Knox Crew seeks to promote competitive sculling/sweeping by providing student-athletes with the opportunity to train for competition at all levels. The goal of the team is to become more competitive at larger, national-level regattas. Crew requires individual responsibility to fitness so that the team, as a whole, may become stronger and more successful. All team members should contribute to each other's progress and success by developing a disciplined work ethic, striving for more self-discipline, building on improvements made though consistent daily effort, and maintaining a consistent desire to achieve greatness. Motivating each other and working together builds a stronger crew!
Knox owns high quality rowing equipment including racing shells, carbon fiber oars, and cox boxes. The team owns coaching launches and engines. When using equipment, students are responsible for proper use and care of all equipment.
Coach Zdrojewska accumulated experience at the international, national and NCAA Division II levels. Her rowing journey started when she was 14 years old. After a year of rowing for WislaGrudziadz, Poland she was recruited to a boarding school in Walcz, Poland where she trained with the best rowers and coaches in the country. As an athlete, Coach Zdrojewska earned several National titles, as well as three medals from Junior/ Under 23 World Championships. She was named All American and MVP three times in a row. Her passion for coaching started while she was still a student athlete at Dowling College. After completing four seasons as a head high school coach, she was named head women’s coach at Dowling College.
Coach Sutrisno’s impressive background allowed him to join the Knox community as Assistant Crew Coach and Dorm Parent in Fall, 2017. Holding a BA in Religion, Philosophy, and Ethics, Coach Sutrisno was Team Captain and Coxswain at Rutgers, Camden. As a coxswain, he earned All-Conference in the Mid Atlantic Rowing Conference. He also completed his A-Levels at the Royal Hospital School, Ipswich, United Kingdom, where he was a British American Educational Foundation Scholar.
Prior to Knox, Coach Sutrisno was the Novice Girls Coach at the Hun School of Princeton where he coached three consecutive Mid-Atlantic Prep League first-place finishes in Third Varsity and Novice Girls boats. At the Hun School, he was mentored by legendary rowing coaches Ken Weinstein and Steve Fluhr. Several of his former Novice rowers and coxswains from the Hun School have competed in NCAA Women's Division I rowing such as Rutgers, Holy Cross, and Clemson. At the same time, Coach Sutrisno also served as Assistant Coach then Interim Head Coach at New York University Crew where he introduced conference championship racing into the program by competing in the Mid Atlantic Rowing Conference where the Women's Varsity Eight won the Club Eight bronze in its inaugural appearance. Prior to coaching at the Hun School and New York University he was a volunteer at Row New York working with the Manhattan Novice team under Sasha Bailey and Catherine Hicks. Coach Sutrisno started his coaching career as a Recruiter and Assistant Coach at Rutgers University at Camden.
Coach Sutrisno continues to be a competitive rower and coxswain. He has coxed many alumni and open entry boats including achievements in Masters Silver Medal at the 2014 Head of the Schuylkill Regatta, top ten finishes in the Club Four event in the Head of the Charles Regatta, Open Fours in the 2015 Head of the Hooch, and first in the Masters Double in the 2014 Cromwell Cup. He was also coxswain at the NYC USRowing U23 Development Camp. He is a member of the Rutgers University Alumni Rowing Club.
In addition to rowing, Coach Sutrisno is a career US Army National Guard Soldier and plans to retire from the US Army. He is currently a Non-Commissioned Officer in the 1st Battalion 69th Infantry, New York Army National Guard where he works in Headquarters with the Battalion Staff. He has completed Basic Leaders Course and has done training at JRTC, 1st Brigade Australian Army in Exercise Talisman Saber and the Danish Army with Military Reserve Exchange Program.
He is a USRowing Level II coach, US Coast Guard Auxiliary Safe Boating qualified, Basic Life Support, CPR, and First Aid qualified. While at Knox he was the 2017 Joy of Sculling at Saratoga Springs Scholarship recipient.
for Public School Students
Up to 8 practices per week
Up to 8 practices per week
2 Indoor Ergathons
Strength & Conditioning Training
Up to 8 practices per week
Compete in LI Championships
BENEFITS OF JOINING
- Be part of a team
- Develop important skills
- Gain a competitive advantage in the college acceptance process
- NCAA recruiting
- Experience a unique and exciting sport
Please join us in congratulating Mateja Markovic and Hieu Biu on being invited to represent The Knox School at the Scholastic Nationals Championships within the boys’ junior doubles category. Nationals will be held on Memorial Day weekend in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. We wish our boys the very best of luck. Go Falcons!
Regattas are Family Events
We strongly encourage families to participate in our regattas. Some ways families support our events:
- helping to load/unload boats;
- managing "family tents";
- helping serve food to the team;
- bringing siblings for moral support; and
- cheering the Knox Crew Team to Victory!