Rowing Finds Success in Philadelphia


Fordham Rowing had a successful weekend at the Schuylkill Regatta. (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

The Fordham women’s rowing team traveled to Philadelphia this past weekend to compete in the historic 2022 Head of the Schuylkill Regatta, finding significant success in a number of events throughout the day. Fordham launched eight boats total in the regatta, starting with the Freshman/Novice Four. With an impressive showing in their heat, the Fordham Novice Four put up a time of 15:09.653, finishing just behind the Philadelphia home team Temple University. The boat placed second, taking home a silver medal for their performance.

The Championship Eight found slightly less success on the water, placing fourth behind Drexel University, Temple and Georgetown University, but still beating out the College of the Holy Cross and Duquesne University. The Championship Four A, comprised of select team members from the Championship Eight, also placed fourth in their event.

The team also put forth three shell boats in the Championship Four event: the Persistence shell, the Momentum shell and the FM shell. These boats placed 10th, 27th and 34th, respectively, in the Four race, showing off the team’s depth of talent. The Rams also entered two boats into the Club Championship Eight event, with the Rising Tide shell taking 18th place and the Sandy Kriss shell taking 30th.

The day ultimately was a success for the team, and as the last prominent regatta of the fall season, it was a great opportunity for the team to hit the water one last time as they head into the offseason. The high volume of boats also allowed for the team to showcase a variety of athletes and garner competition experience for some novice rowers.

The team looks ahead to the fall Metropolitan Championships on Nov. 12, an event that they will likely enter only a few boats into.