Archived News: 2017: Spring

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.

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!

Georgia Tech Crew strives to compete successfully at the highest level while providing the opportunity for all students to grow through dedication, competition, and teamwork.

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