President: Drew Stover
Vice Presidents: Mo Hasbun and Zach Werne
Quartermasters: Sarah Godbold and Mike Reichert
Treasurer: Robert Carmer
Secretary: Sarah Brennan
Publicity: Cali Gihl and Courtney Murphy
Historian: Bobby Jones and Brianne Wilson
Rigger: Zach Eyster and Maggie Archer
Webmaster: Caytlyn Trickey
Check Presentation to LUM
The team exceeded their expectation this year and raised about $10,000 more than last year. This past week we presented LUM with a check for $14,457.26 to bolster their Good Samaritan Fund. We would like to thank all the family and friends of the Crew members that made this possible, and we hope you will support this cause again in the coming years.
A reminder for all members of the team: Clothing orders are due the 31st of January (this thursday). Fill out the online order form provided by Kelli. If you do not have it send her an email requesting it again. email@example.com
Indianapolis Indoor Rowing Sprints
This past weekend many of the team's rowers journeyed down to Indy on their own to compete in the 2013 Indy Indoor Sprints. The men placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the open division and 1st in the Novice category and the women placed 2nd in the Open Division behind Jen Kaido, past olympian. The rowers also had some fun aside from rowing a 2k in the 500 sprint and coed 2000m relay. The women placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the Open Women's sprint. And for a second year in a row, the team took home a brand new erg by winning the coed 2000m relay. The team of Eddie Fischer, Amanda Elmore, Sarah Godbold, and Michael Frick improved last years time by 5 seconds finishing at 6:01.1 ahead of a fast Illini team at 6:04.3.
Row-a-thon Update 1/28/13
So far, we have surpassed last years donation total. As of now, the total is $23,885 and rising slowly. Purdue Crew and Lafayette Urbab Ministries would like to thank everyone for the generous giving. And if you would still like to donate it is not too late. Donations can be sent to Purdue Crew at 355 N. Martin Jischke Drive West Lafayette, IN 47907.
Thanks to the new Co-Rec facility being built, the boathouse has received many amenities from the old facility including flooring to cover the weight room and boat bays, treadmills, ellipticals, weights, mirrors for the weight room, and much more. If you haven't seen the boathouse recently, you should certainly stop by and see the new and improved Purdue Crew Boathouse.
Boathouse online store
Looking for the perfect Christmas present for your rower? Check out the Boathouse online store, featuring Purdue Rowing clothes, now until November 19th. --Click here to view the store--
Head of the Huron Results
Back from Michigan, the crew competed with some tough crews and had a good time racing, we look forward to training all winter long to become stronger and faster.
Last fall regatta
In just under two weeks the crew will compete in the last fall regatta of 2012. This will be the first time the crew goes to Ypsilanti, Michigan for the Head of the Huron regatta (which was created due to conflicts with many collegiate crews for Head of the Eagle). This will also be the first regatta the the novice squad compete in. We hope to see all the parents come support the crew.
Weekend Events: 29th and 30th
This weekend we will have Parent's Day at the Levee Boathouse. We hope to see all the new Crew parents come in this weekend to see the boathouse, meet the coaches, and see what rowing is all about.
For rowers, don't forget about the first rent-a-rower this weekend at the Levee Boathouse. Jobs will be handed out starting at 8:00am.
The team is back from their strong showing at Milwaukee. The team did fairly well after only having about 7 days on the water. With one month until the next head race, the team looks forward to improving.
This Saturday the Varsity Crew will travel to Milwaukee, WI to compete in their first 2012 fall regatta, so all parents, relatives, and friends come support the team as we race against Wisconsin, MSOE and anyone else who's up to the challenge.
Practices for the coming weeks will be at 4:30pm or at 6:00pm M-F and Saturday TBD. Please attend first available practice (unless otherwised informed) to allow room for novice rowers with late classes. Busses will be leaving from Purdue West to transport you to the Fort Boathouse at those scheduled times.
Rowing Recruitment Video
Watch this video and get pumped to join the largest and most competitive Purdue club sport. Race intercollegiately and win medals and tanks. Contact the novice coaches, Coach Dane Lawson (men's) and Coach Seth Hussey (women's), to get started. There's still time.
This past weekend, Purdue Crew member, Amanda Elmore, competed and receieved Gold at the World's U23 Regatta in the Women's 8. Amanda was the only female athlete representing a club program. We very proud of her and can't wait to see what she accomplishes in the future. Boiler Up.
Crew may be a totally new adventure for your son or daughter. It entails an amazing
amount of work on their part, but it may well be one of the most valuable and treasured
activities they become involved in at Purdue. It’s a new experience for parents, too,
and Parents’ Club is there to support students as well as family members and friends
that show up at regattas and other team activities.
Perhaps the most startling thing about Crew (after one gets over the length of the boats!)
is food consumption. Very few student athletes will work as hard as your son or daughter
and the food calories are nothing short of inhaled. One crew member said (about Spring Break
spent at Clemson University), “It was the first time in my life I ate until my stomach hurt, and I was still hungry.”
Parents’ Club shows up at every regatta (there are about 9), and they coordinate food
supplies, providing crew and family with hot meals and treats. It’s a form of “tailgating,”
but instead of in a parking lot, it’s by water and with an entire team. It’s fun, but it also
calls for volunteers.
There are choices when it comes to volunteering. One can:
- donate money* or food supplies
- coordinate, plan, and/or shop for food not donated
- be the grill master
- keep track of finance
- plan for Senior gifts (usually blankets)
- sell T-shirts
- email information and respond to questions
*All money donations go to food and supplies. No donations pay for parents’ travel or lodging expenses.
It’s a large team - over 120 men and women- but this just means the more help, the more manageable
everything is. Please feel free to contact the committee: Jackie Hiatt (JHiatt@hallrender.com) or
Mark and Suzanne Harnen (firstname.lastname@example.org). You’re needed and welcome!
Purdue Crew Rent-a-Rower Program
The Rent-A-Rower program gives members of the community an opportunity to
'borrow' a rower for up to five hours to help with any task the patron may
have. Whether it be raking leaves or building fences, Purdue Crew is ready
to assist in any way possible. The fee for the five hours of work is $65 per rower, with
all proceeds going directly towards Purdue Crew's expenses for the season.
either Ryan Buffone or Mike Reichert for more information.Boiler Up!