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Kent School

Boys Rowing

Kent School Boys Rowing

Boys Rowing

With almost 100 years of rowing history on the Housatonic River at Kent, rowers enjoy a program with tremendous support from the Kent community.

Kent School Crew First Boat

Rowing at Kent goes beyond strokes on the water. Rowers learn much about themselves as athletes and as individuals.

Skill Development & Teamwork

The new Partridge Rowing Center houses a generous workout and ergometer room, men’s and women’s locker facilities, a large meeting and trophy room as well as a six person indoor rowing tank. This facility complements our boathouse which is located on the banks of the Housatonic River that flows beside the school’s campus. Rowers at Kent enjoy a scenic three and half miles of river that has very little boat traffic, other than our fleet of shells, just a couple of minutes’ walk from their dorms.

Leadership & Character Development

Rowing at Kent goes beyond strokes on the water. Rowers learn much about themselves as athletes and as individuals. At Kent we stress character as a central quality that not only helps to make boats go fast but also helps to mold young minds and lives. The lessons learned on the river and the friends made through the common struggle to succeed last a lifetime.

Coach Eric Houston

Coach Houston began his rowing career at Kent in the spring of 1977. He rowed in the club crew program for Joel Kelly and was in the boat that won the club championship. He continued rowing and gained introduction into the KSBC as he became a part of the first boat during his sophomore year under Hart Perry. During his senior year, Coach Houston was a member of the Kent boat that won a gold medal at both NEIRA’s and Stotesbury which was then the National Championship regatta. While at Kent he also played football and wrestled. Following Kent, he moved on to Trinity College where he was captain and rowed in the first Frosh heavyweight boat that had an undefeated regular season and finished third at the Dad Vail’s. He later rowed in the varsity heavyweight boat for three years and captained the Trinity Crew during his senior season.

After graduation he returned to Kent and became Hart Perry’s assistant coach for 11 years before taking over the reins of the program in 1995. Coach Houston is a member of the Kent Science Department where he teaches regular, honors, and AS Biology.

 

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Kent School Eric Houston headshot


 


 

Boys Varsity Rowing Roster

Name Class
Oluwatobi Alabi 2027
Jasper Andreani Pandeff 2026
Charles Baird 2027
Michael Bayha 2024
Robert Bernal 2025
Daniel Blenk 2027
Carter Blessing 2025
Bilgoon Borgil 2024
Atticus Brown 2027
James Burnham 2024
Wyatt Campagna 2024
Sergio Casado Paya 2026
Nash Cassidy-Teti 2026
Ryan Chang 2026
Grace Chen 2026
Chun Yan Cheng 2024
Lodovico Chiampo 2024
Marcus Decorato 2025
Jackson Delmore 2027
Maximilian Dykstra 2024
Ryan Grohowski 2025
Oliver Gumprecht 2024
Sam Hawley 2026
Finn Hayes 2024
William Kirkiles 2024
Garrett Leonard 2025
Bennett Malo 2027
Colin McCaghey 2025
John Mershon 2024
Filip Milanovic 2024
Newton Niu 2027
Connor Riley 2024
Christopher Rounick 2027
John Russell 2026
Juan Gustavo Ricardo Andres Sambalido 2026
Xavier Sanchez 2026
Andrew Schweitzer 2025
William Scott 2024
Saul Silver 2027
Rylan Smerklo 2027
Aila Toivonen 2025
Charles Tscheppe 2027
Andrew Wang 2027
Atticus Woodward 2027
Harold Yoon 2026
Yibe Zhao 2026

Boys Varsity Rowing Schedule and Results

All Day
vs.
Kings Cup Regatta
Away
Kings Cup Regatta
Placed
All Day
vs.
Lawrenceville School
Away
Mercer Lake
CANCELLED
-
vs.
Belmont Hill
Home
Belmont Hill School
N/A
CANCELLED
Scrimmage
All Day
vs.
Phillips Academy
Away
Merrimack River
Loss