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Competitive Masters

Women’s Team: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 5:20-7:30 a.m.
Saturday: 6-9 a.m.

Men’s Team: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5:20 -7:30 a.m.
Saturday: 6-9 a.m.

EBRC’s Mens and Womens Competition Teams race at the highest levels of masters regional and national competition. Competitive rowers have a high level of rowing proficiency, physical conditioning, and commitment to achieving the goals of the Competitive Program.


  • Four practices/week: $435/quarter, or $145/month
  • Annual equipment fee: $100, due August 1

Dues cover just about everything you’ll do at the boathouse, from the equipment to the dedicated coaching. Dues do not cover regatta costs.


Jovan Jovanovic
Women's Competitive Head Coach
Jovan rowed on Cal's freshman eight that came in second at the IRA National Championships and at the Pac-12 Championships, and also beat Stanford. He won a gold medal at the 2011 World Rowing U23 Championships in Men's Coxed fours and posted U23 world record. He repeated the success in 2012. He currently coaches the Women's Competitive team.
Colin Heneghan
Women’s Competitive Team Assistant Coach
Colin brings extensive experience to EBRC. A transplant from upstate New York, he rowed for four years as a member of Dartmouth's Lightweight Crew. He was a two-time member of the varsity crew in 2011 and 2012, where he medaled at Eastern Sprints, IRA, and was the most improved varsity lightweight oarsman in 2011. Colin's coaching experience includes the junior men's team and Adult Learn to Row program in Upstate New York, Texas Rowing Center and Texas Crew in Austin, Texas, and Los Gatos Rowing Club in Los Gatos, CA.
Peggy Johnston
Women’s Competitive Team Assistant Coach
Peggy started her rowing life at UC Santa Barbara where she won the Western Sprints stroking the Varsity 8+ in 1978. Following college, she was on four US National Rowing teams as a lightweight sculler, racing at the Pan American Games and World Championships; she won gold at the Pan Ams in the light double (1987) and light single (1991) and is a 5-time elite-level US National Champion.  Peggy also represented rowing athletes on the USOC Board of Directors and on the USOC Athletes Council for eight years. She has been coaching both sweep and sculling for juniors and masters rowers since the mid 90s, and still trains and competes with Berkeley Paddling and Rowing Club.
Gulliver Scott
Competitive Men's Head Coach
Gulliver has more than 10 years of experience coaching at the junior, masters, and collegiate levels. His association with the Berkeley High Crew began when he was a two-sport student-athlete at BHS (class of 1992). Gulliver learned to row with the BHS Jackets, then served as the Men’s Novice Coach for the 1992-93 season. He went on to row in the Varsity 8 at Wesleyan University for four years and later served as Assistant Coach at Wesleyan for two seasons (2000-02). Read More
Gulliver returned to Berkeley High in 2006 as the Men’s Assistant Coach and became the Women’s Head Coach in 2012. Gulliver became Berkeley High Crew’s first Team Director in 2013. He holds USRowing Level III Coaching Certification.
Maggie Simpson
Competitive Men's Assistant Coach
Maggie Simpson graduated UC Berkeley in May 2014 with an English degree and an emphasis in Math and Business. She rowed for the Bears and lettered all four years, winning NCAAs with the Varsity 8 in 2013. During her 5th year, Maggie threw the hammer for Cal's Track and Field team, lettered by scoring at the Big Meet, and was voted most inspirational athlete by her teammates. She also played bass in the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra.


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