Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving to the Weight Room

Ok, so they look better than my daughter Gwen's hand turkey, but she is only in Kindergarten. We are in the last week of classes and just loaded the trailer for Miami. Winter has finally found Durham, NC. It took a good long time to get here. Probably the best fall season ever! Happy Holiday, we will post from Miami.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Head of the Hooch Pictures by Carole Baker



Thursday, October 21, 2010

Duke Rowing Medals at Head of Genesee

DURHAM, N.C. - Duke rowing came away with three medals, including two in the open 8+ and one in the open 4+, in the program's first trip to the Head of the Genesee on Saturday afternoon.

Pictures from Carole Baker: http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/sharing/shareRedirectSwitchBoard.jsp?token=973068708905%3A595045715&sourceId=533754321803&cm_mmc=eMail-_-Share-_-Photos-_-Sharee

Duke's A entry in the open 8+ of coxswain Justine Hong, Emily Theys, Rory Erickson-Kulas, Alex Japhet, Katie Burke, Kathy Smithwick, Laura Sciarrino, Kathryn Lowry and Stephanie Rosser took first place, while Duke's second boat of coxswain Caroline Kiritsy, Ashleigh Anne McKinstry, Katy Gregor, Grace Cassidy, Breanna Briede, Laura Kuhlman, Sydney Johnson, Laura Guth and Joline Doedens took third in the competition.

In the open 4+, Duke's boat of coxswain Emi Marchetti, Alison Beattie, Tori Arendt, Julijana Englander and Shannon Sims took third overall.

The Blue Devils have now claimed first-place finishes in five of the six races they have entered during the fall season. Up next for the team is a two-day event at the Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Nov. 6 and 7.

Head of the Genesee
Duke Results
October 16, 2010
Rochester, N.Y.

Open Eight
1st - Duke A (17:16.57)
2nd - Buffalo A (17:49.70)
3rd - Duke B (17:56.08)
4th - Syracuse A (18:11.01)
5th - Buffalo B (18:03.97)
6th - Cornell A (18:21.55)
7th - Syracuse B (18:12.59)
8th - Buffalo LWT (18:28.57)
9th - Duquesne A (18:40.22)
10th - Duquesne B (19:09.12)

Open Four
1st - Cornell A (18:51.94)
2nd - Cornell B (19:41.86)
3rd - Duke A (19:58.44)
4th - Hamilton (20:15.64)
5th - Buffalo A (20:00.98)
6th - Duke B (21:05.26)
7th - Buffalo B (20:47.70)
8th - William Smith (20:47.43)
9th - Geneseo (21:43.85)
10th - Duke C (22:47.66)
11th - Rochester (23:03.09)
12th - D'Youville (23:05.99)
13th - Cazenovia (25:13.96)
14th - Canisius (26:02.45)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Head of the Potomac Results and Pictures

Check out our photo album for the Head of the Potomac in DC. We had some rain in the morning and then a beautiful sunny day in the afternoon. We also came home with a bunch of hardware! Yea Duke!

Photos: http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/creativeapps/slideShow/Main.jsp?sourceId=533754321803&cm_mmc=eMail-_-Share-_-Photos-_-Sharee

Official Results: http://www.potomacboatclub.org/result10.php

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The 30th Charlie Butt Scullers' Head of the Potomac

We are heading to DC on Saturday for our first race of the season. We arrive with our largest varsity squad ready to compete with Georgetown and George Washington. This will then be followed by our race at the Head of the Genesse in Rochester, NY on October 16 with Harvard, Cornell, Syracuse and Buffalo. From there it continues to get more exciting with the Head of the Hooch and then the Rivanna Romp! We will post pictures soon of our racing as well as videos!
Thanks for following! Keep checking back.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Former competitors, now teammates at Duke!

Back Row: Lauren Baumgartner (Blair Academy), Katy Gregor (The Mount), Chelsea Sawicki (Miss Porter's), Elizabeth Howell (Westminster), Alison Beattie (Stanton Riverbank), Lauren Lashmet (New Trier)
Front Row: Grace Cassidy (Exeter), Heather Lee (Villanova), Caroline Kiritsy (Boston Latin/CRI), Shannon Sims (Sarasota Scullers)

Welcome Dinner for our freshman class. Many have competed against one another, and now will wear the Duke Blue as teammates.

Go Duke!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Summer Newsletter

Add up the medals and see where we are going in the fall. This is a great place to see all of our accomplishments, see who our year end banquet award recipient's are and find out who will be our new captains to lead our fast team this year. We have a one of my favorite fall races on the schedule, hint: it takes place in NY.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Japhet Named CRCA All-America Second Team

DURHAM, N.C. - Duke junior Alex Japhet was named to the CRCA All-America Second Team, as announced by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association on Tuesday.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

USRowing Collegiate Championship

USRowing Collegiate Championship
The 2010 USRowing Collegiate Championship will take place May 22-23 at Lake Mercer in West Windsor, N.J.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Duke Coxswain goes swimming!

Duke’s Varsity Eight Named ACC Crew Of The Week

April 13, 2010

DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke rowing team’s varsity eight was named ACC Crew of the Week after winning the Grand Final at the Knecht Cup in Camden, N.J.

The group, composed of Justine Hong (coxswain), Emily Theys, Rory Erickson-Kulas, Alex Japhet, Laura Sciarrino, Kathy Smithwick, Kathryn Lowry, Caroline Fox and Stephanie Rosser, won all three varsity eight races at the two-day Knecht Cup, including the Grand Final where they turned in a time of 6:34.44.

The V8 opened the Knecht Cup on Friday by winning the first heat with a time of 6:51.30 before advancing past the semifinal with a time of 6:36.16. From there, they turned in their best time of the weekend at 6:34.44 in the Grand Final to win gold. Their time in the Grand Final was just under five seconds faster than runner-up Buffalo (6:39.13).

All but one member of the varsity eight – Japhet, who is a junior – are freshmen or sophomores.

Six members of that boat also won two gold medals over the weekend, as Lowry, Japhet, Sciarrino and Rosser teamed up to win the open quad, and Smithwick and Erickson-Kulas paired up to win the varsity pair.

Duke’s varsity eight is the first Blue Devil boat to earn ACC Crew of the Week honors since March 19, 2007.

The Blue Devils will look to keep that momentum going heading into the ACC Championship on April 24 in Clemson, S.C.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

4th National Championship for Duke Basketball

Click here for video highlights of celebration after game. Welcome back party at Cameron today at 1:00 pm to celebrate Duke win. Congrats Coach K and team!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Habitat for Humanity + Teamwork = Win Win

Our rowers volunteered to spend their Saturday morning at a local Habitat for Humanity Green Community finishing up the playground, filling holes and planting grass. To see more videos of our work party, click on the right at our YouTube site. We had a lot of fun and helped finish one of the first Habitat for Humanity Green Communities with 31 new homes in Durham, North Carolina.

Monday, January 25, 2010

First Day on Water - Jan 20th

Yep! No ice. The deep freeze gave us 3 inches of ice. It melted in 3 days.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Palm trees and sandy beaches!

We are in Sunny Miami until Tuesday. We keep hearing about how cold it is north of us. Let's just say it's not balmy outside, but at least we can row in shorts. Tonight we have a Duke basketball game at 9:00, so we will probably crowd into one room and all watch together. We are here for 6 more days. Happy New Years to all.