News and Features from HOCR 53

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Graves Looks to Break into 1x Win Column

By Felippe Rodriques – Posted on October 20, 2017GravesAfter a runner-up finish last year, sculler John Graves is back at the Head of the Charles looking for his first victory in the Men’s Championship Singles. READ MORE


Long-Time Partners go Head-to-Head

By Alejandro Serrano – Posted on October 20, 2017

It’s been a season of firsts for rowers Meghan O’Leary and Ellen Tomek. READ MORE.


Former Olympic Skier Rows in 4th HOCR

By Julia Preszler – Posted on October 20, 2017

A former Olympic cross country skier and her partner look to continue their pattern of improvement in the Senior Women’s Masters Doubles Saturday morning, looking to climb ever further up the standings. READ MORE.


Remembering a Regatta Friend:

Jack Grinold 1935-2017

By Bailey Knecht – Posted on October 20, 2017

Jack Grinold, long-time Northeastern University sports information director, died last spring at the age of 81. Grinold was present at the creation of the Head of the Charles. He was there for each of the next 51 as well. Though he was a mentor and friend to generations of Northeastern athletes in all sports, he held a special affection for Northeastern’s rowers. READ MORE.


The HOCR’s Best Practice Race

By Drew Daylor — Posted on October 20, 2017

“It’s not a regatta, it’s a practice,” says Kevin McDonnell, Riverside Boat Club member and founder of the appropriately named Head of the Kevin series. Three times every fall… READ MORE.


The Lotman Challenge

HOCR Joins Partnership with USRowing, HOSR, and Philly Gold Cup

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The Philadelphia Gold Challenge Cup Foundation announced a partnership with USRowing, the Head Of The Charles Regatta and the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta to host the inaugural Herb Lotman United States Rowing Challenge in 2017.  The Philadelphia Gold Challenge Cup Foundation created the Lotman Challenge to further promote and develop single sculling in the United States and will award prize money to the top American men and women scullers accumulating the most points over the course of the three-race series. READ MORE