Check out this year’s Stotesbury Cup, which brings more than 5,000 high school rowers from all over the U.S. to the banks of the Schuylkill.
The Phillie Phanatic, the Drexel Dragon, and St. Joe’s Hawk were among the mascots competing on ergometers — fancy rowing machines — to publicize the Dad Vail regatta, for college rowers, this Friday and Saturday.
Over 100 colleges and universities and thousands of athletes compete in the annual Dad Vail Regatta each year.
The Cooper River will be dredged beginning next July and that means the rowing community is going to have to look for other venues for 2014.
Thousands of the rowers are in town this weekend for the annual “Head of the Schuylkill Regatta.” On Saturday, colleges from across the country competed.
The Olympics have been the source of many inspirational tales and a journalist is following one of the biggest, hot off the presses from 1936.
Elle Carolan with Philadelphia City Rowing says the movie, titled Backwards, was filmed along the Schuylkill a couple of summers ago and is being released this week
Michigan won the varsity eight heavyweight race to capture the men’s team point trophy championship at the 74th Dad Vail Regatta Saturday on Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River.
A rowing regatta that has been held in Philadelphia for 59 consecutive years takes place once again this weekend, along the Schuylkill River.
A Philadelphia based money manager is about to undertake a quest that’ll take him, and seven cohorts, far from the world of finance — or anything on dry land for that matter.
Recently hired as the new women’s crew coach at his alma mater, Temple University, Jason Read’s incredible life résumé includes an Olympic gold medal and years spent helping others as an EMS/Rescue Chief of Operations in his home county of Hunterdon, in New Jersey.
The Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta is the largest collegiate regatta in the U.S. Over 100 colleges and universities and thousands of athletes compete the weekend of the second Saturday in May each year.
Chris examines the aftermath of Friday’s deal to avoid a government shutdown. He talks to Christopher DeFelice about rescuing two people whose car crashed into the Schyukill River, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey about staying in Philadelphia, and Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel.
Chris discussed the firefighters union endorsement of Milton Street for mayor, a rower that helped rescue a driver that crashed into the Schyukill and talked to Chris Butler about how a shutdown would effect the economy.
There was a dramatic rescue Thursday morning near Boathouse Row, after a car skidded off Kelly Drive and plunged into the Schuylkill River.