Oct 19 2014

Recruitment

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 Becoming a part of WWU rowing.

Being part of WWU Men’s Crew is being part of a sport and a team that requires dedication, physical strength, and mental fortitude. Rowing is a sport of equal parts finesse and brute force, and constitutes an experience that is guaranteed to force participants to find themselves growing through challenge and camaraderie.

 

The WWU Men's Novice 4+ stand on the shore of Lake Natoma after winning the N4+ title at the WIRA Championship Regatta. Only one rower had prior experience. From left: Coach Thomas Downey, Jackson Wood '17, Gabriel Solseng '16, Marielle Face '17, Drew Falabella '17, Brendan Aune '17 and Coach Sean O'Meara. Photo courtesy of Tohn Keagle

The WWU Men’s Novice 4+ stand on the shore of Lake Natoma after winning the N4+ title at the 2014 WIRA Championship Regatta. Only one rower had prior experience. From left: Coach Thomas Downey, Jackson Wood ’17, Gabriel Solseng ’16, Marielle Face ’16, Drew Falabella ’17, Brendan Aune ’17 and Coach Sean O’Meara. Photo courtesy of Tohn Keagle

 

The Men’s Crew Program at Western Washington University always accepting dedicated new athletes. No experience is required to join, and no physical benchmarks need to be met initially. Our team is dedicated to taking on anyone interested and working with them to bring them to the point where they will be competitive and successful in competition on the collegiate level.

Experienced rowers who have rowed in high school or with other clubs will find Western’s crew program challenging and rewarding.

New rowers will be on the water within a couple of days of joining and will be taught the tenants of rowing to bring them up to speed to race in both Fall head races and Spring sprints.

Athletes interested in rowing should get in touch with the team at wwurowing@gmail.com or can check out the Men’s Crew booth at the WWU Info Fair September 22-23 in Red Square. We will be hosting an informational meeting September 24th at 7 pm in AW 204 for anyone interested.

 

 

The Novice 4+ that placed third at the WIRA Championships, 2012. Only one member had rowing experience prior to attending Western.

 

 

The victorious Novice 8 at the NCRC championships, 2012

 

Training Information
In the Fall the team practices 4 days a week, and in the Winter and Spring 6 days a week. We start practice from 5am-7am Monday-Friday, and at 7am on Saturdays. Each practice is different, consisting of some skill work, and some longer piece work. We train in all sorts of weather conditions, so be prepared!
*Novice rowers are slowly assimilated into the rigorous winter and spring seasons, with afternoon land practices mixed in with morning practices 2-4 times a week.

 

QUESTIONS ON JOINING THE TEAM OR COMING TO VIEW A PRACTICE SHOULD BE SENT TO CARL SMITH

carl.smith@wwu.edu

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