Team Captains

Vincent Buccigrossi '11

Dylan Gallagher '12

Andrew Buchanan '13

Nicholas Battaglia '14

Daniel Krute '15

Connor Rivera '16

Jon Zebrowski '17

George Angiola '18

Trent Tighelaar '19

Jake Cerami '20

Jos Parayil '21

TBD '22

Traditions & Awards

Novice Pins

Blessing of the Fleet

Blessing of the Fleet

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First Awarded: June 2011


Novice pins are presented to those members of the squad who demonstrate an unbridled enthusiasm for rowing, a high degree of motivation to learn and embrace the spirit of Saint Joseph Crew. The novice pin is worn on the lapel of a blazer or on the left collar of a shirt and is a rowing tradition since 1825.

Blessing of the Fleet

Blessing of the Fleet

Blessing of the Fleet

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Last Held: February 2019


The Blessing of the Fleet is an age-old maritime tradition. Rowing shells may be added to the fleet, Christened with a new name, and clergy offer a prayer for a safe and competitive season. Student-athletes, families, alumni and coaches are invited to in attendance. 

Marathon Row

Blessing of the Fleet

Four Year Seat Award

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The marathon row is the capstone to the spring and fall racing seasons. The spring marathon row is completed on the water and is "Brick Factory & Back" in team boats while the fall marathon row is an individual time posted on rowing machines. 

Four Year Seat Award

Four Year Seat Award

Four Year Seat Award

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First Awarded: Spring 2015


Saint Joseph Crew presents the Four Year Seat to those athletes whose determination, perseverance, resilience and commitment of those oarsmen who have competed with Saint Joseph  for four or more years have not gone unnoticed. Recipients of the Four Year Seat leave a legacy for younger crews to strive for. 


The Four Year Seat was first awarded to both James Gallagher '15  Christian Ambrico '15 who were the first to for for four or more years. 

Knucklebreaker Oar

Four Year Seat Award

Knucklebreaker Oar

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First Awarded: May 2013


Student-athletes who break an oar during practice or racing are awarded their oar as a keepsake.

First Awarded to Addam Knowlson & Nicholas Battaglia. 

Change of Command

Four Year Seat Award

Knucklebreaker Oar

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First Performed: 4 June 2011

Last performed: 3 June 2019


At the conclusion of the academic and scholastic rowing year the graduating Team Captain requests permission  to retire from his command of the crew and permission to "go ashore" for the last time. This symbolizes the end of his career as team captain. 


The outgoing captain charges the new captain, and all student-athletes under his command,  to abide by the rules which govern the crew and commit themselves to excellence. 

Old Salts

Old Salts

Old Salts

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Alumni of the rowing program refer to themselves as 'Old Salts'