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Boston and Cambridge, Mass. - Fordham Men’s Rowing traveled to Boston to race in the world-renowned Head of the Charles Regatta.

The team raced two 4+s at largest and most prestigious regatta in North America on Sunday, October 21, 2018. Fordham raced heavyweight and lightweight boats in the Men’s Collegiate 4+ and Men’s Lightweight 4+s, finishing 16/44 and 13/13 with times of 19:36.1 and 21:02.9, respectively. The Collegiate 4+ finished in the top half of their event and therefore have re-qualified for next year. Collegiate 4+ Lineup: (Cox Madison Shyer (Jr), 4 Sam Altier (So), 3 George Makris (Sr), 2 Harrison Tsavaris (So), 1 Dominic Guslani (So)). Lightweight 4+ Lineup: (Cox Sam Lieber (So), 4 Evan Meadows (Fr), 3 Cal Aiken (Fr), 2 Tom Clark (So), 1 Aidan Sebesta (So)). After battling the winds and cold weather in Boston, the team headed to Philadelphia, PA for Head of the Schuylkill on Saturday, October 27, 2018. After a delayed start due to heavy winds and rain, the team raced in the Men’s Championship 4+ w/cox and finished 13/37 with a time of 14:49.0. The A and B 8+s raced in the Men’s Club Championship 8+s event placing 23 and 33 out of 44 with times of 13:16.5 and 13:52.7, respectively. Championship 4+ Lineup: (Cox Madison Shyer (Jr), 4 Sam Altier (So), 3 Dominic Guslani (So), 2 Harrison Tsavaris (So), 1 George Makris (Sr)). Club 8+ A Lineup: (Cox Sam Lieber (So), 8 Connor Labozzetta (So), 7 Cal Aiken (Fr), 6 Jack Kichula (So), 5 Evan Meadows (Fr), 4 Josiah Warren (Jr), 3 Aidan Sebesta (So), 2 Billy McNicholas (Jr), 1 Jack Rovansek (So)). Club 8+ B Lineup: (Cox Abby Monaco (So), 8 Dominic Guslani (So), 7 Mike Cerutti (Sr), 6 Tom Clark (So), 5 Kyle Timmermans (So), 4 Raimundo Sanchez (Jr), 3 Nick Chwalkowski (So), 2 Philip Wines (Fr), 1 Frank Martorell (Jr)). The team had two weeks of hard racing and difficult conditions, but performed well nevertheless. Now for a two week break before racing a shorter course at Fall Mets in Orchard Beach, NY on November 10, 2018 in the last regatta of the season.

Posted October 31, 2018

Hadley, Mass. - Fordham Men’s Rowing competes at the Hadley Chase on the Connecticut River

On Saturday, October 13th, Fordham raced A and B boats in the Men’s Collegiate Varsity 8+, finishing 5th and 10th with times of 15:24.4 and 15:46.4, respectively. Varsity 8+ A Lineup: (Cox Madison Shyer (Jr), 8 Sam Altier (So), 7 George Makris (Sr), 6 Harrison Tsavaris (So), 5 Dominic Guslani (So), 4 Jack Kichula (So), 3 Cal Aiken (Fr), 2 Evan Meadows (Fr), 1 Aidan Sebesta (So)). Varsity 8+ B Lineup: (Cox Sam Lieber (So), 8 Connor Labozzetta (So), 7 Kyle Timmermans (So), 6 Dylan Demakos (So), 5 Tom Clark (So), 4 Josiah Manigault (Jr), 3 Philip Wines (Fr), 2 Mike Cerutti (Sr), 1 Jack Rovansek (So)). The team continues to show improvement and expects a positive race experience next week. Fordham Men’s Rowing will be competing this Sunday, October 21st, at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Massachusetts.

Posted October 31, 2018

Row2k Feature on Fordham Crew's Federico Giustini GSB '16 and the Miami Winter Training Trip

On February 27, 2014, featured Fordham Men's Crew as part of their feature on how northern teams deal with training in winter weather. Every year for over 20 years Fordham crews have traveled to Miami Beach with Coach Bonanno for the annual winter training trip. Currently the trip lasts about a week and a half with two sessions a day on the water. The team stays in an ocean front hotel and trains out of the Miami Beach Rowing Club which is a short five to ten minute walk from the hotel.

The article is titled How They Weather in the Winter: Migration.

Fordham has been training hard over the winter after a successful fall season. On March 15th the team will be departing campus for the spring training trip to Williamsburg, VA which will kick off the spring racing season.

Posted February 28, 2014

Fordham Men’s Crew Has Highly Successful 2013 Fall Season

Following the Head of West Point Fordham competed at the Head of the Housatonic, then the Head of the Charles, and most recently the Head of the Schuylkill. At the Head of the Housatonic the Men’s Varsity 8 won gold in the Non-IRA Collegiate 8 event. That 8 broke into two fours and about 30 minutes later raced again earning a silver medal in the Collegiate Non-IRA 4 event. Fordham’s second place four posted the fourth fastest overall time between both the Collegiate IRA and Non-IRA entries.

For the Head of the Charles this year, Fordham had two four entries. One entry was in the Collegiate 4+ event on Saturday and the other in the Lightweight 4 event on Sunday. The most notable performance was that of the Lightweight 4 that finished in 3rd place. The Fordham Men clocked in at 17:45.5, ten seconds ahead of fourth place Club D'aviron De Boucherville and behind UPenn at 17:33.1 and Yale at 17:35.1. Other entries in the event included (in order): Yale B, New York Athletic Club, MSOE, Lincoln Park BC, University of Minnesota, Georgetown, Argonaut Boat Club, VCU, Undine Barge Club, Bowdoin, Wentworth IT, UConn, and Harvard University. Fordham’s Collegiate 4+ also had a significant improvement on last year’s finish placing twelfth overall in a field of 38 entries. Both entries are guaranteed for next year.

The head of the Schuylkill was another weekend of success. The Fordham Lightweights earned gold medals in the Lightweight 8 event 50 seconds ahead of the University of Delaware entry. With only two entries in the Lightweight event, it was run simultaneously with the Champ Heavyweight Eight event. The Fordham Lights posted the fifth fastest time in the Champ event. Earlier in the day the Fordham varsity four took second place in the College Open Fours event. Out of the 34 entries, Fordham finished as the top college entry finishing second only to the Penn Athletic Club.

The fall head racing season is over for Fordham, but the final race of the fall season will take place this weekend at the Fall Metropolitan Championships at the Orchard Beach Lagoon in Pelham, NY. The Fall Mets is a 2,000 meter sprint race attended by many New York City area colleges and universities.

Posted October 29, 2013

Strong Early Season Results at Head of West Point

On Saturday, October 5th, Army hosted the Head of West Point Regatta which was attended by Fordham University, Iona College, Vassar College, and NYU. Gold medals went to the Fordham Varsity 8 and Varsity 4. In the Varsity 4 event the Fordham B entry earned a silver medal finishing 53 seconds ahead of Iona in third place. The final medal of the day went to the Men's Novice 4 which earned Bronze. Next up for the Rams is Head of the Housatonic regatta.

Varsity Results:

Men's Varsity 8 - 1) Fordham A; 2) USMA A; 3) USMA B; 4) Iona A; 5) Fordham B; 6) Vassar; 7) Fordham C; 8) Iona B Men's Varsity 4 - 1) Fordham A; 2) Fordham B; 3) Iona A; 4) USMA B; 5) Vassar B; 6) USMA A; 7) Iona B; 8) Vassar A; 9) NYU

Posted October 10, 2013

Law & Order: SVU Episode May 1, 2013

On Monday, April 8, Fordham University's Crew took part in an episode of Law & Order: SVU, scheduled to air on May 1, 2013. The scene is a group of prep school rowers preparing to launch their shells. "This is not the first time something like this has happened," said Head Coach Ted Bonanno. "Throughout the last forty years that I have been coaching in New York City, I've had several crews filmed in various commercials, TV shows, and movies. One of the perks about being a student-athlete in New York is that something like this happens all the time."

The team shot on location at Rye Beach throughout the morning with the cast of the show. Once the scene was completed they had the opportunity to spend time with both Kelli Giddish and Danny Pino (Detectives Amanda Rollins and Nick Amaro). Another Fordham student, Jeff O'Donnell GSB '14, acted in the episode and joined the team as well.

Posted April 25, 2013