First Coast Head Race
|First Coast Rowing/Arlington River||View Recap|
Head of the Charles
|Charles River/Boston, MA||Details|
|Earl Powers Park/Newnan's Lake||View Recap|
Head of the Hooch
|Ross's Landing/Chattanooga, TN||View Recap|
Head of the Hooch
|Ross's Landing/Chattanooga, TN||View Recap|
Fall Intrasquad Scrimmage
|Bolles- San Jose Campus||Details|
Director of Rowing/Men’s Head Coach
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.
Women’s Rowing Head Coach
Katherine Changes was named Women’s Rowing Head Coach at Bolles in 2017. Along with Chris Register, Changes is responsible for guiding Bolles’ year-round, nationally competitive, interscholastic and club rowing program.
Changes comes to Bolles from the D.C. area, where she was Girls’ Varsity Assistant Coach with Woodbridge (Va.) Senior High School the past year. She led the Women’s Junior 8+ and Women's Lightweight 4+ to bronze medals at the Virginia State Championships and both boats qualified for nationals. She was the Boys’ Novice Coach at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, Virginia, from 2015-16. She led Robinson to the school’s first-ever novice state title. She holds a US Rowing Level II Coaching Certification.
Changes has also served as Program Manager, Office of Field Operations, Cargo and Conveyance Security Division with the United States Custom and Border Protection since 2014.
“I look forward to helping Bolles produce successful rowers and leaders,” Changes said. “I am a passionate and driven coach and want to see student-athletes improve both physically and mentally.”
A 2014 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Changes was a member of the Volunteers’ varsity rowing program. She won a Conference USA Championship in 2012 along with runner-up finishes in 2011 and 2013. She was named to the Southeastern Conference Honor Roll in 2011.
Freshman Women’s Coach
Victoria Mattie began her rowing career during her sophomore year of high school with Jacksonville Rowing Club. After graduating in 2008, she coached at JRC with the youth program for five years. During Mattie's time at JRC, she had the privilege to coach an athlete with special needs who competed globally with the Athlete’s without Limits Program. She began coaching at Bolles in 2014 with the women’s freshmen team. As a current member of JRC, she has served on the executive board for the past two years and competes as a masters rower year round. Over the past several summers she has coached rowing camps such as Saratoga, Sarasota High Performance camp and ESJ. Mattie is currently pursuing a degree in athletic training.
Women's Freshman Coach
Devin Rothwell is a recent graduate from the University of Virginia. At UVA, she competed both on the Women's recent NCAA Champion team, coached by Kevin Sauer as well as the highly competitive Men's Club team, coached by Frank Biller. As a former high school rower, she has spent many season coaching and coxing master's rowers and is very excited about coaching a younger set of enthusiastic and talented rowers and to be able to see them grow as athletes and teammates.
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.
Middle School Assistant Coach
Drew Allen joined the Bolles Rowing staff in 2016. Drew rowed for Episcopal High School for three years, where he won many medals, including a silver at the FHSAA State Championships his senior year. He then rowed for four years at the NCAA Division 1 level for Jacksonville University, competing at several prestigious races, such as SIRA, MAAC Conference Championships and Dad Vail, the largest college regatta in the country. Drew graduated with a major in Marine Science, as well as a coaching minor.
Additional Coaches: Tim Cadigan, Ilene Lansaw
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.
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 let the School know if you or anyone you know should be listed via email. Please list the alumnus’ name, year of graduation from Bolles, and college or university attended.
|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|
|Tess Wood||2007||Princeton University|
|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|
|Tony Jennings||2001||Syracuse University|
|Joe Lisska||2001||Brown University|
|Josh Davis||2001||Columbia University|
|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|