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Rowing - Varsity

 

Overview

Beginning as a club in 2016 and becoming a varsity program in 2018, Rowing is one of the newest and fastest growing teams at Wyoming Seminary. The varsity team competes in the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association (PSRA) during the Spring sprint season. The regular season ends with the PSRA City Championships, with select crews going on to represent Wyoming Seminary at the US Rowing Mid-Atlantic Championships and the Stotesbury Cup Regatta (the largest scholastic regatta in the world). 

 

Sem Rowing enjoyed a break-out season in 2019 - its second as a varsity team:

  • Gold for the Girls Novice Quad at the PSRA Championships (first in program history)

  • Silver for the Girls U17 Double at the US Rowing Mid-Atlantic Championships

  • Fifth for the Girls Lightweight Double at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta

  • Paige Jackett ‘19 became Sem’s first student-athlete to earn a Division I rowing scholarship, signing with the University of Miami

 

In the Fall and Summer season, Sem Rowing partners with its parent organization, Harveys Lake Rowing Club (HLRC). Day- and boarding-students are able to train and compete in the Fall, including world-renowned regattas like the Head of the Charles in Boston and the Head of the Schuylkill in Philadelphia. 

 

While rowing is one of the nation’s oldest intercollegiate and interscholastic sports, Wyoming Seminary boasts the only scholastic rowing program within 60 miles. Previous experience is not necessary to try rowing - in fact, almost a third of the rowers on the 2008 Olympic Team didn’t start the sport until college!

 

For more information about the Wyoming Seminary Rowing program, email head coach Jared Lippman at jlippman@wyomingseminary.org.

 

Also make sure to check out Wyoming Seminary Rowing on social media!
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wyomingseminaryrowing/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/semrowing/

 

Schedule

2019-2020 Schedule

September 22: King’s Head Regatta (Bridgeport, PA)

October 12: Navy Day Regatta (Philadelphia, PA)

October 19-20: Head of the Charles Regatta (Boston, MA) - select crews

October 26-27: Head of the Schuylkill Regatta (Philadelphia, PA)

 

March 29: Manny Flick 3 Regatta (Cherry Hill, NJ)

April 5: Manny Flick 4 Regatta (Philadelphia, PA)

April 19: Manny Flick 5 Regatta (Philadelphia, PA)

April 26: Cooper Cup Regatta (Cherry Hill, NJ)

May 2-3: PSRA City Championships (Philadelphia, PA)

May 9-10: US Rowing Mid-Atlantic Championships (Princeton, NJ) - select crews

May 15-16: Stotesbury Cup Regatta (Philadelphia, PA) - select crews

May 22-23: SRAA National Championships (Cherry Hill, NJ) - select crews

Roster

Name Class
Margaret (Maggie) Barilla 2022
William (Will) Berger 2019
Thomas (Tom) Chen 2019
Zahra Chittalia 2021
Timothy (Tim) Crane 2020
Paige Jackett 2019
Mia Kotowski 2022
Tyler Kotowski 2020
Jimmy Lee 2020
Dongyue (David) Li 2022
Jiayi (Kelly) Li 2019
Mia Magnotta 2021
Abigail (Abby) McDonald 2021
Salem Minda 2020
Stanley Motyka 2021
Jonah Pascal 2021
Isabelle Polgar 2021
Kaitlyn (Katie) Ritsick 2021
Florian (Flo) Roperz 2020
Thomas Rydzewski 2021
Julianna Saltz 2021
Victoria (Vicky) Smulowitz 2022
Michael (Mike) Stanczyk 2021
Yusen (Nansen) Wang 2022
Noam Wasik 2021
Francis (Frankie) Williamson 2020

Coach

Jared Lippman - Head Rowing Coach

Coach Lippman began rowing in fall, 2007 for Pittsford Crew (Rochester, NY). He was a four-year varsity athlete at Pittsford Mendon High School, medaling in three of those years at the New York Scholastic Rowing Championships. Coach Lippman went on to attend Hamilton College, where he raced in the men’s First Varsity 8+ all four years and served as captain his senior year. He led Hamilton to three top-fifteen finishes at the ECAC National Championships and multiple top-half finishes at prestigious regattas such as the Head of the Charles and Head of the Schuylkill.

After graduating from Hamilton, Coach Lippman joined the staff for the University of Rochester men’s rowing team while pursuing his master of science degree in secondary education. Coach Lippman assisted in rebuilding the program and led his men’s boats to win their first Liberty League conference championship in 2017.

Coach Lippman joined the Sem community in August 2017 and took over as head coach for the 2018-19 season. Off the water, he is a member of the history faculty and serves as co-head dorm parent for Darte Hall.

For more information about Wyoming Seminary's rowing program, email jlippman@wyomingseminary.org.