US Rowing Youth National Champions – 2012, 2017
NEIRA Team Champions – 2017
NEIRA First 4+ Champions – 2005, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
NEIRA Second 4+ Champions – 2005
NEIRA Third 4+ Champions – 2017
NEIRA Fourth 4+ Champions – 2017
2017 New England 1V Champions!!!
Since 1984, the Deerfield Academy Boys’ Rowing program has been logging miles on the beautiful Connecticut River in their endless pursuit of excellence. Through a combination of hard work and relentless drive in a fun and supportive team environment, the boys program has established itself as a perennial contender in the ultra-competitive New England Interscholastic Rowing Association (NEIRA) and on the national stage at the US Rowing Youth National Championships.
While the competitive season is in the spring, many of our aspiring oarsmen will have the opportunity to learn the basics of the sport during a fall novice season. This five day per week, non-competitive co-curricular offers our students the chance to try a sport that may be completely new to them under the careful guidance of our varsity coaches. By the end of the fall, they will have developed an understanding of the fundamentals of rowing while engaging in a basic training program that will have exposed them to the physical demands of the sport. Armed with this experience, they will be prepared to make an impact on the competitive team later in the year.
The spring season begins for many of our athletes during the second week of our March break when we meet in Florida for a training camp. A week of two or three sessions per day under the warm Florida sun is a great way to build momentum for a race schedule that will run from early April through the end of May. Upon returning to Deerfield for the start of the spring term, the team will spend their afternoons at the Hammerschlag Family Boathouse, located on the banks of the Connecticut River, a quick ten minute drive from campus. Our regular season features weekend competitions against other league teams in the lead up to the NEIRA Championships at the end of May in Worcester, MA. Postseason race opportunities include the US Rowing Youth National Championships and Henley Royal Regatta.
Beyond their time at Deerfield, several of our rowers have earned medals for the USA at recent Junior World Championships, while others have raced to summer championships at the US Rowing Club National Championships and Canadian Henley.
Graduates of the Deerfield Rowing program have continued their academic and athletic careers at some of the top colleges and universities in the United States, including Brown, Harvard, MIT, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Yale, Williams, and others.
2017 Henley Royal Regatta Highlights
Prince Albert Challenge Cup (4+) – Day One: Deerfield vs. Trinity College Dublin
2018 Spring Family Weekend Preview
With spring teams approaching the mid-way point in their seasons’ and the beginning of the 2018 Spring Family Weekend underway, the Deerfield Athletics department welcomes all students’ families to campus. Today and tomorrow, we will host eleven home contests and six teams will travel to compete at away contests....
Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to this week’s Athletes of the Week! Boys Varsity Baseball: David Thomas ‘20 David Thomas is our AOTW for varsity baseball. David was 2-5 with 4 RBI’s vs NMH on Saturday. David also pitched 2 scoreless innings vs NMH on Saturday striking out 6, which helped the DA...
Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to the first spring Athletes of the Week! Thank you for helping to kick-off the spring athletic season at DA! Boys Varsity Tennis: Matthew Wuyan ’18 & Gideon Yektai ‘18 Matthew was the only player to put a point on the board on Saturday, 3/31, defeating Groton’s #2...
Deerfield Spring Sports are Underway!
“With eight of our 12 varsity teams returning from successful spring pre-season trips and combined with fields cleared of snow, the spring season has started off well for us here at Deerfield. The construction on the new Athletics Complex and the Tennis Pavilion are moving along as planned and...
Deerfield Alums Compete at Head of the Charles Regatta
This past weekend, thirteen Deerfield rowing alums, competed in the 53rd Head of the Charles Regatta in Cambridge, Massachusetts for their respective colleges. Since its origin in 1965, the Head of the Charles Regatta has welcomed the world’s best crew teams to the banks of the Charles River for...