Last Race of the Season and IC Crew is Hosting!

We are ending the fall season with our TOUCHDOWN REGATTA on Saturday, Oct 30th. Cornell Lwt men have been the traditional host, but this year IC (with the help of Cornell Hwts) will be hosting.

LIVE RESULTS LINK (includes events, bow numbers and start times)

Follow along the racing and “watch” the crews progress down the course. You will see the start – split – and finish times.

There are two flights of races one starting at 10:30 AM the second at 12:30 AM. You can watch live anywhere along the waterfront trail. Crews are racing from the top of the inlet all the way out to the lake! If you can’t make it to Ithaca, just click the link above.

Race Results from the Weekend

Fall racing always brings a little mystery to the rowers. The length of the course and number of turns are different at every regatta. Rowing in the Spring is very predictable – 2000 meters straight or mostly straight and racing side by side with at least one other crew.

During the fall rowers are spending time building their base endurance and refining technique. But all athletes like to compete – hence the birth of the “Head Race”. Head races are usually on rivers or canals and are long…. 18-20+ min.

Fourteen Scullers went to the Head of the Genesee (HOG) in Rochester on Saturday. They competed in the Open 1x and Open 2x. Ithaca Crews won both races handily! Medals were awarded to the top three finishing places. This head race was 5K and had 2 bridges and several mild turns throughout.

The Head of the Genesee was a great last race before the sculling team splits for Head of the Charles training. We had a fun day of racing on a full 5k on the Genesee river. Bow seats and those in the 1x successfully attacked the challenge of steering a new course with many curves along the way. There was great competition from University of Rochester and University at Buffalo, with Alli Arndt winning gold in the 1x, Brenna Hanratty getting silver, and Violet Schwartzmith getting bronze. In the 2x, Taylor Volmrich and Dania Bogdanovic won gold and Izzy Ozkurt and Cyerra Adams got bronze. All around a great day of racing in Rochester.

Here are the results.
Women’s Open 2x
I9:22.4 Ithaca: Taylor Volmrich and Dania Bogdanovic
20:57.0 Ithaca: Cyerra Adams and Izzy Ozkurt
21:01.1 University of Rochester B
21:24.2 University of Rochester A
21:29.1 Ithaca: Lauren Hitesman and Kelsey Lavin
21:35.2 St John Fisher
21:45.4 Ithaca: Paige Pimental and Katrina Pohlman
21:54.0 Ithaca: Rachel Valentine and Erika Elcsisin
Women’s Collegiate 1x
21:50.7 Ithaca: Alli Arndt
23:20.0 Ithaca: Brenna Hanratty
24:01.8 Ithaca: Violet Schwartzsmith
24:02.3 Ithaca: Karley Whalen

While the scullers were off to Rochester, Four eights of sweep men and women went to Rome NY for the Hamilton College Founders Cup Race. The three teams competing were Colgate, Hamilton and Ithaca. All three teams competed with a Men’s and Women’s 1V and 2V. The format was 4 x 1000 meters. This was fun for the coaches, because we got to see the athletes row by 4x. Ithaca Crews aimed for a SR 34, but Colgate men charged down the course at SR 39! Times for each 1K were added to determine the overall winner. Here is the spreadsheet of results that needs an afternoon to decipher!

Link to Line-ups

Boat123Total (4)
Colgate MV802:52.105:46.708:43.311:31.2
Ithaca MV803:00.606:04.409:10.712:11.0
Colgate M2V803:00.106:02.409:09.112:11.5
Hamilton MV803:01.906:09.709:16.112:16.8
Ithaca M2V803:12.906:29.609:46.212:54.8
Hamilton M2V803:11.506:31.009:51.513:03.0
Hamilton M3V803:38.407:20.611:04.314:43.0
Women’s Racing
Boat123Total (4)
Colgate WV803:24.606:53.110:22.813:41.0
Hamilton WV803:28.106:56.010:28.413:49.0
Ithaca WV803:32.707:01.810:36.814:05.3
Colgate W2V803:33.607:05.510:41.214:08.1
Ithaca W2V803:51.707:33.511:21.515:05.6
Hamilton W2V803:56.007:47.411:45.915:40.6

While the Crew Races at Hamilton, The Scullers Head to Rochester for the Head of the Genesee.

Race: Head of the Genesee 
Location: Roundhouse Pavilion, Genesee Valley Park, Moore Rd, Rochester, NY 14620  
Participating Schools: Rochester, St John Fisher, Buffalo  
Departure Time/ Location: 6:30am / A&E Center Loading Dock  
Drive Time: Approx. 2 hrs.  Bus movies rated PG-13 or milder are welcome.   
Ithaca to Course: (as copied from Google maps) Follow NY96-N to Jacksonville Rd in Ulysses.  Take NY-89 N to NY-96 N in Varick.  Follow NY-96N, I-90W and I-490 W to S Goodman St in Rochester.  Take exit 17 from I-490 W.  Turn L onto S Goodman St.  Turn R onto Elmwood Ave.  Turn S onto Moore Rd. Genesee Valley Park will be on the right.     
Event Schedule:  WO1x – 10:50am 
WO2x – 12:45pm  
Meals: Bagels & toppings available BEFORE boarding bus.  Athletes must remain masked & may not eat on bus.  Quick sips of beverages are ok.  Additional pre/post-race & lunch items will be available at the team tent during the regatta. 2x racers will be given a chance to eat post-race before boarding the bus.   

A Preview of Details for the Men’s and Women’s Crew Race on October 9th.

The Men’s and Women’s Crew will be opening their fall season on Saturday, October 9th against host Hamilton College and Colgate University. The race will be a series of 1000 meter pieces. Here are the race times and spectator information. Note: the scullers will be at the Head of the Genesee in Rochester, which will be the third race of their season.

9:00am  Bus and trailer arrive at launch site, (current boathouse) athletes only, no parents or spectators can be on site, including before and after racing.

10:00am  Launch in order of events (M1V8, M2V8, W1V8, W2V8)

10:45am  Start first round of races (30″ in between boats)

11:15am  2nd round of races

11:45am  3rd round of races

12:15pm  4th round (racing 3 boats across)

Spectators will be at Bellamy Park East (site of new boathouse). -Spectators can type in ‘hamilton college boathouse’ in a Google Maps ONLY search and a pin will come up for directions.  It’s off of Mill St. in Rome, NY (large water tower is in the same parking lot)- the Navigational Center will be open for bathroom access at Bellamy Park- there will also be a food truck at Bellamy for parents and spectastors.

Join us for a Boat Christening

Welcome back, to all of our alums who are returning to South Hill this weekend!!

IF YOU are in ITHACA this weekend, we will be christening a NEW Women’s EIGHT at 9:30 AM. All are welcome – join us at the BH for an outside event!

We are excited to get her on the water!!!