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Duffy '17 takes 9th place at the world's largest indoor rowing event!

On Sunday February 12, MJ Duffy '17, Billy Duffy '18, Will Short '18 and Erik Spinka "19 (counter clockwise from top right) traveled to Boston to compete in the world's largest indoor rowing regatta, the Crash B's.  Competitors from the USA, Europe and Latin America converged on BU's Agganis Arena for a 2000 meter erg sprint and the chance to be crowned champion. 

Competing as a lightweight in the junior men's category, Billy Duffy pulled a time of 6:50.9 and took 43rd out of 190 lightweight competitors.  The other three Prep athletes all took on the heavyweight designation with Short going 6:53.2 (82/156), Spinka pulled 6:47.1 (62/156) and Senior Captain MJ Duffy went an impressive 6:20.0 to take 9th place overall.  Duffy's time and placement make him the fastest Prep oarsman ever!  Congratulations to all four Prep rowers on a fantastic effort.

Spinka '19, Schwartz '19, Short '18, Duffy '17

Erik Spinka, Peter Schwartz, Will Short and MJ Duffy all competed at the CT Indoor Rowing CHampionships on January 29th in Easton.  The competition was a 2000 meter erg test broken into individual categories.  Erik Spinka placed 1st in the U17 category beating the entire field of 28 athletes with a time of 6:35.9.  Peter Schwartz rowed in the coxswain category in a 1000 meter challenge and was able to take 3rd place with a time of 4:04.1.  Will Short and MJ Duffy entered the U19 category and were able to do exceptionally well.  Short won his flight with a time of 6:45.2 and Duffy grabbed 2nd place overall with an incredibly fast time of 6:25.1. 

Spinka and Schwartz pictured below:

Prep's 3rd Varsity 8+ repeats as New England Champions!

Coxswain: Peter Schwartz, Stroke: Kyle Bakonyi, Joe Alessie, Joe Hopkins, Will Del Col, Calum Siemer, John Psaras, Frank Gallagi, Bow: Tom Clark


On a cold rainy Sunday in Worcester, MA, the men pictured above crushed the field of 14 crews to retain their title as fastest in New England.  Prep's 2nd and 4th boats took home silver in their events.

NEIRA Championship

May 28, 2016

Fairfield Prep Crew entered the 2016 championship ranked 11th in the 1V, 10th in the 2V and 7th in the 3V.  The day started for Prep with the 3V racing for a top three finish in their heat in order to advance to the grand final.  A hard fought battle against BC High had Prep on the losing end, finishing 4th by 0.9 seconds.  The results meant that Prep maintained its 7th place ranking in the 3V.

Next up was the 2V race with the men in the silver King needing to place in the top 2 of their heat in order to advance.  No small task!  They raced as admirably as they could but fell short of the final, losing to Phliips Andover by :03 seconds for a 3rd place finish and an overall performance at the regatta which again held their 10th place ranking.

This meant that only Prep's 1V had an opportunity to make a final at the 2016 regatta and the men in the 1st boat did not disappoint.  Needing to place in the top 4 of their heat in order to advance, the 1st boat, coxed by John Pacelli took a strategic approach and finished well within the margin they needed to advance to the Petit (2nd level) Final.  Feeling refreshed and energetic the boat rowed to the start of the Petit Final ready to pounce.  Fighting all the way down the course the 1st boat found itself in posiition to beat an excellent crew from Philips Exeter and take 3rd place.  At the end of the day, Prep's 1st 8+ managed to place itself in the top 9 crews of the regatta, moving themselves up 2 places from the original rankings and earn Prep points towards the team trophy for the first time.

Well done all boats!  Congratulations to all 11 seniors as they end fantastic careers on the crew team.  Good luck!

Salisbury and St. Johns

May 21, 2106

Fairfield Prep Crew traveled to the northwest corner of the state to row against the host Salisbury School and St. Johns from Shrewssbury, MA.  Lake Washinee was flat and the surrounding hills serene as the Jesuits ripped through the glassy water in each race.  

This was the last race of the season for the 4th and 5th boats since the NEIRA Championships have too few categories to accommodate them.  They each ended in style by winning by big open water.  These rowers represent the future of the team, and the future looks bright.

Uncut aerial video of all but the first race here.   Still Photos here.


 5th Boat Heads off the Dock





Founders' Cup

May 14, 2016

Fairfield Prep retained the 11th annual Founder's Cup with a V1 win over Xavier High School.  Prep's V2 and V3 also marked decisive victories, and the 4th and 5th boats raced each other in a hotly-contested inter-squad battle.  


Highlight video here




Home Race v. Glastonbury

May 12, 2016

Flat water and sunny skies greeted the Prep rowers today, who were victorious in all four racers vs. Glastonbury High School.  Fathers Simisky and Stockdale made the trek down the hill to join all the other fans who enjoyed the weather and venue. The 4th boat had no race, but ran along the docks cheering enthusiastically.

 Highlight Video here



BC High Invitational

May 8, 2016

Prep Crew traveled to Boston to race BC High, Fordham Prep, Brunswick, St Johns (MA) and Brookline HS.  While bleak on the shoreline, the water was flat on the Charles and the wind was largely quartering at around 15 kts SSW.  

The highlight of the day was the 4th boat's strong win, with coxswain Sam Koziolkowsky at the helm.  The V1 race determines the fate of the "President's Cup" between fellow Jesuit schools BC High and Fairfield Prep, and BC High had an impressive victory to retain the cup for 2016.

Increasing rain made piloting the drone and photography hard for the last two races.  Please send still photos for uploading....


Video link to the right...










Brunswick School

April 30, 2016

Fairfield Prep crew hosted local rival Brunswick school under sunny skies and on flat water on Saturday.  The race marked the first home race at FP Crew's (now permanent) new home in Black Rock, CT, close to campus.  Results below and photos and video links to the right.



Farmington, Hingham, Northfield Mt. Herman

April 16, 2016

After a couple of very tough weeks facing powerhouse programs like the defending NEIRA champion Kent School and NEIRA runner-up BC High, Prep found its way to widespread success Saturday in Farmington.  FP crews swept the event board with wins against Hingham High School, Farmington High and Northfield Mt Herman.   

In every event on the 1200 meter Farmington River course, Prep seized early leads and never let up.  Prep's red and white blades flashed off the bright sunlit water, allowing the hundreds of spectators down-course to celebrate the crews' early leads and cheer them each to victory!   

Video highlights here,  Links to still photos in dropbox and uncut videos to the right.



Charles River Racing

April 13, 2016

Boston, MA     Five Fairfield Prep eights shook up their local spring break practice schedule and traveled to Boston to train and race on the Charles River.  The team launched from CRI's Harry Parker Boathouse, home to rowing programs like that of Boston College.

After a day of practice on the river, the team rowed south through Cambridge for a series of scrimmage races against fellow Jesuit BC High School, as well as Brookline High School.  The highlight of the afternoon was a late race surge by FP in the V2 race to edge out the two close competitor boats on a windy and choppy basin.

After the races the crews continued to run drills on the river before loading the shells and traveling back to Fairfield.


 V2 edges out BC High and Brookline at the finish line



Kent School

April 2, 2016





Duffy '17 & Manello '17 add precision and power.


MJ Duffy and Dante Manello were selected this past summer to participate in the USRowing Junior Development program; joining senior Zach Hamar as only the 2nd and 3rd members of the crew team to recieve such an opportunity.  All three of them made Prep's Varsity 8+ this fall and will look to carry their excellent results into the spring season.

Duffy was selected for the Junior camp at Bates College in Maine, while Manello particpated in two camps - one in Saratoga, NY and a second in Alexandria, VA.  The Development program is designed to idetify the best high school rowers across the USA for development into the US Olympic program.  Junior athletes compete to be selected for the elite team that rows at the Junior World Championships.  Both Duffy and Manello are Juniors with an opportunity to compete again to make the Elite squad this winter. 

Head of the Schuylkill Regatta

October 25, 2015


Philadelphia, PA     Six Fairfield Prep boats competed in the 2015 Head of the Schuylkill Regatta.  This Fall head race is one of the nation's largest, and Prep raced against crews from around the country and as far away as Europe.   The event draws more than 6,600 athletes and an estimated crowd of 50,000 to the banks of the river, just north of Philadelphia's iconic Boathouse Row.  Team tents and vendors line the river, and the Fairfield Prep tent was jammed with family, friends and fans who enjoyed great racing, good food and mild autumn weather.

The freshmen/novice boats started the day with the first boat rowing a strong 17:20.5 for 24th place in the field of 47.  The second boat was log-jammed in boat traffic near  the line, missing their start.  They eventually broke free  and raced through the girls race presently on the course.  They managed to put the late start behind them and still clocked a 17:29.9 for 27th place.  This was a solid recovery from a major distraction.

Prep's 1V was up next in race 26A.  They started strong and never let up, resulting in an impressive  8th place finish out of the 65 entrants.  The 1V's 13:29 was bettered only by Brunswick School (CT), Saugatuck (club team), Winchester (UK) College, Jesuit-school rivals Fordham Prep and Boston College High, St. Pauls School (London)  and LaSalle College H.S. (PA).   The eighth-place finish was the school's best finish in this major regatta by a considerable margin.

Immediately following was race 26B in which the balance of the school's boats raced.  V3 surprised follwers with an intersquad victory over the V2.  These boats placed 18th and 19th in 14:28 and 14:36 respectively.  V4 finished with a respectable 14:46 23rd place.  There were 62 entrants in this event.

This strong showing in Philadelphia is a great finish to successful Fall season, priming the boys for the long winter in the ergometer  and weight rooms.   Expectations are high for the Spring Sprint season, and Fairfield Prep Crew has just shown that it has the potential to rise to prominence on a national scale.




New: Photos from New England Championships now posted here!  

Photo Credit: Rob Clark

New England High School Championship Regatta


October 11, 2015

Worcester, MA  Fairfield Prep Crew takes home 2 Silver and a Gold in the 2015 New England High School Championship Regatta!    1V finished second to Hingham HS with a time of 13:13.4, just 7 seconds off Hingham HS's winning 13:06.7  Our 2V also placed 2nd in this scholastic division with a time of 14:09, just 10 seconds off winning St. Johns.  3V found their way to gold medals winning their race in 14:25.  The 4V made a valiant effort, but did not finish due to equipment problems.


Official results here

More photos coming

V1 with Silver

V2 with Silver

 V3 with GOLD!



Head of the Housatonic

October 10, 2105

Shelton, CT  Fairfield Prep Crew had a strong showing at the Head of the Housatonic Regatta on Saturday.  Six Prep crews competed in three races, each rowing the 2.7 mile course with staggered starts, against the clock.  The event takes place on our home river, but above the dam just upstream of Yale's fabled Gilder Boathouse.

Up first for Prep at 9:15 was the 2nd Varsity Men's race.  Our 2V crew placed 9th in the 30 boat race, followed closely behind by the 3V at 13th and 4V at 21st.  Next up, novice crews, where FP oarsmen placed 14th and 17th of 24 in their race.  The last event of the day in which FP competed was the 1st Varsity Men's race.  The Prep 1V finished 5th in this 24 boat event, beaten only by two other school crews--Brunswick and Chaminade--and two clubs. 

Official results here     Photos here     Video Highlights here

Head of the Riverfront

Fairfield Prep Crew competed in the Head of the Riverfront Regatta on Sunday, Oct 4th in Hartford.  Hurricane Joaquin veered east, allowing for a surprisingly sunny and dry, yet very windy day on the Connecticut River.  The  current was extreme, lengthening the feel of this 2 mile upriver race considerably. 


A split of the 1V Eight into Fours as well as injuries and sickness created cascading changes through many of Prep's boats, allowing the team to showcase resiliency and flexibility.  The stern-four of the 1V placed 12th of 29 in the 1V Four-with-coxswain event.  In the Second Eights race, FP crews placed 4th, 11th and 13th of 30 entrants.  Prep novice boats placed 17th and 21st of 24 in their race.


In the Fall we race against both schools and rowing clubs, the latter drawing  athletes from many schools.   Our primary competition for the main Spring season are the school crews.


Photo links to the right - thanks Rob C.  I had to leave for the Open House prior to the novice race so anyone with photos please upload to Dropbox and send a link and I will post.


Official Results here  

Fairfield Prep Invitational

Flat water and sunny skies greeted the 26 Eights that compteted in the 2015 FP Invitational.  The day started with the novices rowing 1.4 miles down the Housatonic to the finish line just off the reception tents at Beacon Point marine.  Next a broad field of 16 crews raced 2.1 miles for the 2V, 3V 4V plus race.  The final race of the day was the 1V race, over a 2.9 mile course.  Like the two prior, the race was against the clock with staggered start times.  

Results, photos and videos are attached.  Thank you Brunswick School, Chaminade, Fordham Prep, St. Peter's Prep and Xavier for a great day of racing!

Click on result page for corresponding video. SEE 1V Photo Slideshow.


Click on result page for corresponding video 



 Click on result page for corresponding video



Fairfield Prep Invitational...Huge Success!





Spring 2015

Fairfield Prep Crew Races in the 69th Annual NEIRA Championship Regatta

Worcester, MA   May 23, 2015 

Fairfield Prep Crew's solid regular season performance qualified three boats for the prestigious New England Rowing Association's Championship Regatta.  1V, 2V and 3V competed in their respective races in Worcester, MA.  Rowing against some of the best high school programs in the nation, Prep did well, with 1V and 3V finishing as seeded, and 2V jumping one spot vs its seed.

Parents and fans recognized that just qualifying for this very selective event was a great step forward for our program.  We had gotten used to being surprised every weekend by these boys, but finishing as seeded was impressive, given that the seeding contemplated their excellent season!

We move now to our end of season Crew Banquet on June 8th, where we will send our graduating seniors off to new horizons.

Fairfield Prep vs. Salisbury School and St. Johns (MA)

Salisbury, CT   May 16 2015    Fairfield Prep Crew traveled to the bucolic Lake Washinee on the campus of the Salisbury School in northwestern Connecticut to race two highly-rated NEIRA crews- Salisbury School and St. Johns.  Prep rowed well against these programs, whose histories are peppered with Olympic medalists and Henley Regatta appearances.

The first varsity race started the day in order to get our juniors back for the prom.  Number 2 ranked Salisbury took first place 6 seconds, but the race for 2nd was hotly-contested.  Prep sprinted hard with nearly 600 hundred meters to go and edged out a very strong crew from St Johns by a seat.  This was a huge result for the 13th ranked Jesuits as they beat the 12th ranked team to take over their spot in the NEIRA rankings.

2V and 3V hung tough, but ended up 3rd in their respective races.  4V trailed St Johns with 250M to go, lengths ahead of host Salisbury.  As they approached the line, the St Johns seven-seat "caught a crab," which means his blade stayed buried at the finish.  The momentum of the shell levered the oar back into his chest, knocking him backwards, then he was hit from sixes' oar from behind.  This understandably disrupted the whole boat, and Prep's 4V persevered and took first!  5V split the St. Johns 5 & 6 with a solid 2nd place finish.

This ends the season for the 4th and 5th boats, suggesting that the future will be bright.  The 4th 8+ was bested by only one team this season as they held the best record on the team at 6-1.  The 5th 8+ was hot on their trail at 4-3 overall.  We look forward to great things from these oarsmen in the coming years and congratulate them on a truly fantastic spring 2015 campaign.  Well done men!!

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Boston College High School Crew Retains the Presidents' Cup

Cambridge, MA   May 9, 2015    Fairfield Prep boats met with extremely tough competition against Boston College HS and CRI on the Charles River on Saturday.  BC High has held the cup between the two New England Jesuit schools for recent memory. Their 1V placed 2nd in last year's NEIRA Championship, and they have become one of the strongest programs in the nation. Community Rowing Inc. is the largest rowing club in the US, and while not eligible for NEIRA (as they are not a school) they offered elite-level competition for our program. This competition, especially on the storied rowing venue of the Charles River, was an experience-building opportunity for Fairfield Prep Crew.

All of our boats were in their races through the 500 meter mark, but time and again BCH was able to pull away. Best race of the day was the 5V where the lead changed 3 or 4 times down the course with BCH prevailing at the line. 
Please see the accompanying video/photo movie (click text), and select the highest resolution offered (lower right gear icon in youtube)

Prep Boats Win All Four Races in Mystic

Fairfield Prep had a good run in Mystic Seaport, winning each of the four races it entered against the host Stonington High School and East Lyme High School. See Team Schedule page for details and times.


Fairfield Prep Crew Retains the 10th Annual Founders' Cup

FP boats win 3 Races Against Xavier

Shelton, CT   May 1, 2015       SEE XAVIER SLIDESHOW

Fairfield Prep Crew hosted Xavier HS at home on the Housatonic for the 10th annual Founders' Cup.  The cup was established by the respective founders of the schools' rowing programs just after their inaugural year, in 2006.  The winner of the first varsity race determines who holds the cup for the upcoming year.  This year, Prep's 1V took a lead at the shortened-stroke start sequence, and added to the lead steadily through the race to cross the line 11 seconds, or a little over 3 boat lengths ahead of Xavier's black blades with white X's.  Somehow reason prevailed at the post-race photo op on the dock -- coxswain Johnny Pacelli was not thrown into the chilly Housatonic. 

 The afternoon races started with a scrimmage for the 4V and 5V racing against the Great River Rowing Club.  The three shells crossed the line about a boat length ahead of each other with 4V taking 1st, Great River 2nd, and 5V third. 

 4V (top) 5V (bottom)

Fairfield Prep won each of its successive races against Xavier, with 3V winning over the Falcons by 21 seconds, and the 2V winning by 35 seconds. 


2V in the lead with their Visors

3V - Big Shoulders to the end

Riding in the media boat was the incoming president of Fairfield Prep, Fr. Tom Simisky, S.J.   Our next president rowed for a time in high school and expressed a clear understanding of the discipline and commitment that our three-season athletes exhibit.  Should any (or all?) of our boats qualify for the NEIRA Championship held on Lake Quinsigamond, we hope Fr. Simisky will return to his home-town Worcester, MA to cheer us on!  


After the racing, team photos and presentation of the Cup, the Prep and Xavier oarsmen and their families and fans dined riverside on fantastic food prepared by the Hospitality Committee, and a large sheet cake from Xavier.  It was a successful and memorable day for Fairfield Prep Crew.


Fairfield Prep Shines at Bay View Invitational Regatta:  

Two Firsts, a Second and Two Third-Place Finishes

Providence, RI  April 25, 2015


More details on Team Schedule Page


Fairfield Prep vs Brunswick School

4/15/15 Black Rock Harbor, CT 

See results on Schedule page

Spring Training: Crew Into the Rhythm... 

Row. Eat. Row. Eat. Sleep. Repeat..... FP Crew working hard.

Many photos and a couple of videos from practice linked here.  Some good, some... not so much ;-)  I am learning!  

Mostly V1 & V2 due to the boat I was in.




Crew off to Solid Start of the Spring 2015 Season with Four First-Place Finishes!

Fairfield Prep Crew delivered a solid performance on Saturday April 11th placing first in four events, and second in the fifth.  The team traveled to Farmington, CT to race Farmington High School and Northfield-Mount Hermon on the Farmington River.  Conditions were brisk with a stiff headwind, heavy current, but mostly flat water along the shortened 1300 meter course.  

The hard work and training over the Fall Season and Winter workouts clearly paid off for the Prep boats, as they dominated from the starting line and won their four races with open water between them and their opponents.  This race against NEIRA rivals is an important first step in qualifing for the championships in May in this most-competitive high school rowing league in the nation.  Next up: home race (Captains Cove Marina) agaisnt perrenial powerhouse Brunswick School on Wednesday, April 15th.

See photos: Farmington River

Crew places 3rd at New England Championships


Saturday, October 11th, the crew team traveled a few miles up the Housatonic River for the Head of the Housatonic regatta. Prep's 1st Varsity 8 placed 4th out of 19 crews and gave the team our best ever finish in the Varsity 8 at this event. They had trained and raced in 4+s the previous week and were anxious to get back in the bigger boat to see what they could do. Coming off the water junior Zach Hamar commented that it was "Some of the best rowing we've done so far." The results confirmed exactly that as the crew made up :33 seconds on 1st place Brunswick school. The 2nd Varsity 8 was broken up into two 4+s for this race and after only three days in the boats they found excellent results placing 4th and 6th out of 22 boats.

On Sunday the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Varsity 8+s traveled to Worcester to compete in the New England High School Championships. Buoyed by excellent results the day before all three boats hit the water with medals on their minds. A fantastic effort by sophomore coxswain John Pacelli got the Varsity 8+ moving, with junior stroke Kevin Lichtenfels claiming that the last 100 meters was "the strongest we have ever rowed." The crew was beaten only by BC High and Hingham High, both from Massachusetts, making Prep the fastest Connecticut Varsity 8+ at the event. Not to be outdone the 2nd Varsity 8+ passed four boats on their way to taking 3rd place, again being edged out by BC High and St. John's (MA). A wonderful effort by all that sets the team up well for the spring championship season.

Head of the Riverfront


Prep races at home vs. Brunswick, Fordham Prep, St. Peter's and Xavier

Watch Prep YouTube video!

September 20th was the largest regatta Prep has ever held at Beacon Point with nearly 30 boats racing in three events. All of Prep's crews raced well and gave the athletes and coaches a much needed metric for the work ahead.  Brunswick Crew had the strongest showing winning all three events, followed by Fordham and then Prep with Xavier and St. Peter's trailing  in each race. In neone shirts, Varsity 1 team: John Pacelli '17, Kevin Lichtenfels '16, MJ Duffy '17, Zach Hamar '16, Bobby Silver '15, Pat Dolan '17, Robert Anderson '16, Jim Toner '16, and Peter Christakos '16 


The next race will be in Hartford on October 5th and the crews will be working hard to get up to speed for 2.5 mile race on the Connecticut River. 

Stephen Cadoux '14 commits to Ithaca College Crew

Pictured from left: Principal Dr. Robert Perrotta, Stephen's father Peter Cadoux, Stephen Cadoux, and Head Crew Coach Ed Feldheim

Fairfield Prep is proud to recognize Stephen Cadoux, who has made an athletic commitment to Ithaca College Crew. Stephen began his rowing career in grade school with Saugatuck Rowing Club in Westport. Upon entering Prep, Stephen decided that it was important to row for his school and he began a career that would eventually see him elected co-captain by his peers. Since sophomore year Stephen was at the center of Prep’s fastest boats and in 2012 his was the first to make it to the semi-finals at America’s largest high school regatta, the Stotesbury Cup. In 2013 his boat repeated that accomplishment on their way to a 15th place overall at the Scholastic National Championship. His rowing awards include: (2013) 15th at Scholastic Rowing Association National Championship in the Junior 8+; (2012) 17th at Scholastic Rowing Association National Championship in the Junior 8+; (2012) 11th at The Stotesbury Cup in the Junior 8+; and (2013) 15th at The Stotesbury Cup in the Junior 8+.

Stephen has always found the right balance between rowing, school and volunteering. When not out on the water, he has been an active and enthusiastic member of the Fairfield Prep community. A genuine and sincere young man, he has embraced the school’s Jesuit mission of Service to Others both near and far. Last summer Stephen attended an immersion service trip to Jamaica working at a special needs orphanage, and he has continued that work locally the past three years volunteering with students at the Wakeman Boys & Girls Club. He has also spent time with Operation Hope in Bridgeport and has helped pack Thanksgiving food donations for Al’s Angels. Stephen will be bringing his warm personality and rowing talents to the Ithaca College campus this fall.

NEIRA Championship recap

Crew Team advances to New England Interscholastic Rowing Association championship



Pictured in the photo from left to right: Tim Moore '15, Peter Christakos '16, Brendan Rooney '16, Steve Schwartz '14, Dylan Hawkes '15, Josh Hunter '15, Robert Anderson '16, Christian Willkehr '16, Joe Daccache '16

The New England Interscholastic Rowing Association has been in existence almost as long as Fairfield Prep. When the league started in 1947 there were only four schoolboy crews competing in the varsity eight category. This year Fairfield Prep became the 24th school to join this venerable league. We are absolutely thrilled to announce that in our first year Fairfield Prep will contend for the championship in the second varsity eight category. Through their excellent results this spring the second varsity found themselves ranked 11th out of 23 and will race this Saturday against Philips Andover, Tabor Academy, St. John's, Brookline High School and St. Paul's. If the boat places in the top two of this heat they will advance to the grand final on Saturday afternoon. The championship is held every year on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend in Worcester, MA on Lake Quinsigamond.

Congraulations to the 2nd Varsity 8 on qualifying for the NEIRA Championship!!

Coxswain: Tim Moore '15
Stroke: Peter Christakos '16
Seven: Brendan Rooney '16
Six: Steve Schwartz '14 (Co-captain)
Five: Dylan Hawkes '15
Four: Josh Hunter '15
Three: Robert Anderson '16
Two: Christian Willkehr '16
Bow: Joe Daccache '16


Prep retains the Founder's Cup for the 9th straight year!

The first Varsity 8+, Russo, Lichtenfels, Kiel, Ghavidel, Cadoux, Hamar, Toner, Silver and Hamar, were shot out of a rocket from the start and never looked back crusing to a victory of eight seconds over rivals Xavier. This was the 9th year of the event and Prep has never lost the cup. Xavier proved to be excellent competition, but was unable to beat the strong showings from Prep's 1st and 2nd Varsity 8+s.


1V - Prep 4:32

Xavier 4:40

2V - Prep 4:44

Xavier 4:55

Prep (3V) 5:00

Zach Hamar '16 selected for U.S. Junior National Crew Team Camp

Fairfield Prep Crew has been in existence for a little more than nine years. Over that time there have been some excellent rowers to come through the program, but none have made it to the national level until this year. Zach Hamar '16 has been selected to participate in the 2014 U.S. Junior National Team Development Camp. Zach started with the crew team as a freshman last year and was able to achieve immediate success as he and his crew finished 10th in the country at the Scholastic National Championships. As one of only three sophomores in the first Varsity eight for Prep, Zach is a leader among his peers and now finds himself on the path of representing the United States in international competition.

The Junior Development Camp will take place in Saratoga, N.Y. this summer. The goal of the camp is to identify and train young athletes for future international competition. Zach will be one of only 20 athletes selected from hundreds that tried this past winter. The next phase for Hamar is to continue improving his skill and strength in order to be chosen for the next level of the Junior National Team. Zach is pictured with Varsity Head Coach Ed Feldheim.

Fairfield Prep Crew Mission and Core Values

The mission of Fairfield Prep Crew is to create and maintain a culture of mutual respect and excellence both on the water and in our everyday lives.   We will do this by constantly reminding ourselves that success is a process that demands the respect, honesty and integrity of all involved.  We will strive to live the ideal of Men for Others in all that we do.  

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Beacon Point Marina; Home of Fairfield Prep Crew Boathouse

Beacon Point Marina management has asked that all students & parents wishing to drive to Beacon Point park at the top of the hill and walk down. Please do not drive down to the boat house.  Thank you!

The Fairfield Prep Crew Boathouse  is located at;
Beacon Point Marine,
722 River Road (route 110)
Shelton, CT, 06484

Directions to Beacon Point, Shelton, CT, From Merritt Pkwy (route 15)
Take Exit 53 & from either direction proceed North on Route 110, pass Sikorsky Aircraft Plant on right. Beacon Point Marine is approximately 1 mile on the right hand side.  Please do not drive down the hill into the Marina, the oarsmen are to walk to/from the boathouse from the parking lot up top.  Thank you.  
Click here for Map   

Weather  @  Beacon Point 


Rowing Waiver Forms

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Brunswick 4 15 15 Rob C - Top 50






Spring 2016


Salisbury and St. Johns 

     Uncut Videos here

     Still photos here

Founders' Cup v Xavier

     Highlight Video here

     Uncut Videos here

     Photos (needed)




     Highlight Video here

     Uncut videos here

     photos (needed)


BC High Invitational

     Uncut Videos Here

     Highlight video 

     V4 photos


Brunswick School

Race Photos

Video Highlight 1:30

Uncut Videos


Farmington Hingham NMH

    Race Photos

    Video Highlight 2:00

    Uncut videos V1   V2   V3   V4   V5


Charles River Spring Break 2016 Race Photos



Fall 2015

Head of the Schulykill Regatta Photos


New England HS Championship Regatta Photos 


Head of Housatonic

Photos here

Video Highlights here

uncut novice video

uncut 2V, 3V, 4V video

uncut 1V video


Head of Riverfront PHOTOS 


FP Invitational: PHOTOS 

     1V Highlight Video

     2V, 3V et al Video, uncut

     Novice race video, uncut.


Practice Video Highlights 9 12 15

Back on the Water! 

 Head of the Housatonic PHOTOS

Prep Crew Fall 2015

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