Today, 24 new rowers from Teaneck High School passed their swim test at the Secaucus Rec Center. About 20 rowers are returming from previous seasons. On Tuesday, March 5, we will go out for the first time to Overpeck Lake. The Frosh/Novice Team will begin their Learn-to-Row portion of the season, while the JV/Varsity Team will begin rowing. We are looking forward to a good spring season.
Two international students from Fairleigh Dickinson's newly formed Crew Clun and four Teaneck High School students competed at the Strong Island Sprints Rowing Race at St. Anthony's High School in South Huntington, NY, last Saturday. Beyluel Amare Asres, a sophomore at FDU from Ethiopia, competed in the Men's Collegiate Novice category. Even though Asres was unopposed he finished the 2000 m distance on a Concept 2 Indoor Rowing Machine in 8:00.2 min. mandakh Nyamsuren, also a sophomore at FDU from Mongolia, competed against Kelley Gottschall, a THS graduate from 2010. Gottschall, who competed under the banner of Teaneck Rowing Club, and who presently is a first year student at John Jay College for Criminal Justice in Manhattan, was leading Nyamsuren neck to neck for almost the entire 2000 m distance. During the last 200 m of the race Nyamsuren past Gottschall winning by one second with a time of 9:20.2 min.
Teaneck High School's rowers competed against rowers from Montclair HS, Nereid Boat Club, Ridgwood HS in New Jersey, and several high schools on Long Island. Ori Manahan, freshmen Teaneck HS, competed against 30 rowers in the Men's High School Freshmen category. It was his first time competing in this 2000 m event, which he finished in 16th place with an impressive time of 8:03.2 min. Next up was Sarah Fisher, a Teaneck HS junior, who competed in the Women's High School Lightweight category. Fisher successfully completed her race in 9:01.7 min. racing against 42 competitors. The last race of the day was the Men's High School category with 38 rowers in three heats. Aaron Karp, a senior at Teaneck High, and Ben Manahan, a Teaneck HS junior, took the 2000 m challenge. Manahan finished 6th out of 13 in his heat in 7:02.2 min. Karp came in with a time of 7:21.9 min.
Clemens Reinke, coach for both the Teaneck High School Crew Team and the FDU Crew Club, also competed in the Men's Veteran (50-59] category placing second in 6:42.2 min.