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Varsity Rowing Team

Rowing Team




For midshipmen interested in competitive rowing, the Kings Point Varsity Crew offers a challenging program of head races and sprint competition. Novice, lightweight, heavyweight and women’s boats compete at such events as the Head of the Charles and the Dad Vail National Championships

Derek Hartwick, Head Rowing Coach, led his team to many regattas during their racing season. The 2019 spring racing season brought our KP teams to 9 events, while the fall season added more events.

One of the more famous rowing regattas is the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston.  This regatta was first held on October 16, 1965 and holds the title of the world's largest two-day rowing event.  Raced on the Charles River, 'head' races are a class of regattas generally three miles in length.  Boats compete against one another and the clock, which starts sequentially, approximately fifteen seconds apart.  More than 11,000 athletes from around the world compete in 55 different race events. According to Coach Hartwick, " The coaching staff is extremely proud of the Men's and Women's performance  and expects their efforts to propel and focus our team as we turn indoors and train for the upcoming season." 


Derek Hartwick, Head Rowing Coach

Jackie Kleinhaus, Asst. Rowing Coach



The rowing team has been out on the water practicing for the past few weeks. Many of the practices had to be moved inside because the wind and waves were not too friendly.

It looks like the team will have more racing this spring than what was available last fall.

The rowers are excited for the upcoming season. The third classmen have returned from sea and will be re-joining the team.  In addition, the team has a good group of plebes in their first year who are looking forward to competing in the novice events.   All indications favor one great spring season for KP rowers!

Great news coming out of Philadelphia.  The city has approved the Dad Vail regatta, which is scheduled for May 7-8.  This is the largest regular intercollegiate rowing event in the United States. In the past, it has attracted over a hundred colleges and universities and has been help annually since 1953.

The first race of the season will take place this Saturday, April 10 at Sacred Heart University, with Fairfield University, Iona College and KP rounding out the teams.  KP expects to field at least Men’s Varsity 4 and a Women’s Varsity 4, with the potential of a Novice 4 team, a Women’s 4 and a Women’s Varsity 8.   


2021 SPRING SCHEDULE (Tentative)

Sunday March 28 Stockton Boat Race Stockton University, Atlantic City, NJ
Saturday April 3 Stockton Scrimmage Stockton University, Atlantic City, NJ
Saturday April 10 Sacred Heart Invitational Regatta Sacred Heart University, Shelton, CT
Saturday April 17 Kerr Cup Regatta Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Saturday May 1 USMMA/Iowa/Manhattan/Gordon New Rochelle, NY
Sat-Sun May 1-2 NY State Collegiate Rowing Champs (VIRTUAL) Saratoga Springs, NY
Sat-Sun May 7-8 Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta Dad Vail R.A., Philadelphia, PA




HOLMES Kevin 2021 Ardmore, PA Active
* KIRLIN Kolbe 2021 Doylestown, PA Active
* McKIM Connor 2021 Austin, TX Active
* HESTER Karena 2022 Hughesville, PA At-Sea
ISENHART Ida-Lucie 2022 Louisville, KY At-Sea
*MAGERKURTH Kiley 2022 Marble Falls, TX At-Sea
MAIER Conor 2022 Milford, MA At-Sea
PERINO Joseph 2022 Cinnaminson, TX At-Sea
ROBERTS William 2022 Atlanta, GA At-Sea
ROTHLY Cameron 2022 Peachtree, GA At-Sea
AUSTIN Victoria 2023 Game Creek, AL Active
CLARK Amelia 2023 New Cumberland, PA Active
EDELMAN Abigail 2023 Windhham, CT Active
FORTIN Morgan 2023 Albuquerque, NM Active
LOVINGOOD Jillian 2023 Colorado Springs, CO Active
MARGOT Ethan 2023 Rockford, MI Active
NISSEN Lauralynne 2023 Mora, MN Active
WILLIAMS Matthew 2023 Orlando, FL Active
CAROCHI Joseph 2024 Canon City, CO Active
DAVITT Christopher 2024 Sun Valley, ID Active
DIETRICH Adam 2024 McLean, VA Active
GASCA Ashley 2024 Pasadena, MD Active
GRABER Terah 2024 Wichita, KS Active
JOHNSON McKensie 2024 Silverton, OR Active
McKENSIE Caleb 2024 Fort Worth. TX Active
OGBURN Noah 2024 Melbourne, FL Active
SWART Allessandra 2024 Spring Lake, NJ Active
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Last updated: Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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