On Saturday at the Chattanooga Head Race, the novices saw their hard week of training pay off, with the novice women’s 4+ and second novice men’s 8+ medaling. The alumni 4+ of Eric Rusiecki ’12C, Joey Krakowiak ’10C, Matt Lenert ’12C, and Alex Dermody-McKeen ’12C (Grace Hsu ’16C cox) picked up right where they left off as Emory oarsmen, finishing in 2nd in the masters 4+! Overall a great day for Emory Crew!
Other impressive finishes from Saturday included the varsity women’s 8+ finishing in 3rd among club teams, the two varsity men’s 4+ finishing in 5th and 10th out of 19 boats, and the novice men’s first novice 8+ finishing in 6th out of 13.
Up next, the varsity men take on the Charles this upcoming weekend!
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The varsity men have received two bids for the Head of the Charles, October 19-20, in Boston, MA. Club 4+ and Collegiate 4+.
The largest head race in the world, the Head of the Charles is surely one of the most exciting regattas and the challenging and competitive race course make for a great weekend of racing. Going to be in the area to cheer us on? Let us know! We are looking forward to it.
Of course, success will not come without hard work, and the varsity and novice squads have been putting in quality time on the ergs, in the weight room, and at Stone Mountain on the water. Getting stronger every day.
The team is poised to start off the season strong with the traditional 5,000 meter head races. For the first time ever, the novice squads will be joining the varsity at the Tail of the Tiger in Clemson, SC. Bids have been submitted for the Head of the Charles, and information about entries and alumni boats is to come. We hope to see you soon!
October 5th – Tail of the Tiger, Clemson, SC
October 12th – Chattanooga Head Race, Chattanooga, TN
October 19th-20th – Head of the Charles, Boston, MA (Varsity Only)
October 26th – Head of the Pumpkin, Atlanta, GA (Date pending)
November 2nd – Head of the Hooch, Chattanooga, TN
The 2013 Fall Season is coming up fast, with a new incoming freshman class arriving to Emory, and novice rowers eager to make the jump to their respective varsity squads! Look out for the Emory Crew table at Late Night at the WoodPec and the Student Activities Fair at the end of August during Orientation. The first day of class is August 28th.
Get excited for an exciting year of fast boats and hard working rowers!
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Emory Crew is excited for the upcoming season as we finish up winter training and begin looking to the future. With an army of experienced coaches ready to help and a group of hardworking rowers we are looking forward to our first ‘regatta’ erg sprints as we move toward the championship season. If you will be attending any of our regattas this year, or would like more information about them, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com. Below is our spring racing schedule.
Spring Race Schedule:
February 9th – Erg Sprints (Atlanta, GA)
March 2nd – Vanderbilt Scrimmage (Lake Lanier, GA)
March 9th-15th – Spring Break (Cocoa Beach, FL)
March 23rd – John Hunter Regatta (Lake Lanier, GA)
April 5th-6th – FIRAs (Sarasota, FL)
April 20th-21st – SIRAs (Oak Ridge, TN)
May 11th-12th – Dad Vails (Philadelphia, PA)
May 25th-26th – ACRAs (Lake Lanier, GA)
Though the water practices may have been put on hold until February, early Saturday morning practices certainly were not. The team was not to be meeting in the WoodPec, however – they were in for a more unorthodox type of “practice”. After a brisk 15 minute drive to Cabbagetown, GA, the team met up with Trees Atlanta to plant shrubs in the neighboring streets. What was once conceived by some to be an “off-day” turned out to be worse: teammates vigorously dug into the rocky and earthy soil to create room for the new trees while others worked with their hands massaging the bulbs on the trees. Trees Atlanta staff was on the scene too, helping along the way as teams of 2-3 rowers planted two trees each in an effort to give back to the local community.
One week after the Annual Head of the Pumpkin, the team traveled to Lake Lanier to meet up with Georgia Tech and UNC. Former varsity women’s head head coach Micah boyd was on had as the new UNC novice men’s coach as teams readied for the scrimmage. The day consisted of a staggered start, head race style, for a 5k race. After the 5k and a brief rest each team raced three 1k sprints, a preview of spring racing. Wrapping up the season teh team was encouraged by the results but reminded of the work that needs to be done for to get ready for spring season.
The Head of the Pumpkin may not be the most prestigious regatta of the season, but there’s no doubt it’s the most fun to watch. Dressed in hilarious halloween costumes, the inter-squad regatta consists of a 6k race across Stone Mountain Lake. The Varsity Teams fielded 8+s while the novices put out four novice eights and two novice fours. Coach Jordan also competed in his single. Staggering start times ensured the sharp turn in the middle of the race was full of excitement and the finish would be tight. By the end the novice women’s first eight won the race, and the novice men and varsity men took second and their respectively.
After a well-deserved team barbeque Coach Jordan and Coach Joy distributed the prizes: coveted gold, silver, and bronze pumpkins. Later the couple christened the varsity women’s new shell, named ‘The Joy’ in honor of Coach Smith. Accompanied by baby Elle, champagne was poured over the boat.
The Head of the Charles boats this year experienced both good and bad on the infamous course. The Varsity Women brought an 8+ to the course, full of freshman and sophomore rowers, headed up by co-captain, president, and senior Gabby Arondel. Despite a lack of experience the team passed two boats and was able to finish in 22nd, up two positions from where they started.
The Varisty Men’s boat this year was full of success, disappointment, and growth. The Men raced two boats this year. The first was Captain Adam Hanif in his single. Only his first year in a single Adam made the team proud finishing 29th out of 64 boats, and wining an automatic bid for next year. The V4+ started their race started out strong on course to place in the top half of the race. Unfortunatly with only a mile left on the course debris blown into the course by a storm the night before caught on the rudder and forced the boat out of bounds. With a loss of steering the boat finished the race far behind their original pace. However the glimpse of success in the first half of the race was enough to inspire the team for the remainder of the semester.