Preparing Boys for Life

Varsity Crew


Meet the Coach

Jon Stephanik crew coachHead Coach: Jon Stephanik

National Rowing Hall of Fame inductee and 50-year Haverford School rowing coach Jim Barker handed the reins of The Haverford School's storied crew program to Jon Stephanik, who began as head coach in 2013. In 2015, Stephanik was awarded the School's inaugural endowed Martinelli Family Chair of Rowing.

Stephanik was a three-sport athlete through high school and went on to row at Syracuse University as a four-year varsity letterman. He began coaching at The Episcopal Academy in 2003 and joined Rutgers University in 2011 as the heavyweight freshman coach.

Haverford's crew program has long operated at a high level of success. I've tried to add an additional layer of structure and set expectations for the boys, parents, and alumni. This helps with goal setting, establishing parameters for the program, and gauging our progress. I want the boys to get the most of of their school experience while learning the life lessons that crew provides - time management, discovering your limits, and formulating strategies to break through those limits to achieve new levels physically and mentally. Head Coach Jon Stephanik

Team News

Rowing shells christened in honor of legendary Heads of Upper School

The Haverford School crew team and Friends of Haverford School Rowing christened two rowing shells honoring outgoing Head of Upper School Matthew A. Green and former Head of Upper School Donald J. McBride. The boats are strong additions to the long tradition of Haverford School crew, and will contribute to the continued success of the sport, the team, and the James J. Barker Sculling Center.

Read More about Rowing shells christened in honor of legendary Heads of Upper School


2019 Fall Parents Information Meeting  Saturday, Sept. 7 at 9:30

at the Conshohocken Rowing Center



Fall Crew Pre-season for JV and Varsity athletes begins August 26th. Practices will be held at CRC from 1-3 p.m. Freshman and Novice athletes will start on the first day of school, Wednesday, Sept. 4. 

(First week of school)

Wednesday, Sept. 4 - 3:30 to 5:00 - On Campus (full team)

Thursday, Sept. 5 - 3:30 to 5:30 - On Campus

Friday, Sept. 6 - 3:30 to 5:30 - On Campus

Saturday, Sept 7 - 8-10 JV/V at CRC

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The Haverford School's first competitive boat took to the Schuylkill River in 1938 and won the Schoolboy Eight. Since then, Haverford Crew has produced hundreds of medal winners and competed in Canada, England, Europe, Israel, and Egypt. During the 1980s and 1990s, Haverford Crew won the Boys Varsity Quad 18 straight years. Winning more than 100 Scholastic Championships, 75 Stotesbury Championships, and 300 Philadelphia city and local championships, our program is one of the most successful in the country.

Haverford is part of the PSRA, Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association. We compete in the Philadelphia Flicks Series that consists of over 30 permanent members and close to 80 associate members, resulting as one of the most competitive leagues in the country. The League concludes its season with the Philadelphia City Championships. Haverford Crew is also a perennial competitor at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta and Scholastic Nationals, and went to the Henley Royal Regatta in England in 2017.

Haverford moved into its state-of-the-art rowing facility in October 2014. The Conshohocken Rowing Center is a 6-bay building that houses The Haverford School, Malvern Preparatory School, and the Borough of Conshohocken. The operation of the building is a public/private relationship that will encourage local and youth rowing. Prior to 2014, Haverford rowed out of Undine Barge Club on Boat House Row in Philadelphia.

For more information about The James J. Barker Sculling Center, named for National Rowing Hall of Fame inductee and 50-year Haverford School coaching veteran Jim Barker, visit the Conshohocken Rowing Center website.

The Heritage of Haverford Crew

The Heritage of Haverford CrewA recent issue of Haverford School Today, our school magazine, highlighted the history of the rowing program and the traditions of sportsmanship, excellence, and competition.

Read the story, The Heritage of Haverford Crew >


Name Class
Wills Andren 2022
Wells Benson 2022
Pierce Berkman 2020
Bryson Bernhardt 2021
Noah Birdsall 2022
Evan Brabson 2020
Jake Brewington 2022
Tyler Brown 2022
Josh Case 2020
Beau Christopher 2021
Patrick Corcoran 2022
Pranav Dixit 2022
Chase Herz 2022
Jeffrey Johnson 2022
Wyatt Johnson 2022
George Lanchoney 2021
Thomas Laporta 2020
Aidan Leavy 2019
Elijah Lee 2022
William Levensten 2022
Paul Li 2021
Nelson Liu 2019
Quinn Luong 2022
Carter McCann 2021
Will Morris 2022
Brooks Nemo 2022
Randy Park 2021
Jack Payne 2022
Jeffrey Pendergast 2019
Conrad Reller 2022
Max Rosenberger 2022
Thomas Russell 2019
Jack Sanfilippo 2020
Will Schaefer 2021
Morgan Shatzman 2021
Jonny Sonnenfeld 2020
Griffin Spahr 2020
Brendan Sullivan 2022
Owen van der Zwan 2020
Henri Waché 2021
Stephen Walker 2022
Magnus Weissenberger 2021
Brian Williams 2021
Jeffrey Yang 2022
Sen Zelov 2021
John Zhang 2022


Spring Crew Results

Stotesbury Cup Regatta
Kelly Drive
PSRA Philadelphia City Championships
Kelly Drive
Manny Flick 2
Kelly Drive

Fall Crew Results

Advanced Community Rowing Association
Conshohocken Rowing Center


For photos, visit the gallery on Haverford School Crew SmugMug.

The Haverford School crew


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