Fall Crew Wrap-up

Greetings Ithaca Crew Alumni, Parents and Friends!

The Ithaca Mens Crews completed their fall racing season over the weekend November 10-11 with regattas on the 2000m Cooper River course in Camden, NJ. In Saturday’s Frostbite Regatta, Ithaca entered three eights, Varsity, 2V and Frosh/Novice. Conditions were extremely rough, with a strong tailwind and whitecapping through most of the course. In the varsity race, Ithaca fell behind strong crews from Penn Lightweights, Colgate, Temple and Delaware, with a similar outcome for the Ithaca 2V. Ithaca turned the tables in the Frosh/Novice race, well ahead of Temple and Delaware. Results:

V8        Penn Lt 5.55, Colgate 5.56, Temple 6.01, Delaware 6.04, Ithaca 6.35

2V8      Penn Lt 5.56,  Temple 5.59, Delaware A 6.00, Delaware B 6.10, LaSalle 6.15, IC 6.44

F/N8    Ithaca 7.03, Temple 7.23, Delaware 7.36

Conditions improved significantly for the Braxton Regatta on Sunday, with only a slight tailwind and much better water. Ithaca entered two fours in the morning competition. The Varsity Four placed 2nd in their section behind Colgate, with the third fastest time of from both V4 sections. The Frosh/Novice 4 won their race, gaining the second IC medal for the weekend.

Fours results:

MV4:   Colgate 6.44.1, Ithaca 7.03.7, Stony Brook 7.33.4, Maritime 7.36.6, Marietta 7.54.0

F/N4:   Ithaca 7.23.3, Maritme 7.53.8, Marietta 8.11.5, Manhattan 8.50.3, Stony Brook 9.38.1

In the afternoon eights competition, Ithaca improved their margins, placing 3rd in the Varsity and 2V, and 2nd in the Frosh/Novice. Results:

MV8:   Colgate 6.02.0, Marietta 6.08.1, Ithaca 6.22.2, Binghamton 7.59.0

M2V8: Marietta A 6.21.4, Marietta B 6.21.8, Ithaca 6.46.2, Maritime 6.52.7

F/N8:   Colgate 6.48.8, Ithaca 7.18.5, Scranton 7.45.7, Binghamton 7.52.4, Manhattan 8.25.7, Maritime 8.45.4

Many thanks to the parents and friends of the Crew who contributed to the trailer food tables throughout both days (clear weather eliminated need for the tent). Ithaca crews were also glad to have a visit from alum Erik Frid ’14, who earlier this month competed in the East Coast Speed Order trials for the 2019 US National Team. In his 6k erg test, Erik placed 6th of 41 entries of men’s scullers, and in the next day’s 4.25 head race time trial, placed 7th of the 41 entries at Princeton. Cheers to Erik!

After the race weekend, it was a short week of land training and preparing the Boathouse for land workouts before the crews headed home for the Thanksgiving week break. The remainder of the fall will include 3 weeks of classes and land workouts before exam week, and winter break begins December 22.

Spring Schedule Highlights (subject to change) :

1/22/19           First day of spring classes

1/28                 Row for Humanity erg-a-thon                        Campus Center

3/9-17             Spring Break Training                                     Gainesville, GA

Sat 3/30           Cayuga Duals                                                  Ithaca

Sat 4/6             RIT, Rochester                                                 Ithaca

Sun 4/7            St.John Fisher, Geneseo                                  Ithaca

Sat 4/13           Knecht Cup                                                      Mercer, NJ

Sat 4/20           at WPI, Trinity, Colby, UNH                            Worcester, MA

Sat 4/28           at Hamilton, Colgate, Marist                          Rome, NY

Fri 5/3             Liberty League Championships                       Saratoga Springs, NY

Sat 5/4             NYS Championships                                        Saratoga Springs, NY

5/7-10             Final Exams

Sun 5/12          NICR League Championships                          Worcester, MA

Sun 5/19          Commencement

Fr/Sat 5/31-6/1           NCAA Championships  (by selection)  Indianapolis, IN

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Cornell Classic review, Frostbite/Braxton preview

Greetings Ithaca Crew Alumni, Parents and Friends!

Last weekend was a busy one for the Crews and Scullers, as everyone competed in the Cornell Autumn Classic races on Saturday, and on Sunday it was the annual Rent-a-Rower fundraiser, along with a workday at the Boathouse to give it a good cleaning and prepare the Womens Crews and Scullers equipment for winter storage.

Saturday’s Cornell races included two sections, each consisting of a 3k head race followed by a 300m sprint. The earlier section was mostly small boats with generally a regrouping in the later section of the small boats into eights. The Ithaca women’s scullers were put together randomly in doubles and one single, and it proved to be a very competitive battle to wind up their season in an all-Ithaca event. The Womens sweep rowers also concluded their fall racing, with two novice eights and a varsity eight and four also competing. The sweep rowing competition was solidly dominated by Cornell and Syracuse top entries, Ithaca’s best men’s showing coming in the second section of men’s fours, Ithaca’s two entries sandwiched between Cornell Heavies and Hobart. This experience gives the Ithaca men plenty of motivation to take advantage of this last week on the water and the final weekend of racing coming up. With the change to standard time this week, their practices have an extra challenge, shifting to early morning before classes to have safe daylight rows.

Catching up on an omission from the Head of the Fish results, Ithaca’s Women’s Lightweight single also won that event over 5 other entries, prior to cancellation of the regatta due to the strong winds, and adding to the medal collection for that regatta.

This weekend the Men’s crews travel to Camden, NJ, to conclude their fall racing with the Frostbite Regatta on Saturday and the Braxton Memorial Regatta on Sunday.

Location:                             Cooper River Park – Reservoir, Pennsauken, NJ

Participating schools:                    Temple, Delaware, Drexel, Marietta, many others.

Departure Time – location          37 athletes and 2 coaches. Meet the bus at 7:45 am at the A & E Center for an 8am departure.  Plan 4.5 hours driving time and possibly 15 minutes to park and walk to trailer in the launching area.

Directions to Race Course – Leave Ithaca College on route 79 east to Whitney Point and  I-81 south, follow into Pennsylvania.  Exit I-81 at Clark’s Summit, get on Penn Turnpike south, I-476.  Follow turnpike (toll road) south to the end, through tolls, continue straight on I-476 towards Philadelphia to I-76 east (Schuylkill Expressway).  As you enter the city proceed East on I-676, cross Ben Franklin Bridge (US 30).  Continue on US 30 heading east to route 38 east, Kaighns Ave.  Follow 38, bear right on US 70 (Marlton Pike) heading east, turn right on Cuthbert, then right again on Park Blvd.  The bus drop off for athletes is located along Park Blvd. For spectator parking, follow directions along Park Blvd.

Directions from race course to hotel :  Crown Plaza, Philadelphia-Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W.  PH 856-665-6666  –  south-east corner of Cuthbert and Route 70- walking distance to/from race course launching area. We plan on the Ithaca Tent to be located at the trailer.

Tentative schedule Saturday Frostbite (athletes report 90 minutes prior to race time):

FN8 sections      (Feitner)              3:00-3:14pm

2V8 sections       (Oz)                       3:28-3:35

1V8 sections       (KP)                       3:56-4:03

Tentative schedule Sunday Braxton:

V4 sections         (Skip)                    10:48am

N4 sections         (DelLago)             11:06

V8 sections         (KP)                       1:50 pm

2V8 sections       (Oz)                       1:56

F/N8 sections    (Feitner)              2:02

All race times are subject to change! Crews launch 45 minutes prior to race starting time.

Race notes:        All races will include 3-6 crews using a stake-boat start.  Winners in every race go to the awards dock to receive a medal; no runner-up medals.

Other Information: There will be some post-race snacks available at the tent and trailer after the Sunday races. Saturday dinner will be at the Wegman’s next to the hotel, paid for by Coach!

After racing:   After racing on Saturday we will secure equipment on the trailer for the evening and proceed to Saturday night accommodations and dinner.  After Sunday’s races we will load the trailer and depart for Ithaca as a group. E.T.A. in Ithaca is 7:30 pm.

Next week – racing results and preview of spring schedule.

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Head of the Fish, Freeman Cup Results, Cornell Autumn Classic schedule

Greetings Ithaca Crew Alumni, Parents and Friends!

This past weekend was full of adventure for the Ithaca Crews and Scullers! The Saturday racing was at the Head of the Fish, at Lake Saratoga, where the weather was threatening due to wind and rain. The early races ran on schedule, with excellent results for the Womens Scullers and Mens Fours. Ithaca Scullers placed second, fifth, ninth, 12th, and 13th out of 16 in the Womens Collegiate Single event. The Women’s Doubles event was won by Ithaca, with our B entry taking third, and C entry taking 15th out of 17 entries. The Men’s Lightweight Four was second out of 5, and the Men’s Open Four placed fifth out of 36. Ithaca was awarded medals in all four events! Unfortunately, following the mens fours events, conditions proved too hazardous, and the remaining events were canceled for the day, which included our two mens eights and womens four.

The crews returned to Ithaca and prepared for the 45th annual Freeman Cup Fall Intrasquad race Sunday Morning. Conditions were sprinkly but relatively calm for the length-of-the-inlet head race, which this year included 9 eights of mixed boatings, including varsity and novice, men and women, and scullers. The race provided special excitement for shell #2, which unfortunately lost a dispute with the abutment on the State Street bridge, taking two rowers out of action for the remainder of their race and direct return to the docks (both recovered promptly in the warm boathouse). There was minor damage to the shell (a rigger which has been repaired), and two oars. Members of the winning Feitner’s Ride eight included coxswain Zoe Glasgow, captain and stroke Sierra Keat, Colin McCarthy, Lucas Greenway, Jade Hazzard, Kelsey Lavin, Autumn Michels, Nicola Vigliotti, and bow Spencer Cadley.

This week the crews and scullers are at home Saturday morning for the Cornell Autumn Classic, which will include all the Cornell mens and womens crews, Ithaca, Syracuse, Hobart, and Mercyhurst. There will be two inlet head races, with small boats racing starting at 9:45, followed with reconfiguring into large boats to race at 11am. For Saturday’s racing, there will be no spectator parking at the Boathouses. Visitors/spectators should check the Visiting Teams link above on the blog website for parking/viewing directions.

Remaining fall schedule:

Sun 11/4                Rent-A-Rower/Community Service Work Day (Daylight Savings ends)

Sat 11/10               Mens Crew                            Frostbite Regatta                  Camden, NJ

Sun 11/11             Mens Crew                            Braxton Regatta                    Camden, NJ

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Head of the FISH Race Itinerary

ITHACA COLLEGE CREW – race itinerary

Race 10/26-27/2018

Location Lee’s Park, 1464 NY-9P, Saratoga Springs, NY

Participating Schools  dozens!  Skidmore, RIT, Marist, and many others.

Travel party Men’s and women’s crew and sculling – 43 participants.

Departure Time – location   Bus  – Friday, 10/26, 4:45pm, A & E Center.

Directions to Site – Leave Ithaca heading east on route 79 to Whitney Point, route 206 east to Bainbridge, onto I-88 north to I-90 east to I-87 north at Albany.  Continue to exit 14, route 9P east, to Saratoga lake, cross bridge, Lee’s Park is on the left.

Directions to hotel On I-90 east, continue to exit 10.  Hotel is immediately on the right after exiting.

Bus Time line Leave Ithaca on Friday, 10/26, at 5:00pm and drive directly to hotel by 8:00pm.

Hotel: Comfort Inn and Suites, East Greenbush; 99 Miller Ave, Castleton, NY – 518-479-3217.

Sat. morning, Leave hotel by 6:30am and drive directly to race course with scullers and participants in men’s 4s.

Return to hotel at leisure.

Depart hotel at 10am and drive to course with remaining athletes.

Pack up and return to Ithaca, approx. 5pm.  Ithaca eta at 8:00pm.

Race Schedule;

Women’s college 1x – 9:22am

Women’s college 2x – 9:38am

Men’s lite 4 – 10:16 am

Men’s v4 – 11:06 am.

Women’s lite 1x – 11:26am

Women’s 4x – 1:13 pm

Women’s open 2x – 2:33pm

Women’s open lite 2x – 2:41pm

Men’s v8 – 3:16 pm

Men’s 2v8 – 3:26 pm

Women’s v4 – 4:06 pm

Race notes All races are 3.3k head race   

Other Information: Bring a full water bottle, morning snacks, and a change of clothes.  There will be breakfast at the hotel or bagels on the bus.  Don’t forget your uniform.  There will be tent food for after the racing. LINK for HOSPITALITY TENT

IC at the Head of the Charles – Head of the Fish preview – Freeman Intrasquad Race

Greetings Ithaca Crew Alumni, Parents and Friends!

Last Sunday, the Ithaca Womens Crew placed very strongly in two events at the premier fall head race, Head of the Charles. The first race in the Sunday morning schedule was the Mixed Inclusion Double, and the Ithaca Scullers entry of Pearl Outlaw and Jennifer Brian placed an awesome 3rd place of 15 entries. Later in the afternoon, Ithaca’s Women’s Collegiate Eight powered to a 4th pace finish in their event for Division II and III crews, 28 programs represented. Given that the boat was a composite from both fall womens crew and the scullers roster, put together at the beginning of the week, it was an outstanding result.

Upcoming very busy race weekend:

ITHACA COLLEGE CREW – race itinerary   10/26-27/2018                   Head of the Fish

Location:             Lee’s Park, 1464 NY-9P, Saratoga Springs, NY

Participating Schools:    dozens!  Skidmore, RIT, Marist, and many others.

Travel party: Mens and womens crew/sculling

Departure Time – location     Bus  – Friday, 10/26, 4:45pm, A & E Center north end

Directions to Site: Leave Ithaca heading east on route 79 to Whitney Point, route 206 east to Bainbridge, onto I-88 north to I-90 east to I-87 north at Albany.  Continue to exit 14, route 9P east, to Saratoga lake, cross bridge, Lee’s Park is on the left.

Directions to hotel; – Comfort Inn and Suites, East Greenbush; 99 Miller Ave, Castleton, NY – 518-479-3217     On I-90 east, continue to exit 10.  Hotel is immediately on the right after exiting.

Bus Time line;         Leave Ithaca on Friday, 10/26, at 5:00pm and drive directly to hotel by 8:00pm. Sat. morning, leave hotel by 6:30am and drive directly to race course with scullers and participants in men’s 4s.  Return to hotel, departing hotel at 10am and drive to course with remaining athletes.

Race Schedule  (crews launch 45 minutes prior to race)

Women’s college 1x – 9:22am

Women’s college 2x – 9:38am

Men’s lite 4 – 10:16 am                          Skip

Men’s v4 – 11:06 am.                             Del Lago

Women’s lite 1x – 11:26am

Women’s 4x – 1:13 pm

Women’s open 2x – 2:33pm

Women’s open lite 2x – 2:41pm

Men’s v8 – 3:16 pm                                KP

Men’s 2v8 – 3:26 pm

Women’s v4 – 4:06 pm

Race notes:             All races are 3.3k head race  

Other Information: Bring a full water bottle, morning snacks, and a change of clothes.  There will be breakfast at the hotel or bagels on the bus.  Remember your uniform!  There will be tent food for after the racing. Bus will leave after trailer loaded about 5pm.

Handy information for parents, alumni, and friends of the crew, THIS LINK goes to our away-race food tent spreadsheet.  This sheet gets updated for each event so that any friends/ family who want to contribute will know which items are needed & in what quantities.  We are happy to reimburse people for the items they provide, so please ask them to keep receipts & hand them off to a coach at the regatta.

Sunday morning, the entire Ithaca Crew and Scullers will participate in the Freeman Cup Intrasquad Regatta, a head-style race on the inlet. The crew will meet early to unload and rig shells from the trailer, and convene shortly afterward for a regatta meeting and launching. Because of limited Boathouse Parking, visitors should check instructions on the Visiting Teams Link above.

Upcoming fall schedule:

F/S/S 11/2-4         Family Weekend

Sat 11/3                 Mens/Womens Crew/Sculling                  Cornell Classic                      Ithaca

Sun 11/4                Rent-A-Rower/Community Service Work Day (Daylight Savings ends)

Sat 11/10               Mens Crew                            Frostbite Regatta                  Camden, NJ

Sun 11/11             Mens Crew                            Braxton Regatta                    Camden, NJ

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