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Early Season Speed at the Head of the Cuyahoga
September 20, 2014: Case Crew competed in the 19th running of the
Head of the Cuyahoga and showed significant early season speed.
The team walked away from the regatta with medals in all but one event. Stand out performances occurred in the Men's Open 8+,
Men's Novice 4+ and Men's Open 1x. A few alumni also took part with Mallory Miller taking 3rd in the Women's Open 1x and Doug Rathburn
in the 1x and then in the 2x with Dan Bachmann.
Beautiful weather and a full 4.8km course greeted the rowers. With over 400 entries and 2000 competitors the event took on a festive
atmosphere. The new CWRU athletic director, Amy Backus,
also came down to the boathouse to meet the students and alumni. At the end of the day SARA
christened a new Peinert heavyweight single that SARA
donated to the team and the Spartan Navy.
The novice team had legitimate success at this year�s regatta. The women's 8 and 4 consisted of newly minted team members and took 3rd and 1st
in their events, respectively. The men�s novice 4 consisted of guys that rowed in high school and destroyed their competition by over 1.5 minutes!
The novice men's 8 was filled with truly novice rowers with only a handful of practices under their belt yet were still within 22 seconds of
cross-town rivals from JCU.
The Case men took the Blue Riband event taking the Open 8 by over 30 seconds and in commanding form. There are high hopes for both the varsity
men and women this year with many returning rowers this fall.
In the small boats Patrick DelBarba continued to excel with wins in the Open 1x and teaming up with a friend from Vesper to also win the Master 2x by nearly a minute.
SARA VP Dan Bachmann christening the sachem
Alumni women raced in singles with Mallory Miller taking 3rd in the Open 1x and alumna and former Case Crew coach Nancy Richter winning the
Master C 1x. On the men's side Dan Bachmann and Doug Rathburn teamed up to finish near the bottom in the Master 2x. With Dan sculling
less than 10 times in his life any result was a result! Rounding out the results was Doug Rathburn in the Master 1x taking third. Tim Marcovy
raced with WRRA in the men's master 8+ and finished 4th.
Men's Novice 8+ heading down to the dock for their event.
To continue the mission of providing world class equipment to the team, SARA unveiled a brand new replacement for the Capt. Rando.
The Capt. Rando is a 1997 Peinert 26 heavyweight single that we sold and replaced with a brand new version of the same hull.
The new boat was christened the sachem and is the
perfect complement to the X25 lightweight Peinert we donated a couple years ago. During the short ceremony Dan and Doug said a
few words about the shell and the purpose of SARA supporting the team.
Race results for the Head of the Cuyahoga (HOTC) can be found HERE.
2014 Head of the Cuyahoga Photo Gallery
CWRU Crew Fall 2014 Regatta Schedule
Below is the Case Crew fall 2014 racing schedule
with links to the results and photos for each event. For a write up about each completed event continue to scroll down.
If possible, please come and cheer the team on!
This year's alumni regatta will again be in April, and in conjunction with the event we will hold our Annual General Meeting (AGM)
and dinner. The date is not quite set yet.
If you would like to become a member of the SARA Board, take a leadership position, or vote on current business
please come to or dial into the AGM.
Fundraising with Amazon.com -- Use our link for Case Crew!
as of October 23 - Thanks!!!
SARA Amazon Affiliate Program Results
Over $11,600 raised since Oct'07!
Do all your shopping at Amazon using our link to access the site and Case Crew will get at least 6% of each purchase. Also, consider
buying a gift certificate first to buy your product and double the amount raised.
The campaign so far has been very successful.
But using the link everytime you visit Amazon is critical for us to get credit for each purchase.
Please Note: Amazon doesn't make it perfectly easy for us to get credit for purchases.
Many people use the link to add items to their shopping cart and then purchase them at a later date. However, we only get credit if you use the
when you actually make the purchase. Therefore, when you return to Amazon you must use the link provided
at the point your credit card is charged for us to get credit.
Tons of Photos and Race Results
SARA is continuing to build a comprehensive database of old Case Crew photos and race results.
We've reached almost 4,000 photos, but are constantly on the look out for more!
If you have any photos or results to add please email Doug Rathburn.
We'll even convert old negatives to digital, post them on the SARA web site and mail the negatives back to you.
Click here for the SARA Photo Gallery or on the logo to the left to view the thousands of photos.
Also, if you have any paper copies of old race results we'd appreciate a copy.
Click here for the SARA Race Result Archive to
see past results and which ones are still needed. Thanks!