Penn Athletic Club Wins 5th Straight Barnes Trophy

Posted: July 29, 1991

The chanting was loud and boisterous and boomed from the fans on the banks of the Cooper River and the crew standing unsteadily on tiptoe on the dock: ''Penn AC, Penn AC."

Yesterday, for the fifth straight year, the rowers from Penn Athletic Club - which hopes to send as many as 33 rowers to various international competitions this summer - won the Barnes Trophy. As big as a coxswain, the trophy is awarded to the club that gathers the most points at the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis in June and the American Rowing Championships, which ended yesterday on the Cooper River in Pennsauken.

Going into yesterday's final race, the men's senior eight, Penn AC held a tenuous 20-point lead over Boathouse Row rival Undine Barge Club. But with three Pan-American Games qualifiers in their "A" eight and with a collection of sweep rowers deep enough to qualify their "B" eight in the six-boat final, Penn AC finished first and third and allowed head coach Ted Nash to hoist the Barnes Trophy in triumph. His club earned 304.25 points to second- place Undine's 229.95.

"Going into that final race, all of the older guys made sure we knew how close things were," Ken Detweiler said. "They wanted us to know that we couldn't lose the Barnes Trophy. Especially not to Undine."

Detweiler and Don Smith, who rowed in the winning eight, certainly did their part for Penn AC. Each won four gold medals and rowed in six various heat and championship races over the four-day regatta. "I'm tired," Detweiler, 24, said. The former Temple rower still was breathing hard a half- hour after the final race had finished. He and Smith, a 23-year-old who rowed at Syracuse, didn't smile until they had lifted their eight off their shoulders and gulped some water. "That's about as much work as I need this weekend," Smith said.

As happy as the Penn AC group was to again claim overall club rowing superiority, there was an even more excited senior men's lightweight quad from Undine.

Led by a pair of 37-year-olds with more gray hair than black, the Undine quad recovered from a broken oar in the warm-ups to win their race handily.

Mike Hindrey, who turns 38 in December, still has his biggest race ahead of him. The chief financial officer for Penn Hospital is heading to the Pan-Am Games next week to row the lightweight double with another Undine member, 25- year-old Pete Borowski. For Keith Robinson, a 37-year-old doctor, the victory put a fitting cap on his career. By winning the event, Robinson earned the distinction of becoming an elite rower, the next, and final, step up from senior rowing. Yesterday's win was most likely his last on the competitive national level.

Rowing is filled with interesting tales of men and women who have put off career and marriage and opted to live spartan lifestyles to pursue world championships and Olympic games. Hindrey did things a little backward.

He worked all through college at Santa Clara. He got a good job. He moved to Philadelphia to pursue a doctorate in American studies at Penn. Then, as a 30-year-old runner with bad knees, he was lured onto the river and into a shell.

"It was just supposed to be for fun and to keep in shape," Hindrey said. His dark hair and mustache liberally peppered with gray, Hindrey describes

himself as a "mellow vegetarian." He soon found rowing a pleasing, and addictive, alternative to running. Having learned the basics at Fairmount Rowing Association on Boathouse Row, Hindrey decided to join Undine and benefit from the excellent sculling coaching of Jim Barker and Lyons Bradley.

So quickly did Hindrey pick up the sport that U.S. Rowing technical director Kris Korzeniowski called Hindrey up a couple of years ago. "I won a race at the Head of the Charles in Boston and Kris wanted to know who I was. He thought I was some young, up-and-coming guy," Hindrey said. "When he heard how old I was, he never called me back."

Once he was at Undine, Hindrey set a goal of making a national team. He has done that now and will experience his first international competition at the Pan-Am Games. "Sometimes I feel a little out of place with all the young guys," Hindrey said. "But everybody is so nice. They just kid with me and accept me. Now, my goal is to win a medal in international competition. Then, retire."

THE RESULTS

MEN'S SENIOR EIGHT

1. Penn AC "A" (Sander Packerd, Joe Gregorwich, Steve Wanner, Jed Dietrich, Jim Smigiel, Chip McCollum, Don Smith, Ken Detweiler, Pete Cippolone), 6:07.7; 2. Potomac Boat Club, 6:10.5; 3. Penn AC "B", 6:15.5; 4. Undine Barge Club, 6:15.6; 5. Thames River Sculls, 6:19.1; 6. Albany Rowing Center, 6:48.8.

WOMEN'S SENIOR EIGHT

1. Vesper Boat Club (Sarah Subak-Sharpe, Molly Brock, Barbara Byrne, Claire LeBuffe, Marcie Porter, Jenny Castle, Diana Cochran, Sarah Gardner), 6:58.5; 2. TRS/UNH, 7:02.3; 3. Junior Development Camp, 7:08.3; 4. Riverside Boat Club, 7:31.4; 5. Capitol Rowing Club, 8:06.5.

MEN'S JUNIOR QUAD

1. Viking Rowing Club (Erik Bergman, Matt Guerrieri), 7:55.7; 2. St. Catharines Rowing Club "B", 7:58.3; 3. St. Catharines Rowing Club "A", 8:05.7; 4. Penn AC, 8:12.7; 5. Wyandotte Boat Club, 8:14.9.

MEN'S JUNIOR SINGLE

1. Adam McNeill, Durham Boat Club, 8:14.7; 2. Rich Souther, Bachelor's Barge, 8:20.7; 3. Liad Meidar, Undine Barge Club, 8:24.2; 4. Cyrus Tehrani, St. Catharines Rowing Club, 8:24.3; 5. Mike Struett, Long Beach Rowing Association, 8:35.2.

MEN'S LIGHTWEIGHT INTERMEDIATE DOUBLE

1. Undine Barge Club "B" (Oliver Slezar, Mike Burke), 7:22.5; 2. Durham Boat Club, 7:27.5; 3. Baltimore Rowing Center, 7:34.4; 4. Thames River Sculls, 7:34.9; 5. Undine Barge Club "A", 7:36.7; 6. Potomac Boat Club, 12:18.9.

WOMEN'S LIGHTWEIGHT INTERMEDIATE SINGLE

1. Izzie Brown, The Better Motion, 9:00.8; 2. Kim Cook, Philadelphia Girls Rowing Club, 9:10.7; 3. Molly Brock, Vesper Boat Club, 9:15.7; 4. Sarah Snyder, Philadelphia Girls Rowing Club, 9:16.1; 5. Cindy Armer, Long Beach Rowing Association, 9:28.4; 6. Brigitte Patterson, Philadelphia Girls Rowing Club, 9:49.5.

MEN'S LIGHTWEIGHT INTERMEDIATE FOUR WITHOUT COXSWAIN

1. Thames River Sculls (Clark Eagle, Frank Klausz, Willy Hawkins, Jamie Tew), 6:54.0; 2. Bachelor's Barge, 6:54.6; 3. Riverside Boat Club, 7:03.3; 4. New York Athletic Club, 7:13.4; 5. Potomac Boat Club, 7:24.5; 6. Bachelor's Barge, 7:25.5.

MEN'S INTERMEDIATE SINGLE

1. Ransome Weaver, Undine Barge Club, 7:43.0; 2. Rudy Vanderschoot, Riverside Boat Club, 7:46.7; 3. John Galligan, Fairmount Rowing Association, 7:58.2; 4. Jamie Gordon, The Better Motion, 8:06.3; 5. Paul Waters, Undine Barge Club, 8:06.4; 6. Tony Mazzeo, Undine Barge Club, 8:08.7.

WOMEN'S INTERMEDIATE DOUBLE

1. Thames River Sculls (Cecile Ulbrich, Laura Matlock), 8:05.8; 2. Philadelphia Girls Rowing Club "C", 8:12.5; 3. Kansas Crew, 8:15.8; 4. Narragansett Boat Club, 8:17.3; 5. NYAC/Narragansett, 8:25.7; 6. Philadelphia Girls Rowing Club "B", 8:43.5.

MEN'S INTERMEDIATE FOUR WITH COXSWAIN

1. Cincinnati Rowing Center (Ron Long, Clay Roscoe, Bernard Welsch, Ty Bennion, Mike Chudzik), 6:52.1; 2. Penn AC "B", 6:57.2; 3. Potomac Boat Club ''A", 6:57.5; 4. New York Athletic Club, 7:00.2; 5. Penn AC "A", 7:13.1; 6. Potomac Boat Club "B", 7:18.3.

MEN'S LIGHTWEIGHT SENIOR SINGLE

1. Rob Ezold, Undine Barge Club, 7:47.1; 2. Todd Green, New York Athletic Club, 7:52.8; 3. Pete Borowski, Undine Barge Club, 7:56.5; 4. Chuck Windeknecht, New York Athletic Club, 7:58.5; 5. Brad Halterman, Potomac Boat Club, 8:02.2; 6. Jim Ferrell, Potomac Boat Club, 8:08.6.

WOMEN'S LIGHTWEIGHT SENIOR PAIR WITHOUT COXSWAIN

1. Riverside Boat Club (Allison Cromey, Allison Foight), 8:25.0; 2. Vesper Boat Club, 8:30.4; 3. Bachelor's Barge "A", 8:33.0; 4. Potomac Boat Club, 8:39.4; 5. Long Beach Rowing Association, 8:49.3; 6. Bachelor's Barge "B", 9:00.3.

MEN'S LIGHTWEIGHT SENIOR FOUR WITH COXSWAIN

1. Baltimore Rowing Club (William Purnell, Arthur Cooke, Doug Sanders, Helmut Berthold, Daniella Di Fillipo), 7:08.7; 2. Thames River Sculls, 7:10.6; 3. St. Catharines Rowing Club, 7:21.4; 4. Capitol Rowing Club, 7:53.8; 5. Riverside Boat Club, no time.

WOMEN'S SENIOR SINGLE

1. Candace Allen, New York Athletic Club, 8:42.5; 2. Mette Johansen, Riverside Development Camp, 8:52.7; 3. Jennifer Jewett, Kansas Crew, 9:03.1; 4. Colleen Fitzpatrick, Philadelphia Girls Rowing Club, 9:04.5; 5. Diane DeLuca, Vesper Boat Club, 9:14.2; 6. Jenny Hussey, Philadelphia Girls Rowing Club, 9:15.4.

MEN'S SENIOR PAIR WITHOUT COXSWAIN

1. Penn AC "A" (Don Smith, Ken Detweiler), 7:23.9; 2. Riverside Boat Club, 7:28.2; 3. Potomac Boat Club, 7:29.4; 4. Penn AC "B", 7:37.7; 5. Syracuse Chargers, 7:44.8; 6. New York Athletic Club, 8:02.6.

WOMEN'S SENIOR FOUR WITH COXSWAIN

1. Cincinnati Rowing Center (Sylvia King, Karen Kraft, Diane Biggs, Louisa Edgerly, Sandra Scholl), 7:57.0; 2. Vesper Boat Club, 8:02.7; 3. Junior Development Camp "A", 8:11.7; 4. Riverside Boat Club, 8:13.3; 5. Junior Development Camp "B", 8:20.2; 6. Capitol Rowing Club, 8:41.9.

MEN'S SENIOR SINGLES DASH

1. Scott Killen, New York Athletic Club, 1:42.2; 2. Tony Mazzeo, Undine Barge Club, 1:44.3; 3. John Galligan, Fairmount Rowing Association, 1:45.7; 4. Kris Karssiens, Cincinnati Rowing Center, 1:46.5; 5. Pete Howey, Penn AC, 1:48.6; 6. Andrew O'Brien, Riverside Boat Club, 1:48.8.

WOMEN'S JUNIOR FOUR WITH COXSWAIN

1. Junior Development Camp (Dina DelGrande, Gretchen Wiese, Heather Clark, Colleen Quinn, Molly Dwyer), 8:41.1; 2. Capitol Rowing Club "A", 9:52.8; 3. Capitol Rowing Club "B", 10:24.3.

MEN'S JUNIOR DOUBLE

1. Potomac Boat Club (Mike Callaghan, Chris George), 7:23.3; 2. Undine Barge Club, 7:27.2; 3. Fairmount Rowing Association "A", 7:44.2; 4. Fairmount Rowing Association "B", 7:46.5; 5. Brigantine Rowing Club, 9:08.8; 6. St. Catharines Rowing Club, 9:13.5.

WOMEN'S JUNIOR SINGLE

1. Courtney Castle, Thames River Sculls, 9:12.5; 2. Liz Bucar, Durham Boat Club, 9:20.1; 3. Ilona Moreland, Capitol Rowing Club, 12:24.1.

MEN'S LIGHTWEIGHT INTERMEDIATE EIGHT

1. Thames River Sculls (Steve Maloney, Drew Middleton, Dan McCosh, Casey Cass, Steve Herold, Andy Tubbs, Bill Weeshoff, Lorenzo Blum, Mary Sullivan), 6:17.7; 2. Bachelor's Barge, 6:18.1; 3. Dartmouth Rowing Club, 6:18.7; 4. St. Catharines Rowing Club, 6:22.5; 5. Long Beach Rowing Association, 6:24.1; 6. Potomac Boat Club, 6:27.1.

WOMEN'S LIGHTWEIGHT INTERMEDIATE FOUR WITH COXSWAIN

1. Long Beach Rowing Association (Liani Reyna, Judy Galido, Liz Patnode, Joanie Armstrong, Andrea Trivers), 8:20.5; 2. Bachelor's Barge "A", 8:24.2; 3. Riverside Boat Club, 8:29.9; 4. Capitol Rowing Club, 8:34.9; 5. Bachelor's Barge "B", 8:53.0; 6. Potomac Boat Club, 9:11.0.

MEN'S INTERMEDIATE DOUBLE

1. Vesper Boat Club (Matt Knifton, Spencer Cutter), 7:12.0; 2. Undine Barge Club, 7:15.3; 3. Fairmount Rowing Association, 7:24.8; 4. Atlanta/Cincinnati, 7:26.8; 5. Upper Merion Boat Club, 7:32.0; 6. New Haven Rowing Club, 7:35.7.

WOMEN'S INTERMEDIATE EIGHT

1. Cincinnati Rowing Center (Leslie Biggs, Karen Kraft, Shannon Lipsy, Sylvia King, Chris Walker, Susie Lueck, Diane Lueck, Louisa Edgerly, Vicci Horan), 7:07.3; 2. New Hampshire, 7:11.4; 3. Potomac Boat Club, 7:17.3; 4. Riverside Boat Club, 7:29.8; 5. Junior Development Camp, 7:33.6; 6. Dartmouth Rowing Club, 7:55.7.

MEN'S INTERMEDIATE FOUR WITHOUT COXSWAIN

1. Penn AC (Kirk Stensrud, Will Greene, Javier Freixa, Tom Wideman), 6:42.5; 2. Potomac Boat Club, 6:46.3; 3. Cincinnati Rowing Center, 6:53.6; 4. Albany Rowing Center, 7:02.3; 5. New Haven Rowing Club, 7:08.5; 6. Undine Barge Club, 7:20.1.

WOMEN'S LIGHTWEIGHT SENIOR DOUBLE

1. Riverside Development Camp (Patricia Belden, Marianne Ganzer), 8:15.1; 2. Philadelphia Girls Rowing Club "B", 8:21.9; 3. Bachelor's Barge, 8:39.6; 4. Philadelphia Girls Rowing Club "A", 8:40.1.

MEN'S LIGHTWEIGHT SENIOR QUAD

1. Undine Barge Club (Dave Baugh, Keith Robinson, Larry Fitzhenry, Mike Hindrey), 6:38.7; 2. New York Athletic Club, 6:42.4; 3. Riverside Boat Club, 6:43.2; 4. Thames River Sculls "A", 6:49.2; 5. Thames River Sculls "B" 7:10.9.

MEN'S LIGHTWEIGHT SENIOR FOUR WITHOUT COXSWAIN

1. Thames River Sculls (Clark Engle, Frank Klausz, Jeff Resetarits, Jamie Tew), 7:02.7; 2. Long Beach Rowing Association, 7:04.5; 3. Riverside Boat Club, 7:04.8; 4. St. Catharines Rowing Club, 7:26.8; 5. Bachelor's Barge ''A", 7:30.0; 6. Bachelor's Barge "B", 7:35.2.

MEN'S SENIOR DOUBLE

1. New York Athletic Club (Angelo Rubbo, Kurt Teske), 7:17.0; 2. Riverside Boat Club, 7:21.5; 3. Vesper Boat Club, 7:26.4; 4. Penn AC, 7:33.8; 5. Thames River Sculls, 7:38.8; 6. Atlanta/Cincinnati, 7:51.3.

WOMEN'S SENIOR QUAD

1. Thames River Sculls (Cecile Ulbrich, Laura Matlock, Veronika Platzer, Nina Deibel), 7:33.2; 2. Cincinnati Rowing Center, 7:39.1; 3. Philadelphia Girls Rowing Club "A", 7:42.9; 4. Riverside Development Camp "A", 7:45.0; 5. Riverside Development Camp "B", 8:09.1; 6. Philadelphia Girls Rowing Club ''B", 8:12.3.

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