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Schedule

Opponent Date Time Location Details
First Coast Head Race
First Coast Rowing/Arlington River View Recap
Gator Head Regatta
Newnan's Lake View Recap
Halloween Regatta
Bypass Canal at Harney Park Details
Head of the Hog
Nathan Benderson Park View Recap

Roster

Name Grade
Avneesh Badarinath 10
Alexander Bryan 12
Dylan Camarda 10
Matt Chaffin 11
Charu Chaturvedi 12
Ryan Cook 11
Joey Cordano 12
Atticus Dickson 10
Michael Dodd 12
Nihar Ettigi 11
Bear Fender 11
Campbell Ford 9
Halle Gold 12
Avery Goldknopf 9
Brody Grasher 11
Yash Gupta 11
Cate Haskell 12
Stone Henderson 12
Mitchell Henshaw 12
Brenna Hughes 11
Jonathan Irias 10
Adam Jaeckle 12
Julia Johansen 12
Pranav Kasavaraju 10
Ozair Khawaja 11
Sophia Klim 12
Satvik Kuravi 11
Meera Kuthiala 9
Rayna Kuthiala 12
Jake Lansaw 12
Samantha Lesser 11
CJ Levy 9
Ethan Marple 12
Caulder McGriff 11
Vincent Mirarchi 11
Nick Moody 11
Jared Morales 11
Finn Murphy 11
Joseph Nemetz 11
Camden Pao 10
Isabella Pao 12
Nilesh Patel 10
Julia Peiris 10
Sophia Quirk 9
Dennis Rao 12
Daniel Rodriguez 12
Salma Shaalan 12
Caroline Shore 12
Aaron Shumer 10
Ava Sickler 10
Brock St Denis 10
Nick Strachota 11
Edward Sun 11
Grant Szymanski 12
Mario Vargas 12
Jakhye Wilkins 10
Ian Wilkinson 10
Jacob Wolpert 12
Kendall Woodall 12

Coaching Staff

Chris RegisterChristopher Register
Director of Rowing/Men’s Head Coach
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Christopher Register was named Director of Rowing/Men’s Head Coach at Bolles in 2017. Register returns to Bolles after leading the Stanton-River Bank Rowing program the last two years.

He served as the Bolles Women’s Varsity Head Coach from 2010-15 with former Director of Rowing Oli Rosenbladt. He also assisted in running the Men’s Junior National Team High Performance Rowing Camp during the summer of 2015 and expanded on that role in 2016, coaching the men’s eight to a win at the CanAmMex regatta.

“I learned so much from Oli and I am very excited to be back at Bolles and give back to such a great program,” Register said. “I am excited to see what great things we can do here—we have terrific kids and a beautiful facility—it’s a place where rowing can thrive.”

Register began his rowing career at Stanton College Prep. During his four years at Stanton, he medaled at Scholastic Rowing Nationals twice. He placed fourth in the Freshman 8+ in 2003, second in the Men's 4+ in 2005, and first in the Men's 4+ during his senior year.

Register continued his rowing and academic career at Mercyhurst College where he rowed as a varsity lightweight. He medaled at the Dad Vail Regatta four years consecutively, placing first on three occasions. He placed third in the Lightweight 8+ in 2007, first in the Lightweight 4+ in 2008 and 2009, and first in the Lightweight 8+ in 2010. During the summer of 2009, he represented Mercyhurst at the English Henley Royal Regatta placing second to Oxford in the Men's 4-. Later that summer, Register placed third in the Canadian Henley Regatta in the Under-23 Men's Pair.


Conny Kirsch

Conny Kirsch
Women’s Rowing Head Coach
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Conny Kirsch was named Women's Rowing Head Coach at The Bolles School in 2019. Kirsch joins Director of Rowing/Men's Head Coach Chris Register in helping guide Bolles' year-round, nationally competitive, interscholastic and club rowing program.

Kirsch brings extensive experience as a coach and athlete at the international and collegiate levels. Her 16 years as a college coach include serving as an assistant at the University of Massachusetts, Indiana University and most recently at UCF. At UCF, she helped the Knights to five consecutive conference team titles, guided the 2V8+ to four straight titles from 2015-2018 and coached the V4+ to a conference title in 2019. At Indiana, she served as the lead recruiter and coordinator, working with athletes from around the world. She helped the Hoosiers’ 2nd Varsity Eight to the most wins in program history in 2011. Kirsch began her college coaching career at UMass, coaching freshmen, varsity four and lightweight rowers as well as coordinating team travel and recruiting.

Kirsch has coached rowers from age 13 to masters. She guided masters rowers at the Greater Columbus (Ohio) Rowing Association in the summer of 2006. She recently worked with youth scullers in USRowing’s Southeast Junior Olympic Development camp, held at Bolles. Since 2007, Kirsch has coached at the Junior B Sculling Development Camps in Saratoga Springs, New York, and Orlando.

As an athlete, Kirsch won two junior world titles as a member of the German National Team. She won gold in the 4x- boat in 1995 and 2x in 1997. She also earned silver in the 2x boat in 1998. In her collegiate career at Ohio State University, Kirsch earned First Team All-America honors and was named Big Ten Co-athlete of the year as a senior in 2002 and was a three-time First Team All-Big Ten selection. She was named an Ohio State Scholar Athlete in 1999, 2001 and 2002.

Kirsch received her master’s degree in Counselor Education from Ohio State in 2006 and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Women’s Studies in 2003.


Scott McLean
Middle School Head Coach

Scott McLean learned to row in the swamps of Newnans Lake with Gainesville Area Rowing (GAR). Quickly rising to the varsity eight, McLean earned medals at the Head of the Hooch, Regional's, and competed at the National level two consecutive years. Turning down a rowing scholarship with Syracuse University, Scott pursued engineering at UCF, where he competed on the club team locally and internationally while studying abroad in Germany. McLean now works as an engineer for the Navy and found a new home with Bolles Crew.


Additional Coaches: Taylor Yelverton, Mike Peterson, Claire McClenna, Yailene Herrara

Video

Interview with Director of Rowing/Boys' Head Coach Chris Register
Interview with Girls' Crew Head Coach Katherine Changes

Summer Camp

2020 Bolles Crew Summer Camp info will be available in the spring.

Bolles Crew in College

The following list is an ongoing effort to recognize Bolles alumni who participated in crew at the collegiate level. To include as comprehensive listing as possible, please email webmaster@bolles.org if you or anyone you know should be listed. Please include name, year of graduation from Bolles and college or university attended.

Name Class Year College
Zayne Blackwell 2019 Stetson University
Ashley Dodd 2019 Northeastern University
Chase Haskell 2019 Princeton University
Richard Sollee 2019 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Julian Abuzeni 2017 University of Delaware
Annie Pentaleri 2017 United States Naval Academy
Ericka Roseberry 2017 Stetson University
Travis Kennedy 2016 Boston University
Daniel Perez 2016 Dartmouth College
Alex Muzaurieta 2015 Syracuse University
Matthew Pentaleri 2015 United States Naval Academy
Hamilton Eng 2014 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Regan Hamilton 2014 Boston University
Kayleigh Painter 2014 Florida Institute of Technology
Alex Wulbern 2014 St. Joseph's University
Aurelio (AL) Muzaurieta 2013 Harvard
Michael Pentaleri 2013 United States Naval Academy
Isa Griffay 2012 University of Wisconsin
Heather Nearing 2012 US Naval Academy
Jake Mendelson 2012 University of Pennsylvania
Matt Taylor 2012 Columbia University
Conor White 2011 US Naval Academy
Walker Wulbern 2011 Yale University
William Leeser 2011 Haverford College
Mya Nguyen 2011 Auburn University
Sarah Dibble 2010 University of Florida
David Rice 2010 Rollins College
Eric Eriksen 2009 Princeton University
Bryan Smith 2009 The College of William and Mary
Kristin Drew 2008 University of Florida
Christina Lambiase 2008 Columbia University
Mimi Southall 2008 Duke University
Kaitlin Sparks 2008 UCLA
Allison Lacara 2007 UCF
Tess Wood 2007 Princeton University
Aaron Blankstein 2006 MIT
Daven Farnham 2006 Columbia University
Stephen Davidson 2005 Georgia Tech
Rad Murphy 2005 Harvard University
Steffan Wolfe 2005 Columbia University
Sarah Blankstein 2004 Harvard University
Sara Jane Donovan 2004 University of Florida
Joe Milo 2004 US Naval Academy
Taylor Wiatt 2004 University of Central Florida
Brandon Smith 2003 Georgia Tech
David Bass 2003 Cornell University
Amanda Randall 2003 University of Central Florida
Kristi O'Connor 2002 Colby College
Joy Irby 2002 University of Florida
Peter Flynt 2002 Merchant Marine Academy
Courtney Beeckler 2002 Northeastern University
University of California, Berkeley
Tony Jennings 2001 Syracuse University
Andrew Baines 2001 MIT
Joe Lisska 2001 Brown University
Josh Davis 2001 Columbia University
Andy Hill 2001 MIT
Christopher Beeckler 2000 UCLA
Neal Turbow 2000 Carnegie Mellon
Stephanie Tilly 2000 University of Miami
Chanley Howell 1999 Harvard University
Katie Marshall 1999 Yale University
Lane Koster 1999 Harvard University
Windy Booher 1998 Amherst College
Holly Fling 1997 Harvard University
Steven Kurosko 1997 Columbia University
Tom Schumacher 1996 Georgetown University

Bolles Crew History

Rowing history at Bolles
Historical riverfront
Old Boathouse
Modern era boy runners
Modern era girl rowers
Ergs

Rowing at Bolles dates back to the school’s founding in 1933 with cadets participating in the naval programs. As Roger and Agnes Cain Painter were utilizing the former San Jose Hotel to open a new military school, they added a $1500 boathouse to store cutters and rowboats. In the 1940’s, Colonel Painter enlarged the fleet by adding the 45-foot training cruiser, the Manana, as the flagship of the Bolles fleet. The naval activities continued until 1962, when Bolles transitioned from a military school to a college preparatory school.

The following school year, Richard Zahner joined the faculty after serving at a northern school with an active rowing program. According to Bolles alumnus John Carswell ’63 as noted in the spring 1995 edition of About Bolles, Zahner found an eight-man canvas-hull shell in a shed on campus and recruited students to participate in an informal venture. That canvas shell may have served more as a recruiting tool than seaworthy vessel and Zahner managed to acquire two wooden eight-man shells. That spring, the Bolles crew members participated in two competitions, one against Jacksonville University, and the other against JU and the Princeton JV. It is believed a fire claimed the original boathouse and shells later that year and the Bolles rowing program lay dormant for another three decades.

In the spring of 1994, then Senior Vice President of Student and Support Services Bill Borg ’70 called a meeting on the banks of the St. Johns River to propose a new rowing program. Current Director of Upper School and Boarding Admission Mark Frampton took on the duties of head coach and welcomed 38 Bolles students as the inaugural crew in the fall of 1994.

Bolles has grown to include over 100 students, finding success on the water and in matriculating students to some of the top college rowing programs in the country. Sixteen crews, eight for the boys and eight for the girls, have claimed state championship titles in the program’s history. Since 1996, 50 members of the Bolles crew have gone on to row in college at nearly every Ivy League school, MIT, Georgetown, the United States Naval Academy, Duke, and more.

The Bolles rowing facilities have grown significantly as well. The program utilized a garage style building along with an open air shed for boat storage until 2009. The Peyton Boathouse and Rice Family Crew Complex was dedicated in 2009, providing nearly 10,000 square feet of enclosed space, two boat bays, a repair area, a training room, weight room, changing rooms, office space, and a multi-purpose room.

The Bolles rowing program continues to expand, currently offering year-round, competitive rowing encompassing scholastic, youth, and adult programs at all levels.

Peyton Boathouse