February 13, 2023 By Holly Moriarty
The Hingham High School Crew team’s annual Spring Ergathon Fundraiser is happening Saturday, March 4 from 9am-1pm at the old Hingham Light Plant (308 Cushing Street). All funds raised will go towards the purchase of much-needed rowing equipment for the team. Any level of donation is welcome and very appreciated by the team.
“Crew has been in my life for the past six years and has given my school, social, and personal life great balance. I’ve found some of my best friends through the sport, and I’m continuing my journey into college through recruitment. I’m grateful for the sport and all it’s provided me with over the years.”
—Theo Grossman, senior on the HHS Crew Team
All are invited to watch the athletes compete on ergs (rowing machines) in co-ed, themed, and costumed teams. Parents will also jump on the ergs for a 1K rowing challenge. Prizes will be awarded for most meters and, of course, best dressed. Atlantic Bagels is supporting the team by providing bagels for the event.
“Crew is the ultimate team sport. The reliance, trust, and support system you have in your teammates is a bond you can’t get from anything else. Rowing taught me that pain is temporary and you will get through it.”
—Elena Vasilakos, senior on the HHS Crew Team
Crew is the second largest sport at Hingham High School with one out of every 12 students participating. HHS Crew is a no-cut team, quickly outgrowing its aging fleet of equipment. It’s also a winning team, earning three gold, four silver, and four bronze medals during the fall season. The athletes have been training all winter in preparation for seven spring season regattas.
“I have met my best friends through the crew team. I love how we do nothing alone, when we are rowing in a regatta you row for the person in front of you. I love how hard we work and I love seeing it pay off. I love my team.”
—Shauna Arseneau, sophomore on the HHS Crew Team
Meet the rest of the rowers and please consider making a donation to the team here.
“Rowing is more than just a sport. It’s a path and a journey that you send yourself on, pursuing goal after goal. Every time I hop on an erg, every time I hop in a boat, or even every time the tides are so bad that coach makes us run, I see a battle before me that I feel determined to win. Every battle on that path teaches you how to push yourself beyond your limits, and you get to do it alongside your friends, as one big crew. After each and every battle you all come out physically and mentally stronger. To me, crew is an adventure you get to take with your friends, working together to push each other farther and farther beyond what you or they believed could be achieved.”
—Colin Menuchi, senior on the HHS Crew Team