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Henrik Rummel
Director of Youth Rowing & Head Girls Coach

Henrik was 13 years old when he first picked up an oar the Pittsford Crew boathouse near Rochester, NY. He immediately took to the sport, rowing for the Jr National team beginning at the age of 15 for three years in a row, winning Gold in the Jr World Championships in 2005.

Rummel went on to row in college under the legendary coach Harry Parker at Harvard, where he received a degree in Applied Mathematics. After winning the under-23 World Championships in 2008, Henrik decided he wanted to see how far he could take the sport, and joined the US Sr National Team in training for the Olympics. He won the Sr World Championships in the coxed pair in 2009, and became a long term mainstay in the men’s 4-, the US priority boat, beginning in 2010.

A two-time Olympian, Henrik and his teammates won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics and he was in the US priority boat each year leading up to the Olympics in 2016. In total, Henrik is the winner of 10 international medals, including 3 World Championship Golds: 2005 (Junior), 2008 (U23) and 2009 (Elite). His teammates recognized Henrik’s contribution by awarding him USRowing Male Athlete of the year In 2013.

Henrik and his wife Abra live in Brooklyn with their son Oliver, and dog Kona. After a stint working at an investment bank, Henrik decided to focus on sharing his love of the sport of rowing and took on the challenge of developing New York’s youth as the Director of Rowing and Development at PCRA.


Reid Johnson
Head boys Coach

Reid joined PCRA after serving two years as an Assistant Heavyweight Coach at Princeton University under the direction of Head Coach, Greg Hughes. During this time, the Tigers were Rowe Cup Champions at Eastern Sprints in 2016 and all heavyweight athletes medaled at 2016 IRA National Championships. Johnson was directly responsible for the Novice program. Prior to his tenure at Princeton, he was the Novice Boys Coach at Saugatuck Rowing Club, where he led the team, racing as the second varsity, to a gold medal at the Northeast Regional Championships in 2015. That followed an undefeated fall and a highly successful spring season including championships for the Novice Eight at Head of the Riverfront, Housatonic and Schuylkill.

As an athlete, Johnson rowed at Hobart College, where he served as team captain and won multiple Liberty League and New York state championships, as well as dual wins over Michigan, Williams, Trinity, and Bucknell.  He graduated in 2013, earning a degree in History.  Before arriving at Hobart, he was a multiple-time New England Championship medalist at the Salisbury School, where he was a three-sport varsity athlete.