Say hello to the new SU Men’s Crew trailer! This addition to the team opens new and exciting opportunities! Keep training hard… Racing season is right around the corner!
The men’s double of Dan Harrison and Chris Schultz rocks 2nd of 9, and congratulations to novice 8+ and varsity 4+ on a quality row!
Congratulations to Dan Harrison and Chris Schultz, as well as the Matt Sneed, Chris Hooks, Declan Connor-Boyle, David Clapp, and Joselyn Chavez for winning gold in M Open 2x and M Collegiate JV 4+, respectively. Close race between Oregon State and our M Collegiate Varsity 4+ of Leif Bogen, Jacobe Sell, Myles Hollowed, Peter Guillherme, and Nicole Schultz.
Seattle University Crew had its best showing yet at the 2012 American Collegiate Rowing Association National Championships. The team sent a Men’s 2- and a Women’s V4+. The Men’s 2- won at the WIRA regional championships to qualify for nationals and the women qualified by time. The 2- combo of Chris Schultz and Dan Harrison won their heat on Saturday to progress directly to the final on Sunday. The women’s V4+, rowed by Darian Borst, Katie O’Neill, Hana Wilder, and Keara Collins, coxed by Lauren Fujino, took 4th in their heat and had to earn their way into the final by racing again in the repechage heat. To progress to finals, the boat had to finish first in reps. The Redhawk women won the rep by a boatlength of open water to progress into finals. On Sunday, the Men’s 2- started the day well by taking 3rd in the final, earning the bronze medal. This is the second year in a row that the Men’s 2- has medaled at ACRAs. The women followed with a great race, finishing 5th in their final. This is the best team performance that the Redhawks have had at nationals. Seattle University Crew would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Beerman and Chuck Logg for their help and generosity at this regatta. The team couldn’t have done it without you. The Redhawks look to build on this success next year with the women gaining varsity status and the men looking to build an even larger and more successful team.
Two boats from Seattle U Crew will represent the team at the ACRA’s national championship this year. The men’s pair and the women’s varsity 4+ will both be traveling to Lake Lanier, the site of the 1996 Olympics, from May 24th-May 27th. The boats have three weeks to get as fast as possible and are taking advantage of every practice.
Seattle U Crew had a terrific showing this weekend at Lake Natoma for the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships. The team made the trip down to Sacramento for two days of great racing. The men’s novice 4+ placed 3rd in its petite final, ending up 9th overall. The women’s novice 4+ placed 2nd in its petite final, finishing 8th overall. The women’s varsity 4+ qualified for the grand finals with its second place finish on Saturday. On Sunday, the girls rowed hard to 5th place, beating all but one club team. The men’s pair won its heat on Saturday to qualify in 1st for grand finals. In a back and forth battle all the way to the finish line, the pair pulled ahead in the final two strokes to come away with the men’s first ever WIRA title. Seattle U Crew would like to thank all of its supporters who came to cheer on the Redhawks at WIRAs, especially the Harrison family. Their hospitality was great and the food was delicious. We look forward to coming again next year.
This is the big one, the one that we all prepare for. We’ll be in Sacramento doing our very best, so if you live in that area come down and watch us race on Lake Natoma. We’ll leave early in the morning on Thursday and get down by night. Then we will practice on Friday and race on Saturday and Sunday. We’ll see you there!
Congratulations to Women’s Rowing for going varsity! Thank you to everyone who took part in the recent huge push, and to all alumni, friends, and family who helped support the team.
You can see the official announcement from Athletics here.
On April the 21st, we’ll be in a scrimmage down in Portland on the Willamette River. The event will be 3 races of 1000m, which is unusual, but we’re really looking forward to it, because the Willamette is really beautiful this time of year.
Also, we learned our lesson from Covered Bridge, so we bought sunscreen this time. It looks like it’s going to be a balmy day too. See you there!