Gevvie Stone


Raised in Newton, Massachusetts, Gevvie Stone grew up around rowing. Her parents, Gregg and Lisa, were both US national team members in the late 1970s. Gevvie first rowed at age 14 at Camp Onaway but waited until her junior year in high school to commit to the sport more fully. Her junior year, after she realized that she might make a better rower than a soccer or lacrosse player, she began rowing in the fall and spring at the Winsor School, a small all-girls school in Boston. Coached by her mom, her high school four won the USRowing Youth National Championships in her junior and senior year in addition to the scholastic 4+ event at Women's Henley Regatta. 
Gevvie then went to college at Princeton where she majored in US History, fulfilled her pre-medical requirements, and rowed. She raced in an undefeated freshman 8+ and, in her junior year (2006), an NCAA-champion, undefeated varsity. In the summer of 2006 and 2007, Gevvie raced for the US on the Under-23 teams stroking the eight and the quad, respectively, to victories. 
After graduating, Gevvie began applying to medical school while trying out unsuccessfully for the 2008 Olympic team. She entered Tufts University School of Medicine in the fall of 2008 unsure of whether she would continue to row competitively. Victories at head races in the fall of 2008, the encouragement of her parents, and new speed in the single drew her back to the sport.
Gevvie took a two-year leave of absence after her second year of medical school to focus on her aspirations of making the US team for the 2012 Olympics.  She won National Selection Regatta I in 2010, earning her the opportunity to race for the US at World Cup III as the single sculler for the first time. In 2011, she represented the US in the women's single at World Cup II and III and at the World Championships. She won non-qualified Olympic trials in 2012 and went on to qualify the single for the US at the Qualification Regatta, earning her the opportunity to represent the US in the women's single sculls at the 2012 Olympics. Gevvie finished 7th at the Olympics.

After taking another year off to finish medical school, Gevvie launched a comeback, finishing 9th in 2014, 4th and 2015, and culminating with a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. After taking two years off to start her medical residency, Gevvie is once again back, with her sights firmly set on the Tokyo Olympics.

She wouldn't have been able to do it without the support of family and friends and coaching from her Dad in addition to Charley Butt, the Cambridge Boat Club Varsity Quad, Igor Belakovskiy, Russ Cone, Tom Bohrer and more.

Mary Jones Nabel

Mary Jones Nabel moved to Boston in 2016, and began training with Gevvie Stone as Gevvie ramped up for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Mary finished 4th in the lightweight single at the 2016 World Championships, followed up that with a bronze medal at the 2017 World Championships in same event, and most recently, won a silver medal in the lightweight women's double at the 2018 World Championships. Mary hopes to race in the lightweight women's double at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.  

Cicely Madden


Cicely attended Buckingham Browne and Nichols High School. She was a CRCA First-Team All-American in 2017 and a Second-Team All-American in 2018. She was Brown University’s Frederick W. “Doc” Marvel 1894 Award winner in 2018. Cicely enjoys running, skiing, painting, and hiking. Her older sister introduced her to the sport.

National Teams: Five – Junior, 2012-13; Under 23, 2016-17; Senior, 2019

International Results: Finished fifth in the the double at the 2019 World Rowing Championships...Finished second in the double sculls at the 2019 World Rowing Cup II...Finished fourth in the double sculls at the 2017 World Rowing Under 23 Championships...Finished fourth in the single sculls at the 2016 World Rowing Under 23 Championships...Won a silver medal in the quadruple sculls at the 2013 World Rowing Junior Championships...Won a silver medal in the quadruple sculls at the 2012 World Rowing Junior Championships...Finished first in the single sculls and quadruple sculls at the 2011 CanAmMex Regatta.

Emily Kallfelz


Emily attended St. George’s School. Her most influential figure in her life is her father because he is an amazing athlete and helped her to become passionate about rowing. Both of her parents rowed in college, and she is following in their footsteps. Kallfelz was named First-Team All-Ivy League in 2017 and 2018 and was a Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association First-Team All-Region rower in 2017.

National Teams: Six – Junior, 2014-2015; Under 23, 2016-2019

International Results: Earned silver in the single sculls at the 2019 and 2018 World Rowing Under 23 Championships...Won bronze in the single sculls at the 2017 World Rowing Under 23 Championships...Finished fourth in the single sculls at the 2016 World Rowing Under 23 Championships...Won bronze in the quadruple sculls at the 2015 World Rowing Junior Championships...Finished seventh in the quadruple sculls at the 2014 World Rowing Junior Championships.

Hallie Smith


I began rowing in January of 2016, and it gave me my life back. Since becoming paralyzed a year and a half earlier, I had only focused on what my body couldn't do. Rowing is something my body can do, and I immediately started working hard to get to the elite level. After a disappointing 6th place at Worlds in 2017, I buckled down and worked harder on technique and strength, and I took bronze in 2018. My goal is to earn silver at Worlds in 2019 and then put everything I have towards a gold medal in Tokyo.

Alie Rusher


My name is Alie Rusher, I'm from West Bend, Wisconsin, and I am 24 years old. I began rowing at St. Paul’s School (Concord, NH) spring term of my fourth form (sophomore) year. I followed my older sister Kay to Stanford, where we were bow pair of the varsity my sophomore year. After competing for the U23 team (4- in ’17, 8+ in ’18)

My current goal is to get proficient enough in the sculling stroke to make the quad for Tokyo. Ideally I would find a partner that I match up well with and make the team by winning doubles trials, but the quad is the most realistic boat at this point. I came to Boston to gain experience in side by side racing, be pushed by competitive peers, and to have the opportunity to work with some of the best technical coaches. I have seen a lot of progress already. My plan is to set myself up for success in small boats in 2024, and I think that building a strong foundation in the single is a great way to make that happen.

Besides the excellent training group, Boston offers opportunities to prepare for my long-term goal of becoming a doctor. I just accepted a job offer for a research position at MGH and have been getting involved in local hospice volunteering. Family drew me to Boston as well. My dad (Jack Rusher) grew up in the Boston area and was in the Harvard rowing class of ’89, and I have several grandparents and aunts/uncles living nearby. I feel very lucky to be part of the Boston sculling group, and hope that it continues to be a good fit as my rowing career progresses.

International Results: 3rd in 8+ at U23's in Poznan, Poland 2018

Maggie Fellows


I love dancing across the water in a fast moving shell--the quiet splash of well timed catches, the powerful feeling of flexing muscle, and the whoosh of the hull surging through the water. At the heart of Boston is a robust rowing community and the river feels like home. It is exciting to be a part of such a strong team on the Charles and I believe that this group is how I will reach my long term goals to be the best that I can be and to medal for the US Olympic Team in a sculling boat class. In order to reach these goals I am also looking for the support of a crew off the water.

When I graduated from college in 2013, took up sculling, and started working towards the Olympics I had no idea where the course would go or how long it might take. So far it has included an incredible amount of change, uncertainty, and questioning.  I have drawn on adaptability, resilience, and persistence many times to get to where I am now.  No one ever said becoming an Olympic Medalist would be easy. However, I believe I can do it.  My rowing speed is still developing and the challenge of being the best I can be is beckoning.  

In 2016 I was off pace to represent Team USA, but the reflection that surfaced after the wakes settled was a desire for another try to pursue a seat on the Olympic Team.  Four years ago I did not want to scratch from the possibility of lining up at the next Games, so I committed to becoming a better, fitter, and faster version of myself.  Although the Tokyo Games have not happened yet, the 2024 quadrennial has already started and I continue to be excited about the chance to become an Olympic Medalist.

The pandemic has rerouted me back to my home state of Massachusetts and despite the course correction I am confident that the opportunity to row here in Boston is a tailwind that will send me towards the Olympics a little faster. I look forward to continuing to learn and grow throughout the next quadrennial with the incredible rowing community on the Charles.