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2015 Fall Crew & ODBC Registration

Fall Crew & ODBC RegistrationSaturday, July 11, 2015 - News -

Registration for Fall Crew and ODBC Crew


Opens July 20, 2015 7 PM


Registration will be first come, first served with limited enrollment!

Fall Crew


Cost $230
Session 1: September 14 - October 2
Session 2: October 5 - 23

ODBC Crew


Cost $385
Pre-season: August 24 – September 4
Season: September 7-November 2

Watch your email and website for more details coming soon!



TC Wins and Silver at the Canadian Nationals

TC Wins Gold and Silver as CSSRATuesday, June 9, 2015 - News -

T.C. WILLIAMS CREW WINS TWO GOLD MEDALS AND A SILVER AT CANADIAN NATIONALS


Titan Girls First Varsity and Varsity Lightweight 8 Dominate


WASHINGTON, DC – The T.C. Williams Girls First Varsity 8 and Girls Varsity Lightweight 8 ended an incredible season with two big wins: Gold Medals at the Canadian Nationals in Ontario, Canada. The Girls Freshman 8 boat also captured a Silver Medal, and T.C. sculler Kyra McClary powered down the course to a close fourth place finish.

Held in St. Catharines, Ontario on June 5-7, the Canadian Secondary Schools Rowing Association Championship Regatta is Canada’s equivalent of the national championship for high school rowing teams. As such, it attracts the fastest boats from across Canada, and a handful of top boats from the United States, as well. Against this elite field, the T.C. Girls First Varsity 8 (1V) and Varsity Lightweight 8 (LW8) both came out on top.

In winning the Gold Medal, the Titan Girls First Varsity 8 defeated Saratoga – the recently-crowned U.S. SRAA national champion – for a huge win to end the season. The 1V victory came at the end of the finals on Sunday, as one of the premier events. The 1V stormed down the 2,000 meter course, neck-in-neck with the crew from Saratoga for the first 500 meters. It then took the lead and held off Saratoga’s advances. Coxswain Brooke Teferra called for one more sprint to end the season. The Titan oarswomen responded brilliantly, and T.C. increased its lead, crossing the finish line 3.8 seconds ahead of Saratoga.

The Titans won with a time of 6.33.86. The boat also posted the fastest time in the qualifying heat the day before. The 1V added Canadian gold to its Virginia State title. Members of the T.C. Williams Varsity 8 include Brooke Teferra (coxswain), Maria Justiano, Claire Embrey, Katie Murphy, Reed Kenney, Amelia Bender, Maura Nakahata, Maeve Bradley and Kyra McClary. Jaime Rubini coaches the Girls First Varsity 8.

Continuing its strong performance this season, the T.C. Girls Varsity Lightweight 8 dominated its Canadian races. With a powerful start, the LW8 pulled away early in the 2,000 meter final, with a field of competitors hot on its trail. With a strong final sprint, the LW8 powered over the finish line, 8 seconds ahead of rival Branksome. The LW8 posted a time of 7:43.99. During the semifinals the prior day, the Titan LW boat won its heat by 22 seconds, with open water between it and its next competitor. With the Canadian Gold Medal, the T.C. Girls LW boat, created this year the first time in many years, added an international Gold Medal to its Bronze Medals in the SRAA Nationals and at Stotesbury, a Virginia State Gold Medal, and several victories in regional competitions. Members of the T.C. Varsity Lightweight 8 include Elizabeth Roda (coxswain), Rachael Vannatta, Olivia Anthony, Sierra Arnold, Abby Prall, Sarah Scroggs, Caroline Hill, Emily De-Bodene, and LeeAnn Richards. The Lightweight 8 boat is guided by Coach Jaime Rubini.

Patrick Marquardt, the T.C. Girls Head Coach who accompanied the Titans to Canada, stated, “I am really proud of the entire T.C. Crew Team this year. These two final Gold Medals show that T.C. boats are among the fastest in North America. The First Varsity’s win against U.S. national champion Saratoga shows that it can beat the best. The Lightweights took off this year and never stopped excelling. This final Gold Medal capped an outstanding season that included national and state medals for the boat.”

The Titan Girls Freshman 8 boat also showed its strength during the CSSRA competition, competing in the Junior 8 category. The boat won its heat on Saturday, with a time of 8:15.79. Powering down the course during the finals, it jockeyed with rival Saratoga for first place, with Saratoga finally pulling ahead and crossing the finish line just 7 second ahead. The Freshman Girls strode to the medal dock proud of their Silver Medal finish, with an impressive time of 7:29.06. Showing their strength throughout the season, the freshman girls also captured the Silver Medal in the Virginia State competition and won regional competitions. Members of the boat include Camila Cardwell (coxswain), Hope Parsons, Grace Vannatta, Madeline Gyllenhoff, Grace Hogan, Emma Carroll, Tess Moran, Cleo Lewis, and Rachel Sedehi. T.C. Girls Head Coach Patrick Marquardt guides this crew.

In her first regatta as a sculler this season, T.C. senior Kyra McClary surged down the course as a single three times over the weekend. She won first place in her qualifying heat on day one, second place in her semi-final heat on day two, and fourth place in the finals. The TC team was enthusiastic in its support. The loud chants of “Kyra, Kyra, Kyra…” led people in the grandstands to ask exactly where Kyra High School was located! Serving double duty throughout the weekend, Kyra also stepped onto the medals dock later that afternoon to receive a Gold Medal as a member of the Girls First Varsity 8.

Also turning in strong performances at the Canadian Nationals were two T.C. Girls Senior 4 boats, which had been rowing as teams for just two weeks. Made up from the T.C. Girls Second 8, both boats excelled against tough international competition. The Senior 4 boat, including Priya Vohra (coxswain), Lynn Stevens, Lily Warden, Hannah Posson, and Alyssa Forbes, advanced to the semi-finals by capturing second place in its heat and put in a powerful performance in the semi-finals. The Girls Lightweight 4, with Sadie Frymire (coxswain), Anissa Ashraf, Giulia Pastore, Lauren Kelly and Harper Jensen, also showed its strengthen against a highly competitive field during the semifinals. Gracie Barbara coaches these boats.

While the T.C. Boys team did not attend the Canadian Nationals, they also had a strong season, including Gold Medals for both the First Varsity 4 and the Freshman 8 at the Virginia state championship and many regional wins. The Titan Boys Crew coaching team is led by Head Coach Peter Stramese.

2015 Awards

2015 AwardsSaturday, June 6, 2015 - News -

2015 T.C. Williams Spring Crew Awards



Girls:


ODBC Award: Maura Nakahata
Coaches Award: Kyra McClary
Varsity MVP: Maeve Bradley
Light MVP: Rachael Vannatta
JV MVP: Harper Jensen
Freshman MVP: Grace Vannatta
Cox MVP: Brooke Teferra

Boys:


ODBC Award: Carter Weitekamp
David Haynes / 1973: Alexander Psaltis-Ivanis
Coaches Award: Stefanos Psaltis-Ivanis
Varsity MVP: Angelo Leitner-Wise
Light MVP: Sarin Suvanasai
Junior Varsity MVP: Kai Linehan
Freshman MVP: Michaela Gleeson
Cox MVP: Brianna Zuckerman

CSSRA Championships at St. Catharines, Ontario

CSSRAJune 5-7, 2015 - Regatta - The Canadian Scholastic Championship Regatta. A three-day event, on a world-class 2000-meter course. Finals are Sunday.
Event Timing: TBD
Race Time: All Day

Girls Lightweight 8 win Bronze at Nationals

Girls Lightweight 8 win Bronze at NationalsFriday, May 29, 2015 - News -

TITAN GIRLS LIGHT WEIGHTS WIN NATIONAL BRONZE MEDAL


TWO OTHER T.C. BOATS AMONG FASTEST IN NATION


ALEXANDRIA, VA – Seven T.C. Williams Crew Team boats qualified to compete in the Scholastic Rowing Association of America’s National Championship Regatta on the Cooper River outside of Camden, New Jersey this past weekend. By the time the last race had been run, T.C. had captured a Bronze Medal, a 4th and 9th place finish, three additional semi-final slots, and one “repechage” seeding. Overall, this was an outstanding performance for T.C. Williams in racing the fastest boats from around the country.

Excelling in three intense races, the T.C. Girls Varsity Light Weight 8 boat captured the Bronze Medal, making it the third fastest boat in the country in its category. The Light Weights won their first heat handily and then battled against a slate of fierce competitors in the semi-final. Winning a spot in the finals, the Titan Lightweights mounted a powerful sprint from behind to capture the Bronze Medal, bested only by powerhouses Winter Park and Mount St. Joseph’s Academy. The Light Weights posted times of 5:02.06 in their first heat and 5:07.913 in the final. This medal follows another Bronze Medal last week at the prestigious Stotesbury Regatta and a Gold Medal in the Virginia Championships two weeks ago.

T.C. Williams Girls Head Coach Patrick Marquardt said, “I’ve been really impressed by the Light Weight Girls’ dedication this season. They are strong rowers individually and work well together as a team. The fact that they are a young boat, with only one senior, bodes well for T.C. as a competitor next year in this category.”

Members of the T.C. Varsity Lightweight 8 include Elizabeth Roda (coxswain), Rachael Vannatta, Olivia Anthony, Sierra Arnold, Abigail Prall, Sarah Scroggs, Caroline Hill, Emily De-Bodene, and LeeAnn Richards. The Light Weight 8 boat is guided by Coach Jaime Rubini.

The T.C. Girls Freshman 8 boat also showed its strength, powering through its first heat and semi-finals to compete in the final round. During the final, the Girls charged down the course, crossing the finish line fourth, about 4 seconds behind the Bronze Medal boat. Its time was 5:19.181. Members of the boat include Camila Cardwell (coxswain), Hope Parsons, Grace Vannatta, Madeline Gyllenhoff, Grace Hogan, Emma Carroll, Tess Moran, Cleo Lewis, and Rachel Sedehi. Titan Head Girls Coach Patrick Marquardt guides the Freshman 8.

The Boys First Varsity Four also turned in a strong performance in a highly competitive category. Making it to the semi-final round, the First Four boat placed third, with only the first two boats going to the final round. The Titan Boys then participated in the Petit Final, which decides the 7th-12th positions. With a powerful final sprint, they captured 3rd place, earning the position of the 9th fastest boat in the country. This boat had won the Virginia State Championship two weeks before, demonstrating its strength. Members of the boat include Angelo Leitner-Wise, Carter Weitekamp, Preston Tracy, Tyler Souza, and Anthony Ponichtera (coxswain). The Boys First 4 is guided by Coach Pete Hearding.

Other T.C. boats that qualified for the Nationals based on their strong performances at States were the Girls First Varsity 8, the Titan Freshman Boys, the Girls Second Varsity 8, and the Titan Light Weight Boys. The Titan Freshman Boys, Gold Medalists in Virginia, poured on the power through their first heat and the semi-finals. In a pitched battle with LaSalle as it crossed the finish line, the Titans placed fourth, one second behind third place LaSalle, ending their medal hopes. However, with a time of 5:05.196, the Frosh ended the season strong. The Titan Boys Light Weight also raced fast in the heats and semifinals. The boat posted a time of 4:49.610 in the semifinals. The Girls Second 8 also advanced to semifinals, posting at time of 5:32.077. The Girls First Varsity 8, Virginia State champs, showed its strength in its heat and posted a time of 5:02.161 in the “repechage” or second chance race. All of the T.C. boats posted impressive times and beat some outstanding boats.

The T.C. Williams Crew Team will take to the water next when they travel to St. Catharines, Ontario for their last race of the season, the Canadian Secondary Schools Rowing Association’s Championship Regatta. The race will be held the week after next, on June 5-7th.

SRAA Nationals, Cooper River in Cherry Hill, New Jersey

SRAAMay 22-23, 2015 - Regatta -
Event Timing: TBD
Race Time: All Day

T.C. GIRLS VARSITY LIGHT WEIGHT 8 CAPTURES BRONZE MEDAL AT STOTESBURY REGATTA

Girls Lightweight 8 Capture Bronze at StotesBuryWednesday, May 20, 2015 - News -

T.C. GIRLS VARSITY LIGHT WEIGHT 8 CAPTURES BRONZE MEDAL AT STOTESBURY REGATTA


Four other Titan boats advance to the finals of the world’s biggest high school rowing competition



ALEXANDRIA, VA – The T.C. Williams Crew team proved this weekend that it can compete with the best boats in the country. Participating in prestigious Stotesbury Cup Regatta, a May 15-16 event that is the largest and oldest high school rowing competition in the world, the T.C. boats excelled. Racing against the fastest boats in the country, all T.C. boats posted impressive times in the preliminary time-trial round, advancing to semi-finals. Five T.C. boats advanced to the finals. The T.C. Girls Varsity Light Weight 8, competing in one of the most competitive categories, brought home the hardware, winning a bronze medal.

Racing on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, the T.C. crew team rowed with 5,672 athletes from 182 schools who participated in this year’s Stotesbury Regatta.

T.C.’s medal hopes were fulfilled by the Titan Girls Varsity Light Weight 8. Even though this is the first time in years that T.C. has fielded a light weight boat, the crew quickly showed it was contender, winning every race but one this season. The Light Weights came out strong in the time trials, earning the fastest time of any boat in the category (5:43.14), despite rowing into a strong head wind. In its final on Saturday, the crew competed against boats from schools that have dominated this category nationally for years on a river where they regularly row. Unfazed, the Titan Girls charged down the course, kicking into a final sprint that allowed them to pass several boats and capture the bronze medal, right behind perennial national champions Mount St. Joseph Academy and Holy Spirit. The Light Weights posted a time of 5:28.74, adding a bronze medal to the gold they captured at the state championship last week.

The Light Weights pack a lot of power into small frames; all rowers are 130 pounds or less. Members of the T.C. Varsity Lightweight 8 include Elizabeth Roda (coxswain), Rachael Vannatta, Olivia Anthony, Sierra Arnold, Abby Prall, Sarah Scroggs, Caroline Hill, Emily De-Bodene, and LeeAnn Richards. The Light Weight 8 boat is guided by Coach Jaime Rubini.

The T.C. Boys Freshman 8, which won the Virginia State championship earlier this month, also put in a strong performance at Stotesbury. The rowers advanced through time trials and the semi-finals to the final round. They battled tough competitors during the 1,500 meter final, taking fourth place and missing the bronze medal by .02 seconds. While they wanted the medal, the Frosh defeated 35 other boats in the competition. Their final time was 5:13.39. Members of the Boys Freshman 8 include Zachary Khan, Ian Willmore, Wogan Snyder, Cole Towers, Bryce Cook, Julien Depeyrot, Jacob Souza, Connor McGivern, and Michaela Gleeson (cox). Enoch Cleckley guides the Freshman 8.

The T.C. Williams Girls First Varsity 8 also excelled in time trials and the semi-finals, advancing to the final round. Only six of the 30 boats competing made it to the finals. Despite being in a lane that is often considered “the slow one,” the Titan Girls turned on the power in the final race, posting a time of 5:28.45.

The T.C. Boys Light Weight Boat also advanced through the time trials to the finals. Racing against the nation’s fastest boats in this category, the T.C. Boys took fifth place, an impressive performance in this competition. The T.C. Boys Light Weights even beat McLean, which bested the Titan Boys in the Virginia State championship.

The Titan Freshman Girls also advanced through the time trials and semi-finals to the final round. The Frosh battled throughout the course and took fifth place in a category that began with 43 outstanding freshman girls boats.

The Titan Boys Varsity 4 boat showed its strength against the 60 boats that competed in its category. The Varsity 4 advanced through time trials and took fourth place in its semi-final heat.

The Girls Second 8 also put in a strong performance at Stotesbury, advancing beyond time trials to the competitive semi-final round.

All of these T.C. boats will have a chance at a national medal this coming weekend, when they take to the water at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America’s National Championship Regatta, which will be held this Friday and Saturday on the Cooper River in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Stotesbury Cup Regatta, Schuylkill, Philadelphia, PA

Stotesbury CupMay 15-16, 2015 - Regatta -
Event Timing: TBD
Race Time: All Day

Boys First 4 win State Championship

Boys First 4 win State ChampionshipTuesday, May 12, 2015 - News -

T.C. BOYS FIRST 4 WIN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP



The Boys First Varsity 4 faced tough competition in its final. The boys won their heat in the morning but had to contend with the state’s fastest boats in the afternoon. The boys staged an exciting final sprint from behind, powering past rivals Fairfax and W. Springfield, and then held off a strong last-minute challenge from W. Springfield to win the gold medal. The boat finished with a time of 4:53.4, .2 seconds ahead of W. Springfield. The Titan Boys First 4 took home the Mathews Challenge Cup, given annually to the fastest First 4 in Virginia. Members of the boat include Angelo Leitner-Wise, Carter Weitekamp, Preston Tracy, Tyler Souza, and Anthony Ponichtera (coxswain). The Boys First 4 is guided by Coach Pete Hearding.

Girls First 8 Win State Championship

Girls First 8 Win State ChampionshipTuesday, May 12, 2015 - News -

T.C. GIRLS FIRST 8 WIN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP


Girls First 8, Boys First 4, and Girls Light Weight 8 win Virginia titles; TC also earns 2 silvers and a bronze



The May 9 Virginia Scholastic Rowing Championships were a battle of top boats in the Commonwealth, which in turn has some of the nation’s strongest teams. Forty-six teams competed. The boats raced on the Occoquan Reservoir in Sandy Run Park in Fairfax on Saturday, May 9. This competition among the Upper Boats was the second week of competition for Virginia state titles, following last week’s Lower Boat competition.

Leading the way to the medal dock for T.C. Williams was the Girls First Varsity 8 boat, which successfully defended its title from last year against a tough field of challengers. The Girls First 8 won a pitched battle against McLean to capture the gold medal. Behind at the 750 meter mark, the girls concentrated all their energies for a final sprint, passing their rivals one-by-one. They crossed the finish line 2.2 seconds ahead of rival McLean, which had narrowly defeated T.C. in their prior contest at the Occoquan Reservoir. The girls posted a time of 4:53.8, their best in a competition this season. Members of the First 8 include Brooke Teferra (coxswain), Maria Justiano, Claire Embrey, Katie Murphy, Reed Kenney, Amelia Bender, Maura Nakahata, Maeve Bradley and Kyra McClary. Jaime Rubini coaches the boat.

Three other Titan boats powered their way onto the medal dock to represent T.C. Williams. The T.C. Boys Light Weight boat rowed two strong races, winning its heat in the morning and battling with McLean throughout the 1,500 meter course for the final. The Lightweights captured the silver medal, crossing the finish line a mere 2 seconds behind McLean, with a time of 4:38.3. Members include Addison Guynn, Drew Jones, Peter Laboy, Stefanos Psaltis-Ivanis, Alexander Psaltis-Ivanis, Asher Elkins, Callum Jaffe, Sarin Suvanasai and coxswain Brianna Zuckerman.

The T.C. Girls Second 8 also put in an outstanding performance in a highly competitive category, capturing the silver medal for T.C. for a second year. The boat dominated its heat, rowed a powerful final race, and sprinted to the finish, arriving only 4 seconds behind National Cathedral School. Members of the Second 8 include Sadie Frymire
(coxswain), Anissa Ashraf, Giulia Pastore, Lynn Stevens, Lily Warden, Hannah Posson, Alyssa Forbes, Lauren Kelly, and Harper Jensen. The coach for the Second 8 is Gracie Barbara.

The T.C. Boys Second 4 also rowed two strong races, winning its heat in the morning and battling with McLean and South County all the way to the end. The boat captured a bronze medal, which allowed its rowers to represent T.C. at the medal dock. Members include Kyle Imbach, Perry Connor, Gareth Markel, Sam Schneider, and Priya Vohra (coxswain). It is coached by Spencer Allin.

The Girls Junior 8, which has only been rowing as a team for the last two weeks, demonstrated that T.C. Crew has strong talent rising in its program. The boat won its heat, beating second place West Potomac by almost 9 seconds and just missing a medal, with a strong fourth place finish.

The T.C. Crew Team’s performance this past Saturday caps a successful two week run for the Titans, during which T.C. rowers competed in Virginia championship regattas for both the Upper and Lower Boats. It captured eleven medals along the way – four State Championships, five Silver Medals, and two Bronze Medals. This is the strongest showing for T.C. in years.

Next up for the T.C. Williams Crew team is the prestigious Stotesbury Cup Regatta in Philadelphia this weekend. A two-day competition, Stotesbury is the oldest and largest high school regatta in the United States.

Girls Lightweight 8 Win State Championship

Girls Lightweight 8 Win State ChampionshipTuesday, May 12, 2015 - News -

T.C. GIRLS LIGHTWEIGHT 8 WIN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP


The T.C. Girls Varsity Light Weight 8 boat won the most decisive victory of the day. With a strong start, it quickly pulled into the lead and put increasing amounts of open water between itself and its competitors as the race continued. The girls continued to compete against the clock, finishing the race in 5:04.8, almost 32 seconds ahead of Woodson High School. Members of the T.C. light weight boat include Elizabeth Roda (coxswain), Rachael Vannatta, Olivia Anthony, Sierra Arnold, Abby Prall, Sarah Scroggs, Caroline Hill, Emily De-Bodene, and LeeAnn Richards. The Light Weight 8 is guided by Coach Jaime Rubini.

VASRA Volunteer Jobs for Virginia Scholastic Rowing Championship

VASRA Volunteer Jobs for VSRCSaturday, May 9, 2015 - VASRA - There are still lots of volunteer opportunities available, and many of them are critical for successful regattas. Most of these positions don't require any special skills, and we will be fined for each one left unfilled.

Virginia Scholastic Rowing Championship, Occoquan, VA

VSRCSaturday, May 9, 2015 - Regatta -
Event Timing: TBD
Race Time: TBD
Event Schedule: View...

Boys Freshman 8 win States

Boys Freshman 8 win StatesMonday, May 4, 2015 - News -

T.C. FRESHMAN BOYS WIN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP


Titan rowers also bring home three Silver Medals and a Bronze


ALEXANDRIA, VA – On May 2, the T.C. Williams Boys Freshman 8 captured a gold medal, winning the Virginia Championship Regatta for Lower Boats and claiming the Champagne Bucket trophy that is presented annually to the Commonwealth’s fastest freshman boys boat. Four other Titan boats also medalled, with three silvers and a bronze. The state competition took place at Sandy Run Park on the Occoquan Reservoir in Fairfax.

In addition to the freshman boys’ victory, the Titan Freshman Girls won their heat and captured the Silver Medal; the Boys Third 4 and the Girls Novice 8 earned Silver Medals; and the Titan Girls Fourth 8 captured third place. The T.C. rowers put in an outstanding performance across the board. The Titans are guided by Boys Head Coach Pete Stramese and Girls Head Coach Marquardt.

Ted Phoenix, Lower Boat Championships, Occoquan, VA

Ted PhoenixSaturday, May 2, 2015 - Regatta -
Event Timing: TBD
Race Time: TBD
Event Schedule: View...

VASRA Volunteer Jobs for Ted Phoenix Regatta

VASRA Volunteer Jobs for Ted Phoenix RegattaSaturday, May 2, 2015 - VASRA - There are still lots of volunteer opportunities available, and many of them are critical for successful regattas. Most of these positions don't require any special skills, and we will be fined for each one left unfilled.

Spring Sweep Celebration

Spring SweepFriday, May 1, 2015 - News -

PLEASE JOIN THE

ALEXANDRIA CREW BOOSTERS

FOR A T.C. WILLIAMS CREW EVENT


Spring Sweep


CELEBRATE OUR SEASON

OLD DOMINION BOAT CLUB 1 KING STREET, ALEXANDRIA, VA
FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015 AT 7:00 P.M.

Click on the link below to purchase your tickets

Spring Sweep Fundraiser

Spring SweepFriday, May 1, 2015 - Fundraiser - This event is a celebration for all who have been associated with the Alexandria Crew Boosters and the TCW Crew team to get together for an evening at the Old Dominion Boat Club. Our Annual Spring Fundraising Party i.e. Spring Sweep (formerly known as BBQ & Bluegrass) is always lots of fun and the many hands helping to plan and execute this party make it a successful fundraiser for us each year. While this event requires a small committee of volunteers, each task can be handled by one or two people and pairing up with a friend makes it that much more fun.

The Spring Sweep is a parent-only party with dinner, drinks, music, a lot of fun and a little fundraising. Tickets can be purchased at the TCW Crew website.

Car Wash

Car WashSunday, April 26, 2015 - Fundraiser - Here is another fundraising opportunity but this one involves all of the rowers and just a few (very important) key adults!

This is our annual car wash. Although it does not require a ton of adult volunteers, each position is critical as the car wash cannot happen without these volunteers. If you have not had a chance to volunteer for something, this is a great time to be outside for a few hours and help out.

If you cannot make it to the event, we are looking for donations of a few critical items as well such as old towels, brushes, sponges, squeegees...

Location: Minnie Howard parking lot

Charlie Butt Regatta - on the Potomac at Georgetown, DC

Charlie ButtSaturday, April 25, 2015 - Regatta -
Event Timing: TBD
Race Time: TBD
Event Schedule: View...

VASRA Volunteer Jobs for Charlie Butt Regatta

VASRA Volunteer Jobs for Charlie Butt RegattaSaturday, April 25, 2015 - VASRA - There are still lots of volunteer opportunities available, and many of them are critical for successful regattas. Most of these positions don't require any special skills, and we will be fined for each one left unfilled.

Smockey Jacobs Regatta - Occoquan, VA

Smockey JacobsSaturday, April 18, 2015 - Regatta -
Event Timing: 8:45 AM at TC
Race Time: 9:00AM-3:00PM
Event Schedule: View...

VASRA Volunteer Jobs for Smockey Jacobs Regatta

VASRA Volunteer Jobs for Smockey JacobsSaturday, April 18, 2015 - VASRA - There are still lots of volunteer opportunities available, and many of them are critical for successful regattas. Most of these positions don't require any special skills, and we will be fined for each one left unfilled.

BOYS ONLY - Bull's Run

BullSaturday, April 11, 2015 - Regatta -
Event Timing: TBD
Race Time: TBD

Noxontown Regatta # 3 - St. Andrew's School, DE

Saint Andrews #3 - Girls OnlySaturday, April 11, 2015 - Regatta -
Event Timing: 6:30 AM at TC
Race Time: 1:00PM ~ 4:00 PM
Event Schedule: View...

Noxontown Regatta # 2 - St. Andrew's School, DE

Saint Andrews #2 - Girls OnlySaturday, April 4, 2015 - Regatta -
Event Timing: 6:30 AM at TC
Race Time: 1:00PM ~ 4:00 PM
Event Schedule: View...

Crew Closet Open during Spring Break

Crew Closet Open during Spring BreakMarch 30 - April 3, 2015 - News - With the season in full swing, this is a great time to update your crew wardrobe! The Crew Closet will be open twice during Spring Break:
  • Tuesday morning from 9:00 - 9:30 am
  • Thursday afternoon from 6:15 - 6:45 pm


Get your TC Crew hoodies, anoraks, duffel bags & tee shirts before next weekend’s regattas!

TC Crew car magnets have been ordered, and should arrive late next week!

Questions? Contact Eileen .

Click on the link below for crew closet price list.

Noxontown Regatta # 1 - St. Andrew's School, DE

Saint Andrews #1Saturday, March 28, 2015 - Regatta -
Event Timing: 6:30 AM at TC
Race Time: 1:00PM ~ 4:00 PM
Event Schedule: View...

Launch Boat Training -- 2015 Season

Launch Boat Training -- 2015 SeasonSunday, March 22, 2015 - VASRA - All launch boat drivers must complete training and take USBoating certification test to prepare for driving launch boats during regattas held at Occoquan and Georgetown.

Shell Dedication

Shell DedicationSaturday, March 21, 2015 - Other Event - Each year, T.C. Crew purchases one new racing shell for the team. This year it is the boys turn to get the new boat. And,of course, the boat must be officially christened!

On Saturday March 21, we will host the Christening event beginning at 10:30am ( immediately following the scrimmage) at the Dee Campbell Boathouse.

This year the shell is being named for one of TCW's past coaches to honor his dedication to the program and the sport. This is to be a surprise, so the coach will remain un-named at this time.

It is fun for our families to share their favorite dishes at this special event. Please bring something that you would like to share at our "indoor picnic".( ACB will provide breakfast for the rowers at the scrimmage.) This event requires a lot of volunteers to make it special.Please let us know what you would like to share by signing up below.



Thank You in advance!!

TCW vs. Washington & Lee - Dee Campbell Rowing Center (Boathouse), Alexandria, VA

TCW vs. W&L ScrimmageSaturday, March 21, 2015 - Regatta -
Event Timing: TBD
Race Time: TBD
Event Schedule: View...

New Shell Dedication

New Shell DedicationThursday, March 19, 2015 - News -

Alexandria Crew Boosters


and the T.C. Williams High School Crew Team


cordially invite you to join us for the dedication
of our newest rowing shell in honor of


Jon Schildknecht


Saturday, March 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Reception in the boathouse to follow ceremony


The Dee Campbell Rowing Center
1 Madison Street
Alexandria ,VA 22314



Food Prep Party

Food Prep PartySunday, March 15, 2015 - Food Preparation -
One of the many jobs of the Alexandria Crew Boosters is to make sure our rowers are well fed at the regattas throughout the season. That job begins before the regattas actually begin -- at our annual food prep party, where chicken, potatoes, and other vegetables are sliced, diced, and bagged to get them ready for the spring.

For the fourth year in a row, the prep party will be held at the beautiful home of Sarah & Roger Conrad, located at 3516 Halcyon Drive in Alexandria. Please bring a cutting board and/or knives. Come for an hour or come and stay!


Click on the link below to volunteer.

Spring Program Orientation Meeting Recap

Spring Program Orientation RecapMonday, February 23, 2015 - News - Thanks to all of you who came out on Saturday for our kick-off event at the Dee Campbell Boathouse. I hope you got all of the information you needed. New parents, if you still have questions, please contact Sarah Conrad at sbconrad28@gmail.com.

Spring crew practice started Monday, February 23! We are excited to begin a new season that will allow our young athletes to get in great shape, compete with teams from around the region and possibly the nation, and develop new friendships and experiences. It will be an incredible experience for rowers and families alike.

Just a reminder that each rower should have....
  • Registered Instructions and online registration are available at TC Williams Spring 2015 Registration. Important: Only 8th-12th graders from ACPS can register for the Spring Programs. If you have not already paid, 8th grader rowers should bring checks for $50, and 9th-12th graders should bring checks in the amount of $170 made out to "ACB" to their coaches, with the name of the rower in the memo area.

  • Checked Eligibility - All student athletes must be deemed ‘eligible’ by TC Williams High School requirements to participate in spring sports.

  • Brought a completed VHSL (Virginia High School League) Physical Form to the TC Williams Athletic Office, or if the rower has a valid physical on record, advised the Athletic Office that he/she will participate in spring season crew.

  • Filled out a US Rowing waiver: All athletes must complete and sign the US Rowing Online Waiver. A parent has to sign if you're under 18. Go to https://rosters.usrowing.org/waiver/USRowing.jsp and use the Club Code: LFPCS. Attached are further instructions.

  • Passed a swim test at Chinquapin Recreation Center. If a rower did not have an opportunity to take the test on Saturday Feb 21st, he/she should talk to a coach immediately about rescheduling.

ACPS will provide bus transportation to and from weekday practices when school is in session. Below is the bus information for getting to the Boat house:
  • From GW: 43, 49

  • From FH: 65

  • From MH: 18, 68

  • From TC: 4, 24, 66

Lost an I-Phone? We found one in the snow outside of the boathouse after the kickoff meeting on Saturday. If you think it is your, please contact Sarah Conrad (sbconrad28@gmail.com) and provide a description.

Volunteering: As we discussed on Saturday, we are an all-volunteer organization, and we need all families to make a contribution in some way to support our rowers. If you did not have a chance to volunteer during the meeting, please watch for volunteer opportunities on the website http://www.tcwcrew.org/.

Throughout the season, we will be providing regular updates by email, on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/alexandria.crewboosters), and on the website. Please watch for new information and contact us if you have any questions.

We hope to see you all this spring for another great season of TC crew!

Steve Scroggs, President, Alexandria Crew Boosters

Mandatory Parent Meeting and New Rower Orientation for Spring Crew Season, Saturday, February 21

Mandatory Meeting for Parents and AthletesFriday, February 20, 2015 - News - The spring season for TC Crew is almost here! Please join us for mandatory kick-off meetings for the spring crew season on Saturday, February 21 for parents of both new and returning rowers. It will be a great opportunity to prepare for the new season and connect with coaches and other families.

10 AM - New rowers and at least one parent must attend the safety training/orientation, 10-11 AM at the Dee Campbell Boathouse.

11 AM - New and returning parents must attend the season kick off meeting, which includes breakfast, from 11-noon. This is a great way for both returning and new parents to learn about the upcoming season and get to know other parents. Rowers are welcome to come, but it is not mandatory for them. However, one parent for each rower should plan to attend.

A mandatory swim test for rowers will take place at Chinquapin Rec Center on February 21 at 1 PM.

If you haven't registered online yet, please do so immediately. All registration must be done online. Please go to http://www.tcwcrew.org/programs/signup.html to register.

Practice starts on Monday, February 23.

Looking forward to seeing all of you.

Steve Scroggs
President, Alexandria Crew Boosters

2015 Spring Crew Registration

2015 Spring Crew RegistrationTuesday, February 17, 2015 - News - Sign up now for spring crew! Registration is now open for the spring crew season at TC Williams. TC's crew team is open to anyone at any level who is interested in competing and become part of an extraordinary team. TC's crew team has been extremely successful over several decades, regularly winning regional, state, national and even international medals. The program's outstanding coaching helps to support young people of all levels to achieve impressive performances. The program is open to 8th to 12th graders. You can sign up at http://www.tcwcrew.org/programs/signup.html. If you are a new rower (have not competed for one competitive spring season), you and a parent should join us for a novice orientation on Saturday, February 21, 10-11 am at the Dee Campbell Boathouse, 1 Madison Street. A welcome session for all parents, including those of returning rowers, will follow at 11 am. Questions and concerns can be sent to alexandriacrewboosters@gmail.com.

Hope we'll see you on the Potomac this spring!

Click on the link below for more details about the 2015 Spring Crew program.

ErgSprints 2015 - 30th Anniversary

ErgSprints 2015Sunday, February 8, 2015 - News - A new world record in the half marathon by Olympic gold medalist Esther Lofgren capped an exciting day of competition at the 2015 MidAtlantic Erg Sprints, hosted by TC Williams High School and Alexandria Crew Boosters on January 31. Over 1,700 athletes from 130 teams in 14 states competed. The McLean High School Crew Club earned the Top High School Rowing Team and Top Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association Team honors. During the event, the MidAtlantic Erg Sprints celebrated its 30th anniversary in Alexandria, growing from a handful of competitors in 1986 to become the world’s second largest indoor rowing competition and the largest high school indoor rowing event. Enthusiastic rowers, ranging from Olympic athletes to novices, from ages 5 to 87, competed in over 100 events.

During the event, Esther Lofgren, 2012 Olympic gold medalist and eight-time member of the U.S. National Rowing Team, shattered the world record for the half marathon, posting a time of 1 hour, 20 minutes and 12 seconds, beating a 2003 record by three minutes. Alexandria Crew Boosters (ACB) President Stephen Scroggs stated, “It was incredibly exciting to see Esther compete, and her world-record performance inspired all the participants. We also appreciated her support for the rowing community, including speaking at a seminar on rowing in college, taking photos with young athletes, and participating in the 30th anniversary celebration.” MidAtlantic Erg Sprints Director Jeff Byron added, “This record drives home that the MidAtlantic Erg Sprints has become one of the preeminent events of its kind in the world.”

The MidAtlantic Erg Sprints presents trophies to different teams for their consolidated performances. This year, McLean High School Crew Club won the trophy for the Top High School Rowing Team, as well as the Top Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association Team. Georgetown Lightweight claimed the honors for Top College Rowing Team. MedStar NRH Paralympic Sport Club dominated the Top Fitness Club Team category. Bishop-Ireton High School Rowing Team and Walt Whitman High School tied for first place in the Top Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Rowing Association Team. Great Bridge High School grabbed the Top Eastern Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association Team honors, and Annapolis Junior Rowing Association

In a short ceremony mid-day, organizers commemorated the 30th anniversary of the MidAtlantic Erg Sprints, which has been held at TC Williams every year since January 1986. Past ACB presidents Paul Bea and Dan Shipp, along with former TC crew coach Mike Penn, recounted the history of the event, which started in the TC gymnasium with a handful of competitors as a way to motivate rowers to stay in shape during the off-season. The original bicycle-wheel erg rowing machine used during that event, on display for the ceremony, was a reminder of how far the sport has come. The ceremony highlighted the contributions of the many coaches who coax top performances out of their athletes. It included top U.S. national rowers Esther Lofgren and Yohann Rigogne who threw T-shirts to participants.

ACB President Scroggs stated, “Taking a few moments to commemorate the past thirty years of the MidAtlantic Erg Sprints highlights how far the event has come, becoming the second largest indoor rowing competition in the world and the largest for high school rowers. Instead of a handful of local athletes, this year’s competition featured 2,000 entries from 1,700 athletes associated with 130 teams in 14 states and DC.”

While the Olympians put in inspiring performances, TC Williams students also excelled in their events. Against fierce competition, three TC Williams students grabbed silver medals. Senior Kyra McClary took silver in the Junior (Age 17) Lightweight Women 2000 meters with a time of seven minutes, forty-three seconds (7:43.0). Junior Amelia Bender finished a close second in the Junior (age 17) Women 2000 meters, with a time of 7:24.6, and sophomore Isabel Montenegro grabbed two silver medals for her performances in the Junior (age 16) Women’s 1500M(5:29.6) and Junior Women 500M Sprint Championship (1:40.5). Other TC students who ranked high in their races included Sierra Arnold, Ella Benbow, Ann Caprio, Addison Guynn, Reed Kenny, Alexander Psaltis-Ivanis, Jacob Souza, Tyler Souza, and Carter Weitekamp. The TC mixed relay teams also excelled in their event. Over 65 students from TC competed during the day.

In terms of individual performances, other stars of the day included the adaptive rowers who overcome physical and other challenges to compete. Their competitions were intense, and some of those participating are looking at possible Paralympic competition in the future. For example, Dammy Onafeko of the Capital Rowing Club scored an impressive victory in the Adaptive Physically Disabled category. Rowers from Athletes Without Borders, MedStar NRH Paralympic Sports Club, and Capital Adaptive Rowing Program participated. Eighty-seven-year old rower William Brownlee, the oldest competitor, proved that you are never too old to excel, winning his event.

More than 130 teams competed at the MidAtlantic Sprints, including high school and university rowers. High schools with the large participation included Yorktown, Robinson, TC Williams, Walt Whitman, Bishop O’Connell, Gonzaga, Woodrow Wilson, Washington Lee, and Oakton, and Bishop Ireton. Universities represented included Liberty, George Mason, University of Mary Washington, Catholic, Georgetown, St. Johns, American, and the Naval Academy.

The MidAtlantic Erg Sprints were hosted by the Alexandria Crew Boosters, the Alexandria City Public Schools, and TC Williams High School. More than 250 local volunteers staffed this event. Proceeds help pay for the TC Crew Program, including buying a new racing shell and giving scholarships to rowers for travel and other costs.

2015 MidAtlantic Erg Sprints

 2015 MidAtlantic Erg SprintsTuesday, January 20, 2015 - News - Register Now for the 2015 MidAtlantic Erg Sprints! On January 31, the TC Williams High School Gymnasium will come alive with powerful rowers, screaming coxswains, and cheering fans as the Alexandria Crew Boosters host the 30th anniversary MidAtlantic Erg Sprints. The event has grown to become not only the second largest indoor rowing competition in the world but also the world’s largest competition of its kind for high school rowers. With a world record set at last year's Erg Sprints and new trophy categories this year, 2015 is shaping up to be the most exciting Erg Sprints ever. Registration is now open; rowers of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate.

Athletes interested in competing in this year’s Erg Sprints can register by visiting www.ergsprints.com . Online registration is open through January 25th.

We also need volunteers! We encourage volunteers, vendors and sponsors to sign up at www.ergsprints.com .

This is the 30th anniversary of the event, which is sponsored by the Alexandria Crew Boosters. The MidAtlantic Erg Sprints were first held in Alexandria in the fall of 1985. They began with a couple of dozen TC High School rowers and have grown to more than 2,000 entries from 110 clubs.

Races on January 31st will begin at 8:00 am and conclude at approximately 4:00 pm. The top finishers in the MidAtlantic Erg Sprints will qualify to compete in the World Indoor Rowing Championship – also known as the Crash-B Sprints – which will be held at Boston University's Agganis Arena on March 1.
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