Crew seeks another state title, improved performance at nationals
By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP Varsity Crew enjoyed their most successful season so far last year and took home the state title once again. Second-year coach Mr. Thomas Minogue said that his tenure in charge of the team’s roughly 50-man squad has been a great learning experience. “I’m thrilled to meet all these guys,” he said. “It’s a fantastic group of kids that we get to work with.” Recently…
Year in Sports: Several teams have successful seasons
Photos by the Roundup Staff | Brophy Sports completed many successful athletic seasons highlighted by state championships and all-state athletes while sending many athletes to play collegiate sports. By Alex Kirshner ’18 THE ROUNDUP Football The football team started out with a 7-0 record, including a win in the Sollenberger Classic against Pinnacle High School in Flagstaff to open up the season. The team then lost their final three regular…
Senior Hoyt brings leadership beyond the boat
Photo provided by Brophy Crew Instagram — Chase Hoyt ’15 practices on an erg as teammate Brian Loh ’15 watches. Hoyt drawn to the community of the sport, follows in brother’s footsteps By Carter Santini ’15 THE ROUNDUP The crew team nominated Chase Hoyt ’15 as team captain at the beginning of this school year. Brian Loh ’15 is a senior and Hoyt’s friend. Loh said he has enjoyed watching…
Crew places high in local regatta, eyes nationals
By Devin McManimon McNally ’17 THE ROUNDUP The sun sets, seemingly falling into the choppy blue water of Tempe Town Lake. While to most this means the end of the day, the crew team gets new meaning from this common tradition. Eight young men hoist “The Phoenix” to a wet dock, positioning themselves and their oars as a team. “The Phoenix,” a sleek white, all novice, eight man shell for…
Brophy crew teams compete at California contest
By Michael Ahearne ’14 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy crew team competed Saturday, April 21 at the Long Beach Invitational Regatta with two varsity teams. Both men’s quad and men’s doubles went on to make it out of their heats. The men’s double, led by Sean McMahon ’13 and Matt Nelson ‘12, later went on to win their doubles races.
Rower Nelson discovers niche on the water

By Michael Moroney ’13
Matt Nelson ’12 started rowing for the Brophy crew team only two years ago, but in that time he has blossomed into one of the top rowers on the squad and his love for the sport continues to grow.

“I really enjoy going to practice and getting away from all the stress of college applications and homework,” Nelson said. “When I am out on Tempe Town Lake, I am completely relaxed and think about nothing but my technique.”

Crew team looks to build on strong fall season

By Julian De Ocampo ’13

They walk away from practice with aching bodies and calloused hands, but it’s a small price to pay for the experience that is crew.

Those on the crew team spend their time rowing across lakes in the fastest time possible.

Rowers said a crucial part of the experience of crew if the kinship that members feel.

“Crew is a sport that really promotes unity over individual achievement. The team comes first,” said Jackson Bentley ’13.

Brophy crew team copes with dried-out Tempe Town Lake

Boat and oars? Check.

Talented and conditioned team members? Check.

Water to row in? Now the Brophy crew team has a problem.

On July 20, Tempe Town Lake drained as part of the dam holding the water in place deflated, leaving all water goers with an unexpected dilemma.