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20th May 2007

Essex Rowing placed both its girls and boys teams in the top three at this weekend's Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship...
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25th February 2007

Competing for the first time under the Essex Rowing banner, five local athletes tested themselves over a 2000m distance at the 26th Annual C.R.A.S.H.-B. Sprints in Boston, MA ...
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Essex Rowing Sweeps Lowell in Inaugural Regatta

ATHLETES LOOK TOWARD NORTHEAST/MID-ATLANTIC JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY

Methuen, MA – May 12, 2007 – Novice crews representing Lowell High School and Essex Rowing Club, Inc. raced this Saturday, May 12, on the Merrimack River in Methuen. This was the inaugural competition for Essex Rowing, a community youth and adult program formed last November.

For the event, Essex Rowing boated three 9 person crews consisting of 8 rowers and a coxswain, each of which easily bested their competition with commanding leads of 150+ meters in all races. Competing for Essex Rowing were athletes representing 6 local schools: Andover High, St. John’s Prep, North Andover High, Masconomet Regional High, Wood Hills Middle, and Presentation of Mary Academy.

“For our athletes to have performed at this level in the first event of their rowing careers, and the first ever for Essex Rowing, is a remarkable feat,” said Travis Gardner, the team’s Coach. “It is a testament to the work they have put in all winter and spring and I’m excited to see them race at our upcoming championship regattas.”

The club’s spring season culminates in two championship level events, the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Junior Regional Championship Regatta on the 20th of May in Worchester, MA, and the Massachusetts Public Schools Rowing Association Championship Regatta on the 27th of May in Lowell.

“For our teams NEMA is what the season is all about. It is the highest level of competition available for novice, or first-year, crews in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region of the US,” explains Coach Gardner. “Following NEMA is the Public School Championship. Essex Rowing’s normal lineups would not be able to compete in this race because our crews are made up of athletes from several different schools. However, by restructuring the team for a week we will enter boats composed of athletes entirely from one school or another, in this case Andover High School, and race them in the State Championship.“

Following the championship season, Essex Rowing will host one final race against Newman Academy of Boston before ending its spring season June 3rd. The athletes will have one month off before resuming training in preparation for their next competitive season in the fall.

Both the summer and fall seasons provide extensive opportunities for new rowers to become involved in the sport with Essex Rowing offering two and three day per week introductory programs open to middle and high school aged youth as well as local adults. Programs begin July 5th with a registration deadline of June 5th.

Essex Rowing v. Lowell High School Results
Merrimack River - Methuen, MA
May 12, 2007
All races 1500 meters

Boys Novice
Essex Rowing, 4:48
Lowell HS 1, 5:37
Lowell HS 2, 6:14

Girls First Novice
Essex Rowing, 5:07
Lowell HS, 6:03

Girls Second Novice
Essex Rowing, 5:44
Lowell HS, 6:52


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