Blair Girls’ Rowing Looks Forward to 2022-23
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While some students may have been taking a break from scholastic sports over the summer, the Blair School girls’ rowing team was hard at work. Led by varsity coach John Redos, the team sought to maintain the momentum they had achieved over the previous school year.
Beginning in Fall 2021, Blair girls’ rowing earned first place medals at the Head of the Housatonic, one of the most competitive scholastic races in the United States. With the onset of winter in Blairstown, New Jersey, the girls moved into Blair’s new indoor rowing center on Park Street. Coaches led the girls through technical skills and cardio training as a lead up to the spring season.
Spring is really the prime time for scholastic rowing and Blair’s began with a trip to Austin, Texas, for outdoor, warm weather workouts. The racing season officially began back in New Jersey at Mercer where Blair swept past Peddie. The girls then took four bronze in Mercer sprints, one of the most competitive regattas in the country. They proceeded to win gold at the Garden State Championships, Cooper Cup, USRowing Mid-Atlantic Championships, Stotesbury Cup Regatta and Scholastic Nationals. This was the first time that a Blair women’s crew team had won any of those regattas and it was the first time any Blair crew in history had won the Scholastic Nationals.
With that kind of track record, Blair looks primed for a competitive fall season. Learn more about the upcoming race schedule, here: https://www.blair.edu/athletics/spring-sports/girls-crew