Illinois Collegiate Rowing Invitational 2016
Marquette Crew attended the Illinois Collegiate Rowing Invitational where we were able to show how far our club has come. We arrived in Dewitt, Illinois on Friday night were David and Joni Newberg invited us to stay on their farm. The next morning, the team woke up early and made it over to the course on Clinton Lake for the 7:30 coaches and coxswains meeting. First call for the Varsity Women's 8+ was bright and early, and our Varsity Women's 1V started us off with a successful day of rowing. The Varsity Women won their heat and set the tempo for what Marquette Crew was going to do all day. Every single Marquette boat following that performed well enough to advance to their grand final. On the women’s side, our Novice Women won gold in both the Novice Women's 8+ and the Novice Women's 4+. Their performance was a true testament to the hard work they put in and the depth they have as a squad, truly earning their rank of 7th nationally. The Varsity Women's 8+ was able to come out and win their event with open water, and the Varsity Women's 4+ was also able to advance to their grand final where they finished 6th. Our women however were not the only squad to bring home some hardware this weekend. The Novice Men were able to win their heat and grand final by multiple boat lengths, displaying a promising future for the men’s program. Both of the Varsity Men’s boats also competed in their grand final, with the Varsity Men 4+ taking third against the largest field of the day. We also had a phenomenal turnout from our parents who as always were an integral part of the regatta experience. A big thank you goes out to everyone who supported us, especially the Newberg family, and we are excited to see everyone in two weeks down in Cincinnati for the MACRA Championships.
Lubbers Cup & Milwaukee Invite 2016
This past weekend, the Marquette Crew Men and Women opened up our spring racing season. The women got invited to the very competitive Lubbers Cup in Spring Lake, Michigan, and the men attended the Milwaukee Invite against our cross-town rivals MSOE. All four squads faced subfreezing temperatures, high winds, snow, and in the case of the women’s team, a bit of hail.
At the Lubbers Cup, all of the women’s boats got to race the course multiple times throughout the weekend in a unique round robin regatta. This was the first time Marquette has been invited to this race since the regatta format has changed, and the regatta draws many of the fastest teams in the Midwest. Despite the rough conditions, the racing was solid. A few of the notable performances were the Varsity Women 8+ placing 2nd in their second heat and the Novice Women 8+ placing 2nd in their second heat. We are very grateful to George Stanley for housing and feeding our rowers in Michigan, as well as Leslie and Steve Woodridge for allowing our rowers to escape the harsh weather.
The Men’s team stayed in Milwaukee for the Second Annual Milwaukee Invite against MSOE and Northwestern. The men competed in a 1300 meter sprint, and had a lot of fun competing in the Milwaukee snow. It was a great opportunity to see where the teams are coming off the winter season and the spring training trip. Catch up with us this weekend as we travel to Clinton Lake in Illinois for the Illinois Collegiate Rowing Invitational.
Two Coaches Join Marquette Crew
Marquette Crew was excited to introduce to new members to our coaching staff for 2015-2016 season. Coach Taylor Valentine and Coach Bri Price have assumed roles as the Novice Men's coaches. Check out the Coaching Press Release to learn more about both Coaches road to this moment.
2016 Fight Club Frenzy
Not skipping a beat after getting back to campus on Tuesday, the team competed at the 2nd Annual Fight Club Frenzy this past Saturday here in Milwaukee. The weekend went well with several rowers medaling in their respective events. The day started with the Novice Lightweight Women, where Erin Zinkula '19 placed second. The Novice Open Women race also went well for Marquette, with Allie Kazalski '19 and Maddy Philipp '19 placing second and third respectively, with both girls putting up sub eight minute times. The Novice Men were the next to go with Alec Hagmann '17 placing second in his race against both MSOE’s and Milwaukee Junior's Lightweight Men. After the Novice Men climbed off the ergs, the Lightweight Varsity rowers got their shot. Bridget Moffett '17 took second overall and Lucas Henk '17 took first in his heat and seventh overall. Following them were the Varsity Women, where Sarah Reis '17 ran away with the competition putting up a staggering 7:28.5 piece. All rowers raced there hardest against our friendly rivals from across the city, and Marquette Crew was able to come away with several medals. We are very excited to have a good showing to build off of the rest of the season!
Check out these fantastic photos taken by Bryan Miguel at Fight Club Frenzy also!
Join Marquette Crew for the 2016 Spring Season
Marquette Crew is looking for new men and women to compete for the team in the upcoming 2016 spring season. Join us to learn more, and become part of the tradition! If you are interested in rowing or coxing, please contact the coaches listed below, or use the form on our recruiting page.
Be sure to take a look at our MU Crew Information Packet and recruitment video.
Contact Novice Head Coaches with any questions!
Gina Pagan (Women)
Taylor Valentine (Men)