Last weekend, the Oregon crew traveled down to Sacramento, California for the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association championship regatta. It was a very successful weekend for the whole team! All boats qualified for finals, with the women’s varsity 4+, the women’s novice 4+, the men’s heavyweight varsity 4+, the men’s novice 4+, and the men’s pair competing in petite finals, and the women’s novice 8+ and the men’s varsity lightweight 4+ competing in the grand finals. Most notable were the two boats in grand finals, the women’s novice 8+, which took 5th place, and the men’s varsity lightweight 4+, which also took 5th place; however, in petite finals, the men’s pair took 3rd, the varsity heavyweight men’s 4+ took 4th, the women’s varsity 4+ took 2nd, 3rd, and the novice 4+ took 7th. This was the first WIRAs in several years at which we had boats qualify for grand finals. All in all, it was a great end to the season for most of the team.
However, for some of us, the season is not yet over! The mens’ varsity light weight 4+ and heavy weight 4+, the women’s varsity 4+, and the women’s novice 8+ will be travelling to Gainesville, Georgia at the end of this month to compete in the American Collegiate Rowing Association championships. This is a very exciting opportunity, and the boats going are expected to perform very highly.
Our team has also recently elected new leadership positions! Congratulations to Ruoxi He for being elected to be the new rowing club present, and congratulations to Katie Budekke and Spencer Kales for being elected to be our new women’s and men’s team captains; however, these are just a few of the important roles that were filled that make the team run smoothly). We are expecting great things for next year, from them and from the rest of the team.
The Oregon Crew spent their Spring Break living in Lowell, Oregon, for spring training. During training, the team had two rigorous water practices per day, which were spent perfecting what we had been working on in practice during winter term and preparing for competition season. On Saturday at the end of the week, we traveled up to Tacoma, Washington, and endured very cold temperatures and rough weather to compete in our first race, the Daffodil Cup Regatta at Lake America, in which we raced a varsity men’s eight, a varsity women’s eight, a novice men’s eight, and a novice women’s eight.
This Saturday, the team will travel to Vancouver Lake, Washing, to compete in the Northwest Collegiate Rowing Conference Invite. Our race lineup will include a varsity men’s eight, a varsity women’s four, two novice women’s eights, and two novice men’s fours.
The University of Oregon Crew team will be racing in two events this week the Portland LO/OP and the Portland Fall Classic. Come out and support the team! Details listed below
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We want to congratulate all of our novice rowers who successfully completed their first year of rowing at Lake Natoma last weekend! It is truly an accomplishment for these men and women to have made it through 7 months with the team, and speaks to their dedication and hard work. The Varsity teams will continue to train over the month of May, preparing to compete at the ACRA National Championships at Lake Lanier GA May 25th & 26th.
In the past few days we’ve received some interest about joining the team for winter term. If you’re interested in joining the team, please don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org! We will have one of our leaders contact you about practices and other relevant information.
For those interested, here’s the tentative winter term practice schedule:
M-Th at Mac Court on campus, when we will run, erg, and do lots of circuits
F & Sa at Lake Dexter, getting some valuable water time in the cold
We’ll have a fall racing season recap up in a few days, sorry for the delay!
After participating in the ACRA National Championships in May, four UO rowers were named to ACRA All-American teams! Join us in congratulating:
Jen St. Onge- 3rd Team Women’s All- American
Ian Davis- 1st Team West Region All-American
Delaney Butler- 1st Team Academic All-American
Max Londberg- 2nd Team Academic All-American
Trevor Mathwick- 2nd Team Academic All-American
Way to go Ducks!
Check out this awesome documentary that chronicles the UO Crew Team’s preparations for the 2012 Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships. For all of those who have wondered what the life of a crewbie is like, watch this film for insight!
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The team has just finished the first half of winter training at Mac Court. Beginning at 5:45 am, the two-hour practices are both intensive and rewarding. On any given day, the team may row upward of 5000 meters on the erg machines, run miles of laps up and down the stairs inside the arena, AND endure circuit training that targets the entire body.
On other days, we may simply do some lunges–a mile of them.
Be sure to bookmark our page so you can follow us as we prepare for the spring racing season!