December 13, 1994 |
Five members of the Haverford School rowing team are getting a gift of a different kind this holiday season. They will be boarding a plane tonight bound for Egypt, where they will row in two international competitions in the next 12 days. "This is a great experience for the kids," assistant coach Craig Hoffman said. "The benefit of rowing in international competition is immeasurable. " Aside from trading the wintry weather of the Northeast for the summerlike climate of Egypt, Ben Yogel, James Delaney, Quentin Koffey, Matt Burkhardt and Darryl Brown will compete in two regattas: the Luxor International Regatta and the Nile International Regatta.
July 22, 1990 |
All through his life, which has always been full of athletic endeavors, Ross Flemer had one great fan. A person who was supportive. A good friend. Charles "Henry" Flemer. His father. In June, just a month after he was found to have cancer, Henry Flemer died at home in Newport Beach, Calif. And now Ross Flemer, a young and talented oarsman for Penn Athletic Club, is rowing with a new and overpowering purpose. "Every race I row this summer," Flemer said yesterday, "is dedicated to my dad. Every win belongs to him. " Flemer, a 24-year-old graduate of the University of California, gave his dad a fine present yesterday.
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.
October 26, 2003 |
The New York Athletic Club won the men's heavyweight championship race and the Naval Academy won the women's championship at the 34th annual Head of the Schuylkill Regatta yesterday. The New York boat rowed the 2.5-mile course in 11 minutes, 42.91 seconds to beat Penn Athletic Club by about three seconds. Navy was third, Temple fourth, and St. Joseph's fifth. Navy rowed the distance in 13:49.50 to win the women's race by a tenth of a second over West Virginia. Fordham was third, George Washington fourth, and Lehigh fifth.
November 6, 1986 |
Francis H. Ludwig, a retired accountant and a nationally known oarsman and rowing official, died Monday. He was 79 and lived in the East Oak Lane section of Philadelphia. Ludwig was an accountant for F.P. Woll and Co. until he retired in 1970. He was five-time national champion in the lightweight division as a member of the Undine Barge Club crews during the 1930s and early 1940s. In December 1962, the Malta Boat Club presented him with the Dr. George Morton Illman Award. He began his rowing career in 1933 following his graduation from Northeast High School.
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.
October 26, 1997 |
The Vesper Boat Club demonstrated the strength of Philadelphia-area rowing by capturing The Inquirer's Points Trophy at the 25th annual Thomas Eakins Head of the Schuylkill Regatta yesterday. The strong local talent provided about 40 percent of the field of competitors from throughout the country, including the Princeton Training Center, whose members were part of the gold-medal-winning U.S. National Team at the recent World Championships in Aiguebelette, France. The Princeton club won the men's heavyweight eight race in 12 minutes, 37.31 seconds, more than 22 seconds ahead of the rest of the field.
December 10, 2004 |
William G. Killhour, 79, formerly of Devon, retired president of a paper distributorship and champion rower, died of prostate cancer Saturday at his home in Hilton Head, S.C. Mr. Killhour graduated from Chestnut Hill Academy, where he was center on the undefeated 1941 football team. He graduated from midshipmen school at Cornell University and during World War II served in the Navy as a torpedo officer on the destroyer USS Stanly in the Pacific. After his discharge, he earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and then joined W.B. Killhour & Sons Inc., a paper distributorship.
July 20, 1992 |
The Cincinnati Rowing Center sprinted home a half-length ahead of the Junior Camp crew to win the men's senior eight title in the concluding event of the four-day American Rowing Championships yesterday on the Cooper River in Pennsauken. The six crews in the 2,000-meter race were fairly even until late in the race. The Junior Camp boat, composed of boys 18 and under from all parts of the country in training for the World Championships at Montreal in August, seemed to have an edge as the shells swung into the homestretch.
December 22, 2010 |
The historic Philadelphia Challenge Cup race will return to the city on May 14 as part of the 2011 Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, Mayor Nutter announced Tuesday. The cup, also, known as the Gold Cup, gained prominence in the rowing world after the Schuylkill Navy commissioned it in 1920 to honor the world champion of single-scull rowing. The first winner was gold medalist and Philadelphian John B. Kelly, and the event has been compared to the Davis Cup in tennis and the America's Cup in yachting.