Spring 2018 Try Out Information

INFORMATION MEETINGS

Wednesday, January 17th – 5-9 pm; @ Get on Board Day in the Ferguson Center
OR
Thursday, January 19th – 5:00pm; MAR Room in the Old Rec Center

TRYOUTS – JANUARY 20-21st

**Attendance at BOTH tryouts required

Roster will be announced Saturday at Noon via email

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

MEN’S BOATHOUSE: 2999 3RD ST, NORTHPORT, AL 35476
**Please check locations page to find directions
**Contact Head Coach, Daniela Susnara, with any questions – dsusnara@crimson.ua.edu

ACC Competes in Tuscaloosa Dragon Boat Race

April 30th Alabama Crew Club competed with Alabama Adapted Athletics in the Junior League of Tuscaloosa’s 5th Annual Dragon Boat Race on the Black Warrior River. The boat (Lights-Camera-Row) was sponsored by WVUA-23 and OLLI at UA. After finishing first in both heats Lights-Camera-Row advanced to the finals where we finished 3rd overall. Taking home the bronze, Light-Camera-Row consisted of athletes from the men’s wheelchair basketball team, women’s wheelchair basketball team, and rowers and coxswains from Alabama Crew Club.

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Clemson Sprints: Blows Away Competition

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Alabama Crew Club arrived in Clemson Friday, April 1st ready to row! Both crews, novice and varsity, were able to quickly unload the trailer and squeeze in a quick late afternoon practice before dinner.

After arriving at the race course early Saturday morning, for lightweight weigh in the Men’s Varsity 8+ launched for the first race of the morning. With top 3 advancing to finals Alabama sailed down the course into 3rd place at a graceful 31SPM (strokes per minute). As the winds increased the Men’s Open 2x launched. Novice, Duncan Springfield and Varsity Carlos Farias, placed 6th out of 7 in escalating winds completing their first sculling event of their rowing careers! As the weather continued to worsen the Men’s Varsity 4+s made their way up to the start line. Despite the conditions the V4 claimed bronze after finishing 3rd in their heat, and ultimately 3rd overall. The 2V4 put up a fight but fell short placing 4th in their heat. Unfortunately the novice and lightweight 4+ did not make it on the water before races were cancelled shortly after the Men’s Varsity 4+s returned the docks (which at this point were detaching and floating away in the strong winds). The Men’s Varsity 8+ ultimately finished 4th overall based on times from heats.

None the less, an impress showing in Alabama Crew’s first spring race of the season. Stayed tuned as Alabama Crew travels to Oak Ridge, TN to compete at SIRA.

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Varsity Competes at Atlanta Erg Sprints

 

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Saturday, March 20th Alabama Crew Club’s top 5 Varsity Men made the trip to Georgia Tech to compete at Atlanta Erg Sprints. Junior, Riley Duke and Senior, Connor Graham competed in the College Lightweight Men’s event. Both rowers placed top 10 overall; Connor Graham finished 6th and Riley Duke finished 8th. Three rowers competed in the College Open weight Men’s event: Dallas Alves (junior), Ben Letson (junior), and Brock Mayhak (junior). The three juniors made big improvements from last years visit, all finishing within the top 50% of the field. Brock Mayhak ranking 13th, Ben Letson at 14th and Dallas Alves at 16th.

Stay tuned to hear about upcoming races and results!

Thursday at BURGERFI T-Town

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This Thursday, February 18th, come out and support Alabama Crew at BurgerFi Tuscaloosa! Fundraising will last from 5-10pm, 10% of proceeds will be donated back to the club. Money raised will go towards new unisuits being order based on a new Alabama licensing agreement. Just be sure to mention “Alabama Crew Club” at checkout!