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Regatta Summary, Senior Night, Food Assignments, Stotesbury & Nationals, Physicals, Board Positions

posted Apr 23, 2018, 4:27 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

  • Ted Phoenix Regatta Summary 
  • Senior Night Information 
  • Pre-Regatta Dinner and RAFT Food Assignments 
  • Stotesbury and Nationals Forms and Payments Due May 4th 
  • WTW Sports Physicals on May 7th 
  • Board Nominations 
  • End-of-Year Party on June 11th 

1. NEW: Ted Phoenix Regatta Summary. It was a beautiful day with the 8s racing in the morning.

The Men’s Second 8 (M-2-8) placed 2nd in their heat and advanced to the finals.

The Women’s Lightweight 8 (W-LT-8) racing in the Women’s Junior 8 event, and Women’s Junior 8 (W-JR-8) both advanced to the finals in an unusual event to race against each other. In the final, the W-LT-8 took first over B-CC, Madison, W-L and South County, and the W-JR-8 placed 5th over South County.

The Women’s Freshmen 8 (W-F-8) won their flight ahead of TJ, Oakton, and Langley.

The Men’s Novice 8 (M-N-8) took 3rd in their flight.

The Men’s Junior 4 (M-JR-4) was the last Woodson race of the day and they finished strong in 3rd place ahead of Fairfax, Madison, and Briar Woods.

Congratulations to all rowers and coxswains!


Here are all of the results for all of the races. Check out photos from the regatta on our new WTW Crew photo page. If anyone has any photos of the team they would like to share and that we could post on our site, please send them to wtwcrewphotographer@gmail.com.

2. NEW: Senior Night Information. The Senior Night is a tradition of all the underclassmen celebrating with their graduating seniors. This year’s Senior Night will be celebrated at the Team Dinner on May 11th. This is a student organized event (with parent support, assistance, guidance). Traditionally the juniors take the lead, as is the case this year. The optional contribution typically runs between $20-30 per underclassman. The number depends on the size of the senior class versus size of the underclasses. The money covers the cost of each underclassman’s own uniquely designed Senior Night T-shirt plus defrays the combined cost of a t-shirt per senior and a modest gift per senior. This year the girls came to a shared cost of $25 each and boys are about $33. Every athlete should already know about this and has probably come home asking for money to turn in to their designated representatives (Boys: Ethan Feng, Girls: Joy Kim). As always, if any cost is untenable for a family, they should feel free to come to a board member to discuss (you may contact Jami Shawley at wtwcrewactivities@gmail.com). The board is obviously bound to complete discretion in matters like this and will work with the coordinating athletes to manage the funds.

3. NEW: Pre-Regatta Dinner Food Assignments for all families. Our next pre-regatta dinner is this Friday from 7-9pm at the McClintick’s home (* requires authentication). Thank you to the McClintick family for hosting and to the parents who have signed up to help. Here are the dinner and RAFT food assignments (* requires authentication) for all families. Please bring the assigned food items to the pre-regatta dinner, even if your student-athlete is unable to attend the dinner. If an athlete’s last name falls between the names listed then that is their food assignment.

4. REMINDER: Stotesbury/SRAA forms and payments are due no later than May 4th. The payment information and forms are located on the wtwcrew.org main page under “2018 Away Regatta Meeting.” Packets and payments may be mailed or dropped off to Jami Shawley at 4105 Duncan Dr., Annandale, VA (just place in the mailbox). Packets and payments can also be turned in at the Pasta Dinner this Friday, April 27th. Thank you to those who have already submitted their forms and payments.

5. REMINDER: WTW Sports Physicals. The Woodson High School Athletic Training Department will be offering sports physicals at Woodson High School on Monday, May 7th.

This successfully completed physical will be good for all sports and out of season practices (green days, yellow days, weight room workouts) for the 2018-2019 school year.

This event is a fundraiser for the Woodson High School Athletic Training Department and goes to support the athletes at Woodson High School.

The cost of the physical is $50 when you register online.

6. REMINDER: 2018-2019 WTW Crew Booster Executive Board Nominations Requested. Unbelievably, the end of the 2017-2018 season is nearly upon us and we need to begin planning for the 2018-2019 WTW Crew season! At the end of the year, the WTW Crew Boosters (all parents of crew athletes) will vote to elect next year's executive board members (President, Vice President for Team Liaison and Activities, Vice President for Communications, Treasurer, and Secretary). For board position descriptions, please refer to the By-Laws. If you are interested in serving in any of these positions or if you'd like to nominate someone that you think would be great and willing, please contact the nominating committee (Dana Boucher, Amy Pepper, and Kim Sandino) at wtwcrewcommunications@gmail.com. If a committee members reaches out to you to discuss the possibility, please keep an open mind. It takes a whole village to make this awesome club run!

Huge thanks to all of the parent volunteers throughout the year - including board members and every other volunteer job. Your kids appreciate it - whether they realize it or not!

7. SAVE THE DATE: The End-of-Year Crew Party will be Monday, June 11th in WTW cafeterias A&B. More information will be forthcoming.

* NOTE: For any link marked as "requires authentication", log in with the same account you used to sign up for email updates.

Regatta Info, Food Assignments, Volunteers, Board Positions, End of Year Party, Stotesbury Forms

posted Apr 19, 2018, 2:41 PM by WTW Crew Webmaster

  1. Ted Phoenix Regatta 
  2. Pre-Regatta Food Assignments 
  3. Volunteers 
  4. 2018-2019 Executive Board Nominations 
  5. Save the Date: End of Year Party 
  6. Stotesbury SRAA Forms Due 
  7. Helpful Regatta Information 

1. NEW: IMPORTANT REGATTA INFORMATION FOR SATURDAY!
Here are the WTW entries
Watch for updates on Twitter at @VASRAResults and @WoodsonCrew and our website, wtwcrew.org front page. Heat sheets will be added to our website when available.

2. REMINDER: Pre-Regatta Dinner Food Assignments for all families. Tomorrow’s (Friday’s) pre-regatta dinner is this Friday from 7-9pm  at the Kowalski’s homeClick here for details (* requires authentication). Thank you to the Kowalski family for hosting and to the parents who have signed up to help. Here are the dinner and RAFT food assignments (* requires authentication) for all families. Please bring the assigned food items to the pre-regatta dinner, even if your student-athlete is unable to attend the dinner. If an athlete’s last name falls between the names listed then that is their food assignment. NOTE: Please ensure food is delivered on time (at 7pm), practice will be done by 6pm to allow student-athletes time to return from the river and get to the dinner on time. 

3. REMINDER: Volunteer Opportunities. Thank you to the student-athletes and parents who have signed up to help in various roles so far! We have a couple of RAFT volunteer slots that have become available.

Parents who still need to fulfill VASRA volunteer requirements may contact Jen Duffy at jenduf13@gmail.com directly to discuss options.

Here are the sign-up genius links for the pre-regatta dinner, RAFT, and VASRA. Those signed up to volunteer for any of the above this weekend should receive reminders, but we recommend that you check the sign-up links above to ensure you know what volunteer opportunities you signed up for and that you are there on time.

NOTE: It is recommended VASRA volunteers arrive at Silverbrook at least 45 minutes prior to their shift start time so they can take the bus to Sandy Run, sign-in at the VASRA sign-in desk 30 minutes prior to shift, and be at their assigned volunteer duty by the start of their shift.

NOTE: Going forward, if anyone is unable to fulfill a volunteer requirement they previously signed up for on Sign-Up Genius, please contact wtwcrewcommunications@gmail.com before removing your name from the list so we can ensure the shift is covered.

Also, VASRA will be hosting the Mason Invitational on Sunday, April 22nd. VASRA is looking for student-athlete and there are only two slots left. If you are interested, please contact Jen Duffy at jenduf13@gmail.com. It is a great chance to see a collegiate regatta as well as a behind the scenes look at what goes on at the finish line during a regatta! Community Service hours will be given for volunteers.

4. NEW: 2018-2019 WTW Crew Booster Executive Board Nominations Requested. Unbelievably, the end of the 2017-2018 season is nearly upon us and we need to begin planning for the 2018-2019 WTW Crew season! At the end of the year, the WTW Crew Boosters (all parents of crew athletes) will vote to elect next year's executive board members (President, Vice President for Team Liaison and Activities, Vice President for Communications, Treasurer, and Secretary). For board position descriptions, please refer to the By-Laws. If you are interested in serving in any of these positions or if you'd like to nominate someone that you think would be great and willing, please contact the nominating committee (Dana Boucher, Amy Pepper, and Kim Sandino) at wtwcrewcommunications@gmail.com. If a committee members reaches out to you to discuss the possibility, please keep an open mind. It takes a whole village to make this awesome club run!

Huge thanks to all of the parent volunteers throughout the year - including board members and every other volunteer job. Your kids appreciate it - whether they realize it or not!

5. NEW/SAVE THE DATE: The End-of-Year Crew Party will be Monday, June 11th in WTW cafeterias A&B. More information will be forthcoming.

6. REMINDER: Stotesbury/SRAA forms and payments are due no later than May 4th. The payment information and forms are located on the wtwcrew.org main page under “2018 Away Regatta Meeting.” Packets and payments may be mailed or dropped off to Jami Shawley at 4105 Duncan Dr., Annandale, VA. Packets and payments can also be turned in at the Pasta Dinner tomorrow (Friday, April 20th). Thank you to those who have already submitted their forms and payments. ** Parents may make personal hotel reservation at the Hampton Inn Philadelphia Airport using the group name WT Woodson Parents. The group hold ends on Friday, April 27th. There are still rooms available at this time. If any parent is interested in sharing a room with another parent, please contact Jami Shawley at wtwcrewactivities@gmail.com.

7. REMINDER: To help get ready for regatta day, here are some highlights of what is available on our website:
  • Home Page – Key information for the next regatta will be found on the home page, including regatta heat sheet when available (Woodson races highlighted), links to applicable sign up geniuses, any last minute volunteer requirements, etc. 
  • Sandy Run Park – Description of the park including maps, parking information and how the Silverbrook bus works, along with other tips and information for regatta day. 
  • 2018 Regatta Heat Sheets and Results – Heat sheets when available, links to the regatta on Regatta central, and official results when available for all regattas this season. 
  • 2018 Regatta Schedule – Full regatta schedule for the 2018 season. 
  • Key Dates – Upcoming schedule for the next month or two, including all sign up genius links, Friday dinner party information, form links and deadlines, etc. 

Tri Meet Summary, Practice Today, Food Assignments, VASRA Opportunities, Stotesbury Nationals Forms

posted Apr 16, 2018, 5:46 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

  1. Anacostia Tri-Meet Summary 
  2. Practice Today 
  3. Pre-Regatta Dinner and RAFT Food Assignments 
  4. VASRA Volunteer Opportunities 
  5. Stotesbury and Nationals Forms and Payments Reminder 
  6. Daily Bus Sign-Up Option 
  7. Carpooling Sign-up 
  8. WTW Sports Physicals on May 7th 

1. NEW: Anacostia Tri-Meet Summary. It was a beautiful day and the Woodson Women and Freshmen/Novice had great results.
  • The Women’s Lightweight 8 (W-LT-8) finished 1st against Women’s 1st 8s (W-1-8) from Visitation and TJ. 
  • The Women’s Freshmen 8 (W-F-8) easily won their race against TJ and two Visitation boats. 
  • The Women’s 3rd 8 (W-3-8) also easily won their race against TJ. 
  • The Women’s 2nd 8 (W-JR-8) placed 2nd after tangling oars with Visitation and having to stop rowing to disengage. 
  • The Men’s Freshman/Novice 8 (M-F/N-8) placed 2nd in their race, finishing ahead of TJ and Gonzaga. 
Congratulations to all rowers and coxswains!

Here are all of the results for all of the races. Check out photos from the regatta on our new WTW Crew photo page. If anyone has any photos of the team they would like to share and that we could post on our site, please send them to wtwcrewphotographer@gmail.com.

2. REMINDER: Today’s (Monday) practice for all team members will be at the earlier time, 2:30-5:00pm. There is no bus today however. We will return to our normal practice schedule on Tuesday.

3. NEW: Pre-Regatta Dinner Food Assignments for all families. Our next pre-regatta dinner is this Friday from 7-9pm  at the Kowalski’s home. Click here for details (* requires authentication). Thank you to the Kowalski family for hosting and to the parents who have signed up to help. Here are the dinner and RAFT food assignments for all families. Please bring the assigned food items to the pre-regatta dinner, even if your student-athlete is unable to attend the dinner. If an athlete’s last name falls between the names listed then that is their food assignment. 

4. NEW: VASRA Volunteer Opportunities. VASRA will be hosting the Mason Invitational on Sunday, April 22nd. VASRA is looking for student-athlete or adult volunteers. If you are interested, please contact Jen Duffy at jenduf13@gmail.com. It is a great chance to see a collegiate regatta as well as a behind the scenes look at what goes on at the finish line during a regatta! Community Service hours will be given for volunteers.

5. REMINDER: Stotesbury/SRAA forms and payments are due no later than May 4th. The payment information and forms are located on the wtwcrew.org main page under “2018 Away Regatta Meeting.” Packets and payments may be mailed or dropped off to Jami Shawley at 4105 Duncan Dr., Annandale, VA. Packets and payments can also be turned in at the Pasta Dinner this Friday, April 20th. Thank you to those who have already submitted their forms and payments.

6. REMINDER: Practice Bus. We are still offering single-day rides for $20 per day as long as the student-athlete has a daily bus rider agreement form signed by a parent. If the carpool coordination is too inconvenient, too unreliable or just too much, consider signing up for the super convenient and reliable daily practice bus. To register, contact Jami Shawley at wtwcrewactivities@gmail.com.

7. REMINDER: Self-coordinating Carpool Sign-up. Here is the sign-up genius for those interested in self-coordinating carpools.

8. NEW: WTW Sports Physicals. The Woodson High School Athletic Training Department will be offering sports physicals at Woodson High School on Monday, May 7th.

This successfully completed physical will be good for all sports and out of season practices (green days, yellow days, weight room workouts) for the 2018-2019 school year.

This event is a fundraiser for the Woodson High School Athletic Training Department and goes to support the athletes at Woodson High School.

The cost of the physical is $50 when you register online. You can register by following this link.

Friday and Monday Practices, Anacostia Tri-Meet Info, VASRA Volunteers, Carpool, Scrip Orders

posted Apr 12, 2018, 4:36 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

  1. This Friday and Monday Practices 
  2. Anacostia Tri-Meet Information 
  3. New VASRA Volunteer Opportunities 
  4. Carpooling Sign-up 
  5. Scrips Orders Due April 15th 

1. UPDATE: This Friday (April 13th) and Monday (April 16th) Practices. Please note, there is no pre-regatta dinner this Friday, but there is practice even though it is an early release day from school.
Due to early release this Friday, practice for all team members will be from 2:30-5:00pm.
There is still practice on Monday for everyone as well and Monday practice for all team members will be at the earlier time, 2:30-5:00pm.

2. UPDATE: Anacostia Tri-Meet Information for this Saturday, April 14th.
Here is the link to our page with all information related to the Anacostia Tri-Meet. Please watch this page for additional information or any changes to the schedule. The Coxswain meeting is at 8:00am. The first Woodson race is at 9:15am and last race is currently scheduled for noon.

3. NEW: VASRA Volunteer Opportunities this Saturday, April 14th. If you are available and especially if you haven’t filled your VASRA volunteer requirement, we have been offered the chance to sign-up for volunteer positions at the Occoquan this weekend (even though our team is not rowing on the Occoquan this weekend). This will also help VASRA fill some unfilled positions. Volunteers for these positions get VASRA credit for their work.

4. REMINDER: Self-coordinating Carpool Sign-up. Here is the sign-up genius link for those interested in self-coordinating carpools.

5. REMINDER: Scrip Orders are due Sunday, April 15th. 

Regatta Summary, Spirit Wear, Anacostia Tri-Meet, VASRA Volunteers, Stotesbury & Nationals, and more

posted Apr 9, 2018, 5:07 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

  1. Walter Mess Regatta Summary 
  2. Spirit Wear 
  3. Anacostia Tri-Meet Info. 
  4. New VASRA Volunteer Opportunity 
  5. Stotesbury and Nationals Forms and Payments Reminder 
  6. Daily Bus Sign-Up Option 
  7. Carpooling Sign-up 
  8. Fundraise From Home 
  9. WTW Sports Physicals on May 7th 
  10. Scholarships 
  11. Camps 
1. NEW: It was cold at the Walter Mess Regatta and many of the finals were cancelled, but there was some great racing. The novices had an outstanding first regatta on the Occoquan.

The Men’s Novice 8 (M-N-8) and Women’s Novice 8 (W-N-8) finished 2nd in their flights earning their first ribbons! Congratulations!

The Women’s Lightweight 8 (W-LT-8) finished 2nd in their race and the Women’s Lightweight 4 (W-LT-4) finished 3rd in their race also both earning ribbons! Congratulations!

The Men’s 2nd 8 (M-2-8) finished 2nd in their heat with the 3rd fastest time across all of their heats and qualified for finals (although finals were not run).


Here are the results for all of the races. Check out photos from the regatta on our new WTW Crew photo page. If anyone has any photos of the team they would like to share and that we could post on our site, please send them to wtwcrewphotographer@gmail.com.

Thank you to our pre-regatta volunteers who made the dinner such a success and to the volunteers who braved the cold at the regatta.

2. REMINDER: Spirit Wear from the second order will be distributed at practice today (Monday, April 9th).

3. NEW: Anacostia Tri-Meet Information on April 14th. Please note, there is no pre-regatta dinner this Friday, but there is practice even though it is an early release day from school. There will not be bus transportation to the Anacostia Tri-Meet due to the proximity and carpooling is encouraged. There is no parking at the Anacostia boathouse, all parking will be at Maritime Plaza at 11th and M Street SE. Shuttle buses will be provided from the parking area to the boathouse.

The regatta schedule is still being worked, but it will be a rather short event and complete by lunchtime. More details will be sent later this week.

Due to this being a short event, there will not be a RAFT tent, so student-athletes should bring snacks and water bottles.

More information here.

4. NEW: VASRA Volunteer Opportunities. VASRA will be hosting the Mason Invitational on Sunday, April 22nd. VASRA is looking for student-athlete or adult volunteers. If you are interested, please contact Jen Duffy at jenduf13@gmail.com. It is a great chance to see a collegiate regatta as well as a behind the scenes look at what goes on at the finish line during a regatta! Community Service hours will be given for volunteers.

5. REMINDER: Stotesbury/SRAA forms and payments are due no later than May 4th. The payment information and forms are located on the wtwcrew.org main page under “2018 Away Regatta Meeting.” Packets and payments may be mailed or dropped off to Jami Shawley at 4105 Duncan Dr., Annandale, VA. Packets and payments can also be turned in at the Pasta Dinner on April 20th. Thank you to those who have already submitted their forms and payments.

6. REMINDER: Practice Bus. We now still offering single-day rides for $20 per day as long as the student-athlete has a daily bus rider agreement form signed by a parent. If the carpool coordination is too inconvenient, too unreliable or just too much, consider signing up for the super convenient and reliable daily practice bus. To register, contact Jami Shawley at wtwcrewactivities@gmail.com.

7. REMINDER: Self-coordinating Carpool Sign-up. We have created a sign-up genius for those interested in self-coordinating Friday and Saturday carpools.

8. REMINDER: Fundraising from home.

Scrip Orders are due April 15th.
What is Scrip? Gift Cards - The same gift cards you see in stores that you normally purchase to give to others or you can use them on your own spending!

Each gift card has a rebate percentage that goes directly to WTW Crew upon purchase. Scrip is fundraising while you shop®

Smile Amazon!
Don't forget to place all your Amazon orders through the smile.amazon website and designate WT Woodson Crew Boosters Association Incorporated as your designated charity.

9. NEW: WTW Sports Physicals. The Woodson High School Athletic Training Department will be offering sports physicals at Woodson High School on Monday, May 7th.

This successfully completed physical will be good for all sports and out of season practices (green days, yellow days, weight room workouts) for the 2018-2019 school year.

This event is a fundraiser for the Woodson High School Athletic Training Department and goes to support the athletes at Woodson High School.

The cost of the physical is $50 when you register online. You can register here.

10. NEW: 2018 Laura Ashley Piper Scholarship. A $1,000 scholarship will be granted in memory of Laura Ashley Piper. Applicants must be Senior athletes graduating from a Fairfax County high school who are U.S. citizens and residents of Fairfax County. Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence, athletic merit, personal integrity, student leadership, and service to school and community. Completed applications will include copies of ACT/SAT score report(s), an official transcript, information on activities, honors/awards, academic interests, athletics, and two recommendations using the recommendation form in the application. More details and applications can be found in Family Connection. Completed application packets are due by or before Friday, 13 April.

11. NEW: Summer Rowing Camps. Here is a link to our webpage with information on summer rowing camps, but we also have additional details on two camps below. NOTE: We are only providing this information for your awareness and the WTW Crew Boosters is not specifically endorsing any of these camps.

Registration for UVA’s 2018 Summer Camps has opened. Athletes, both individual and groups, from programs across the country capitalize on this special training opportunity each summer. To accommodate demand, they have increased the number of sessions offered throughout June and July. More information and registration can be found here on their website.

Row West Racing Camp is also accepting applications. This is a girls-only camp based in Los Angeles that culminates with a trip to Club Nationals. Row West is an opportunity for girls to get some high level training and racing experience and come home stronger, more skilled and ready to be even better contributors to your programs at home. You can find more information about the camp on their website and interested kids can apply via the camps link on Regatta Central.

Walter Mess Regatta, Pre-Regatta Dinner Assignments, Volunteers, Spirit Wear, General Regatta Info

posted Apr 6, 2018, 4:11 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Apr 6, 2018, 4:11 AM ]

  1. Walter Mess Regatta 
  2. Pre-Regatta Dinner Assignments 
  3. Volunteers 
  4. Spirit Wear 
  5. Helpful Regatta Information 

1. NEW: IMPORTANT REGATTA INFORMATION FOR SATURDAY! The forecast for this Saturday remains uncertain, the conditions will be challenging regardless of the possible precipitation amounts or type. Currently the regatta is still on.

Student-Athletes, listen to your coach regarding what to wear and when to arrive.

Here is information we received from VASRA:

In an effort to get as many rowers on the water as possible, at least once, VASRA has abandoned the block schedule and prioritized the varsity boats for this regatta. As a result of this change, all team members need to arrive at the beginning of the day. There will only be one: Coaches Meeting, 7:00am; Coxswains Meeting, 7:30am: and Weigh In Window, 7:00- 9:00am.

The Uniform Rule has been waived for this regatta. All rowers and coxswains MUST dress warmly. Crews failing to comply with this safety instruction will be held from launching. This is a safety matter and will be strictly enforced. A great deal of heat is lost through the head, beanies would be appropriate and this might be an opportune time for rowers to use pogies. Rowers and coxswains should also have multiple changes of clothing so they can keep dry and warm. There is no running water yet at the park, so student-athletes should continue to bring their own filled water bottles.

We highly recommend you park at Silverbrook (link to details under #5) and use the shuttle our school participates in rather than parking at Sandy Run Regional Park.

VASRA is still working on the details of the schedule so please watch for updates on Twitter at @VASRAResults and @WoodsonCrew and our website, wtwcrew.org.

2. REMINDER: Pre-Regatta Dinner Food Assignments for all families. Our next pre-regatta dinner is this Friday from 7-9pm at the McCarthy’s home (*requires authentication). Thank you to the McCarthy family for hosting and to the parents who have signed up to help. Here are the dinner and RAFT food assignments for all families (*requires authentication). Please bring the assigned food items to the pre-regatta dinner, even if your student-athlete is unable to attend the dinner. If an athlete’s last name falls between the names listed then that is their food assignment. NOTE: Please ensure food is delivered on time (at 7pm), practice will be done by 6pm to allow student-athletes time to return from the river and get to the dinner on time.
3. REMINDER: Volunteer Opportunities. Thank you to the student-athletes and parents who have signed up to help in various roles so far! All volunteer slots are currently filled, but please check these links occasionally if you still haven’t satisfied your volunteer requirements in case any become available.

Here are the sign-up genius links for the pre-regatta dinner, RAFT, and VASRA. Those signed up to volunteer for any of the above this weekend should receive reminders, but we recommend that you check the sign-up links above to ensure you know what volunteer opportunities you signed up for and that you are there on time. NOTE: It is recommended VASRA volunteers arrive at Silverbrook at least 45 minutes prior to their shift start time so they can take the bus to Sandy Run, sign-in at the VASRA sign-in desk, and be at their assigned volunteer duty by the start of their shift. Please also check sign-up genius for any shift time changes.

4. NEW: Spirit Wear from the second order will be distributed at practice on Monday.

5. REMINDER: To help get ready for regatta day, here are some highlights of what is available on our website:
  • Home Page – Key information for the next regatta will be found on the home page, including regatta heat sheet when available (Woodson races highlighted), links to applicable sign up geniuses, any last minute volunteer requirements, etc. 
  • Sandy Run Park – Description of the park including maps, parking information and how the Silverbrook bus works, along with other tips and information for regatta day. 
  • 2018 Regatta Heat Sheets and Results – Heat sheets when available, links to the regatta on Regatta central, and official results when available for all regattas this season. 
  • 2018 Regatta Schedule – Full regatta schedule for the 2018 season. 
  • Key Dates – Upcoming schedule for the next month or two, including all sign up genius links, Friday dinner party information, form links and deadlines, etc.

St. Andrew’s Summary, Today, Pre-Regatta Dinner Assignments, Volunteers, Bus, Carpool, Fundraising

posted Apr 2, 2018, 4:52 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Apr 2, 2018, 4:53 AM ]

  1. St. Andrew’s Summary 
  2. Last Day of Spring Break 
  3. Pre-Regatta Dinner Assignments 
  4. Volunteers 
  5. Daily Bus Sign-Up Option 
  6. Carpooling Sign-up 
  7. Fundraise From Home 
  8. Helpful Regatta Information 

1. NEW: It turned out to be a beautiful day at the St. Andrew’s Regatta on Saturday and a good experience for all of our student-athletes who participated. Here is the link to photos of the team from the regatta. If anyone has any photos from the day they would like to share and that we could post on our site, please send them to wtwcrewphotographer@gmail.com. A special thank you to Jami Shawley for ensuring everyone had a ride home after one of the busses was unable to make the trip home. Thank you also to Eleanor Curtis, our Away Regatta Food Coordinator, the Kutia’s for bringing the chuckwagon, and to all of the volunteers.

The Women’s Lightweight-8+, racing up in the Women’s Second Eight category, won their race in an exciting finish to beat out Ocean City of New Jersey, TC Williams of Alexandria, St. Andrew’s of Delaware, Mainland of New Jersey, and Holy Spirit of New Jersey: Haley Cole (Cox), Jenna Hissong, Joy Kim, Marie Korn, Mya Rowe, Kathryn Taheri, Gail Schneider, Reagan Smith, Katlyn Howard. Way to go ladies!

Here are the results for all of the Men’s races and the Women’s races.

We congratulate all the WTW rowers and coxswains who participated in Saturday’s regatta and look forward to our next regatta at the Occoquan this Saturday.

2. REMINDER: Although there is no school today, Monday, April 2nd, practice will be held at the normal time 4:00- 6:30pm, but there is no practice bus today.

3. NEW: Pre-Regatta Dinner Food Assignments for all families. Our next pre-regatta dinner is this Friday from 7-9pm at the McCarthy’s home (*requires authentication). Thank you to the McCarthy family for hosting and to the parents who have signed up to help. Here are the dinner and RAFT food assignments for all families (*requires authentication). Please bring the assigned food items to the pre-regatta dinner, even if your student-athlete is unable to attend the dinner. If an athlete’s last name falls between the names listed then that is their food assignment.

4. REMINDER: Volunteer Opportunities. Thank you to the student-athletes and parents who have signed up to help in various roles so far! All volunteer slots are currently filled, but please check these links occasionally if you still haven’t satisfied your volunteer requirements in case any become available.

Here are the sign-up genius links for the pre-regatta dinner, RAFT, and VASRA. Those signed up to volunteer for any of the above this weekend should receive reminders, but we recommend that you check the sign-up links above to ensure you know what volunteer opportunities you signed up for and that you are there on time.

5. REMINDER: Practice Bus. We now also offer single-day rides for $20 per day as long as the student-athlete has a daily bus rider agreement form signed by a parent. If the carpool coordination is too inconvenient, too unreliable or just too much, consider signing up for the super convenient and reliable daily practice bus. To register, contact Jami Shawley at wtwcrewactivities@gmail.com.

6. REMINDER: Self-coordinating Carpool Sign-up. We have created a sign-up genius for those interested in self-coordinating Friday and Saturday carpools.

7. REMINDER: Fundraising from home.

Scrip Orders are due April 15th.
What is Scrip? Gift Cards - The same gift cards you see in stores that you normally purchase to give to others or you can use them on your own spending!
Each gift card has a rebate percentage that goes directly to WTW Crew upon purchase. Scrip is fundraising while you shop®

Smile Amazon!
Don't forget to place all your Amazon orders through the smile.amazon website and designate WT Woodson Crew Boosters Association Incorporated as your designated charity.

8. REMINDER: To help get ready for regatta day, here are some highlights of what is available on our website:
  • Home Page – Key information for the next regatta will be found on the home page, including regatta heat sheet when available (Woodson races highlighted), links to applicable sign up geniuses, any last minute volunteer requirements, etc. 
  • Sandy Run Park – Description of the park including maps, parking information and how the Silverbrook bus works, along with other tips and information for regatta day. 
  • 2018 Regatta Heat Sheets and Results – Heat sheets when available, links to the regatta on Regatta central, and official results when available for all regattas this season. 
  • 2018 Regatta Schedule – Full regatta schedule for the 2018 season. 
  • Key Dates – Upcoming schedule for the next month or two, including all sign up genius links, Friday dinner party information, form links and deadlines, etc. 

Spring Break, St. Andrew’s Regatta, Carpool

posted Mar 29, 2018, 2:04 PM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Mar 29, 2018, 2:04 PM ]

  1. Spring Break Practice Schedule 
  2. St. Andrew’s Regatta 
  3. Carpooling Sign-up 

1. REMINDER: Spring Break Practice Schedule:
******NOTE- THERE IS NO PRACTICE SHUTTLE BUS FOR SPRING BREAK


Thursday, March 29th (today): 8:30-10:45am and 12:00-2:15pm
Friday, March 30th: 8:30-12:30pm (practice once then load the trailer for St. Andrews-we should be done by 12:30pm)
Saturday, March 31st: St. Andrews Regatta (buses depart at 7:30am. Be at WT Woodson at 7:15am)
Monday, April 2nd: normal practice time 4:00- 6:30 pm (NOTE: no practice bus since no school that day).

2. UPDATE: Our first away regatta of the season is at St. Andrew’s this Saturday, March 31st. This link has all the information you need to prepare for the trip, what to bring, address, schedule for the day, and contact information. Here is a link to the school as well which has a good video and pictures for those interested.

The buses will depart Woodson HS at 7:30am. All students should be at Woodson HS by 7:15am. If a student will be bringing medication, please ensure they come with a signed Student Medication Form and meds in a plastic bag marked with their name.

We are trying to get a head count for St. Andrew’s this weekend for food planning purposes.

Please sign-up here if parent(s) are attending (volunteering or not) this Saturday, March 31st.

NEW: If any parents plan to drive their student-athlete home from St. Andrew’s, they MUST coordinate with Jami Shawley, VP for Activities, (wtwcrewactivities@gmail.com) PRIOR to the regatta and then on the day of the regatta, parents need to see Coach Tylander to tell him that they are taking their child.

We recommend that parents attending bring chairs and possibly blankets to better enjoy the regatta. The weather forecast for the days prior to the regatta calls for rain so it is likely to be muddy in the area we watch the regatta from and where we set up the food tent.

There is no pre-regatta dinner this week.

3. REMINDER: Self-coordinating Carpool Sign-up. We have created a sign-up genius for those interested in self-coordinating Friday and Saturday carpools.

Polar Bear Regatta Summary, Spring Break, St. Andrew’s Regatta, Food Assignments, Carpooling

posted Mar 26, 2018, 5:18 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

  1. Polar Bear Regatta Summary 
  2. Spring Break Practice Schedule 
  3. St. Andrew’s Regatta 
  4. Pre-Regatta Dinner and Food Assignments 
  5. Carpooling Sign-up 

1. NEW: The Polar Bear Regatta lived up to its name and started off very cold, but three of our four boats advanced to the finals and our Women’s Lightweight 8, racing up in the Junior 8 (JR-8+) final, was first. Here is the link to photos of the team from the regatta. General photos from the regatta can also be found here.

The Women’s Lightweight-8+ dominated their race finishing 4-5 boat lengths/24 seconds ahead of the rest of the field: Haley Cole (Cox), Jenna Hissong, Joy Kim, Reagan Smith, Mya Rowe, Kesem Solell, Jules Heimbigner, Natalie Moran, Katlyn Howard. Way to go ladies!

The Men’s 1V-8+ finished 3rd in their heat (only .3 seconds off of making it to the finals).

The Men’s 2V-8+ finished 2nd in a close heat (only a second off of 1st) and 5th in the finals.

The Women’s 1V-4+ finished 3rd in their heat and 6th in finals.

We congratulate the 32 WTW rowers and coxswains who participated in Saturday’s regatta and look forward to our next regatta at St. Andrews.

2. REMINDER: Spring Break Practice Schedule:
******NOTE- THERE IS NO PRACTICE SHUTTLE BUS FOR SPRING BREAK

Monday March 26th (today) - No Practice
Tuesday-Thursday, March 27th - 29th 8:30-10:45am and 12:00-2:15pm
Friday, March 30th 8:30-12:30pm (practice once then load the trailer for St. Andrews-we should be done by 12:30pm)
Saturday, March 31st St. Andrews Regatta (Buses depart at 7:30am. Be at WT Woodson at 7:15am)
Monday, April 2nd Normal Time 4:00- 6:30 pm (NOTE: no practice bus since no school that day).

3. UPDATE: Our first away regatta of the season is at St. Andrew’s this Saturday, March 31st. This link has all the information you need to prepare for the trip, what to bring, address, schedule for the day, and contact information. Here is a link to the school as well which has a good video and pictures for those interested.

The buses will depart Woodson HS at 7:30am. All students should be at Woodson HS by 7:15am. If a student will be bringing medication, please ensure they come with a signed Student Medication Form and meds in a plastic bag marked with their name.

We are trying to get a head count for St. Andrew’s this weekend for food planning purposes. Please sign-up here if attending.

We are also still looking for food tent volunteers at St. Andrew’s. Please sign-up here if parent(s) are attending (volunteering or not) this Saturday, March 31st.

We recommend that parents attending bring chairs and possibly blankets to better enjoy the regatta. The weather forecast for the days prior to the regatta calls for rain so it is likely to be muddy in the area we watch the regatta from and where we set up the food tent.

There is no pre-regatta dinner this week.

4. UPDATE: Pre-Regatta Dinner and RAFT Food Assignments. Perhaps there was some confusion with the first pre-regatta diner. We did not receive the number of main course items that were assigned. As a result, we had to order in pizza. The next Pre-regatta diner is April 6th. Assignments for Food for the dinner and the raft are will be sent out on the Monday email April 2nd.

Please bring the assigned food items to the pre-regatta dinner when the event starts, even if your student-athlete is unable to attend the dinner because they support not only that meal but also the RAFT for the following regatta day.

If an athlete’s last name falls between the names listed then that is their food assignment.

5. REMINDER: Self-coordinating Carpool Sign-up. We have created a sign-up genius for those interested in self-coordinating Friday and Saturday carpools.

Important Updates for this weekend

posted Mar 23, 2018, 5:19 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Mar 23, 2018, 5:20 AM ]

We were notified by VASRA that in consideration of the weather conditions, the start time of the Polar Bear Regatta has been delayed by one (1) hour. The new start time will be 11am. The adjusted Coaches Meeting time is 9am and the Coxswains Meeting time is 9:30am. VASRA and RAFT assignments for this weekend are also delayed by an hour from the original times provided. The last race will start at 2:28pm approximately.

Here is the Cheat Sheet version 1.0 from Coach Tylander for the Polar Bear Regatta based on the new times and the draft schedule. Times are subject to change, so please watch the wtwcrew.org site, Twitter, and messages from the coaches.

Polar Bear Regatta 3/24/18 WT Woodson v1.0

Time

#

Event

Heat

Lane

Arrive

In slings

Warmup

Launch

Hull

Oars

Cox Meet

notes

11:32

5

M-1-8

2

2

9:00

9:45

10:15

10:45

Calvary

Red

9:30 AM

2 to advance

11:48

7

W-1-4

2

5

9:00

10:00

10:30

11:00

Pearl

Dbl White

9:30 AM

3 to advance

12:04

9

M-1-4

2

5

9:30

10:15

10:45

11:15

Victory

R-Wh/ Clam

9:30 AM

2 to advance

12:12

10

M-2-8

1

4

9:40

10:25

10:55

11:25

Shining

R-Wh-B

9:30 AM

13:24

19

W-Lt-8

Final

6

10:00

11:45

12:15

12:45

Woodson

Trip White

9:30 AM

Weigh-ins 9-11am

13:48

22

M-1-8

Final

12:00

12:30

13:00

Calvary

Red

13:56

23

W-1-4

Final

12:10

12:40

13:10

Pearl

Dbl White

14:04

24

M-1-4

Final

12:20

12:45

13:15

Victory

R-Wh/ Clam

14:20

26

M-2-8

Final

12:35

13:05

13:35

Shining

R-Wh-B


Also, those that have volunteered to assist at the pre-regatta dinner, RAFT, and VASRA this weekend should have received reminders, but we recommend that you check the sign-up links above to ensure you know what volunteer opportunities you signed up for and that you are there on time. PLEASE NOTE: VASRA and RAFT assignment start times are delayed by an hour as well but that is not reflected on the sign-up genius.

Get ready to PULL FOR WOODSON this weekend and we will see the student-athletes at the pre-regatta dinner tonight!

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