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Arguably Canada’s most successful secondary school programme, Ridley Rowing is focused on early introduction, technical training, and smaller boats. Our program has earned 97 gold medals at the Canadian Secondary Schools Rowing Association (CSSRA) Championships, 25 victories at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta, and five Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup wins.  

Rowers at Ridley benefit from daily on-water practices in the spring and fall and tank sessions in winter. Training and competition are supported by a dedicated coaching staff with national and international experience, Ridley’s athletic therapy and school medical team, a strength and conditioning coach, and other professional instructors. Student-athletes may also attend a robust March Break Training camp, which is held each year in Sarasota, Florida.  

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At Ridley, our student-athletes compete against crews from across North America, while also seeing some of the top facilities in North America. Both our boys and girls programmes participate in the following regattas each year: 


Students compete against rowers from across North America, enabling them to experience some of the top facilities. We participate in the following regattas each year:

  • CSSRAs – St. Catharines, ON
  • Stotesbury Cup Championships – Philadelphia, PA
  • Head of the Fish – Saratoga, NY
  • Head of the Charles – Boston, MA
  • Head of the Trent – Peterborough, ON
  • Henley Women’s Regatta – Henley-on-the-Thames, UK
  • Henley Royal Regatta – Henley-on-the-Thames, UK

Olympic Rowing

As of Toyko 2021, Ridley has proudly produced 16 Olympic rowers:

  • W.R. Wadsworth ’93
  • Brian McMahon ’80
  • Robert Brooks ’17
  • Jane Tregunno ’81
  • Neil Campbell ’51
  • Jason Dorland ’83
  • Chris Leach ’60
  • Darby Berkout ’85
  • John Nunn ’61
  • Michael Bryden ’89
  • Jim Butterfield ’70
  • Maria Maunder ’90
  • Brian Love ’71
  • Fiona Milne ’90
  • Dirk Gidney ’72 
  • Laura Court ’14

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A Community and A Legacy

Your relationship with Ridley College does not end when you graduate. As alumni of Ridley, you are part of a multi-generational community of over 8,000 proud men and women in nearly 100 different countries. Wherever your life takes you, there’s a strong probability that you will come across another ‘Old Ridleian’ (OR).

Class of 2022

  • Shane Keagan – Yale University (NCAA DI)

Class of 2020

  • Nico Schramm - University of British Columbia
  • Andreas Gomez - University of Victoria

Class of 2019

  • Nolan Biscaro - University of Pennsylvania - Canamex Team
  • Alex Cook - St. Francis-Xavier University
  • Jack Petrunick - St. Francis-Xavier University  

Class of 2018

  • Colton Epperson - University of Edinburgh
  • Ethan Enns - University of British Columbia  

Class of 2017

  • Alex McRae - University of Victoria
  • Clark Schultz - University of British Columbia - U23 Canadian National Team
  • Sam Court - St. Francis-Xavier University  

Class of 2014

  • Luc Brodeur - University of Victoria - Brock University - U23 Canadian National Team - U19 Canadian National Team Cosmo Steier - University of Pennsylvania
  • Matt Szymonowski - University of Victoria - U23 Canadian National Team
  • Daniel Tzacik - U23 German National Team  

Class of 2012

  • Mackenzie Copp - Boston University - Canadian National Team - U23 Canadian National Team
  • Austin Bald - Boston University

Class of 2024

  • Charlotte Langlois – Cornell University

Class of 2023

  • Autumn Crowe – University of Michigan

Class of 2021

  • Ipek Derinkok - University of British Columbia
  • Rylie Wake - University of Massachusetts

Class of 2020

  • Gabrielle Cook - Tulsa University
  • Charlotte Drennan - University of British Columbia  

Class of 2019

  • Lucy Black - Stanford University - U23 Canadian National Team - U19 Canadian National Team Erin Broski - Brock University 
  • Isabella Zarazua - McGill University  

Class of 2018

  • Eva Sabine - UC Berkeley  

Class of 2017

  • Shaun Donnelly - University of British Columbia  
  • Nathalia Wellenreiter - University of Iowa
  • Ashley Van Roon - University of Tennessee  

Class of 2014

  • Bianca DiBellonia - University of Iowa
  • Brigitte Pawliw-Fry - Stanford University
  • Alyssa Toffolo - Brock University 

Rowing Coaches