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Varsity Crew

Recent History

The team has won the NEIRA (New England) team championships 14 times. In 2003, 2006, 2007, and 2010, first boats all went on to win National Championships.

The Coach

Head Coach Chris Richards began rowing in high school, continued at Harvard, and still competes at the Masters level. He has been head varsity coach since 2001.


“Belmont Hill crew strives for excellence,” Coach Richards explains. “We work very hard with the goal of making the fastest boats we can, all while maintaining the highest standards of teamwork and sportsmanship.”

Depth of Program

In addition to varsity, there is a team at the Middle School level. Tobias McDougal, Will Ryan ‘17, and Ruth Sweeney run the Middle School team.

Belmont Hill Crew at Collegiate Level

Many of Coach Richards’ rowers compete at the college level. “Almost all of our most talented kids go on to row in college,” he explains. “ I can only think of one in the past eight years or so who did not.”

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23-24 Team Record

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