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!
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.
Bronze for the Pair
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
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:
A little fun for everyone, after a year of hard work:
Strategizing before the four’s final:
Our team tent was right next to the finish line:
Video of the four after qualifying in their semifinal:
Video of the pair & coaches receiving the bronze medal:
Want to try out the sport of rowing? Come to Learn-to-Row Day: Sunday, March 19. Berkeley High Crew is also offering three weeks of Learn-to-Row Summer Camps! Camps run from 12:00 to 3:00 PM, Monday – Friday during the following weeks:
Week #1: June 19–23
Week #2: July 17–21
Week #3: Aug 21–25
Ready for more? Check out our Summer Camps page for more info and to register today!