2017 Stotesbury Cup Regatta

The Stotesbury Cup Regatta, sponsored by the Schuylkill Navy, is the world’s oldest and one of the largest high school rowing competitions. It is held over a two-day period along the Schuylkill River near Boathouse Row in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Competing crews come from schools all over North America, though most hail from the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States.

W-L boats competing include:

Men’s and Women’s Freshmen Eight
Men’s and Women’s Junior Eight
Men’s Junior Four

Race Schedule & Results

Time trials start at 8:00 am Friday and go to approximately 3:00 pm. After an hour break to set stakeboats, semi-finals run until around 6:00 pm Friday. Semi-finals continue Saturday morning, starting at 8 am. Finals begin at approximately 1 pm and the last race of the day is at approximately 5:30 on Saturday.

All Stotesbury Cup results >>

Saturday Finals

W-L Girls Junior Eight takes 3rd in final!

High school girls crew eight with coxswain pulling away from the dock.
W-L Girls Junior Eight pulling away from the awards dock, May 20, 2017. L-R: Kayla Ehrlich, Ellie Shaker, Charlotte Howard, Aidan Wrenn-Walz, Fiona Cronin, Chloe Posner, Cecilia Panfil, Sophia Crittenden-Toth, Kate Cobey. Photo by Chris Bannon

Rowing Live archive

W-L Girls Junior Eight:

Semifinal: 34:26 – 40:31 (1st place)
Final: 6:54:45 – 7:00:30 (3rd place)

W-L Boys Junior Eight:

Semifinal: 56:06 – 58:52 (3rd place)

Chris Bannon iPhone video

W-L is the boat moving into third place at 00:48

Friday results for W-L boats

Time Trials:

Boys Freshmen Eight: 21st of 42 boats
Girls Freshmen Eight: 11th of 40 boats, advanced to Friday semi-finals
Boys Junior Four: 30th of 59
Boys Junior Eight: 10th of 54 boats, advanced to Saturday semi-finals
Girls Junior Eight: 2nd of 50 boats, advanced to Saturday semi-finals


Girls Freshmen Eight: 4th in Heat 2, do not advance to final (time was 10th of 18 boats in the three heats

Saturday schedule for W-L boats:


8:05am: Girls Junior Eight >> (Semi-final 2)
8:25am: Boys Junior Eight >> (Semi-final 3)

The W-L Girls Junior Eight advances to the finals! Final begins at 2:26

W-L Boys Junior Eight came in 3rd by .72 seconds and don’t advance to finals. I

There are various ways to keep up as events unfold:

Schedule Overview >>

Detailed Heat Sheets (Stotesbury site) >>

Race information & results (Rowtown.org) >>

Follow the regatta on Twitter @StotesRegatta

Rower Schedule

Rowers will leave for Philadelphia, Thursday, May 18 around noon from W-L and return Saturday, May 20 late afternoon/evening.

  • Thursday is a travel day.
  • All boats that are going to Stotesbury will row in a time trial on Friday (when that occurs depends on the boat)
  • Boats advancing from the time trials row a second (or third time) late Friday and on Saturday.

Saturday rower schedule: Boys and Girls Junior Eights leave hotel at 6:00am; 7:15am departure for everyone else.

Date, Location, Hotel

May 18-20, 2017
Philadelphia, PA.

The team and coaches will be staying at The Hilton Philadelphia City Ave., 4200 City Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131. There are rooms reserved for chaperones.

Race Course

The race course is on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.



Sign up

Traditionally, W-Lee Boosters provide meals for our team and their parents at the Stotesbury Regatta. We prepare and serve five meals on site. That means we cook (and need parent volunteers for):

1. Dinner Thursday night
2. Breakfast Friday morning
3. Lunch Friday noon
4. Saturday breakfast
5. Saturday lunch

There are still coordinator, chaperone, and other jobs that need volunteers. Please sign up!