Join us for the Milwaukee River Challenge Saturday - Sept 17th!

This weekend, the team will kick off the Fall Regatta season with a race on the home course, the Milwaukee River Challenge! All families, alumni, supporters, and members of the community are invited for a day of watching teams from around the Midwest compete on the curvy city rivers. Aside from the undergrads, the team will also be entering a Men's Alumni 8+ and Women's Alumni 4+. During the races, join the team at The Harp on Juneau to get an up close view of the regatta, and connect with other MU Crew fans! Following the regatta, the team will be hosting our annual fundraiser dinner at the Twisted Fisherman on the Menomonee River. Tickets fore the event can be purchased here. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the regatta!

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Exciting Changes for Marquette Crew

MILWAUKEE, WI - From Coach Megan Prochniak -
 
"I'm writing this morning to share some exciting news about our upcoming season. The opportunity to move out of the Milwaukee Rowing Club, to a location of our own where we will have more autonomy and will be able to continue to grow the team, presented itself this summer. While we've enjoyed our time at MRC and value the expertise and friendships we've gained from it's members, we're taking a step out so that our club can keep moving forward. We've grown back to a club with 16 Varsity Men and 22 Varsity Women, and anticipate ending up with 60+ total members once the Novice sign on. These numbers, and the support we have from Marquette, alumni, family, and friends, gave us the financial freedom to take this step. We'll be located a half mile off of campus, closer and with a safer path to get to than MRC, on a channel along the Menomonee River at a gated storage facility (EZ Storage) that has: outdoor space for us to store our boats, indoor space for us to lock up smaller equipment, and a dock that we can use to launch our boats. We view this facility as temporary home while we look for a permanent one over the next few years, and already had a few leads present themselves. 
 
In the meantime, we are going to build, and are looking for your support and help. We're acquiring boats over the next week that we'll be buying, leasing, or renting, and intend on renting racing shells at some regattas. We'll also put up a temporary structure to cover and secure our boats. The areas where we'll need help are with smaller items, and of course, any donation will always be appreciated (be it time, monetary, or in spirit). If you wish to help with a monetary donation, please see our wish list below, and the following instructions. Please also send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating the item you wish to purchase.
 
The list! 
  • Oars - $300 per oar, $1,500-$3,000 per set
  • 6 Cox Boxes - $618 per box
  • 4 Waterproof Megaphones - $80+ each
  • Trailer - $5,000
  • Wiring Kits (as backup) - from $165 to $305 (Wiring Kits)
  • 4-8 Ergs - $800-$1,000 each (with naming rights)
  • 10 4-Packs of Life Jackets - $40 per 4 pack - (Kent Life Jackets)
  • 10 Coaching Life Jackets - $25 each
  • 10 Lifesaver Flotation Devices - $50 each
  • 6 Gas Cans - $50 each
  • 6 Paddles - $20 each
  • $50+ Donations for Spare Parts & Tools
 
In addition, if you or your class are interested in naming rights of a seat or a boat or an erg, please reach out to me directly and I will be happy to discuss the costs. 
 
Tax Deductible Donations can be made, here, following the following instructions:

1. Visit the Marquette University Donation Page

2. Type in the amount you would like to donate

3. Under the "Designation" select "Other"

4. In the "Other" field type in "Marquette Club Rowing"

 
You have all been a major part of helping the team get to the point we're at. The current coaching staff and the current class of students are beyond excited to have the opportunity to have even more ownership and the increased responsibility that comes with it. We look forward to hearing from all of you and sharing in this amazing next step in becoming independent! We also hope to see you at the Milwaukee River Challenge and our 25th Anniversary Party that will follow (Tickets). Finally, if you know of an alumni or supporter that was left off of this list, please feel free to forward it on. The more the merrier on this journey!
 
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to any of the current coaches or board members.
 
On behalf of the current coaches and rowers: Thank you again for your continued support!"
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