Terrapin Athletics In The News
Posted Thursday, Apr 18, 2013
At this year's FSRA Sculling State Championships, Tampa Prep took two state championship titles: Josh Kravitz took the Men's Single title and Krissi Damm and Astrid Skjaerpe earned the Women's Varsity Double title for Prep's second consecutive year!
|2013 Men's Single Scull
Scholastic State Champion
|2013 Women's Varsity Double
Scholastic State Champions (L - R)
Astrid Skjaerpe and Krissi Damm.
In the Men's Single Grand Final, the Prep A boat (Josh Kravitz) took 5th behind four club teams to win the Scholastic State Championship. Kravitz made it to the Grand Final after a thrilling four-boat finish in the semifinal, where all four boats finished within two seconds of each other. This is Prep's first Scholastic State Championship in the Men's single, ever! The Women's Varsity Double team (Krissi Damm, Astrid Skjaerpe) finished 3rd overall and 1st scholastically to take home the Scholastic State Championship for the second year!
|Women's Varsity 4, Men's Varsity 4 and Freshman 4
bring home state championship titles!
In the FSRA Sweep Rowing Championship, Tampa Prep took scholastic state titles in three events! The Men’s Freshman 4 (Luke Smith, Matt Leonardo, Spencer Burdge, Elias Latimer, Audrey Carver), Men’s Varsity 4 (Marc Bremmer, Colin Bentley, Austin Hunter, Robbie Carter, Natalie Waller) and Women’s Varsity 4 (Krissi Damm, Astrid Skjaerpe, Nathalie Damm, Madelynn Rey, Colleen Shiels) all brought home titles!
Early on Sunday, the Men’s Freshman 4 crossed the finish line first in their grand final, restoring the championship to Prep after last winning it in 2010. The Women’s Varsity 4 advanced straight from heats into an exciting semifinal race. In the final the girls finished 6th overall, but first scholastically, defending their state title from 2012 with two new rowers in the boat! And lastly, the Men’s Varsity 4 had to beat St Edward’s School in the grand final in order to take the scholastic state championship; and did so after a dead sprint to win by two seconds. These rowers had been eyeing a state championship after finishing runner up last year. They earned their title by committing to both in-season and off-season training.
Tampa Prep finished up the day 7th in the scholastic points standings among 23 schools, and was the 2nd most decorated team from the Tampa area. The rowers enjoy an unprecedented level of success in both the scull and sweep championships this year, winning five state titles! Congratulations to all our rowers on a great season. Row Red, Row Gold. Way to go, Champs!
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Posted Monday, Jan 7, 2013
Mark Your Calendar for Headmasters' Challenge! Our Winter athletic teams travel to Berkeley Prep Saturday, January 12 to defend our title as Challenge Cup winners in contests throughout the day. Plan to come out and show your Prep spirit starting at 8 a.m. View the full schedule of events at www.tampaprep.org/athletics-headmasters. Follow @TPrep_Athletics on Twitter for live results!
Posted Sunday, Dec 30, 2012
Posted Friday, Dec 14, 2012
After much hard work and dedication, Austin Hunter earned and accepted an offer to row for Boston University next fall. Boston University's Varsity Men's Crew finished 6th at the 2012 IRAs (rowing's national championship) while their freshman class finished 2nd; meaning he will be rowing for one of the fastest programs in the country. We would like to congratulate Austin and our entire Prep rowing senior class for their work over the past few years in making Prep rowing the best it can be.
Posted Thursday, Dec 6, 2012
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Posted Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012
Tampa Prep Senior Point Guard Josh Heath, who helped lead the Terrapins to their first state title in March, has committed to USF, where he'll play for his dad.
Terps coach Joe Fenlon announced this morning that Heath had settled on the Bulls following his official visit over the weekend, which included a trip to the USF-FSU football game. He had between 15-20 offers, Fenlon said, including Lehigh, the University of North Florida, Jacksonville and some Ivy League interest.
Stanford hadn't offered yet but was "calling regularly," Fenlon added.
"He just had a great time with some of the other kids (the Bulls) were recruiting last weekend," Fenlon said. "I think it's going to be a good situation. You get to play big-time basketball in your hometown."
The younger of Stan Heath's two sons, Josh averaged 12.4 points and 7.1 assists as a junior for Tampa Prep (31-1), which topped Weston Sagemont in the Class 3A title game to give Fenlon his first state championship after 29 seasons at the school.
For complete story visit http://www.tampabay.com/hometeam/blog/josh-heath-commits-usf/15026/
In the News
Read The Oracle's "USF gets commitment from Heath" http://www.usforacle.com/usf-gets-commitment-from-heath-1.2772121#
Read the Tampa Trib's "Tampa Prep's Heath verbally commits to play for dad at USF" http://www2.tbo.com/news/usf-bulls/2012/oct/01/4/tampa-preps-health-verbally-commits-to-play-for-da-ar-518579/
Posted Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012
Tampa Prep Swim and Dive is now using the Meet Mobile App by Active.com. This app provides access to live meet results in realtime! Visit your smart device's app store & download the free app (search for “Meet Mobile”). Once downloaded, search for Tampa Prep. Follow the Terrapins' success from home during all our Swim and Dive meets! Go Red Go Gold!
Posted Wednesday, Sep 5, 2012
The Tampa Tribune's 2011 Boys Swimmer of the Year — Tampa Prep's Rasmus Skjaerpe — has a chance to pull off a rare feat: Becoming Hillsborough County's top swimmer for three straight years.
That's right, Skjaerpe, affectionately nicknamed "Moose" by his teammates, won the honor last year as a 15-year-old sophomore. And he's gotten stronger.
That means his blazing times of 1 minute, 50.93 seconds in the 200 IM and 49.99 seconds in the 100 butterfly could drop, which could mean a state title considering he finished second in the 200 IM and sixth in the 100 fly by an arm's reach.
If Skjaerpe could pull off a state title, he would be the first boy from Hillsborough County to win an individual crown since 2008. Skjaerpe, however, doesn't like to think in those terms, and neither does his coach, Jason Bowes.
"We don't put the pressure of (winning a state championship ) on anybody," Bowes said.
What events Skjaerpe will swim remains a question because he's extremely proficient at all the strokes. Skjaerpe said he might switch this year to the 500 free and the 100 backstroke.
For complete story visit, http://www2.tbo.com/sports/prep-sports/2012/aug/30/spsporto7-strong-summer-boosts-skjaerpe-ar-478098/