Ridgefield rowers Nate Phelps, Nico Salazar and Liam Galloway all earned gold medals at the 53rd Annual Head of the Charles Regatta on Sunday in Cambridge, Mass.

Salazar, a senior at Ridgefield High School who competes for the New Milford-based GMS Rowing, teamed with J. Schyler (New Milford) to win the Men's Youth Doubles event. Salazar and Schyler had a time of 16:52.471 for the three-mile race, setting a new course record and beating the second-place team by nearly eight seconds.

Competing for the Norwalk-based New Canaan Crew team, Phelps (a senior at St. Luke's) and Galloway (a senior at Ridgefield High) combined with two other rowers and a coxswain to finish first in the Men's Youth Coxed Quad event with a course-record time of 15:21.350. They were more than 29 seconds faster than the runner-up crew in the three-mile race.

Held annually since 1965, the Head of the Charles Regatta is the world's largest two-day rowing event. More than 11,000 athletes from around the world compete in 55 different events at the regatta, which takes place on the Charles River.