August 12, 2004 |
Mike Teti looked like a farmer surveying his crop as he slowly steered the launch up and down Princeton's Lake Carnegie. The U.S. Olympic men's rowing team had been announced about three weeks earlier (July 7), and this workout was a light one. Teti, the coach, chatted with visitors more than he cheered or chastised his rowers. But the Upper Darby native and 1974 Monsignor Bonner graduate was aware of every oar pull, every shake of the shell. Now 47 and the veteran of four Olympics - three as a rower - Teti has been highly successful as a coach.
July 23, 1992 |
They're called "Grandpa" and "Baby. " Not clever nicknames, but appropriate. It so happens that the oldest rower on the United States men's Olympic crew team and the youngest are both in the same boat, the eight, and they're both from the same place, the Philadelphia area. "Grandpa" is Mike Teti, 35, from Upper Darby, on his third Olympic team and eight years older than anyone else in his boat. "Baby" is Mike Moore, 21, the coxswain of the eight and a dean's-list student at Temple, who has postponed his senior year so he could move to Princeton and train year-round under U.S. sweep coach Kris Korzeniowski.
September 23, 1997 |
It was the longest five minutes of Mike Teti's life. He watched, and waited, as the United States tried to win the most coveted prize of all, the men's eight at the 51-nation FISA World Rowing Championships. The team that Teti, a Monsignor Bonner graduate, had coached was dead even with the pack before using the power Teti knew would be invaluable to pull away at the end and win the gold medal in the 2,000-meter race in Aiguebelette, France, on Sept. 7. The victory in 5 minutes, 27.20 seconds, a scant 0.56 ahead of the Romanian team, was one of two won by a Teti-coached American boat.
July 28, 2008 |
Mike Teti, the Upper Darby native who went from coaching Temple to coaching U.S. Olympic and National teams, has been named head men's crew coach at the University of California. A 1978 graduate of Saint Joseph's, Teti coached the U.S. men's eight to an Olympic gold medal at Athens in 2004. His U.S. eights won the world championship three consecutive years between 1997-99. Teti is currnetly preparing the U.S. men's eight for the Olympic Games in Beijing.
November 29, 1996 |
Mike Teti, newly appointed coach of the U.S. Rowing Team, yesterday became the first oarsman to win the Schuylkill Navy Cross Country Run nine times in the history of the race, dating to 1899. In a field of 92, Teti overcame pace-setting Frank Rowe of the Undine Barge Club late in the 93d annual race and outran him by 4.1 seconds. Teti, 40, assistant varsity rowing coach at Princeton University and a Vesper Boat Club rower, broke his own record of eight victories. He finished the East River Drive course, of 5 5/8 miles, in 31 minutes, 17 seconds.
July 31, 2012
A story Saturday on "Renaissance" school proposals submitted to the Camden school board omitted the name of one applicant. Ben Franklin Academy also submitted a proposal Friday. A story Saturday on Philadelphia's rowing community misidentified the high school attended by Olympic men's eight rowing coach Mike Teti. He attended Monsignor Bonner. A map on Monday misidentified the location of Philadelphia's Overbrook Park neighborhood. The correct map is below. The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357)
November 29, 1991 |
Mike Teti, an Olympic Games oarsman from the Vesper Boat Club, led all the way in winning the Schuylkill Navy Cross Country Run by a wide margin yesterday in Fairmount Park and equalled the record of seven triumphs. Teti, 36, a member of the bronze medal-winning U.S. eight in the 1988 Olympics, sped the 5 7/8 miles in 32 minutes, 10 seconds, slowest of his seven victories. Teti, 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, equalled the record of Vesper's Kevin St. Clair, who won from 1976 to 1979 and again from 1981 to 1983.
November 27, 1987 |
Mike Teti and Kay Worthington, both of the Vesper Boat Club, successfully defended the men's and women's titles in the 84th annual Schuylkill Navy Cross Country Runs yesterday in Fairmount Park. Teti, a member of the U.S. eight that won the world's rowing championship last summer in Copenhagen, finished first in the men's race for the third straight year. Leading nearly all the way, Teti sped the 10,000-meter course in 31 minutes and 17 seconds. Teti surpassed his 1986 time by 15 seconds and finished 7 seconds ahead of Eric Hamilton, also of Vesper.
November 25, 1994 |
Mike Teti, an Olympic oarsman from the Vesper Boat Club, won the 91st Schuylkill Navy Cross-Country Run by a margin of 27 seconds yesterday in Fairmount Park and became the first ever to win the event eight times. Teti, 38, a Princeton University assistant rowing coach, took the lead one mile out and held it the rest of the way. He raced the 5 3/4-mile course in 31 minutes, 6 seconds. Victorious in 1984, '85, '86, '87, '89, '90 and '91, Teti had shared the record of seven triumphs with Kevin St. Clair, also of Vesper, whose victory span ran from 1976 to 1983.
November 26, 1993 |
Eric Strobel of the Bachelors Barge Club outsped a field of more than 100 oarsmen in winning the 90th annual Schuylkill Navy Cross-Country Run yesterday in Fairmount Park. Strobel, who rowed on the Villanova varsity eight, took the lead at Belmont Plateau, the halfway mark of the course covering both sides of the Schuylkill, and raced to victory from there. He covered the 5 7/8 miles in 31 minutes and 13 seconds in winning for the second straight year. Strobel finished 54 seconds ahead of Mike Teti of the Vesper Boat Club.