August 22, 1995 |
Dale Hurley and Ross Flemer, the Penn Athletic Club lightweight pair, finished third in their heat yesterday, the first day of the world rowing championships in Tampere, Finland. Hurley and Flemer, who are coached by Penn AC's Ted Nash, were in the fastest of yesterday's heats and finished behind the Italian lightweight pair of Carlo Granda and Pasquale Margiano, and the Swiss pair of Camillo Codoni and Matthias Binder. The Italians had a time of 7 minutes, 10.04 seconds, followed by the Swiss in 7:16.
July 22, 2001 |
Greg Kaplan and Michael Naughton of the Undine Barge Club yesterday advanced to the final of the lightweight men's pair at the trials that will determine the U.S. crews for the World Rowing Championships next month in Lucerne, Switzerland. Kaplan and Naughton finished second to Erik Limpitlaw and Erik Koep from Riverside, who will be the favorites in today's final. Undine also advanced in the men's lightweight quadruple sculls. Penn AC teams advanced in the men's pair with coxswain and the men's pair.
August 31, 2005 |
Renee Hykel of Haverford teamed with Californian Julie Nichols for a second-place finish in their heat yesterday at the World Rowing Championships in Gifu, Japan. The Penn Athletic Club tandem advanced to Friday's semifinals of the lightweight women's double sculls. A German boat edged the duo by 1.41 seconds to win the heat. The lightweight men's four of John Wachter (Mount Laurel), Tom Paradiso (Blue Bell), Simon Carcagno (Pennington, N.J.), and Rich Montgomery (Batavia, Ill.)
August 10, 1996 |
Penn AC's Sara Garner won her lightweight sculls semifinal yesterday to move into tomorrow's finals of the World Rowing Championships. Garner, a University of Pennsylvania graduate, was an easy winner in the first women's semifinal, finishing eight seconds ahead of her nearest rival with a time of 8 minutes, 48.02 seconds. The second heat was much faster, and was won by Annette Bogstra of the Netherlands in 8 minutes, 42.47 seconds. Advancing in the men's lightweight scull semifinal was James Martinez, a reserve for the U.S. Olympic rowing team.
August 18, 1990 |
The Penn Athletic Club's "A" four without coxswain entry in the USRowing world team trials won its heat yesterday at Mercer Lake in West Windsor Township, N.J., and advanced to tomorrow's final. Penn AC also advanced two pairs without coxswain straight into the finals - its "A" boat of Ted Swinford and Chip McKibben and its "B" boat of Scott Munn and Jason Scott. All of yesterday's heat losers will row today in repechages for a chance to advance to tomorrow's six-boat finals.
August 24, 1995 |
Teresa Zarzeczny of Washington Crossing, N.J., and her partner, Lindsay Burns, who make up the U.S. lightweight women's double at the world rowing championships, moved easily into the semifinals yesterday in Tampere, Finland. They won their repechage against Spain by more than four seconds. And Penn Athletic Club's Dale Hurley and Ross Flemer, who are the U.S. lightweight men's pair, sneaked into the semifinals by finishing third and earning the last semifinal spot from their repechage.
July 24, 2001 |
A men's pair with coxswain boat from the Penn Athletic Club yesterday earned a trip to the World Rowing Championships next month in Lucerne, Switzerland. Curt Browder, Dana Schmunk and Joe Manion defeated the Princeton Training Center crew of Dixon Gillis, Ian Coveny and Bill McManus by three seconds on the Lake Carnegie course. Penn AC finished in 7 minutes, 4.4 seconds, to Princeton TC's 7:07.4. The Penn AC boat had finished third to Princeton TC in the first final, then edged that boat by less than a second on Sunday to force yesterday's decisive race.
October 26, 2013 |
Vicky Opitz promised her partner, Kerry Simmonds, at least one thing: They won't crash. The two are world-champion rowers, world-record holders, and with any luck, future Olympians. And when they dip their oars in the Schuylkill early Saturday morning, they'll be something else, too: rookies. Opitz and Simmonds, who usually row in the eight, will compete together as a pair for the first time at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta. "I know the Schuylkill pretty well," Opitz said.
January 24, 1997 |
They came from nowhere, a motley crew of national-team rejects who stumbled onto Boathouse Row looking for a coach and a chance. A little more than 10 years ago, Dan Lyons, Robert Espeseth, Ted Swinford and John Riley headed to the World Rowing Championships in Nottingham, England, to represent the Penn Athletic Club. Their aim was to give hope to all the rowers who didn't register the strongest ergometer scores or have bodies built by Atlas. They came home in August 1986 with a gold medal in the men's four without coxswain, something no U.S. boat has accomplished since.
September 7, 1997 |
Sarah Garner, a 26-year-old from Penn AC who is applying to medical school and who quit rowing for a year after college, won the women's lightweight single title at the World Rowing Championships yesterday on Lac d'Aiguebelette in France. Garner won the title in open water and by nearly five seconds, a huge margin in rowing, over Benedicte Luzuy of France. All the rowers observed a moment of silence to honor Princess Diana, and two British crews, including Olympic hero Steve Redgrave's straight four, won gold medals and were teary-eyed on the platform.