Hall of Fame

CHARGERS Rowing – Hall of Fame

Renowned individuals from the CHARGERS family recognized for their outstanding contributions to the sport of rowing, their community and the CHARGERS legacy.

Bill Purdy | 2016 Inductee

About: In recognition of his rowing excellence and his inspiration of the others, the Syracuse Chargers Rowing Club officially inducted, BILL PURDY, into the Syracuse Chargers Rowing Club Hall of Fame. Through his passion and success as a rower on all levels: Junior – Junior National Team, Collegiate – IRA Champion, National Team, 1980 Olympic Team and as a Masters’ rower, he inspires the athletes of today. The Club is proud you are a Charger! Thank you!

 


 

Kris Milburn | 2016 Inductee

About: In recognition of her contributions to the Syracuse rowing community and her rowing excellence, the Syracuse Chargers Rowing Club officially inducted, KRIS SANFORD MILBURN, into the Syracuse Chargers Rowing Hall of Fame. As an accomplished rower on the Junior National Team and collegiate levels as well as a successful Division 1 collegiate coach, International Rowing Hall of Fame inductee, regatta director, US Rowing staff member, Board President, and Masters coach, she has touched and inspired the lives of so many rowers! We are proud of the significant roles she has played and the impacts she has had on our rowing community! Thank you!

 


 

Margaret “Peg” Harrigan | 2016 Inductee

About: In recognition of her contributions to the Syracuse rowing community, the Syracuse Chargers Rowing Club officially inducted, Margaret “Peg” Harrigan, into the Syracuse Chargers Rowing Hall of Fame. Her contributions to the Club as a Masters rower and teammate, National Champion, Board President, Board member, volunteer high school coach, supporter of local high school rowing, and volunteer are an inspirational model for our club members to follow. Her generosity, sense of volunteerism and her willingness to lend a hand, to even the more menial of tasks, transcended the boundary of what might be expected from a club member. Her legacy leaves an imprint of inspiration for us all to follow in our everyday lives! Thank you!

 


 

Scott Roop | 2016 Inductee

About: In recognition of his rowing excellence, the Syracuse Chargers Rowing Club officially inducts, SCOTT ROOP, into the Syracuse Chargers Rowing Hall of Fame. His success as a Charger rower, a world championship rower, a successful Division 1 coach, Olympic coach and as an inductee into the United States Rowing Hall of Fame sets the bar high for our fellow coaches and athletes. His limitless passion for perfecting technique, training to the point of exhaustion and never making excuses is an example for all of our athletes to follow. Thank you.

 


 

Bill Sanford | 2015 Inductee

About: In recognition of Bill founding the Chargers Rowing Club, his rowing excellence and his countless contributions to the Syracuse rowing community, the Chargers Rowing Club officially inducted, William E. Sanford, into the Chargers Rowing Club Hall of Fame. Through his vision, passion and commitment to community service, he has  touched the lives of thousands of individuals in our community. He has selflessly and passionately given to our community of rowing and enabled countless numbers of individuals of all ages to experience the wonderful sport of rowing. Your legacy is without limits…Thank you!!

 


 

Larry Laszlo | 2015 Inductee

About: In recognition of his contributions to the Syracuse rowing community and your rowing excellence, the Chargers Rowing Club officially inducted, Larry Laszlo, into the Chargers Rowing Club Hall of Fame. Selflessly, and always passionately, he has faithfully served all aspects of our community of rowing…Rower, Coach, Board Member, Referee and Volunteer. He has given a lot of himself to our sport. His dedication, leadership through action and commitment to our community and the sport is beyond words. He has touched the lives of thousands of individuals through every aspect of the sport. Without him, the Club would not be what it is  today. Thank you!

 


 

Paul Sanford | 2015 Inductee

About: In recognition of his contributions to the Syracuse rowing community and your rowing excellence, the Chargers Rowing Club officially inducts, Paul B. Sanford, into the  Chargers Rowing Club Hall of Fame. His coaching and tough love made women out of girls and men out of boys! He inspired athletes to strive to be the best they could be. He has touched the lives of thousands of individuals in our community and beyond. He has selflessly and passionately given to our community of rowing and enabled countless numbers of individuals to experience the wonderful world of rowing. Thank you!

 


 

Dick Hirsh | 2015 Inductee

About: In recognition of his contributions to the Syracuse rowing community and your rowing excellence, the Chargers Rowing Club officially inducts, K. Richard Hirsh, into the Chargers Rowing Club Hall of Fame. His countless hours dedicated to our sport through coaching and volunteerism resulted in numerous victories both on and off the water for our local youth and CHARGERS community. His commitment and passion are unrivaled examples for our rowing community and the rowing community at large. Thank you!

 


 

IMG_5056Gold Medal winning 1984 Royal Canadian Henley Masters 4+ | 2015 Inductee

About: In recognition of their accomplishment and rowing excellence, the Chargers Rowing Club officially inducts, the Gold Medal winning 1984 Royal Canadian Henley Masters 4+, into the Chargers Rowing Club Hall of Fame. Billy “The Goat”; Dickie “The Dog; Pauly “The Pig” and Larry “The Lizard”:  Role models for master’s rowers young and old! They demonstrated true teamwork in that ANY 4 people can learn to row together and win BIG; no matter how different. Thank you!

 


 

Lyn Hathaway - Hall of Fame 2014

Lyn Markert Hathaway | 2014 Inaugural Inductee

About: In recognition of her contributions to the Syracuse rowing community, the CHARGERS Rowing Club officially inducted in 2013, as its first inductee, LYN MARKERT HATHAWAY, into the CHARGERS Rowing Club Hall of Fame. Through her countless hours of practices, regattas, meetings and other Charger functions, she selflessly and passionately donated to our community of rowing. A national champion, a rower, a coxswain, a Board President, a board member, a dock master, a volunteer, or simply as a friend, her devotion is without limits. Lyn epitomizes the values of the Club and sets the standard for future inductees.

Fun fact: The CHARGERS Rowing Club boathouse is named the “Lyn Markert Hathaway Boathouse” or “The Hathaway” for short.