Head of the Cuyahoga

  • Hosted By Cleveland Rowing Foundation
  • USRowing Registered

September 19, 2015 - The 20th ANNUAL HEAD OF THE CUYAHOGA REGATTA


In September of 1856, the first rowing competition on the Cuyahoga River took place.

As reported in the local papers, over 20,000 people attended this event as The Ivanhoe Boat Club of Cleveland won its race against the Rover Boat Club of Sandusky.

The Mazeppa, a men's four with coxswain, was raced from what is now the West 3rd Street bridge to what is now the Carter Road bridge (1.5 miles) in 12:05.

The Head of the Cuyahoga began in 1996, as a successor to 7 years of sprint racing inside the break-wall of Lake Erie.  The HOTC averages 250+ entries, 1000+ rowers from 35+ different clubs over 6+ states, racing on one of the most technically challenging head racing courses in the country.

In 2011, the Cleveland Rowing Foundation hosted the Head of the Cuyahoga in their new home, Rivergate Park.

 

AWARDS

The Marcovy Cup - Introduced in 1990, the Marcovy Cup is presented to the first place winner of the Open Women's 4+. This cup is named after Tim Marcovy, first President of the Western Reserve Rowing Association. 

  • 2011:  Case Western University – 20:20.00
  • 2010:  Three Rivers Rowing Association - 16:03.00
  • 2009:  South Niagra Rowing Club – 14:35.00
  • 2008:  South Niagra Rowing Club – 14:55.00
  • 2007:  Case Crew – 17:12.00
  • 2006:  Greater Columbus Rowing Association – 16:55.60
  • 2005:  Greater Columbus Rowing Association – 15:36.57
  • 2004:  Wheaton College Crew – 17:56.00
  • 2003:  Carnegie Mellon – 17:35.55
  • 2002:  Carnegie Mellon – 18:32.00
  • 2001:  Michigan State Women – 15:43.00
  • 2000:  West Virginia – 17:12.0
  • 1999:  John Carroll University
  • 1998:  John Carroll University
  • 1997:  Western Reserve Rowing Association
  • 1996:  Western Reserve Rowing Association
  • 1995:  (Results not available)
  • 1994:  (Results not available)
  • 1993:  Three Rivers Rowing Association
  • 1992:  Three Rivers Rowing Association
  • 1991:  Greater Columbus Rowing Association 
  • 1990:  Beaumont High School

The Ivanhoe Boat Club Award – Introduced in 1996, the Ivanhoe Boat Club Award is presented to the men’s 4+ (junior, open or masters) with the overall best time in honor of the 150th Anniversary of Racing the Cuyahoga.

  • 2011:  Miami University – 17:32.00
  • 2010:  Miami University – 14:01.00
  • 2009:  South Niagra Rowing Club – 13:01.00
  • 2008:  Western Reserve Rowing Association – 13:48.50
  • 2007:  Wildcat Rowing Club – 14:03.00
  • 2006:  Carnegie Mellon University Rowing Club – 11:30.30
  • 2005:  Wooden Boathouse Crew – 13:51.71
  • 2004:  Greater Columbus Rowing Association – 15:37.5
  • 2003:  St Ignatius High School – 15:26.53
  • 2002:  Carnegie Mellon – 16:32
  • 2001:  Michigan State Men – 15:02
  • 2000:  Three Rivers Rowing Association – 14:54.6
  • 1999:  (Results not available)
  • 1998:  (Results not available)
  • 1997:  (Results not available)
  • 1996:  (Results not available)

The Chris Ernst "A Hero for Daisy" Award – Introduced in 2006, this award is presented to the women's 8+ (junior, open or masters) with the overall best time in honor of Chris Ernst, a former Yale and Olympic Rower and noted advocate of women's sports.

  • 2011:  Anthony Wayne High School – 18:20.00
  • 2010:  St. Ursula Academy – 15:01.00
  • 2009:  South Niagra Rowing Club – 14:19.00
  • 2008:  Westerville Rowing Club – 14:43.00
  • 2007:  St. Ursula Academy – 15:35.00
  • 2006:  St. Ursula Academy – 15:05:00