Every year it happens: seniors graduate, military families move, life gets in the way and seats open up for students to get involved with crew for the first time. One of the easiest and best ways to show your friends the great sport of crew is to invite them to one of the Learn to Row Days.
These two-hour sessions are designed to introduce someone to “Crew Life” with a tour of the Oxford Boat House, some individual instruction on an ERG (which non-rowers call a rowing machine), a description of how the different parts of the boat and rowers work together, a safety brief and then get on the water in one of the Woodbridge 8-seat boats. Beginners will mix in with current Woodbridge Crew members to take the boat out onto the Occoquan River and get firsthand experience as to why Crew is one of the fastest growing sports in Virginia, and one of the largest teams at WSHS.
All of our Learn to Row Days are free and are open to new and current Woodbridge students. Many students row in the off seasons of another sports they participate in, and find that rowing significantly increased their physical fitness, challenged them, and was a lot of fun in the process.
So invite your friends, neighbors, brothers and sisters and that kid down the block who skateboards everywhere (you know the one) to come out for the next Learn to Row Day. Contact Coach Julie Hyzy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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There’s an old song that talks about the “Lazy Days of Summer”, but we hope that doesn’t describe you!
Just for a moment, think about all the hard work you did last season.
- The pain and sweat of winter conditioning
- Those times when you just knew you would never be able to stand on your rubbery legs after you gave everything you had in that 2k
- The blisters on your hands
- And the countless times your lungs were ready to explode.
But it all was worth it. Sure, you had a good year. The team had a good year, actually it was one of the best seasons in the history of Woodbridge Crew. But what are you doing now?
Let’s face it, Summer’s halfway over. While you’re Fortnight skills improve, your Rocket League team is ranked nationally in the top two hundred, and just since June you’ve had two oh-so-close-but-unsuccessful attempts to win wing eating contests…your rival has been wearing the grips off his ERG.
So far he’s lowered his 2k from April 30th by 11.7 seconds. He’s coming for you.
Don’t drop the oar this summer. Find your way to an ERG, get to one of the weight room days, eat well and do what you can to stay in shape or even improve during the rest of the summer.
Your rival is.
We’re proud to announce that Woodbridge Crew Junior Ryan Coulter was selected to attend the United States Rowing U17 Racing Camp this summer. The invitation carries an opportunity to train among the nations best high school rowers while being coached by the trainers and staff of the U.S. National Team.
Share this graphic or story on your own social feeds and let the world know about Ryan’s achievement and all that’s happening with Woodbridge Vikings Crew.
We all hope you’ve had a great summer so far, but let’s face it – you miss crew.
There’s something about rowing, about the team, your team mates, about being on the water that makes you miss it. Now is the time to begin talking to your friends and other new students you meet about crew, and that starts in learning how to row.
Someone introduced each one of us to rowing at some point. It could have been your parents, friends, or maybe you saw a group of people carrying a long skinny boat over their heads down to the water and you said to yourself “that looks like fun.” No matter how it happened you had to learn somewhere. So Woodbridge Crew has FOUR Learn To Row Days scheduled to introduce the sport to a new group of future rowers.
Mary Rowen’s article “ Huffington Post described rowing this way:
“There are few better ways to learn the value of teamwork than being on a crew team. Every oar-stroke from every rower affects the boat’s success. So if a boat does well in a race, everyone shares in the glory. And no matter how strong or skilled one rower may be, he or she’s only as good as the rest of the boat.”
– Mary Rowen, Huffington Post,
First, Row-en is a great name for someone in crew, and second…we couldn’t agree more with Mary’s statement! So now is the time to get the word out about our Learn To Row Days! Share the flyer and graphic on Facebook, IG, or go old school and print it off to hand to your friends. No matter how you tell them, just make sure they (and their parents) know the date, times and other information to get them involved in crew!
Congratulations to the three boats that participated in Nationals this past weekend – you all had a great showing and represented WSHS well!!!!
Congratulations to all rowers – Coaches and Parent Volunteers for a great season!!!
It is time for Nationals!
You could feel the excitement in the air from all the rowers and coaches this morning as everyone prepared to head to Nationals! Best of luck to all the rowers this weekend. (Good luck as well to the Colgan team members who joined us on the bus trip this weekend).
Helpful information if you need it:
Parking – Hotel – Driving Directions Information:
Nationals Information Directions Location website
SRAA Web Site:
Please look for the WSHS individual race boat photo lineups in your emails soon.
Heat sheet race times (as listed on first release – times subject to minor changes)
sraa heatsheet for pub
Dinner Plans! Paisano’s Crew Fundraiser Tonight! May 22, 2018 from 4:00-8:00PM!
Our last fundraiser/spirit night for the spring season is TONIGHT.
Paisanos Flyer May 22 2018
12439 Dillingham Square
Lake Ridge, VA 22192
Sunday, May 22, 2018
4:00PM – 8:00PM
**Please show flyer or say you are with Woodbridge Crew **
** IMPORTANT **
They are having two fundraiser groups tonight. Make sure to show our flyer and/or mention Woodbridge CREW so we get the appropriate credit for our group! Thanks!!
Proceeds are only available for Dine In & Carry Out. Does
not apply towards delivery.