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We are a nationally ranked club rowing team out of West Lafayette, Indiana. We travel around the country and compete against both club and NCAA schools. Interested in joining? Check out our new rowers page to find out what we are all about, or fill out an interest form here.

It's about time to get back into the swing of things! There will be a mandatory kickoff meeting for all current rowers on Sunday, August 24 (That's the last day before classes start).

Be sure to attend to get important information about the 2014-2015 season!

The Purdue crew team will soon be holding its annual “Rent-A-Rower” fund-raisers. For a $65 donation, you can have a rower work up to five hours. This is a great opportunity to get some odd jobs done around your home.

Download a RAR form now!

September 23, 2014

Thanks to all of our members for helping out in the Hunger Hike! We had a lot of fun and raised money for a very good cause. Please check out this great Purdue Review article about the event, written by our very own Paul Pelech. It can be found here.

September 15, 2014

To all incoming novice rowers: We are excited as you are for signing day this week! If you would like to download a copy of the Membership Agreement for your reference, click here.

August 16, 2014

The school year is just around the corner, so here is some information about the callouts that will be happening in the coming weeks. First, if you visit the New Rowers page, you can read a letter from the president and get additional information about the callouts. We will also be present at many BGR events, where you can talk to current rowers and coaches, while learning more about the club. We will also display our racing shells at various points on the campus, so you can take a closer look at what we row with.

Feel free to contact us with the questionnaire, or stop by any of our callouts or booths, so we can help you join and become key members of the 2014 novice class. We look forward to seeing you!

August 6, 2014

Purdue Crew is ready to begin the 2014-2015 season, and we need your help to support the Purdue Crew Parents Club (PCPC). They rely heavily on donations to help support purchasing food, supplies that feeds all athletics, coaches, bus drivers, and parents at each regatta. If you would like to help, please contact Sheryl Williams on the Parent's Club page.

May 12, 2014

Purdue Crew had a steady weekend at the Dad Vails Regatta in Philidelphia. We had numerous teams competing in Grand Finals including: the Lightweight Women's 4+, the Novice Women's 8+, the Novice Men's Lightweight 8+, and the Varsity Men's Lightweight 8+. Both Lightweight mens' crews medaled in their respective events bringing home Bronze medals!

Bronze Medalists: Novice Men's Lightweight 8+


Bronze Medalists: Varsity Men's Lightweight 8+

April 20, 2014

We are back from one of our larger collegiate rowing events, SIRAs and our teams are sporting many new medals from the races this weekend. The weather was lovely down in Oak Ridge, Tennessee while our team was dominating our competition. We are coming home with yet another team points trophy. Congratulations to all!!

April 12, 2014

Purdue Crew had a successful weekend at our debut at the Lubber's Cup in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We had some great racing from both the men's and women's teams. The freshman women's novice 8+ came out with gold medals and a cup for our boathouse. Our team as a whole won the team points trophy over tough teams such as Michigan and Grand Valley.

April 7, 2014

Congratulations to all of the Purdue Crew participants who flew to San Diego, CA to compete in the San Diego Crew Classic! We had some great racing against some top West Coast rowing schools! Boiler Up!!

March 24, 2014

Purdue Crew is back from Spring Break Training in Clemson, SC! The top 8s for the Varsity and Novice travelled to Marietta for the long standing duel between Marietta College and Purdue. We had some great racing and the Men's Varsity 8 defended their victory against Marietta and brought home the Challenge cup.


March 6, 2014


The Boathouse store is back open for business for the spring season! Check out some of the new items included that differ from the fall seasons options. Get your orders in now, the store will close on March 24. The website is below so click away and order some awesome new gear for yourself, your friends, or your family!


February 22, 2014

Purdue Crew takes home two brand new ergs from their conquests at the Chicago Indoor Rowing Championships. This indoor rowing championship saw many victories across the board for our team. Purdue Crew took CIRCs by storm and left everyone in the dust. We hope that next year we will see even more competitors from our team to represent Purdue in this erg race.

Crew members Bobby Jones, Ryan Roby, Fred Jorgenson, Drew Stover, Mike Frick, and Mike Reichert with Purdue Crew's ergs won at CIRC

February 17, 2014

A big thanks goes out to our Publicity Directors, Courtney Murphy and Calie Gihl, for making our Semi-formal so great. The Olympic themed decorations were great and the DJ was awesome and everyone had a great time at the beautiful Ross Ade venue.


February 2, 2014

Purdue Crew had a very successful weekend at the Tippecanoe Mall fundraising for Lafayette Urban Ministries at our annual Row-a-thon. In total so far, we have raised a little over $20,000 for this very worthy cause and the donations keep coming in. Congratulations Purdue Crew!

Members of both the men and women's teams completing their Row-a-thon shift that consisted of over 32,000 meters.


Purdue Crew members are all smiles after completing their 32,500 meter row. Congratulations ladies.


For more information about the Lafayette Urban Ministry and their cause, please check out their website on how you can get involved.

January 31, 2014

Lots of fun and a nice mental break from winter training came today on the last day of January. It's also the day before our annual Row-a-thon, so our women's team decided to take a shift in terms of practice and instead of doing a traditional workout, that they'd play a game of flag football out in the beautiful snow.

Just a reminder, that Row-a-thon does begin tomorrow. Shifts are as follows.

First Shift: 9am - 12 noon
Second Shift: Noon - 3pm
Third Shift: 3 - 6pm
Fourth Shift: 6 - 9pm


Happy Rowing, and good luck to all those Marathoners, erging down those 42,195 meters. For those not rowing marathons, your magic number for the Row-a-thon is 32,500 meters. Have fun!


January 24, 2014

It is the end of January and winter training is still well underway. Tomorrow marks the beginning of two erg race championships that our teams take part in. The Indianapolis Erg Sprints start tomorrow and Chicago Indoor Rowing Championships are coming soon next month. Pre registration for Indy has closed but if you still want to compete you can register the same day at the event. Check out IRC's website for more details.


January 12, 2014


Just a reminder that our all team meeting is tonight at 7:00 PM in Lily 1-105. Please bring 10 legitimate addresses with you to the meeting. We hope that you all had a wonderful break and kept up with your weekly workouts. Get ready for 2k testing tomorrow!


November 6, 2013


Hello Everyone! It's that time of year again--The Boathouse Store will soon be open for business! For those that don't know the Boathouse Store is your first chance to get the latest Purdue Crew gear of the season. Items range from t-shirts, tanks, jackets, hats, duffle bags and much more, all with the official Purdue Crew logo. These make great Christmas gifts and will be delivered before the holidays. Come check out the Boathouse Store and get your orders in today!


November 4, 2013

We had some great racing this weekend in both venues at Chattanooga for the Head of the Hooch and in Ypsilanti for the Head of the Huron. This is the first time in years that our team has traveled to compete at the Hooch, which is the second largest regatta in the country. A big congratulations goes out to the Varsity Men's lightweight squad who took home a big win with a first place. The Varsity Men's Open 8+ also did very well placing second among their competitors.

We also would like to extend a congratulations to all the novice who competed for the first time this weekend. Fall racing is just a little taste of what is yet to come in the spring. We hope everyone had a great race weekend and a big thank you goes out to the Parent's Club for traveling to both venues to support our team!

Head of the Hooch Varsity Lightweight Men's 8+ Champions

(From L-R: Back row: Zach Werne, Victor Tarrau, Robert Carmer, Will Nogay. Front row: Jack Hoban, Mike Reichert, Laura Park (coxswain), Ryan Roby, Brayden Wagoner)

Men's Varsity 8+ 2nd Place Finishers--Head of the Hooch

(L-R: Bobby Jones, Scott Will, Frederick Jorgenson, Michael Frick, Peter McHugh, Eddie Fischer, Phillip Kuhl, Drew Stover, Prachant Bradwell (coxswain)


October 19, 2013

Congratulations to the Varsity Men's 4 who raced at the Head of the Charles this past week in Boston, Massachusetts. After dedicating many extra hours and funding their way to this race, these athletes took home a 2nd place in their event. Great work and Boiler Up!

(From L to R: Stroke-Michael Frick, Frederick Jorgenson, Ryan Roby, Bobby Jones, Coxswain-Connor Sullivan)


September 22, 2013

Our Varsity teams had a very successful day of racing at the Milwaukee River Challenge this weekend in Wisconsin. Most notably being the Women's Varsity 8+, who came home with a first place, a new trophy for the Purdue Crew, and some very nice hardware. This marks the first time in years that the women's varsity 8 has achieved such a feat, and overcame the previous champions, scholarship athletes from the University of Wisconsin! This win also marks the end of a 9 year winning streak for the Wisconsin Badgers. Congratulations Women's Varsity 8+ champions!

The Men's Varsity 4+ also came home with a gold this weekend leaving many worthy opponents in their wake. Congratulations to all that competed this weekend. We had a great first weekend of racing and look forward to The Head of the Rock coming soon!

Milwaukee River Challenge Women's Varsity 8+ Champions

(From L-R: Maggie Archer, Alyssa McMurtry, Mel Brindise, Sarah Godbold, Elena Putt (coxswain), Sarah Woelfer, Caytlyn Trickey, Alicia Newcomer, Courney Murph, Coach Mike Bailey)

(From L-R: Ryan Roby, Fred Jorgenson, Connor Sullivan (coxswain), Michael Frick, Bobby Jones)

August 9th, 2013

Welcome to the newly renovated Purdue Crew website. As you can see we have gone through some major changes over the summer. We hope that you enjoy the renovation and have ease in exploring our site to find out what Purdue Crew is about. Summer Break is coming to a close and we wish everyone safe travels in coming back to school and getting back to practice. Boiler UP!

Caytlyn Trickey --- Purdue Crew Webmaster


January 7th, 2013

Congratulations goes out to the newly elected officers board:

President: Drew Stover
Vice President: Zach Werne
Vice President: Mel Brindise
Treasurer: Robert Carmer
Secretary: Sarah Brennan
Quarter Master: Mike Reichert
Quarter Master: Sarah Godbold
Publicity Director: Courtney Murphy
Publicity Director: Calie Gihl
Rigger: Maggie Archer
Rigger: Zach Eyster
Men's Historian: Bobby Jones
Women's Historian: Brianne Wilson
Webmaster: Caytlyn Trickey

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