Head Coach and Boys Novice Coach – Neil Bergenroth (Coach B).
Coach B started rowing 27 years ago in London, England as a student at Kingston Grammar School. At the age of 17 he represented Great Britain on the 1992 Junior National Team. He continued his athletic rowing career at Boston University competing at the NCAA Division I level for four years and earning two MVP awards for Men’s Varsity Crew.
Since graduating from college, Coach B has been involved with coaching juniors rowing for 15 years. Previous to moving to Tulsa he was an assistant coach at The Gunnery in Connecticut where he helped build the program at the school to be one of the premier rowing schools in New England. Coach B has been involved with the Tulsa Juniors Rowing program since the summer of 2002. During this time, Coach Bergenroth’s crews have won many regional championships and have gone on to compete at the national level.
Coach Bergenroth also teaches Chemistry at Holland Hall School.
Girls Varsity Head Coach – Arielle Tillou
Coach Tillou rowed in Poughkeepsie, NY for FDR High School and Hudson River Rowing Association for 5 years. She was recruited to row at The University of Tulsa where she was a member of the varsity 8 for 4 years. During her senior year, she was voted team co-captain and was named to the University of Tulsa Ultimate Team as well as the Conference USA Rowing All-Conference Team. Coach Tillou has coached youth and adult learn to row for Hudson River Rowing Association as well as junior (intermediate level) sweep rowing for three years. Coach Tillou is currently pursuing a degree in Elementary Education and will be student teaching in the fall and graduating in December and has plans to earn her Master’s degree in the future.
Boys Varsity Coach – Head Coach – Micah Hartwell
Coach Hartwell was introduced to rowing at the University of Oklahoma through Mike Knopp in 2002. From the first practice, he fell in love with the sport and made the Men’s Varsity 4+ in his first season. During his senior year, he interned with the juniors rowing program in OKC and provided private and Master’s level rowing classes and camps. His major rowing milestones are competing at the 2009 USRowing World Trials and later earning medals in three events at Master’s Nationals later that year. In 2010 he began intermittently substitute coaching for the Tulsa Juniors program as needed. Coach Hartwell holds a certificate as a US Rowing Level III coach. He firmly believes in this quote from Jim Dietz: ”Rowing is a sport for dreamers. As long as you put in the work, you can own the dream. When the work stops, the dream disappears.”
Girls Novice Coach – Mollie Morehead
Coach Morehead discovered rowing at the University of Oklahoma in 2002, and was instantly hooked. She was involved and competed both as a rower and as a coxswain. Coach Morehead has been with the Tulsa Rowing Club Juniors since the spring of 2012 and looks forward to future seasons coaching and mentoring with the team. Presently, Coach Morehead is a registered dietitian with Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa.