The Saint Joseph’s men’s rowing team will take on a competitive field at the 81st annual Jefferson Dad Vail Regatta on Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, on the Schuylkill River.

Live streaming of the entire regatta will be provided at, beginning on Friday at 7 a.m., and continuing through the conclusion of racing on Saturday.


The Hawks are seeking Dad Vail medals in the Eights for the third consecutive year as last season the Varsity 8 earned silver for the second year in a row. The Second Varsity 8 also garnered a silver medal and the Third Varsity 8 took a bronze.

“We have a really deep field entered in the 2019 Dad Vail. There are nine programs which have the speed to make the grand final in the varsity event and that will make the racing very exciting. Coaches are going to have a hard time keeping up on the bike path while watching this weekend,” said head coach Mike Irwin.

Saint Joseph’s lineups:
1V8: c- Caroline Seelig, 8- Jack Darling, 7- Kjel Schlemmer, 6- Justin Aikens, 5- Devin Swech, 4- Max Bernstein, 3- Slam Dunkley, 2- Collin Seabrook, 1- Riley McGwin

2V8: c- John Carluccio, 8- Mike Geoghegan, 7- Mike Fedele, 6- Justin Hawkins, 5- Gavin O'Connor, 4- Joseph Sullivan, 3- Jansen Kachel, 2- Jason Peacock, 1- James Hammerstedt

3V8: c- Alex Mayo, 8- Thomas McGuane, 7- Harris Beckmeyer, 6- Colin Petersen, 5- Ian Gallagher, 4- Will Darling, 3- Nick Hutchinson, 2- Joshua Bostrom, 1- Robbie McElligott

V4: c- Courtney McDonnell, 4- Jack Yeager, 3- Nate Tobey, 2- Mike Roque, 1- Will Sims

SJU's schedule on Friday:
8:18 am M2V8 - Time Trials
8:49 am MV4 - Time Trials
9:24 am MV8 - Time Trials
12:25 pm M3V8 - Heats
3:00 pm M2V8 - Semifinals
3:30 pm MV4 - Semifinals
4:00 pm MV8 - Semifinals

Fans can log on to to access schedules, heat sheets, weather updates and other regatta information. There is also a Dad Vail app, which can be found in the ITunes and Google Play stores.

This is the Hawks' final meet in Philadelphia this season as SJU is hopeful of receiving a bid to the IRA National Championship Regatta to be held in Lake Natoma, California, on May 31-June 2.