Archives for 2010

Head of the Harbor

5194385434_4398c3a4e5_bThis past Saturday your USC Trojan Navy took on six very quick local colleges at the Head of the Harbor in the Port of Los Angeles. The weather was wild and the crews were challenged by rain and wind as they raced a 4,500m sprint.

Orange Coast College, Ucla, UC Irvine, Cal State Long Beach, UC Santa Barbara all participated in the varsity and novice races, with a few schools bring A and B crews for both levels. A few of these crews and Loyola Marymount University also boated coxed-fours for the varsity and novice categories. [Read more…]

Newport Autumn Rowing Festival

73022_497774075139_680140139_7544267_870059_nThis past weekend the University of Southern California Men’s Crew raced in the 2010 Newport Autumn Rowing Festival (NARF) in Newport Beach, CA. NARF is one of the West Coast’s largest fall regattas, attracting dozens of California’s fastest crews including Cal, Stanford, Orange Coast College, UC Davis, and UC San Diego. The weather was beautiful and the water was perfect for racing.   The Trojan Navy entered four boats into three different categories of races. [Read more…]

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USC Oarsmen Receive 23 Regional & National Recognitions

We are extremely proud to report that for the 2009-10 racing season, the Crew produced: one ACRA All American (Kellen Proctor),   three All-Region athletes (Trent Oliver, Ryan Hasvold, Kellen Proctor), five ACRA All-Academic team members (Ryan Hasvold, Chris Fisher, Noel Warner, Zach Kobos, Austin DeLana), thirteen Pac-10 All-Academic Team members (Austin Delana, Chris Fisher, Ryan Hasvold, Zach Kobos, Noel Warner, Melvin Ardijanto, Collin Evans, Myles Gutenkunst, Trent Oliver, Parin Patel, Kellen Proctor, Daniel Scalese, Scott Spongberg), and   one athlete (Ryan Hasvold) on the Pac-10 All Conference Team.

Congrats on your great accomplishments!

Trojans Compete in the Henley Royal Regatta 2010: USC Defeats 47 International Crews in the First Round, Falls to Harvard in the Second Round


Full photo documentation of the trip can be seen at:


June 25, 2010

By Head Coach, Danny Johnson

Our boys just qualified to race at the Henley Royal Regatta.   To become “qualified” they had to beat out 47 crews for the coveted 14 remaining spots for the Temple Challenge.   Traditionally, The Temple Challenge cup at Henley sees the top 32 clubs and Universities of the world. This year, eighteen boats received an automatic bid for the race based their historical representation and their relative performances this season.   [Read more…]

Championship Racing Recap: USC Finishes the Season Ranked #15 Nationally, Defeats Cal in the Pair at PCRC

PCRC 2-, Trent Oliver and Ryan Hasvold

PCRC 2-, Trent Oliver and Ryan Hasvold

The 2009-2010 competitive season for the Trojan Navy ended with a flurry. Or, given the inclement weather at their final race, “whirlwind” is more appropriate. Following a decisive 14-second victory over UCLA on May 8, the USC Men’s Crew headed off for our grueling schedule of championship races: both the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships (May 15) and PAC-10 Championships (May 16) in Sacramento, CA and the ACRA Club National Championships (May 22-23) in Oklahoma City, OK. [Read more…]

#13 USC overpowers UCLA to reclaim the Bob Hillen Cup

Official results are posted here.

#15 USC defeats UCSB

Results are available at

We will post an article shortly.   Fight On!

USC stages late charge at Newport Regatta, written by Junior, Kellen Proctor

finishAlmost a second home, the waters of Newport offer an uncanny degree of comfort to the Trojan Navy. Having spent their Spring Break training there, every oarsman on the crew is aware of how clean and fresh the air and water are, especially in comparison to our home at the Port. Everything about Newport is beautiful: the houses, the yachts, and the locals, who were extremely friendly towards the crew during Spring Break; but this is a story in and of itself (ask a rower about their experiences during break) Set in this gorgeous environment is one of the most prestigious races on the West Coast: the Newport Regatta. Hosted by OCC, the regatta is a showcase of the speed of Southern California rowing, and an event the Coast Crew has historically dominated. Coach Danny Johnson said of the event: “There is something to be said about Southern California rowing. [Read more…]

Newport Regatta Preview

Spring is upon us and with that comes the annual Newport Regatta in beautiful Newport Beach on Sunday, April 11!

This is our premier Orange County rowing event for the Spring which will pit USC versus our local rivals — UCLA, UCSD, USD, UCI and Orange Coast College.

We would like to make a special invitation to all Young Alums from the 90’s and 2000’s to come out and support the Crew in what will be some of our most competitive racing of the year! This is the 10th Anniversary of the re-founding of the USC Men’s Crew program after our hiatus in the 90’s. Since then, hundreds of Trojans have matriculated through the Crew, representing a new era in our long history at USC and we would love to see you all. [Read more…]