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
Michael Altobelli '22
Alexander Canada '23
Logan Rotunno '24
First Awarded: June 2011
A novice pin is presented to members of the squad after the completion of their first year on the crew. These student-athletes 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 has been rowing tradition since 1825.
Last Held: August 2021
Next Scheduled: August 2023
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 attend.
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.
First Awarded: June 2015
Next Scheduled: 3 June 2024
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 row for four or more years.
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 in 2013.
First Performed: 4 June 2011
Last performed: 5 June 2023
Next Scheduled: 3 June 2024
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 duty 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 to commit themselves to excellence.
Each spring just before graduation Brother Robert would call Coach Tom and say, "I'd like to have the boys over for supper one evening. Bring the seniors-- I'd like to break bread with them before they graduate and go off to college."
Every year Brother hosted the seniors for dinner he prepared the same dish-- shrimp gumbo. Often times there would be a second tray on the counter: red beans, rice, and kielbasa, "for the boys who may not like the gumbo" Brother would say.
In honor of his many years as our Team Chaplain shrimp gumbo appears on the menu for our End of Season Banquet.
First Held: May 2013
Last Held: May 2019
Next Scheduled: TBD
On occasions where two, or more, sets of brothers are rosters on the crew a friendly scrimmage between families takes place in double sculls.
2021 Hudson 4x
Dedicated on Sunday, 17 October 2022
2019 Hudson 4x/-
Dedicated: Sunday, 23 February 2019
Racing shell donated by Chris & Gayle Hedin and Family in honor of Brian Prescott Hedin, younger brother of Chris Hedin.
Blessing and prayer by Brother Ronald Cairns S.C.
2017 Hudson Midweight 2x/-
Dedicated: Saturday, 4 November 2017
A Memorial Mass & Dedication was held in Chapel Hall at SJHS campus.
Monsignor Charles W. Cicerale ’65 presided over dedication.
2012 Hudson 4x
Dedicated: Thursday, 24 April 2014
Racing shell is named for our long-time teacher, guidance councilor, and team chaplain, Brother Robert Ziobro S.C. '63.
Shell was previously used by Cnaadain Women's Olympic 4x at London 2012 Olympics.
Sponsored by alumni from the Saint Joseph High School Class of 2003.
Blessing and prayer by Brother Robert Ziobro S.C. '63
This shell was stolen from our rowing center on 8 June 2015 while security camera were inoperative.
2002 Vespoli Hwt 4x
Dedicated: March 2011
Status: Retired August 2020
2002 Hudson MdWt 2x
Dedicated: January 2011
Status: Retired May 2017
Purchased pre-owned from Harvard University Crew.
Falcon Rowing, Inc. is formed to support and train athletes from Middlesex County, NJ for competition in amateur rowing.
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