The Saint Joseph High School Rowing program, organized by Falcon Rowing, Inc., is formed to support, train and develop rowers from Middlesex Country, New Jersey for competition in amateur rowing.
Coach Langowski is a 2003 graduate from Saint Joseph High School and he began his competitive rowing career as a Manhattan College Jasper. Coach Tom is a MAAC Conference champion in the 2- event and has competed in numerous events throughout the New England and mid-Atlantic region, is a licensed US Rowing Referee and holds a US Rowing Level II coaching certificate.
Coach Tom can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach Mike is a longtime athlete, physio and coach. Initially a football/wrestling/lacrosse athlete having success in each, he transitioned to rugby football in 1994 at the University of Connecticut, playing four years and helping the team achieve a top 16 national ranking his senior year while completing studies within the physical therapy program. After college Mike helped start a PT and performance practice (Pro-Activity) where he is a Senior Partner, returned to coaching (wrestling and rugby), continued to play competitive rugby (currently with the Connecticut Grey) and took up endurance sports, training-for and completing a variety of events ranging from ultramarathon to "Ironman Distance" triathlon (140.6 miles) while chasing, coaching and cheering on 3 active kids with his wife Lindsay.
Coach Mike combines his professional knowledge of physiology and training approaches with his personal experience as both athlete and Dad to create a challenging environment which emphasizes development, positivity and ultimately fun in hopes that every athlete, regardless of initial skill gets the full benefit of competitive athletics.
28 US National Championship titles, 12 Canadian Henley titles.
Competitor: US National team - World Championships - Notingham, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Bled
Competitor: US National Team - Pan American Games - Mexico City, San Juan
Coach: US Junior National Team - World Championships - Jonkoping, Brandenburg
Coach: US National team - World Championships - Notingham, Copenhagen, Milan
Coach: US National team - Goodwill Games - Moscow
Olympian at the Seoul, South Korea Games
Manhattan College (Go Jaspers!) – three-time Dad Vail finalist
Captain & Coach NYAC rowing team.
Coach Steve focuses on strength training and conditioning with the crew.
Coach Nick, a 2018 graduatre from Saint Joseph High School, was a four year oarsman. He attended Rutgers University - New Brunswick where he studied Finance and was on the Rutgers Men's Crew .
Coach Nick graduated in 2022 and is now working at Merrill Lynch working towards obtaining his FINRA series licenses. In addition, he is a Men's Physique competitor and has placed in a number of bodybuilding shows, including NPC Lehigh Valley and NPC Ultimate Physique Championships.
Tom Langowski founded the Falcon Rowing program in 2010 after his collegiate rowing career as a Manhattan College oarsman.
Mr. Langowski oversees the day-to-day operation of the program as well as executes long-term growth strategies for the club.
Mr. Langowski has served as a trustee for Falcon Rowing since its inception in 2010
Eric Backlund began his rowing career at Lafayette College and served as President of the team his senior year. While completing his master’s in civil engineering at Virginia Tech (2007-2008) Eric coached the varsity men’s team. He has competed in several alumni events since graduating at the Head of the Charles and Head of the Schuylkill.
Mr. Backlund has served as a trustee for Falcon Rowing since its inception in 2010
Nicholas LaCava is a 2003 graduate of Saint Joseph High School where he was an All-American swimmer. Mr. LaCava attended Rutgers University - New Brunswick where he earned his degree in Pharmacy.
Coach Nick competes in triathlons and Ironman competitions.
Coach Nick and Mrs. Coach Christine live in East Brunswick with their dog Tux.
Mr. LaCava has served as a trustee for Falcon Rowing since its inception in 2010.
Lieutenant Kyle Rivera ’13 began his rowing career on the Saint Joseph High School rowing team, with his MV4x making the finals at the 2013 Stotesbury Cup Regatta, and continued to row as a cadet in the United States Coast Guard Academy. After graduating and receiving his commission as an ensign Rivera was deployed to Sector Key West, FL as a deck-officer on USCGC Mohawk (WMEC-913) and fulfils the mission of the Coast Guard in the Caribbean including Search & Rescue, Maritime Law Enforcement, and Alien Migrant Interdiction Operations. Rivera was recently promoted to Luetenant and will be re-deployed to Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Kyle continues to be involved with the rowing program and has been a Falcon Rowing Board member since 2017 serving as our Endowment Steward. Kyle and wife Erin, as well as dogs Dusty and Charlie, live in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Falcon Rowing, Inc. is formed to support and train athletes from Middlesex County, NJ for competition in amateur rowing.
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