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Achievements, Erg Rentals, Volunteers Needed, Athlete Survey, Summer Tips and Communication Plan

posted Jun 15, 2017, 4:20 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

We congratulate Reagan Smith who was selected as a primary delegate to Virginia Girls’ State this month at Longwood University.

REMINDER: We still have ergs available to rent. Pick-up will be this Saturday, 17 June (9-11am at the WT Woodson High School Erg Shed). Erg rentals until October are $150 per erg (39 available) and slides (2 per erg) will also be available for rent at $20. If you are interested in renting an erg and/or slides or are able to assist the morning of the 17th, please sign-up here. You must sign up to reserve your erg. Please make checks payable to W.T. Woodson Crew Boosters.

NEW: We are also still looking for two parent volunteers and four student-athlete volunteers to assist at the Erg Rentals on Saturday. If you able to help us out, please sign up at the bottom of the sign-up page. Thank you in advance!

REMINDER: The coaches want to know what you think! All athletes (even graduating seniors) are encouraged to fill out the 2016-17 WT Woodson Athlete Exit Survey. Thank you to those who have already filled out the survey and we encourage those who haven’t to take a few minutes to respond and make Woodson Crew even better!

GET READY:...for late summer/fall Green Days
  • Schedule your VHSL Pre-Participation Physical now! Here is the link to the NEW form.
    • Please make a copy of your physical and turn in the original to the Athletic Trainer, Ms. Fickes (C-158) as soon as possible. If you wait until August, it could take up to 10 days for your name to appear on the compliance roster. No one is allowed to row until their name appears on the compliance roster - NO Exceptions. 
  • You can also complete Concussion Training for the 2017-2018 school year now.
    • Remember both the student athlete and one parent need to do the training, and you MUST use either Safari or Firefox in order for it to work correctly. Please do this now so that you don't miss valuable winter conditioning time. 
Summer Health and Fitness Tips. The coaches will be providing a summer and fall workout plan soon.
  • NEW: Just because the season is over doesn’t mean we should fall off a good diet for the athlete. Here is the USRowing nutritionist suggestions for your consideration. 
    • Good nutrition is essential to any sport, but the energy demands of rowing make the types of food and their amounts important. Pay attention to the food breakdown of meals and snacks, choosing wholesome foods most of the time (90%), and Fun Foods occasionally (10%) as follows: 
      • Lean protein sources (lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, and eggs) 
      • Low fat dairy/non-dairy sources (lower fat or skim milk, soy milk, low fat yogurt, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, and cheeses) 
      • Fruit (fresh, frozen, dried and 100% juices) 
      • Vegetables (fresh, frozen, and low sodium canned) 
      • Whole grains (cold and hot cereals, pasta, rice, bread/bagels/rolls, and crackers) 
      • Healthy fats (plant oils such as olive, canola, safflower; avocado; nuts and seeds; fatty fish) 
      • Fun Foods (candy, cookies, ice cream, chips and French fries) 
    • One of the easiest ways to ensure a balanced and healthy meal is to divide your plate as follows: ¼ protein, ¼ grains, ¼ fruit, ¼ vegetables, with milk on the side and petite portions of healthy fats. 
    • Food timing, or when the rower eats, is just as important. Make sure the rower is getting enough nutrition by following a schedule with eating, aiming to eat meals and snacks every 3-4 hours. Skipping or delaying meals can translate to inadequate nutrition and reduced performance. 
    • Bottom Line: Young rowers are unique because they are still growing—which is a calorie demand in its own right. Coupled with rowing, energy and nutrient needs are a prime concern for proper growth, minimizing fatigue, and optimal performance. 
  • As mentioned in previous emails, rowing camps and programs are a great option to stay fit over the summer. Although the WTW Crew Boosters don’t endorse any in particular, here is information on another program available this summer. 
    • NEW: Princeton Crew is holding four rowing camps this summer. Each camp is an intensive four days with eight sessions on the water and instruction off it from the coaching staff at Princeton University. The session dates are: June 22-25, June 27-June 30, July 24-July 27, July 31-August 3. Campers stay in Princeton University dorms, eat in Princeton dining halls, and, most importantly for you as a rowers, receive instruction from Princeton Rowing coaches! Coaches at camp include multiple Olympians and have taken crews to the top of the podium at the NCAA and IRA championships. Full details for the camp and registration may be found at princetonsportscamps.com
NEW: Summer Communication Plan. Over the summer, we will send one email in July (likely Monday, 10 July) and then resume bi-weekly emails on Monday, 7 August. We hope everyone has a happy and healthy summer and look forward to seeing you on the water again soon! Congratulations again to our graduating seniors and we hope to see you at the alumni row in August.

Crew Awards Banquet Summary, Thank Yous, Other Achievements, Erg Rental, Athlete Survey, Tips

posted Jun 13, 2017, 5:39 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

  1. Crew Awards Banquet Summary & Thank Yous 
  2. Other Achievements 
  3. Erg Rental Sign-Up 
  4. Athlete Survey Reminder 
  5. Summer Health and Fitness Tips 

1. What a great way to end the season….boathouse and chuckwagon are cleaner than ever and we had a fun evening at the WTW Crew Awards Banquet.
  • Jack Ning was awarded the Lightening and Hammer Awards as well as the Men’s Rower of the Year Award 
  • Hannah Fisher was awarded the Women’s Lightening and Hammer Awards 
  • Sarah Chan was awarded the Women’s Rower of the Year Award 
Congratulations to all three of you and thank you for making us faster and better this year!
  • The 2017-2018 Team Captains were also announced during the paper plate awards ceremony. We are happy to announce that the new Team Captains are: 
    • Ethan Kutia 
    • Colin McCarthy 
    • Sam Muras 
    • Reagan Smith 
    • Haley Cole 
Congratulations and here is to a great 2017-2018 season.
  • Thank you again to our AMAZING COACHES! You have done an amazing job leading, teaching, and mentoring the team this year and we are all so grateful for your time and efforts. 
  • We also elected our new Board Members for 2017-2018 season. They are: 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE BOARD:
President: Brian Boyle
Vice President-Team Liaison/Activities: Jami Shawley
Vice President-Communications: Amy Pepper
Treasurer: Allison Kim
Secretary: Carolyn Hutcheson

BOARD OF DIRECTORS, COMMITTEE CHAIRS:
Membership: Beth Mailand
Fundraising: Rebecca Phalan
Volunteer: Kim Sandino
Equipment/Logistics: Paul Kutia
Uniforms / Spirit Clothing: Babette Korn
VASRA Representative: Pamela Sprouse

Congratulations and thank you for taking on these board positions to ensure our kids have an amazing season.
  • We would also like to thank those Board members who served this year for their time and efforts to ensure we had a great season. Specifically, we would like to thank Pamela Sprouse for serving as President and to the other Board of Directors members who are not returning next year in their current positions. They are Sissy Kutia and Catherine Foley-Caperton as VPs for Activities who led the efforts for Stotesbury and Nationals. Bill Muras as Treasurer who ensured we were fiscally responsible. Nicole Leech as Secretary and who planned and implemented an amazing awards banquet. Jean Boyle as Membership Chair who managed our recruitment and membership registration and lists. Kathleen Whittle as Volunteer Chair who ensured we had volunteers throughout the year. Benton Fisher as the VASRA Chair who kept the board apprised of VASRA issues and events. And last but not least, Tu’lann von Christierson as Uniforms and Spirit Clothing Chair who designed, procured, and distributed uniforms and spirit wear throughout the year. 
  • Thank you also to the returning board members, Rebecca Phalan as the Fundraising Chair, Andrew Moore as our Webmaster, Paul Kutia as our Equipment/Logistics Chair, and Amy Pepper as VP of Communications. 
Thank you all again and thank you to our volunteers throughout the year!

2. OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS: At the Woodson Spring Sports Awards Night, Rachel Hundley and Trevor von Christierson were recognized with the Cavalier Award. MVP Awards were presented to Hannah Fisher and Joe Korn. We also had three rowers who were honorable mentions in the Washington Post as All-Met Athletes. They are Joe Korn, Hannah Fisher, and Jack Ning. Congratulations to all of you!

In addition congratulations to Michael Boyle who was selected as a primary delegate to Virginia Boys’ state this month at Radford University and Claire Hutcheson who was selected as a primary delegate to Virginia Girls’ state this month at Longwood University.

3. REMINDER: This Saturday, 17 June is the Erg Rentals (9-11am at the WT Woodson High School Erg Shed). Erg rentals until October are $150 per erg (39 available) and slides (2 per erg) will also be available for rent at $20. If you are interested in renting an erg and/or slides or are able to assist the morning of the 17th, please sign-up here. You must sign up to reserve your erg. Please make checks payable to W.T. Woodson Crew Boosters.

4. REMINDER: The coaches want to know what you think! All athletes (even graduating seniors) are encouraged to fill out the 2016-17 WT Woodson Athlete Exit Survey. Thank you to those who have already filled out the survey and we encourage those who haven’t to take a few minutes to respond and make Woodson Crew even better!

5. Summer Health and Fitness Tips. If you are thinking about how to stay fit over the summer, rowing camps and programs are a great option. Although the WTW Crew Boosters don’t endorse any in particular, we have many listed on our Camps / Rowing Programs / Colleges page and there are programs run out of Sandy Run such as Resilient Rowing, Occoquan Boat Club, and Sandy Run Scullers. It is also important to eat healthy over the summer so you are ready for Green Days in the fall and Winter Conditioning. We have links to some helpful resources on our Resources & Useful Links tab of our website. In particular, here are a few links to hydration tips and how to enhance the flavor of your healthy cooking.

Volunteers Needed Tomorrow, Crew Awards Banquet, Boosters Board Slate

posted Jun 12, 2017, 4:51 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

Boathouse & Chuckwagon Clean-Up is tomorrow, Saturday, 10 June from 9-11am. We still have several slots available and hope you will join us (if you haven't signed up already). This is a great way to get your remaining volunteer hours in for the season and to ensure we end the season well. Please sign-up on the Sign-up Genius site.

After the Boathouse and Chuckwagon Clean-Up, we will gather tomorrow night to celebrate our terrific racing season, say goodbye to our seniors, and also prepare for next year’s adventures.

As you know, we have solicited interest to serve on the WTW Crew Boosters Board and in other volunteer positions – and we are happy to report that we have had a good response. Many of our parents have agreed to step up and fill critical roles – your willingness and enthusiasm is encouraging. And for those who have not yet been contacted or have yet to determine where they would like to contribute, there are still openings, too! Tomorrow night we will elect 11 members for one-year terms, including the Executive Board and the Committee Chairs, as set forth in our By-laws. Thanks to your support, the Nominating Committee is able to present a full slate of candidates, listed below. Further nominations may be taken from the floor or proposed via write-in during the meeting. While tomorrow we will elect 11 volunteers – we want to recognize and express our gratitude for ALL of our volunteers, as there are literally dozens of key needs to meet for our rowers and coxswains to have that incredible WTW Crew experience. Pull for Woodson!

WTW CREW BOOSTERS, 2017-2018 SLATE

BOARD OF DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE BOARD:
President: Brian Boyle
Vice President-Team Liaison/Activities: Jami Shawley
Vice President-Communications: Amy Pepper
Treasurer: Allison Kim
Secretary: Carolyn Hutcheson

BOARD OF DIRECTORS, COMMITTEE CHAIRS:
Membership: Beth Mailand
Fundraising: Rebecca Phalan
Volunteer: Kim Sandino
Equipment/Logistics: Paul Kutia
Uniforms / Spirit Clothing: Babette Korn VASRA Representative: Pamela Sprouse

Crew Awards Banquet, Spring Sports Awards, Clean Ups, Erg Rental Sign Up, Athlete Survey, Summer

posted Jun 8, 2017, 6:17 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

URGENT: If you haven't already, please RSVP today for the WTW Crew Awards Banquet so we have an accurate count. After RSVPing, volunteer slots will be available for you to select on the same site. Please ensure you also read the Banquet invitation with dress code and food assignments. The banquet is this Saturday, 10 June, from 5:30-8:30pm at Frost Middle School Cafeteria. The banquet is three hours because we will have dinner, awards, and a parent meeting which includes voting for next year's board as mentioned above.
  • UPDATED: There will also be items auctioned off, including nine (9) oars and these tickets, so please bring your checkbooks 
  • We will bring lost and found items from the boathouse to the banquet. We also ask that any clothing or gear that was borrowed during the season be brought to the banquet by the student-athletes in an effort to return borrowed items to the rightful owners/lenders. 
The Woodson Spring Sports Awards Night is today Thursday, 8 June at 7pm at WT Woodson High School.

Thank you to the student-athletes and parents who signed up to help at the Boathouse Clean-Up & Chuckwagon Clean-Up this Saturday, 10 June from 9-11am. We do still have several slots available and hope you will join us (if you haven't signed up already). Please sign-up on the Sign-up Genius site.

UPDATED: 17 June - Erg Rentals (9-11am at the WT Woodson High School Erg Shed). Erg rentals until October will be $150 per erg (39 available) and slides (2 per erg) will also be available for rent at $20. If you are interested in renting an erg and/or slides or are able to assist the morning of the 17th, please sign-up here. You must sign up to reserve your erg. Please make checks payable to W.T. Woodson Crew Boosters.

NEW: The coaches want to know what you think! All athletes (even graduating seniors) are encouraged to fill out the 2016-17 WT Woodson Athlete Exit Survey. With your input we can make Woodson Crew even better!

If you are thinking about how to stay fit over the summer, rowing camps and programs are a great option. Although the WTW Crew Boosters don’t endorse any in particular, we have many listed on our Camps/Rowing Programs/College page and there are programs run out of Sandy Run such as Resilient Rowing, Occoquan Boat Club, and Sandy Run Scullers. NEW: Here is the link with info and the online application for the Occoquan Boat Club (OBC) summer junior select rowing program. They have two more spots open in the program. No sculling experience is necessary.

Scrip Orders, RSVP for Awards Banquet, Spring Sports Awards, Clean-Ups, Save the Date, Summer Rowing

posted Jun 5, 2017, 4:33 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

  • Scrip orders due today
  • URGENT & UPDATED: RSVP by Wednesday for Awards Banquet 
  • WTW Spring Sports Awards Thursday 
  • Boathouse & Chuckwagon Clean-up Saturday 
  • Save the Dates 
  • Summer Rowing 

1. The last Scrip Orders for the season are due today, 5 June. This way Joan will have the cards and can distribute them at the banquet on the 10 June. Gift cards make good Graduation Gifts! Contact Joan Fisher for the enrollment code and for full details click here.

2. URGENT & UPDATED: Please RSVP by Wednesday, 7 June for the WTW Crew Awards Banquet so we have an accurate count. After RSVPing, volunteer slots will be available for you to select on the same site. The WTW Crew Awards Banquet is this Saturday, 10 June, from 5:30-8:30pm at Frost Middle School Cafeteria. Here is the link to the Banquet invitation with dress code and food assignments.
  • The banquet is three hours because we will have dinner, awards, and a parent meeting which includes voting for next year's board as mentioned above.
  • NEW: There will be items auctioned off, including oars, so please bring your checkbooks 
  • NEW: Lost/Found/Borrowed. We will bring lost and found items from the boathouse to the banquet on 10 June, but also ask that any clothing or gear that was borrowed during the season be brought to the banquet by the student-athletes in an effort to return borrowed items to the rightful owners/lenders. 
  • Next Year’s WTW Crew Boosters Positions. We are still looking for parents to get involved through booster positions for next season (2017-2018) to help our team thrive. This is a great way to support your student-athlete. Open positions can be seen here. If you are interested in these positions, or any others, please contact President Pamela Sprouse (wtwcrewpresident@gmail.com) or members of the WTW Crew Boosters Nominating Committee, Benton Fisher and Rebecca Phalan. Elections will be held at the year-end Crew Awards Banquet on 10 June. 

3. The Woodson Spring Sports Awards Night is this Thursday, 8 June at 7pm at WT Woodson High School

4. HELP NEEDED at the Boathouse Clean-Up & Chuckwagon Clean-Up this Saturday, 10 June from 9-11am. We hope you will join us and sign-up on the Sign-up Genius site.

5. SAVE THE DATES:
  • 17 June - Erg Rentals (9-11am at the WT Woodson High School Erg Shed). Erg rentals until October will be $150 per erg and slides will also be available for rent at $20. More information coming soon. 
  • 12 August - Alumni Row. Details to follow. Information will be posted on the WTW Crew Alumni Page, twitter, and the website. 
6. If you are thinking about how to stay fit over the summer, rowing camps and programs are a great option. Although the WTW Crew Boosters don’t endorse any in particular, we have many listed on our Camps, Rowing Programs, and Colleges page and there are programs run out of Sandy Run such as Resilient Rowing, Occoquan Boat Club, and Sandy Run Scullers.

Nationals, Scrip Orders for Graduation, Reminders, Remaining Events, Achievements, Summer Rowing

posted Jun 1, 2017, 12:52 PM by WTW Crew Webmaster

NEW: Here is a link to photos from Nationals. Thank you Mary Claire! We were also notified that the officials at the Scholastic Rowing Association National Championships ultimately found the object that caused the loss of the rudder and skeg of our Women’s Lightweight 8+ during their heat, resulting in their inability to qualify for finals (they were clearly in second in a two to finals heat). It was a roughly four foot long piece of waterlogged wood.

UPDATE: Instead of 15 June, the last Scrip Orders for the season will be due on 5 June. This way Joan will have the cards and can distribute them at the banquet on the 10 June. Gift cards make good Graduation Gifts! Contact Joan Fisher for the enrollment code and for full details click here.

REMINDERS:
  • Next Year’s WTW Crew Boosters Positions. We are still looking for parents to help share the load so our team is supported and can thrive. Open positions can be seen here. If you are interested in these positions, or any others, please contact President Pamela Sprouse (wtwcrewpresident@gmail.com) or members of the WTW Crew Boosters Nominating Committee, Benton Fisher and Rebecca Phalan. Elections will be held at the year-end Crew Awards Banquet on 10 June. 
  • Men’s Captain Applications are due today, 1 June. Instructions can be found here
SAVE THE DATES: Remaining Events This Season:
  • 8 June - Woodson Spring Sports Awards Night (7pm) 
  • 10 June - Boathouse Clean-Up and Chuckwagon Clean-Up (9-11am). We hope you will join us and sign-up on the Sign-up Genius site
  • 10 June - WTW Crew Awards Banquet (CORRECTION: 5:30-8:30pm at Frost Middle School Cafeteria) Here is the link to the Banquet invitation with dress code and food assignments. A sign-up genius link will be coming soon for preparation, set-up, and clean-up. 
    • The banquet is three hours because we will have dinner, awards, and a parent meeting which includes voting for next year's board as mentioned above. 
  • 17 June - Erg Rentals (9-11am at the WT Woodson High School Erg Shed). More information coming soon. 
  • 12 August - Alumni Row. Details to follow. Information will be posted on the WTW Crew Alumni Page, twitter, and the website. 
ACHIEVEMENTS: Congratulations to Hannah Fisher, Brooke Leech, Lauren Ollis, Jenna Hissong, and Mya Rowe who all achieved season personal best 2K times yesterday!

NEW: If you are thinking about how to stay fit over the summer, rowing camps and programs are a great option. Although the WTW Crew Boosters don’t endorse any in particular, we have many listed on our Rowing Camps page and there are programs run out of Sandy Run such as Resilient Rowing and Occoquan Boat Club.

Nationals Summary, Unloading Trailer, Men’s Captain Applications, Booster Positions, Remaining Event

posted May 29, 2017, 8:02 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

  1. Nationals Summary 
  2. NEW: Unloading Trailer Tuesday 
  3. NEW: Men’s Captain Applications 
  4. Booster Positions 
  5. Remaining Events This Season 

1. WTW Crew represented WT Woodson and the state of Virginia well at the SRAA National Championship Regatta this past weekend. The Nationals trip was quite eventful for the team! On the way to Nationals, the team spent four hours along the side of the road waiting for another bus to pick up the team after the first bus broke down. The student-athletes were incredibly patient during the wait. Huge kudos to everyone on the bus! Also a shout out to Claire Hutcheson's parents and Suzanne Elliot, one of the coaches from Washington-Lee. They stopped to pick up our lightweights so they would make it in time for weigh in. On Friday, the team went to the Cooper River to rig the boats and jump right into qualifying heats.

The Men’s 1st Varsity 8+ placed 4th in their qualifying heat ahead of Oakton and 24th overall in qualifying heats also ahead of Wakefield, Woodbridge, and TJ making our Men’s 1st Varsity 8+ the 3rd highest placing Virginia boat in this category. Way to go Trevor von Christierson, Colin McCarthy, Jack Ning, Miles Knight, Joe Korn, Adrian Michel, Ethan Kutia, Michael Boyle, Gwen Cameron (coxswain).

The Women’s 1st Varsity 8+ placed 4th in their qualifying heat and 23rd overall in qualifying heats. They finished 4th out of all Virginia entries, capping off a solid season, Woodson's first in this top competitive event in nearly 10 years. Way to go Hannah Fisher, Brooke Leech, Gabriella Hayes, Elizabeth Giglia, Jenna Hissong, Rowan Sprouse, Rose van der Horst, Claire Hutcheson, Erica Schneider (coxswain).

The Men’s 2nd Varsity 8+ placed 5th in their qualifying heat ahead of Woodbridge and only .467 seconds shy of qualifying for semi-finals. They were 14th overall in qualifying heats also ahead of Oakton making our Men’s 2nd Varsity 8+ the highest placing Virginia boat in this category. Congratulations on a great row to James Livingston, Richie Evans, Ryan Torgersen, Katon Zhang, Grant McHale, Larry Cai, Ethan Pepper, Ethan Feng, Sebastian Bushey (coxswain), and Brandon Snyder as alternate.

The Women’s Lightweight 8+ was having the best race of their season and clearly second with open water in a two-to-Finals when an unseen log fouled their lane and they lost their skeg and rudder thus losing steering and had to stop. Ladies you represented Woodson with amazing grace. Our hats off to you Sara Chan, Joy Kim, Kathryn Taheri, Reagan Smith, Mya Rowe, Katlyn Howard, Sierra Boucher, Sophie Mills, Haley Cole (coxswain), and Marie Korn as alternate.

We are again exceedingly proud of the effort of all our rowers & coxswains!

Additional photos from the regatta will be posted on our website soon. There are also a few photos available on Row2k.


Thank you to all the parents who volunteered before, during, and after the regatta to ensure it was a successful trip. 
Thank you to our coaches for your encouragement, support, and time to make this such an amazing season! 

2. NEW: Those student-athletes who rowed/coxed at Nationals will be unloading the trailer and rigging the boats on Tuesday during normal practice time. Everyone will get back together at the Woodson Spring Sports Awards Night on 8 June and the WTW Crew Awards Dinner on 10 June.

3. NEW: Men’s Captain Applications are due Thursday, 1 June. Instructions can be found here.

4. REMINDER: Next Year’s WTW Crew Boosters Positions. With the graduation of a record 19 seniors on the team, we are losing many great parents, along with their rowers & coxswains. While we are fortunate to have received good responses to our efforts to fill WTW Crew Boosters positions for next year, you know there are always opportunities to pitch in, and help share the load so our team is supported and can thrive. The below link identifies all of the available positions; we flag here two open ones that are critical to have filled by the fall: Membership Chair (men’s team) and Volunteer Committee Chair. If you are interested in these positions, or any others, please contact President Pamela Sprouse (wtwcrewpresident@gmail.com) or members of the WTW Crew Boosters Nominating Committee, Benton Fisher and Rebecca Phalan. Elections will be held at the year-end Crew Awards dinner on 10 June. Open positions can be seen here.

5. SAVE THE DATES: Remaining Events This Season.
  • 8 June - Woodson Spring Sports Awards Night (7pm) 
  • 10 June - Boathouse Clean-Up and Chuckwagon Clean-Up (9-11am). Sign-ups coming soon. 
  • 10 June - WTW Crew Awards Dinner (7-8:30pm at Frost Middle School Cafeteria) 
  • 15 June - Scrip Orders due. Contact Joan Fisher for the enrollment code and for full details click here
  • 17 June - ERG Rentals (9-11am at the WT Woodson High School Erg Shed). More information coming soon. 
  • 12 August - Alumni Row. Details to follow. Information will be posted on the WTW Crew Alumni Page, twitter, and the website. 

Luggage Check In, Nationals, WTW Spring Sports Night, WTW Crew Awards Night, Correction

posted May 24, 2017, 5:01 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated May 25, 2017, 6:14 AM ]

Next stop, Nationals! The 2017 SRAA National Championship Regatta trip is 25-27 May on the Cooper River in Camden, NJ.

Here is the new Nationals Page on our web site.
  • This page has all things Nationals (links to event start times and results, hotel and contact info, weather, etc.), and will be updated as necessary throughout the event 
  • REMINDER: Luggage Check-In is tonight, Wednesday, 24 May from 7:30-8:30pm at WT Woodson High School door #5, near the wrestling room. Practice will end early today and student-athletes must check in their own bag at the luggage drop off. Medication forms will also be checked and returned to the student-athletes to carry with them. Luggage will be stored in a locked room at school overnight and loaded prior to departure. 
  • On Thursday, 25 May, student-athletes going to Nationals should plan to leave class at 10:15am and be ready to load, with their luggage, at the rock at 10:30am. Buses depart at 11:00am. Bring a bagged lunch to eat on the bus. 
  • Parent volunteers are still needed for this away regatta (even if you are not going to Nationals). Please sign-up here to volunteer. 
    Thanks you to all the parents who have already signed up to volunteer for Nationals. We do still need help in the following areas: 
    • Chuck Wagon Loading Thursday (good job for parents not traveling to Nationals) 
    • Breakfast prep / clean up Friday & Saturday 
    • Lunch prep / clean up Saturday 
    • Unload Chuck Wagon Saturday upon arrival back at Woodson (good job for parents not traveling to Nationals) 
  • If you are a parent chaperone taking the bus to Nationals and will be leaving your car at the school, you should park by door #17 near Main Street while away for the Stotesbury and National Regattas. 
  • SRAA regatta wear is available for purchase online, but you likely will not receive items purchased prior to the regatta 
  • Congratulations to our Seniors rowing in their final WTW regatta this weekend! Sierra Boucher, Gwen Cameron, Sara Chan, Hannah Fisher, Liz Giglia, Gabi Hayes, Brooke Leech, Erica Schneider, Larry Cai, Miles Knight, Joe Korn, Adrian Michel, Jack Ning, and Trevor von Christierson. 

SAVE THE DATES:
  • 8 June - Woodson Spring Sports Awards Night (7pm) 
  • 10 June - WTW Crew Awards Dinner (5:30-8:30pm at Frost Middle School Cafeteria) 

Stotesbury Summary, Practice, Nationals, Splash Jackets, Board Opportunities, Physicals, Swim Test

posted May 22, 2017, 6:26 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated May 22, 2017, 6:42 AM ]

  1. Stotesbury Summary 
  2. NEW: Practice This Week 
  3. Nationals Information 
  4. NEW: Splash Jackets Have Arrived 
  5. Next Year’s WTW Crew Boosters Positions 
  6. Physicals 
  7. Summer Program Swim Test 
  8. Reminders 

The WTW Crew website will always have the most relevant information you need to know, including anything urgent or time sensitive. Please check the site often. We also share important information on Twitter @WoodsonCrew 

1. WTW Crew competed well against the best competition on the East Coast at the fabled Stotesbury Regatta on Friday and Saturday!
  • Our Women’s 1st Varsity 8+ placed 13th in time trials and advanced to the Semi-Finals. They finished third out of all Virginia entries, behind only Madison and TC Williams. Congrats to Hannah Fisher, Claire Hutcheson, Gabriella Hayes, Elizabeth Giglia, Jenna Hissong, Rowan Sprouse, Rose van der Horst, Brooke Leech, and Erica Schneider (coxswain). 
  • The Women’s Lightweight 8+ placed 7th in their time trials and missed Finals by only 0.7 seconds. 
  • The Men’s 1st Varsity 8+ placed 24th out of 41 boats in time trials ahead of Wakefield, Oakton, TJ, Robinson, Fairfax, Yorktown, Briar Woods, and West Springfield. 
  • The Men’s 2nd Varsity 8+ placed 17th out of 28 boats in time trials ahead of Oakton, Langley, TJ, Robinson, Fairfax, and Briar Woods. 
  • The Women’s Varsity 4+ placed 48th out of 60 boats in time trials. 
  • The Men’s Lightweight 4+ placed 28th out of 35 boats in time trials. 
  • The Women’s Junior 8+ placed 36th out of 50 boats in time trials ahead of Oakton, TJ, West Springfield, St. Andrews, and Briar Woods. 
  • The Men’s Junior 8+ placed 34th out of 54 boats in time trials ahead of Yorktown, Briar Woods, Arlington, Fairfax, and West Springfield. 
We are exceedingly proud of the effort of all our rowers & coxswains -- and would especially note the Novice Men & Women who “rowed up” in the Junior 8+ categories against more experienced competition. We are not only proud of our rowers & coxswains performance on the water, but actions off the water too. The team had many compliments about the honor it was to have the team stay at the hotel. As an example, here is a note left under the hotel door of the Women’s 1st 4+. 


Additional photos from the regatta can be found off our website in our Stotesbury photo gallery by Serena and Stotesbury 2017 photos by Grant Schneider. Thank you both for the amazing photos. There are also overhead photos on Row2k



Thank you to all the parents who volunteered before, during, and after the regatta to ensure it was a successful trip. 
Thank you to our coaches for your encouragement, support, and time to make this such an amazing season! 

2. NEW: There is bus service Monday-Wednesday this week. All team members should come to practice today, Monday, to unload the trailer and rig the boats. Practice Tuesday and Wednesday will be for those going to Nationals. Everyone will get back together at the Woodson Spring Sports Awards Night on 8 June and the WTW Crew Awards Dinner on 10 June. 

3. Next stop, Nationals! The 2017 SRAA National Championship Regatta trip is 25-27 May on the Cooper River in Camden, NJ. Here is the new Nationals Page on our web site. Thank you again Andy! 
  • This page has all things Nationals (links to event start times and results, hotel and contact info, weather, etc.), and will be updated as necessary throughout the event 
  • Parent volunteers are still needed for this away regatta (even if you are not going to Nationals). Please sign-up here to volunteer. 
  • This Wednesday, 24 May, luggage will be turned-in and medications with medications forms will be checked from 7:30-8:30pm at WT Woodson High School door #5, near the wrestling room. Practice will end early on 24 May and student-athletes must check in their own bag at the luggage drop off. Luggage will be stored in a locked room at school overnight and loaded prior to departure. 
  • SRAA regatta wear is available for purchase online, but you likely will not receive items purchased prior to the regatta 
  • If you are a parent chaperone taking the bus to Nationals and will be leaving your car at the school, you should park by door #17 near Main Street while away for the regatta 
4. NEW: The splash jackets from JL Racing have arrived!! They were delivered after we departed on Thursday for Stotesbury. Parents should email Tu’lann at tulannvonc@cox.net to let her know how she can get them to the student-athletes. 

We designed and printed team shirts for the Stotesbury regatta. These have the student-athlete names on the back. We had one made for every student-athlete and Tu’lann would like to get them to those that did not attend Stotesbury. Parents, please email Tu’lann at tulannvonc@cox.net on how to get them to you. 

5. Next Year’s WTW Crew Boosters Positions. With the graduation of a record 19 seniors on the team, we are losing many great parents, along with their rowers & coxswains. While we are fortunate to have received good responses to our efforts to fill WTW Crew Boosters positions for next year, you know there are always opportunities to pitch in, and help share the load so our team is supported and can thrive. The below link identifies all of the available positions; we flag here two open ones that are critical to have filled by the fall: Membership Chair (men’s team) and Volunteer Committee Chair. If you are interested in these positions, or any others, please contact President Pamela Sprouse (wtwcrewpresident@gmail.com) or members of the WTW Crew Boosters Nominating Committee, Benton Fisher and Rebecca Phalan. Elections will be held at the year-end Crew Awards dinner on 10 June. Open positions can be seen here

6. The first step toward eligibility to participate in any preseason or after school athletic event is to complete a sports physical on an official VHSL Pre-participation Physical Examination (PPE) form (new form for 2017-2018 school year is titled “FEB2017”). The Woodson High School Athletic Training Department will be offering sports physicals at Woodson High School on 19 June. This successfully completed physical will be good for all sports and out of season practices (green days, yellow days, weight room workouts) for the 2017-2018 school year. This event is a fundraiser for the Woodson High School Athletic Training Department. The cost of the physicals is $50 when you register online ($60 at the door space permitting). You can register here. They are always looking for medical and non-medical volunteers to assist for the event. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Ms. Fickes, kfickes@fcps.edu, or click on the registration link to sign up. 

Don’t forget the student and parent concussion education must also be completed annually!! 

7. Is your rower or coxswain participating in a summer rowing program? You may be required to provide proof of passing a swim test before he/she can start. Please email Jean Boyle at wtwcrewmembership@gmail.com to obtain a copy of your student-athlete’s WTW Crew Swim Test results. 

8. Reminders: 
  • SAVE THE DATES: 
    • 8 June - Woodson Spring Sports Awards Night (7pm) 
    • 10 June - WTW Crew Awards Dinner (5:30-8:30pm at Frost Elementary School Cafeteria) 
  • Please share your accomplishments/achievements, no matter what it is, to wtwcrewcommunications@gmail.com. Send your submissions by Friday of each week. We will publish them in the following Monday issue of the WTW Crew Update. 

VSRC Day 2, Correction, Stotesbury, and Nationals

posted May 17, 2017, 4:50 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated May 17, 2017, 8:41 AM ]

Congratulations to the Women’s Varsity 8+...they are going to Nationals!

Here is a link to the VSRC Day 2 row2k photos. Also, this article is mainly about the VSRC Day 2 winners, but Woodson does get mentioned.

Next stop, Stotesbury! The Stotesbury Regatta trip is 18-20 May in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Our WTW Crew Webmaster has created a Stotesbury page (including time trial start times for Friday) on our web site. 
    • This page has all things Stotesbury (links to event start times and results, hotel and contact info, weather, etc.), and will be updated as necessary throughout the event 
  • REMINDER: Luggage Check-In is tonight, Wednesday, 17 May from 6:45-8pm at WT Woodson High School door #5, near the wrestling room. Practice will end early today and student-athletes must check in their own bag at the luggage drop off. Medication forms will also be checked and returned to the student-athletes to carry with them. Luggage will be stored in a locked room at school overnight and loaded prior to departure. 
  • On Thursday, 18 May, student-athletes should plan to leave class at 10:15am and be ready to load, with their luggage, at the rock at 10:30am. Buses depart at 11:00am. Bring a bagged lunch to eat on the bus. 
  • Parent volunteers are still needed for this away regatta (even if you are not going to Stotesbury). Please sign-up here to volunteer.
  • If you are a parent chaperone taking the bus to Stotesbury and will be leaving your car at the school, you should park by door #17 near Main Street while away for the Stotesbury and National Regattas. 
UPDATED: The 2017 SRAA National Championship Regatta trip is 25-27 May on the Cooper River in Camden, NJ. The Boats going to Nationals are the Men’s 1st 8+, Women’s 1st 8+, Women’s Lightweight 8+, and Men’s 2nd 8+. All race entries, to include alternate rowers/coxswains will be made at the discretion of the WTW Crew Head Coach. Payment (for student-athlete and any parent/family at-the-river food fees mentioned below) along with all required paperwork is due by this Friday, 19 May for all athletes going to Nationals. Please deliver the forms not previously filled out for Stotesbury and check to Catherine Foley, 9124 Glenbrook Rd., Fairfax, VA 22031. 
  • Here is the Nationals Information Sheet (which gives you all the details you need to know) 
    • Many of the same forms for Stotesbury will be required for Nationals participants and if you have completed the Stotesbury paperwork, you will not be required to submit new paperwork except the Emergency Contact Form (if you did not fill out the Nationals portion previously) and the meal form. 
      • Parent and other family meal costs will be only for meals at the river since the hotel doesn't offer catering. There is a $15/day per person (non-student-athletes) fee which covers at-the-river snacks and lunches on Friday and Saturday. We eat under the Woodson canopy on site from about 8am until about 2pm. For dinner, parents can purchase food at Uno Pizzeria (next to hotel) and are welcome to eat with the athletes. 
  • New Nationals Specific Form:
  • Here are the forms (in case you haven’t filled any out): 
  • NEW: Student-athletes attending Nationals need to make sure they make arrangements with teachers for any SOL testing they may miss.
  • If you will be cancelling your hotel reservations, please email wtwcrewcommunications@gmail.com before cancelling so we can offer the rooms to other WTW families who may not have rooms yet. 
  • Parent volunteers are needed for this away regatta (even if you are not going to Nationals). Please sign-up here to volunteer. 
  • On Wednesday, 24 May, luggage will be turned-in, medication forms and medications reviewed from 7:30-8:30pm at WT Woodson High School door #5, near the wrestling room. Student-athletes must check in their own bag at the luggage drop off. Luggage will be stored in a locked room at school overnight and loaded prior to departure. Student-athletes will be responsible for packing medication forms and medications in their carry on luggage. 
  • On Thursday, 25 May, student-athletes should plan to leave class at 10:15 a.m. and be ready to load, with their carry-on, at the rock at 10:30am. Buses depart at 11:00am. Students and parent bus chaperones should bring a bagged lunch to eat on the bus. 

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