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May 8, 2015 | BY GARRETT MILEY, For the Daily News
MOST COLLEGE students are busy. Most student-athletes are even busier. You don't know busy until you've seen Saint Joseph's graduate student Myra McCann's color-coded planner. In addition to pursuing her master's degree, she is a redshirt senior coxswain on the women's rowing team and a Miss New Jersey contestant. She also helps with the Precious Gem Pageant in New Jersey, a pageant for girls with special needs. With the Dad Vail Regatta coming up this weekend, McCann and her teammates are eager for the challenge that the largest intercollegiate rowing event in the United States will provide.
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August 14, 1988 | By Gwen Knapp, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mike Moore could have come back from the junior world rowing championships in Italy with a medal. Instead, he returned with a lesson: "Never, never again will I let a crew alter my personality. " When Moore left for Milan on July 20, he was the coxswain for the eight-man crew, the most prestigious of the three American boats. But in Italy, the people in the eight found themselves out of sync, and Moore ultimately found himself in the four-man boat. The eight, filled with the team's most seasoned rowers, took a bronze medal.
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May 5, 2008 | By Bill Iezzi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Radnor coxswain Katherine Callaghan was ecstatic when her freshman four scull sped across the finish line first on the Schuylkill yesterday afternoon. Callaghan's crew - Lilly Gordon, Ellen Miller, Maria Connolly and Rebecca Michelson - was too exhausted to exult, even after announcer Jim Glavin said that they were the first girls' team from Radnor to win a city championship race. More than 2,600 boys and girls from 60 area high schools, including Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey, competed in the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association's annual championships.
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September 19, 1988 | The Inquirer Staff
The American four with coxswain crew, which includes stroke John Walter of Philadelphia's Penn Athletic Club, won its heat today in a time of 6 minutes, 8:36 seconds. The rest of the crew included John Terwilliger, Tom Darling and Chris Huntington and coxswain Mark Zembsch. Czechoslovakia was second in the heat in 6:11.25 and Yugoslavia was third. The winner of each heat advances to the finals, while the next three finishers move on to the repechage, in which they can still earn a finals berth.
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May 8, 1991 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Michael Buskirk, a West Catholic senior, walked into his Southwest Philadelphia home one day early last month and announced, "We need another coxswain. Do you want to join?" Nothing unusual there. Crew teams are often in search of coxswains. But when Michael spoke, his comments were directed not at a brother, but at his sister, Michele. "I said I'd try it for a couple days," recalled Michele, a 5-7, 115-pound freshman. "I said, 'If I don't like it, I'm going to stop.' " Almost six weeks later, Michele Buskirk is still going strong.
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December 25, 2011 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
On the surface, the job requirements of a coxswain read like the definition of a Napoleon complex: aggressive; ambitious; commanding; and, perhaps most essentially, small in stature. The coxswain sits at the stern of a boat, barking orders and directions. Moorestown Rowing Club coach Rich Henderson jokingly notes that it's a job sometimes associated with a crew's "small loud mouth," not with one who garners college scholarships for his or her services. But perhaps more than anyone in the South Jersey high school rowing scene, Henderson is witness to just how misguided that view is. Two seniors on the Moorestown Rowing Club's girls' varsity eight rowing team recently inked scholarships with Division I schools.
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June 3, 1993 | By Michael Bamberger, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sport creates odd relationships: caddies and their golfers; jockeys and their horses; catchers and their pitchers; cutmen and their boxers. And then there are the coxswains and their crews, relationships unlike any other in the sporting world. "I don't know anything to compare it to," Mike Lehman, coxswain of Penn's varsity eight, said the other day. "Maybe a conductor and his orchestra. Being a coxswain is about finding rhythm. " Today through Saturday, the diminutive Lehman will be on the Cooper River, in Pennsauken, Camden County, leading eight men, each with an oar in his hand, in a long, skinny boat down a straight, 2,000-meter course, which they are likely to negotiate in about six minutes.
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August 5, 2008 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When the U.S. Olympic men's heavyweight eight shows up for rowing's marquee event in Beijing, a man who honed his skills on the Schuylkill will be calling out directions to the crew. Is history repeating itself? When the U.S. eight won gold in Athens in 2004, the coxswain was a local, a graduate of St. Joseph's Prep. This time, Monsignor Bonner High and Temple graduate Marcus McElhenney is the coxswain, having beaten another St. Joseph's Prep graduate for the spot. This coxswain is Delaware County-raised, the hard-working son of a roofer and a schoolteacher, "a creature of knowledge," and a fan of the great opera singer Maria Callas.
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December 24, 2011 | By Chris Melchiorre, FOR THE INQUIRER
On the surface, the job requirements of a coxswain read like the definition of a Napoleon complex: aggressive; ambitious; commanding; and, perhaps most essentially, small in stature. The coxswain sits at the stern of a boat, barking orders and directions. Moorestown Rowing Club coach Rich Henderson jokingly notes that it's a job sometimes associated with a crew's "small loud mouth," not with one who garners college scholarships for his or her services. But perhaps more than anyone in the South Jersey high school rowing scene, Henderson is witness to just how misguided that view is. Two seniors on the Moorestown Rowing Club's girls' varsity eight rowing team recently inked scholarships with Division I schools.
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June 19, 2012 | For The Inquirer
Merion Mercy and Mount St. Joseph finished second in their races Sunday in the Henley Women's Regatta in Henley-on-Thames, England, marking the first time two Philadelphia schools had reached the final of the regatta, which is in its 25th year. Merion Mercy, the defending champion in the junior four, lost to British national schools champion Aberdeen of Scotland by three-quarters of a boat length, after winning a close semifinal over Lady Eleanor Holles of Hampton, England. The Merion Mercy boat consisted of Elissa Jensen, Emily Buongiorno, Sarah Klippel, Giovanna Crozier-Fitzgerald, and coxswain Maggie Collington.
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May 8, 2015 | BY GARRETT MILEY, For the Daily News
MOST COLLEGE students are busy. Most student-athletes are even busier. You don't know busy until you've seen Saint Joseph's graduate student Myra McCann's color-coded planner. In addition to pursuing her master's degree, she is a redshirt senior coxswain on the women's rowing team and a Miss New Jersey contestant. She also helps with the Precious Gem Pageant in New Jersey, a pageant for girls with special needs. With the Dad Vail Regatta coming up this weekend, McCann and her teammates are eager for the challenge that the largest intercollegiate rowing event in the United States will provide.
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May 19, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
After dodging raindrops and navigating her lightweight eight through 1,500 meters on the Schuylkill in Saturday's 87th annual Stotesbury Cup Regatta, Holy Spirit's Kiersten Stone raised three fingers into the air. Then the senior coxswain looked toward the cameras and told her teammates to do the same. "Three-peat" they shouted as their parents cheered and cameras flashed. It was the Spartans' third straight title, and it may have been the easiest. They finished in 5 minutes, 4.01 seconds, and Stone shouted "open water" repeatedly as the team chugged toward the finish.
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May 6, 2013
The St. Joseph's Prep and Episcopal Academy boys' rowers won two varsity City Championships Sunday on the Schuylkill, while Conestoga won two girls' varsity titles. The Prep won the eight and lightweight eight races with coxswains. Episcopal captured the four with coxswain and lightweight two finals. Conestoga won the girls' four and lightweight four finals. - Nick Carroll
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October 29, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
It has become an annual tradition that continued with another victory by a group of rowers whose friendship was spurred by their sport. With the weather cooperating, John Strotbeck, Tony Horvat, Brooks Reinhard, and Kirk Beckman, representing the Vesper Boat Club on a team called Belly's For Brickwood, won the men's masters fours with coxswain during Sunday's Head of the Schuylkill Regatta. The coxswain was Jeremy Katz, a junior at Lower Merion High School, where Beckman is the head coach.
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August 2, 2012 | By Elliott Denman, For The Inquirer
ETON, England - Zach Vlahos screamed his bloomin' lungs off. That's the coxswain's job. And the louder he screamed, the faster the U.S. men's eight-oared crew sped down the stretch of its Olympic final Wednesday at the 2,000-meter Eton-Dorney Olympic rowing venue, a magnificent facility created alongside the Thames. "We're moving, we're moving," he barked. "We're gaining, we're gaining. " In front of more than 30,000 witnesses, they moved impressively. They gained incredibly.
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July 28, 2012 | By Steve Douglas, Associated Press
WINDSOR, England - As an 11-year veteran of U.S. rowing, coxswain Mary Whipple has seen plenty of talented women's eight crews in her time. She's been the driving force behind five world champion boats and was part of the lineup that won the Olympic title in Beijing in 2008, ending a 24-year wait for the gold. Still, Whipple believes the crew at the London Games could top them all. "We are working toward becoming one of the crews that future rowers and teams across all sports look to for inspiration," she said.
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June 19, 2012 | For The Inquirer
Merion Mercy and Mount St. Joseph finished second in their races Sunday in the Henley Women's Regatta in Henley-on-Thames, England, marking the first time two Philadelphia schools had reached the final of the regatta, which is in its 25th year. Merion Mercy, the defending champion in the junior four, lost to British national schools champion Aberdeen of Scotland by three-quarters of a boat length, after winning a close semifinal over Lady Eleanor Holles of Hampton, England. The Merion Mercy boat consisted of Elissa Jensen, Emily Buongiorno, Sarah Klippel, Giovanna Crozier-Fitzgerald, and coxswain Maggie Collington.
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May 20, 2012 | By Rick O'Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Caught up in the major high of a triumphant ride in the varsity eight, Mount St. Joseph Academy coxswain Erin McElroy lunged forward and into the arms of stroke Dana Lerro. Seconds later, as McElroy had taken a quick break from calling out directions, the Legacy crashed into an abutment of the Columbia Avenue Bridge. "I guess we were all kind of in the moment," senior second seat Rose Ehrlich said. McElroy endured some light ribbing - and, as is tradition, was tossed in the drink by her teammates - at the end of Saturday's 86th Stotesbury Cup Regatta.
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May 20, 2012 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Caught up in the major high of a triumphant ride in the varsity eight, Mount St. Joseph Academy coxswain Erin McElroy lunged forward and into the arms of stroke Dana Lerro. Seconds later, as McElroy had taken a quick break from calling out directions, the Legacy crashed into an abutment of the Columbia Avenue Bridge. "I guess we were all kind of in the moment," senior second seat Rose Ehrlich said. McElroy endured some light ribbing - and, as is tradition, was tossed in the drink by her teammates - at the end of Saturday's 86th Stotesbury Cup Regatta.
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December 25, 2011 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
On the surface, the job requirements of a coxswain read like the definition of a Napoleon complex: aggressive; ambitious; commanding; and, perhaps most essentially, small in stature. The coxswain sits at the stern of a boat, barking orders and directions. Moorestown Rowing Club coach Rich Henderson jokingly notes that it's a job sometimes associated with a crew's "small loud mouth," not with one who garners college scholarships for his or her services. But perhaps more than anyone in the South Jersey high school rowing scene, Henderson is witness to just how misguided that view is. Two seniors on the Moorestown Rowing Club's girls' varsity eight rowing team recently inked scholarships with Division I schools.
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