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!
Spring 2016 Schedule Announced
Marquette Crew is excited to announce our regatta schedule for the spring 2016 season. The team has put together a stacked schedule for the upcoming semester. During the thick of winter training, the team will participate in the local indoor regatta, the Fight Club Frenzy. Spring season will kick off with a trip to Michigan to the Lubber's Cup for the women, and the Milwaukee Open Regatta for the men. The team will venture down to Clinton, Illinois for the 4th Annual Illinois Collegiate Rowing Invitational, and that will be followed by the MACRA Regional Championships on Harsha Lake in Ohio. Championship season will consist of the team's annual trip to Philadelphia, PA for the Dad Vail Regatta, and will culminate with the ACRA National Championship on the Lake Lanier Olympic course in Gainesville, GA. This spring promises to be one of the most exciting regatta schedules in the team's history. More information and current results can be found in our schedule section.
Spring 2016 Schedule:
January 23rd - Fight Club Frenzy, Milwaukee, WI
April 9-10 - Lubbers Cup (women only), Spring Lake, MI
April 9 - Milwaukee Open (men only), Milwaukee, WI
April 16th- Illini Invitational, DeWitt, IL
May 1st- MACRA, Bethel, OH
May 12-14 - Dad Vail, Philadelphia, PA
May 26-29 - ACRA National Championship, Gainesville, GA
Head of the Eagle 2015
Marquette Crew finished up the season with a great showing at the Head of the Eagle in Indianapolis, IN this past weekend. Taking on high winds and choppy water, the team showed up on Halloween Day ready to hit the race course against some of the top teams in the Midwest. The first race of the day was the Mixed Open 4+, and the boat of novice athletes started off a solid day for Marquette. Following the Mixed Open 4+ were the two Novice Women 8+ for both the 1F and the 2F events. The 1F boat finished 4th with a time of 20:37, and the 2F boat placed 4th in their event with a time of 22:47. The Varsity Women 4+ were the next boats to go out. The Lightweight Women 4+ rowed in the Open Women 4+ event and placed 6th behind three Division I programs. The women’s open weight boat also raced well with a time of 21:10. The Open Men’s 4+ where the next two boats to go out, and were really sporting the Halloween spirit. The A boat all dressed in Burger King crowns and the B boat dressed as superheroes raced against some of the best teams the country had to offer competing against Michigan, Wisconsin, and Grand alley. They did well with the A boat putting up a time of 17:38.
The men then turned around after the lunch break, and headed back out in the Collegiate 8+ as Santa and the Reindeer and finished 8th with a time of 17:20. The Collegiate Women 1V and 2V raced next, sporting their animal hats and rainbow colors. The 1V finished 6th and posted a time of 19:03 and the 2V pulled a time of 21:16. The three Novice Women 4+ boats were the next to launch. The Novice Women 4+ A and B placed 3rd in their respective events, and medaled. The C boat also did well placing 4th in the B division. The Men’s Novice 4+ followed them up placing in the middle of the pack at 8th with a time of 20:13.
Head of the Eagle was unique this year, because it also provided an opportunity for the top finishing 8+ boats to have a 1000m Henley style duel at the end of the head races. The Novice Women 1F and 2F both competed in this event, giving the novice their first taste of spring-style racing. The Novice Women 1F finished 2nd in the 1000m sprint with a time of 3:54, edging out Grand Valley and Louisville.
The teams all performed well in Indianapolis, and ended the fall regatta campaign on a high note. The team will spend a few more weeks on the water before transitioning into winter training. Thank you to all the parents and alumni who have come to support us at our regattas this fall! We look forward to preparing for championship season in the spring!
Head of the Charles 2015
This year, Marquette Crew received three bids to go and race at the Head of the Charles in Boston, MA. This regatta is the largest two-day rowing race in the world, and attracts teams from all around the country. The three boats to get bids for this year’s race were the Collegiate Women's 4+ and Lightweight Women's 4+, and the Collegiate Men's 4+. The team left campus on Thursday afternoon by bus and arrived in Boston Friday morning. Friday afternoon the squads launched for practice, and were able to row on the Charles River to get a feel for the course.
Saturday the two open weight boats got their chance to race and did not disappoint. The Collegiate Women's 4+ came in at the middle of the pack taking 21st out of 35. They rowed a great race with a time of 21:25.269 on a windy course and missed beating the boat in front of them by only 5 seconds. The Collegiate Men's 4+ also did very well, and had one of the best races they have rowed all season. The men placed 24th out of 46, missing their automatic bid for next year back by one spot and 3 seconds posting a time of 18:21.507. The Lightweight Women's 4+ was one of the last races the next day on Sunday, and they were pitted against several top caliber programs such as Radcliffe, Princeton, and Riverside. The women rowed a great race and placed 7th out of 15 which put them in the top half of the competition, and earned their bid back for next year. These ladies were the first to be able to do this for Marquette Crew in three years, and posted a time of 18:21.507. All three squads raced their hardest and had impressive showings, proudly representing Marquette Crew. On Halloween, the team heads down to Indianapolis to cap off the fall season at Head of the Eagle!