Anonymous Donor!

(Just look at those Patriot Proud, boat-happy smiles!)

The Peter McVeigh 1760, now officially christened, will be racing at the 2015 Stotesbury Cup Regatta!

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(More photos at Smug Mug)