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June 23, 2017

Teammates Wanted!

No experience necessary! Our experienced coaching staff will build you to become national champions as you make lifelong friendships, push yourself to new limits, and represent Georgia Tech.

While many of our rowers were competitive high-school athletes, more than 90 percent of our team had no previous rowing experience prior to joining GT Crew. As long as you have the desire and dedication to improve your physical fitness and be part of a team, there can be a place for you on crew.

GT Crew is an intercollegiate, co-ed team that races throughout the Southeast and across the country against teams like Clemson, Purdue, and UGA. GT Crew has competed with powerhouse varsity and club programs to become one of the most elite club squads in the country.The student-run team was officially founded in 1986 and is the largest competitive sports club on campus with approximately 90 athletes. We are also one of the most successful organizations at Georgia Tech, consistently earning medals at the Dad Vail national championship regatta for more than 16 years.

For more information about the team please join us at an informational meeting. The meetings will be at 6PM at the CRC in room 249. The dates are as follows:

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Interested but can’t make it to the meeting? E-mail publicrelations@gtcrew.com for more info or to join our mailing list.

March 9, 2017

Here’s the Catch

Now that we have endured winter training, logged endless meters of erging, won a golden hammer at Atlanta Erg Sprints, and visited Clemson for our first scrimmage, it’s safe to say that Spring Season is now in full force. Spring 2017 is here, and we could not be more excited to see what is in store!

Each week, the squads have been making trips out to the river as water practices are becoming more vital in the spring training. 5 am practices, 6 pm practices, you name it, and the rowers are putting in work. For good reason, too. Spring season is what the athletes train for. The Dad Vail regatta and ACRA become the true showcase of all of the effort and training from fall to winter to spring.

It’s a busy last half of a semester for sure. All squads will be traveling down to Panama City for spring training-where they will proceed to practice 2-3 times a day in the nice Florida weather near the beach. We’ll call it our team’s “business trip”. To finish off the week, the team is participating in the John Hunter Regatta, located in Gainesville, GA. This is where everyone can apply the week of hard work to the test. The rest of the semester includes racing in FIRA ((for the women’s and novice men’s teams)), Jacksonville Scrimmage ((varsity men only)), SIRA, Dad Vail, and ACRA.

Excited to see what all this season has in store, and come out and support your jackets at these races!

January 5, 2017

Seeking teammates!

Georgia Tech Crew is recruiting for its 2016-17 season. We are seeking tall, strong athletes along with smaller athletes (around 125lbs) for coxswains. With over 80 rowers and over 50 national championship medals, Georgia Tech Crew is one of the largest and most successful organizations on campus.

No experience is necessary! In fact over 90% of our team had never touched an oar prior to joining. You can go from complete beginner to national champion in just a year, and even a few future national team rowers have taken their first strokes with us. While many successful rowers competed in sports such as swimming, cross country, and soccer in high school, our team members have come from varied backgrounds and succeeded at the highest level.

First year rowers will compete against other first years rowers from teams like Michigan, Clemson, and Georgia. We travel across the country to compete including Boston, Philadelphia, Florida, and San Diego. Despite competing at a high level, over 80% of the team majors in engineering, with several team members named in the ACRA All-Academic team each year.

To find out how to join, attend one of our Meetings for the Curious. You will hear from the coaches, meet your future teammates, and learn what rowing is all about. The meetings will be held at 7PM in the Campus Recreation Center (CRC) in Room 249. The meeting dates are as follows:

Thursday, January 12
Wednesday, January 18

If you have any questions or want more information, visit our join page or email us at publicrelations@gtcrew.com.

November 14, 2016

Head of the South

On Saturday, November 12, 2016, Georgia Tech raced at the Head of the South regatta in Augusta, GA. The race was held over 5km on the Savannah River, which marks the border between Georgia and South Carolina. The weather was sunny and slightly crisp, with moderate winds throughout the course.

The varsity women began the day for Tech in the sculling events. Tech took second and third place in the Championship Single and second place in the Lightweight Single. Next up, the second and third eights raced in the Club Eight event. The second eight had the chance to race in a Vespoli demo boat, which saw them to a fifth place finish, while the third eight managed an eighth place finish. Midday, the women raced boats in the Championship Four event, which saw them earn first and second place. Two more fours placed tenth and sixteenth in the Club Four event, and the Lightweight Four and the Club Pair both earned silver in their races. To wrap up a successful day and season of racing, the varsity eight won first place in the Championship Eight event, with the second eight placing sixth.

The novice women began their day off with a gold medal finish in the Freshman Novice Eight race and a thirteenth place finish in the Collegiate and Club Novice Eight race. Racing in a predominantly varsity event, the novice women finished fourth in the Lightweight Four race in the afternoon. The novices finished up their regatta with two entries in the Collegiate and Club Novice Four race, where they placed eighth and fifteenth.

In the Club Four event, the varsity men began their day with second and eleventh place finishes. The Lightweight Four followed them with a gold medal finish in their race. They did not have to wait long for another gold medal because the Tech’s Club Pair won soon after. The men continued their day with the Championship Four race, where they placed second and fourth in a tight field. The men then managed second place in the Club Eight race, while the Lightweight Eight won gold in their race. Wrapping up their day and season with a bang, the varsity men won gold and bronze in the Championship Eight race.

The novice men kicked off their day with two entries in the Collegiate and Club Novice Four event, placing seventh and eleventh. They raced again in a varsity race, the Club Eight race. Tech’s three novice entries placed tenth, twelfth, and sixteenth, a fine showing against much more experienced crews. To finish their day, the novice men raced in the Collegiate and Club Novice Eight race, where they placed sixth, ninth, tenth, and sixteenth.

Tech secured the Collegiate Team Point Trophy once again by winning seven events and earning seven silver medals. This wraps up a successful fall season of racing for Tech which saw Team Point trophies won at Chattanooga Head Race, Head of the Hooch, and Head of the South. The team will now head indoors for winter training, three months of training on the ergometers to prepare for the competitive spring racing season. Tech’s next action is set to be at the Atlanta Erg Sprints at our very own Campus Recreation Center.

November 8, 2016

Head of the Hooch

On Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6, 2016, Georgia Tech raced at the largest 2-day regatta in the South, the Head of the Hooch. The race was held over a five kilometer course on the Tennessee River, ending just in front of the grandstands in downtown Chattanooga, TN. The weather was warm throughout the weekend at around 70 degrees, with a mild headwind at the start and a tailwind in the final stretch of the course.

The novice men kicked off the regatta for Tech on Saturday at 9:08AM with their eights race. Tech’s “A” boat placed 8th overall, with 20th, 31st, and 33rd place finishes for Tech’s “B”, “C”, and “D” entries. The novice women kicked off their day with an entry in the College and Club Lightweight Eight race, where they placed second. The novice women entered two boats in the College and Club Novice Eight race in the afternoon. They fought hard to 27th and 34th pace finishes.

The varsity men began their Saturday with the College and Club Fours, which they won by almost twenty seconds over Texas. Tech’s “B” entry placed fourth. Soon after, Tech’s lightweight four placed second in their race. The men’s Championship Eights were raced midday, and Tech placed fourth, missing third by just three seconds. The varsity men continued their day with success in the College and Club Eights, where Tech placed second to Texas by an excruciatingly close .2 seconds. Tech’s “B” entry finished 17th. To wrap up the day, Tech placed second in the always competitive Championship Fours race to FIT, with the “B” entry finishing 11th. On Sunday, Tech won first and second place in the Men’s Open Pairs event.

The varsity women began their Saturday with a bang, winning the College and Club Eights race. The “B” entry placed 19th. The lightweight eight continued the streak with a gold medal finish in the Lightweight Eights race. Tech then finished in second place in the College and Club 4+, along with 26th and 36th place finishes for the “B” and “C” entries. Tech’s lightweight four finished seventh to wrap up Saturday. On Sunday, the varsity women placed fourth and fifth in the Women’s Open Pairs event.

Tech was awarded the College and ACC Team Point Trophies for a highly successful weekend at the Head of the Hooch, beating out varsity and NCAA teams alike. The team will finish the season off at the Head of the South in Augusta, GA on November 12, 2016.

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