Archive for the ‘RHS Crew’ Category

Garnets Finish Strong at Saratoga

May 23, 2011

The Rye Crew team celebrates a successful weekend.

Rye’s crew team delivered an impressive performance at the 14th annual Saratoga Invitational April 30 and May 1, with a first place victory (Men’s 4x: Reifsnyder, Martin, Sundarum, MacHale), multiple silver scores (Women’s Frosh/ Novice 4+, Men’s Novice 8+,  Men’s Junior 8+), and a third place finish (Men’s Novice 8+).

Rowers have shown significant improvement over the course of the season, working together to master technique, pacing, and synchrony.

In addition, the Garnets are hosting a tag sale fundraiser May 28, from 10-3 at Rye Recreation. Multiple families will offer a large variety of items, and baked goods will be available to keep shoppers nourished while browsing.

Garnets Push Off With Success in Mind

May 9, 2011

The Rye crew team kicked off the spring racing season April 9 by rowing the Mianus River at the NYPPEX Greenwich Invitational. The conditions were near perfect – a beautiful clear sky above, calm winds blowing through, and flat water to ride. Multiple Rye boats competed, reflecting a healthy roster of athletes, among them many freshmen who joined after crew was designated a varsity sport last fall. The team posted competitive times while working out the kinks of rowing in new boat lineups.

The Women’s Novice 8+ squad


Rye Teams Look to Paint Spring Months Garnet and Black

March 25, 2011

Dirt, concrete, water, turf, rubber, and grass. They’re all surfaces that Rye’s spring teams play on, and they should all be settings for even more Garnet greatness this season.


Last year ended painfully as the ninth-seeded Garnets fell to No. 8 Harrison in the Class A Sectionals. The memory of that loss is seared in the minds of Rye’s 11 returning players.

Baseball captains Forrest Henderson and Kevin Turco

The 2011 edition will be a veteran team, comprised of 10 seniors and nine juniors, many of them up from the JV squad. The senior co-captains are Kevin Turco and Forrest Henderson. Head coach Michael Bruno said the team goals for this year are nothing less than a League and Section championship.


First Varsity Season a Success for Crew Team

December 10, 2010

Five mornings a week, the Rye crew team members rolled out of bed at 4:45 a.m. – that is not a typo – to greet the sunrise with steady strokes out on the Mianus River. The weather and boat lineups may have changed, but the one constant was the rowers’ Garnet commitment.


Crew Garnets Golden at Fall Sprints

November 19, 2010

The Rye crew team’s Reid Esler (coxswain), Dan Sundaram, Connor Antico, Thornton Ellis, and Whalen MacHale placed first in two events November 7 at the New Canaan Crew Fall Sprints. The Garnets, pictured, won both the Men’s Novice 4x and 4+. In addition, Rye took second place in four other events, including the Men’s JV 4+, Women’s Novice 4x and 4+, and the Mixed Novice 8+.

Rye Crew Readies for Regattas with Ergathon

October 22, 2010

The Garnets’ crew team kicked off the fall season with their second annual ergathon October 2, where they raised money for the program and shared enthusiasm for upcoming regattas. At an ergathon, each member of the boat “ergs” the number of meters equal to the pledges they’ve received. This year, each rower was required to row a minimum of 15,000 meters, about 9.5 miles on the erg.

Although their bodies were aching, the rowers were in high spirits, thanks to all the support and fun activities going on around them in front of Rye Middle School. Eric and Jake Valente, Justin Giallorenzo, and Harry Cohan played live music for all of the rowers and their supporters, and there was also a bake sale, where attendees could buy tasty goods and team apparel, provided by the loyal parents.


Rye crew team raises nearly $10,000

October 13, 2009

The Rye Crew team held their first Erg-a-thon October 3, in the Rye Middle School parking lot.

“It was a lot of fun,” said senior captain Keith Hanson. “It was really successful and was great that so many people in the community were able to enthusiastically support the team.”