Rowing closes out fall portion of season strong in Philadelphia

Griffin Staff Report The fall portion of the Canisius rowing season has concluded following a fifth-place finish for the varsity four and a 15th-place finish for the varsity eight at the Head of the Schuylkill in Philadelphia, Pa., last Saturday. The first five races of the day were cancelled due to unsafe weather conditions in … [Read more...]

Rowers excel in Welland, to race tomorrow on Findley Lake

Griffin Staff Report A one-two finish in the Women’s Open 4+ at the Head of the Welland - Five Bridges Fall Classic was a great start to the fall portion of the rowing season for Canisius. “I thought today was a really great day for the program,” head coach Kerri Brace said to the team’s website, GoGriffs.com. “Our staff has … [Read more...]

Rowing to start season in Canada

Griffin Staff Report The fall portion of the Canisius rowing season is ready to get underway this weekend as the Griffs will head north of the border to participate in the Head of the Welland Regatta on Saturday in Welland, Ont. It will be the first time Canisius’ rowing team has participated in the Head of the Welland Regatta since … [Read more...]

Varsity four shell finishes first at Jim Schabb Regatta

By Mike Pesarchick Copy Editor Canisius’ women’s rowing team was back in action Saturday, competing in the annual Jim Schabb Regatta on Tonawanda Creek in Tonawanda. Fourteen clubs competed in the regatta. The Griffs had some of their best finishes of the season as a varsity four shell, crewed by Gianna Ortolani, Andrea Kraft, … [Read more...]

Rowing has strong showing at Kerr Cup

By Mike Pesarchick Sports Reporter The Canisius women’s rowing team traveled to the City of Brotherly Love Saturday, where they competed in the 52nd annual Kerr Cup. Thirty-eight clubs from several different states across the country competed. Canisius placed well in several events, including second overall in the women’s petite … [Read more...]

Rowers finish as top MAAC school at Head of Charles

By Mike Pesarchick Sports Reporter The Canisius women’s rowing team wrapped up their fall season Saturday in Cambridge, Mass., placing 27th out of 40 boats at the 53rd Annual Head of the Charles Regatta. The Griffs finished with an adjusted time of 18:11.013. This time was the best out of the three MAAC schools participating. Grace … [Read more...]

Rowing gets ready for Head of Charles

By Mike Pesarchick Sports Reporter The Canisius women’s rowing team got off to a strong start on Oct. 7 with several boats placing high at the second annual Autumn Classic in Findley Lake, N.Y., hosted by Mercyhurst University. The team competed against Mercyhurst and George Mason University. The meet consisted of a 5.2 kilometer … [Read more...]

Optimism high for rowers after impressive scrimmage

By Mike Pesarchick Sports Reporter The Canisius women’s rowing team could not have asked for a better morning as their fall season kicked off last Saturday with a scrimmage against the University at Buffalo and D’Youville crew teams. Smooth waters and warm temperatures greeted the Griffs’ three varsity teams for their first taste of … [Read more...]

Brace adds Bailey, Croglio to rowing coaching staff

By Mike Pesarchick Sports Reporter Recently hired head coach Kerri Brace has wasted little time in building her coaching staff for the rowing program, announcing the hires of Sasha Bailey and Jimmy Croglio last Tuesday. Both coaches bring valuable experience to the Blue and Gold, and each will play a vital part on the team this … [Read more...]

Aiming to start, and finish, strong

By Mike Pesarchick Sports Reporter The Canisius women’s rowing team began preparations for another season Monday with their first practice of the year at the Koessler Athletic Center. Recently hired head coach Kerri Brace has high hopes for her squad of rowers, who placed third at the MAAC Championships this past spring in Lake … [Read more...]


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