Category Archives: Event

Learn to Row: Sunday April 15, 2018

Are you curious about the sport of rowing?

Wondering what it feels like to be in a boat on the Oakland Estuary?

Want to find out if rowing @ Berkeley High may be right for you?

Looking forward to adventures with friends far from the shore?

Up for a challenge?

Then come spend the morning with the friendly coaches and athletes of Berkeley High Crew at our annual Learn-to-Row Day on Sunday, April 15!

Learn to row

This 3-hour event is a great opportunity for boys and girls in middle school to see what it’s like to do a varsity sport at Berkeley High.

And everyone is welcome. Click here to find out more and let us know that you are coming.

Week-long Summer Camps too…

Berkeley High Crew is also offering three weeks of Learn-to-Row Summer Camps. Each camp runs from 12:00 to 3:00 PM, Monday – Friday during the following weeks:

Week #1: June 25–29
Week #2: July 23–27
Week #3: Aug 13–17

Registration for summer camps will open in February.

Thanks for Joining us at the Holiday Sprints!

Berkeley High Crew closed out 2017 with a fabulous morning on the Oakland Estuary. A few brave alumni tested the varsity and novice teams in eights & fours, and the brief rivalry was followed by a tasty potluck.

Here are a few photos from the event (credit to Steve Grand):

The highlight of the morning was the naming ceremony for the new four/quad — honoring Coach Gulliver and his father, who have been deeply involved with the team over the past decade-and-a-half.

Welcome the “Roy Scott”!

Happy Holidays and all the best for 2018!

2017 Holiday Sprints – Sunday December 17th @ JLAC

Holiday Sprints 2017

Berkeley High rowers, coxswains, coaches, and parents – past and present – will gather on Sunday, December 17 for our annual Holiday Sprints and Alumni Celebration.

The traditional 1,000-meter (or thereabouts!) races will start shortly after 9:00 AM and will be followed by brunch and an awards ceremony. We will also have the pleasure of naming a new boat, purchased this year through generous support from the BHS Crew community!

Alumni: Please let us know you’re coming on Facebook.

BHS Crew Medals at Youth Nationals 2016

Bronze for the Pair

Bronze for the Pair at Youth Nationals 2016

Winding up another stellar year for the entire Berkeley High School crew team, the women’s pair of Lena Bertozzi and India Robinson earned a bronze medal at this year’s Youth Nationals Championships in West Windsor, New Jersey!

The Four Finishes Fourth in the Nation

BHS Crew at Youth Nationals 2016

After finishing fourth at the Regional Championships, the coxed four (Josie Byer, Elisa Forbes, Chloe Schalit, Lena Bertozzi, India Robinson) spent a few nail-biting days waiting to see if their petition to participate in the national championships would be accepted. However any doubt that our 4+ belonged on the national stage was quickly dispelled as the ladies produced impressive results in the heats and semifinals, and went on to wrap up the year as the fourth best team in the USA!

Representing Berkeley High School…

Here are a few more photos and videos, to give you a feel for what it was like to be at the event:

BHS Crew at Youth Nationals 2016

A little fun for everyone, after a year of hard work:

Angles

Strategizing before the four’s final:

Preparing for the Final

Our team tent was right next to the finish line:

BHS Crew Tent at Youth Nationals 2016

Video of the four after qualifying in their semifinal:

Video of the pair & coaches receiving the bronze medal: