News and Announcements


Posted by Belen Jesuit Prep Crew at Apr 6, 2017 4:41PM PDT

BJP Crew competed in the 44th annual Miami International Regatta in Key Biscayne on March 25, 2017. 13 of our boats took medals home, including gold in the coveted Varsity 8+ race. Our Middle School rowers finished their season on a perfect note, placing 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in the Middle School 8+ category. Despite some unusually high winds, our rowers did an outstanding job!


Coaches Randy, Jorge, Yasser and Rolando along with Father Willie help Head Coach Yunian celebrate in NYC as he receives 2016 Junior Coach of the Year Award.


Dear Belen Crew Family,

We are delighted to announce that our Head Coach, Yunian Cabrera has just been named as the recipient of the most prestigious award in junior rowing! He has been named Junior Coach of the Year by the USRowing Association. In winning this national award, Coach Yunian prevailed over junior coaches all across the country from both schools and clubs. Coach will receive his award at the Golden Oars Awards Ceremony held at the New York Athletic Club in New York City on November 17, 2016.

This tremendous accolade is truly well deserved given the program’s success and recognizes his endearing hard work and commitment to the sport, our athletes and our school.

We are also very proud of, and offer our congratulations to alumnus, Ben Gilbert who was short listed as one of only five athletes nationally nominated for Junior Athlete of the Year. Ben stoked the lightweight 8+ in 2016 to win gold at the San Diego Crew Classic, Scholastic Nationals and Youth Nationals, and is currently rowing at the University of Delaware.

Congratulations Coach Yunian and Ben! We are all so proud of you.



For the first time in Belen Rowing history, Belen Crew has won the Lightweight 8+ at the prestigious San Diego Crew Classic, seeding them number 1 in the nation!

Pictured here are Members of the Lightweight 8+: Ben Gilbert III, Nico Waterhouse, Jonathan Menendez, Chris Burke, Fern Pinera, David Gonzalez, Conor Meagher, Daniel Brennan, Carlos Marin and Coach Yunian Cabrera.