2003 Alumni Regatta Results

Location: Cleveland Rowing Foundation Boathouse - Cleveland, Ohio
Date: September 22, 2003
Course: Head of the Cuyahoga - West 3rd St. to The Flats (2.5 miles)
Conditions:   Calm water, no wind, with the current

SARA was able to field a Men's 8+ for the 2003 Head of the Cuyahoga. The weather was beautiful and the SARA 8+ was able to beat the student entry from Case Crew by over a minute and coming in 3rd overall. Also at this race, the SARA founders signed the legal paperwork making the organization a reality. Check out the SARA Photo Gallery for all the photos from the day in a higher resolution.

Members of the SARA 8+: (cox) Erynn Rathburn '99, (stroke) Aaron Marcovy, (7) Fraser Hewson G'02, (6) Doug Rathburn '97 G'00, (5) Scott Atkinson '96, (4) Dan Bachmann ‘97 MED ‘02, (3) Eric Matyac ‘94 G’97, (2) Mike Krofcheck ‘04, (1) Evan Halprin ‘03,

Fraser Hewson and Doug Rathburn also entered and won the Men's Master 2x event under the SARA banner.
Full race results can be found HERE (html).

Men's Open 8+ Race Results

Place Team Time
1 Cleveland State University 14:57.24
2 Greater Columbus Rowing Association 15:08.35
3 Spartan Alumni Rowing Association 15:10.28
4 Carnegie Mellon University 15:10.62
5 John Carroll University 15:53.62
6 Case Western Reserve University 16:20.91

Men's Master 2x Race Results

Place Team Time
1 Spartan Alumni Rowing Association 17:43.79
2 Greater Columbus Rowing Association 17:49.32
3 Western Reserve Rowing Association 19:36.64
4 West Side Rowing Club 20:30.43
5 Three Rivers Rowing Association 22:08.14

The SARA Men's 8+ launching

2x Skyline

Fraser & Doug in the 2x at the race finish with the Cleveland Skyline

SARA Fundraising Dinner

Also at this race, the SARA founders signed the legal paperwork making the organization a reality. To kick the fundraising efforts off, that evening we held a banquet where the topic of conversation was Tim Marcovy LAW '77. Tim has been the coach of Case Crew since its inception with only a small hiatus so his wife thought it would be a grand idea to roast Tim in front of his current and former rowers. The event was held at the Cleveland Heights-Rockefeller Center. The evening was a success with Tim properly embarrassed and much money raised.

Click here to see the souvenir program from the evening.
Tim's family made up a funny song about Tim. Click here to see the lyrics.

Tim's Roast

Tim's children, Megan and Aaron, also made it into town and helped put together a slide show of some of Tim's finer rowing moments. As many of us know, Tim enjoys the finer aspects of hops, barley yeast and water so we all "Topped One Off For Tim"!

Alums with Tim

Dan Bachmann ‘97 MED‘02, Tim Marcovy LAW‘77, Cindy Ching ‘96, Natalie Bolt ‘97, and Doug Rathburn ‘97 G’00 at Tim’s Roast.

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