Racing Squad


Turkey Trot TeamName: Matthew Ryan

Hometown: Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

Undergraduate Education: LaSalle University 2006

Occupation: Software Development @ InvestEdge Inc.

Rowing Highlights: Won the Frostbite Regatta in the Mens Heavyweight 4+ in 2004.  Won the Mens Light 4+ at the Kerr cup in 2005.  Stroked the Varsity Heavyweight Men’s 8+ to the petite final for LaSalle University in 2006. Qualified for the semi-finals in the Men’s Lightweight 1x for World Trials in 2013.    In 2014 had a successful season with Undine winning the Club National Championship in the Senior Ltwt 4x and 2x.  Place 2nd at the Elite National Championship in Princeton, NJ.  Also, won the Mens Open Lightweight 2x at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta.  Place 2nd in the Mens Open Heavyweight 2x at the Navy Day Regatta.

Name: Matt Grieshaber

Hometown:  Avondale, Pennsylvania

Undergraduate Education:  George Washington University, Economics and English, 2014

Occupation:  Analyst at Public Financial Management

Racing Highlights:  Placed first in the M2V at the George Washington Invitational in 2014…Placed first in the Petite Final at SIRAs in the M2V in 2013.  Won the Mens 4x at the 2015 Navy Day Regatta.

Name: Matthias Wuest

Hometown:  New Haven, CT

Undergraduate Education:  Northwestern University, Mathematics

Occupation:  High School Math Teacher

Racing Highlights:   2nd in the Men’s Open 4x, 3rd in the Men’s Ltwt 1x, 5th in the Men’s Open 2x at Schuylkill Navy Regatta 2018. 1st in the Men’s Ltwt 2x at Head of the Schuylkill Regatta 2017. 8th in the Men’s Varsity 4+ at ACRA National Championships 2017. 2nd in the Men’s Varisty 4+ at John Hunter Invitational 2017. 2nd in the Men’s Ltwt 2K at the Chicago Indoor Rowing Championships 2015, 2016, 2017.

Name: Jack Higgins

Hometown: Abington, Pennsylvania

Undergraduate Education:  Temple University 2017

Occupation:  Corporate Finance at SAP

Racing Highlights:  Began rowing in Fall 2014. Captain of Temple’s Heavyweight Varsity in 2016-2017 season, sat 3-seat in the Varsity 8 at Dad Vails. Won the Intermediate 4x at Schuylkill Navy Regatta in 2017. Won the Open 4x at Navy Day Regatta in 2017. 2nd place in the Intermediate 2x at Schuylkill Navy Regatta in 2018. Won the Intermediate 2x at IDR in 2018. 2nd place in the Intermediate 2x at Club Nationals 2018.

Name: Bill Risko

Hometown:  Willow Grove, PA

Undergraduate Education:  Saint Joseph’s University 2016

Occupation:  Surety Bond Underwriter at Philadelphia Insurance Companies

Racing Highlights:   Back to back City Champs in high school in 2009 and 2010, 13th at USRowing Youth Nationals in Lightweight 8 in 2011 and 2012. Stotesbury silver medalist and SRAA Bronze Medalist in 2012 in Lightweight 8. Silver medal in V8 at Head of the Occoquan in 2013-2014. Silver medal in 1X at the King’s Head Regatta in 2017. 4th place finish in Men’s Intermediate Light 4X at USRowing Club Nationals in 2018.