December 8, 2000
LONG BEACH - Several rowing teams from the Newport Aquatic Center raced to victory at the Long Beach Christmas Regatta on Sunday. The varsity men's "A" eight team of Danny Hilton, Graham Brand-Zawadski, John Zelser, Nolan Rousset, Peter Sims, Greg Everett, Matt Elder, Dylan Wooters, and coxswain Jackie Brown took home the gold in the 900-meter sprint. Also taking first place was the varsity men's quad team of Hilton, Sims, Zeiser and Elder, as well as varsity single Curtis Cook.
December 4, 2001
LONG BEACH - Rowers from the Newport Aquatic Center's junior crew teams raced to victory at the Long Beach Christmas Regetta Sunday. The varsity men's "A" eight team of Bryan Hochwald, Elliott Thacker, Warren Shaeffer, Nolan Rousset, Jeff Zeiser, Curtis Cook, Greg Everett, Blake Lyon and coxswain Nick Troop, coached by Rachel Rose, took home the gold in the 900-meter sprint. Also taking first place was the varsity men's squad of Peter Sims, Graham Brant-Zawadzki, Shaeffer and Roussett.
November 6, 2009
NAC finishes strong The Newport Aquatic Center started the fall rowing season strong. The varsity boys’ four of Ryan Box, Rory Kew, Garrett Pickard and Cameron Zachary, and with coxswain Michael Delahanty, placed third last month in Boston in the Youth Fours Men Division at the Head of the Charles Regatta, considered the largest race in the world. Racing against 76 other high school teams from around the world in intense rain, snow and cold temperatures, the Newport boat was just seconds behind two Canadian teams.
June 6, 2003
Newport Aquatic Center's junior crew team clinched six berths in the national championships to be held Saturday and Sunday in Cincinnati. At the Southwest Regional Rowing Championships at Lake Natoma May 10-11, the women's varsity eight boat of Esther Lofgren, Sara Wales, Jessica Fritz, Laurie Dabney, Jill Austin, Erica Van Steenis, Meredith Irby, Jean Geddes and coxswain Lauren Lorman posted a time of seven minutes, 5.50...
May 10, 2001
LONG BEACH - The Newport Aquatic Center's junior crew made a strong showing at Sunday's Southern California Cup Regatta, held at the Marine Stadium. The women's novice coxed quad (bow seat Jean Geddes, Sara Walles, Shannon Packer and Emily McKay, with coxswain Lauren Lorman) placed first against competition from Long Beach and San Diego. The women's "B" eight boat (Raelyn Druny, Erika Gambill, Michelle Fickling, Kirsten Contino, Lauern Berghill, Julie Cameron, Jamie Baratta and Olivia St. Clair with coxswain Jennifer Goess)
March 18, 2002
Varsity and novice women representing the Newport Aquatic Center had success at two separate regattas March 9-10. Racing at Redwood Shores in Belmont, a pair of varsity women's eights each won two races. The boat of Kate Mead, Lindsey Hurban, Esther Lofgren, Lauren May, Devon McCalla, Lindsay Serrins, Hilary Ellis and Jean Geddes, coxed by Lauren Lorman, was a double winner. The combination of Natalie Ekker-Stacey, Lindsay Payne, Anne Kircher, Michelle Fickling, Mitra Grubb, Lauren Berghell, Kirsten Contino and Sara Wales, as well as coxswain Lauren Lyon also won twice, under the coaching leadership of Christy Shaver.
May 24, 2001
FOLSOM - The Newport Aquatic Center Junior Crew team powered its way to victory Saturday and Sunday at the California State Rowing Championship at Lake Natoma. On Saturday, the novice women's "A" four (Jean Geddes, Olivia St. Clair, Lauren May and Emily McKay with coxswain Lauren Lorman) won by over eight seconds. Another winner for the NAC came on Sunday from the men's intermediate quad (Joe Weiland, Drew Curiel, Nolan Rousset and Danny Hilton).
November 5, 2002
The Newport Aquatic Center's junior crew raced to victory Sunday in the 2.5-mile course in the Newport Autumn Rowing Festival hosted by the NAC. Despite a delay of over two hours in starting because of fog, the NAC rowers made an impressive showing with five gold medals, three silvers and two bronze. The women's junior crew varsity eight was the first to take home gold with a time of 17:49. Sara Wales, Anne Kircher, Esther Lofgren, Laurie Dabney, Jill Austin, Dana Hunt, Meredith Irby, Jean Geddes and coxswain Lauren Lorman formed the crew.
October 18, 2012
Eight rowers and a coxswain from Newport Aquatic Center are headed to Boston this weekend to compete in the 48th annual Head of the Charles Regatta. The race takes place on the Charles River and is billed as the world's most prominent and largest two-day rowing event. NAC men's head coach Jeff Collett will be guiding the team. The race is the first for NAC this season and Collett sees it as a good measure of early season progress. "We are looking to place in the top 15," Collett said.
June 27, 2002
Steve Virgen As coxswain of the Orange Coast College crew, Sierra Caldwell seems perfect for the job. She's the prototype: 5-foot-3, 116 pounds with an aggressive attitude. Plus, she's aerodynamic, which helps when the Pirates launch her into the water in celebration, a scene that has become the norm at West Coast regattas this season. The OCC varsity eight and Caldwell went undefeated in California competitions and finished the season sixth in the nation at the Avaya Championships, May 11-12, at West Windsor, N.J. They won the Pacific Coast Championships in Sacramento May 5, and the San Diego Crew Classic April 7. "I'm not that much of a cheerleader, and the coxswain is not the cheerleader," said Caldwell, who will be with the OCC varsity eight as they compete in the Henley Royal Regatta in England, July 3-7. "I'm more of: Let's go!