1998 Crew Team

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1998 Crew Team

Chris Greenleaf ’99 • Frank O’Neill ’98  |  Tom Paradiso ’98 Tucker Schade ’98

In 1998, the CHA Varsity Crew Quad—Frank O’Neill ’98, Tom Paradiso ’98, Tucker Schade ’98, and Chris Greenleaf ’99—won first place in the Junior Men’s Quad at the U.S. Rowing Association Youth Invitational Championship in Cincinnati, OH. The boat won the national championship by more than seven seconds—a length of open water—with a time of 6:20.3. Coach Bruce LaLonde was quoted in the Chestnut Hill Local at the time as saying, “They rowed with amazing technical ability and athletic strength… They rowed the best race of their careers. They literally dominated the race. They rowed exquisitely… It was beautiful.” 

After graduating from CHA, three of the boat members went on to row at the University of Pennsylvania—Frank on the lightweight team and Tom and Chris on Penn’s heavyweight team. Following their rowing careers at Penn, Chris and Tom continued to row. Tom competed for a number of years at the national and international levels, ultimately rowing on the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team in Beijing. Incredibly, Tom and Chris both rowed in the U.S. men’s lightweight eight at the 2004 World Championships.

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