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NMH Rowing Teams Succeed at the Head of the Charles

Oct. 26, 2022 — At the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston on Oct. 23, all four of NMH’s rowing teams had strong performances, with three boats earning top 10 finishes and the fourth finishing 13th out of 90 boats. NMH also was awarded the Metropolitan District Commission trophy for the most competitive Massachusetts high school program.

NMH rowers and coaches huddle before the Head of the Charles Regatta.

“This is my novice season, so attending the regatta was an incredible opportunity to gain racing experience,” Brooke Hindinger ’25, a member of the girls’ team, said. “My teammates were so supportive of my learning the ins and outs of the race. We picked up skills together and were able to form bonds to become stronger than ever.”

“The atmosphere was amazing, with thousands of spectators along the course and an overwhelming number of Hoggers in attendance,” said coxswain Curtis Adams-Buyea ’24, noting that his crew shaved nearly 40 seconds off the previous year’s varsity first boat time. “The boys were motivated to represent NMH well!” 

Women’s Youth 4+: 7th place (18:33.4)

The women’s youth 4s boat of coxswain and captain Alice Kim and rowers Anna Brenner, Bella Moore, Ella Wheeler, and Margaux Moos placed seventh out of 90 entries, finishing in 18:33.4. 

Women’s U-17 4+:  4th place (19:45.1)

The women’s U-17 boat of coxswain Madigan Pillsbury and rowers Louisa Thomas, Brooke Hindinger, Parker Toyloy, and Elsie Bradford placed fourth out of 21 entries, finishing in 19:45.1.

Men’s Youth 4+:  13th place (17:07.5)

The men’s youth 4s boat of coxswain Curtis Adams-Beyea and rowers Zane Sylvester, Nate Chase, Matt Provencal, and Sebastian Brandt placed 13th out of 90 entries, finishing in 17:07.5

Mens U-17 4+:  5th place (17:45.0)

The men’s U-17 boat of coxswain Alex Kwak and rowers Josh Wang, Alex Hyde, Soren Anderson-Flynn, and Bogdon Kosolapov placed fifth out of 21 entries, finishing in 17:45.0

This Saturday, Oct. 28, NMH boys’ and girls’ teams join forces on campus in mixed squads for the final big event of the fall season. They’ll compete — in costume — in a variety of contests in front of the Draper Riverhouse. 

“Prizes will be awarded, songs will be sung, and there might even be a limerick contest to boot,” said boys’ rowing coach David Reeder. “Parents are welcome to attend this fun event to help us celebrate a successful season on the Connecticut River.”

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