Potomac Men’s Sweep

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Want to be a part of a history-making Henley effort? PBC will send crews to Henley Royal Regatta and Henley Masters in 2018. Selection and standards will be tough, as the competition overseas is only getting stronger and challenges us to rise to a higher level. Our year-long drive toward Henley-on-Thames will feature stops at Riverside Boat Club in September, the Head of the Potomac in September 2017, Head of the Charles in 2017, the San Diego Crew Classic in 2018, and to-be-determined additional races, scrimmages, physical hardships and conquests.

Interested in being a part of this effort, or otherwise joining the team and becoming a senior member of Potomac Boat Club? Please provide:

  • A brief summary of your rowing experience
  • Age
  • Height/Weight
  • Erg score (2k and/or 6k)
  • Personal goals
  • Referrals from Coach/Captain/teammate welcome

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2016 Recap

Fall 2016 has seen PBC claim victory in the first inaugural Potomac-Riverside dual (video here), dominant performances at the Head of the Potomac by the Club Eight, Masters Four, and Senior Masters Eight, and top-10 finishes at the Head of the Charles by the Club Eight, Masters Four, and Senior Masters Eight, and a 16th-place finish by the Club Four.

HOCR Lineups (* denotes Senior Member of the club):

Senior Masters Eight

  • Emma Overton (Wesleyan University)
  • Pete Folger (Dartmouth Lightweights)*
  • Joe Manfredi (Fordham University, Virginia Boat Club)*
  • Col. Greg Gillinger, USAF (UC Santa Barbara)*
  • Greg Love (St. Paul’s School, Princeton Lightweights)*
  • Davis Bales (University of California)*
  • Tom Kiernan (Dartmouth)*
  • Brett Freeman (Virginia Tech)*
  • Nick Holland (Oxford University Boat Club)*

Club Four

  • Cathryn Hunt (Middlebury)*
  • Michael Cunningham (Middlebury)
  • Nathan Whitaker (Boston College)
  • Tim Spell (St. Joe’s Prep, George Washington)*
  • Chris Thomas (University of Michigan)*

Club Eight

  • Lauren Schumer (Wesleyan University, NYAC)*
  • Bryan Rogers (Chaminade, Dartmouth)
  • David Watson (Colby, Riverside)*
  • Spencer Allin (TC Williams, US Naval Academy)
  • Brendon Stoner (St. Paul’s School, Dartmouth, US U23 Team)*
  • Andrew Ciriello (Georgetown)*
  • Tommy Morrison (New Trier, Boston University)
  • Peter Clements (Peddie, Williams)*
  • Michael Kummer (Cincinatti Juniors, Harvard Lightweights)*

Masters Four

  • Christen Linke-Young (Stanford)*
  • Bob Price (Syracuse)*
  • Nick Davies (Oxford University)*
  • Chad Jungbluth (US Naval Academy, US National Team)*
  • Greg LeSage (UCLA)*

About Us

Potomac Men’s Sweep welcomes athletes prepared to commit to excellence on a daily basis. Training is structured to allow oarsmen and coxswains to continue to develop physically and technically – allowing athletes to maintain their ‘peak’ level of fitness, or even improve it, as long as they’re willing to put in the work. The team offers the opportunity to continue the pursuit of rowing greatness and the thrill of competition while offering the flexibility required for athletes to balance work and life demands. We compete and win against the best crews in the country over any distance – head races, 2000m, 1000m – and any category – open, intermediate, masters, senior masters, AA-F.

We train primarily in coxed eights and fours March through November. Practices continue throughout the winter, and rely on erg testing and a comprehensive conditioning program to select and prepare athletes for competition and develop and improve fitness throughout the year. In order to ensure individualized coaching attention and maintain a high standard of rowing, the team is limited in size and reserves the right to invite oarsmen and coxswains ready to compete and win at high levels of national and international competition.