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Thank you, Congratulations, VASRA Workday and Erg Rentals this weekend, Email to Share, Alumni

posted Jun 15, 2018, 5:08 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

  1. Thank you and Congratulations 
  2. VASRA Workday on June 16th 
  3. Erg Rentals on June 16th 
  4. Email to Share with Female Rowers 
  5. Alumni Doings 

1. NEW: Thank you for an amazing end-of-year celebration! Congratulations to class of 2018! We will miss you!

Congratulations to our Lightening Award winners, Jenna Hissong and Sam Muras. Congratulations to our Hammer Award winners, Abby Pesansky and Joe Bishop. Congratulations to our Cavalier Award winners, Rowan Sprouse and Ryan Torgersen. Congratulations to our MVP winners, Haley Cole and Nick Shawley. Finally, a hug THANK YOU to our Captains for this past season, Haley Cole, Reagan Smith, Ethan Kutia, Colin McCarthy, and Sam Muras and Congratulations to our new Captains for the 2018-2019 season, Jenna Hissong, Joy Kim, Marie Korn, Ethan Pepper, and Nick Shawley.

ALSO NEW: Fairfax County Supervisors Cook, Herrity, Gross, and Smyth have invited the Woodson Women’s Lightweight 8 Crew to appear before the Board of Supervisors next Tuesday, June 19 to recognize them for winning the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association 2018 Lightweight Championship, the VASRA Gold Medal and the Winslow Pitcher Trophy. Any team members wishing to attend the meeting in support are welcomed to do so. Attendees must arrive by 9:00 am and you may wish to leave additional time to pass through security screening to gain access to the building. The meeting will take place at 9:30 am at Fairfax Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035. If you plan to attend the meeting, please RSVP to wtw.crew.president@gmail.com no later than Sunday, June 17th.


2. REMINDER: Last VASRA Workday is this Saturday, June 16th from 1-4pm. Please see the Sign-up Genius if you are unsure if you are signed up or not. If you are unable to make it or you have not completed your VASRA volunteer requirements (and want to avoid the fee), please contact Jen Duffy at jenduf13@gmail.com as soon as possible.

3. REMINDER: Erg Rentals on Saturday, June 16th from 9-11am at the WTW High School Erg Shed. Erg rentals until October will be $150 per erg and slides will also be available for rent at $20. If you are interested in renting or are able to assist on the 16th, please sign-up on the Sign-Up Genius.

4. NEW: Ladies, you are being recruited! Email to Share with Female Rowers. We received this email that we want to share:

“My name is Megan Parmarter, an assistant coach with Duquesne Rowing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I’m reaching out to you because I was at SRAAs and was impressed by your team’s performance, in particular your lightweight varsity eight. If you believe you have any women who are interested in rowing for a medium sized, Division I college, please feel free to pass along my contact information. My email is parmarterm@duq.edu and my phone number is 814.392.2426

5. NEW: Alumni Doings: Hannah Fisher, 2 Seat in the UNC Women’s First Eight is home coaching for Resilient Rowing at Sandy Run. Liz Giglia continues to row for Duquesne and most recently won the Silver in the Women's’ Second Eight at the Head of the Schuylkill. Brooke Leech continues to row for Clemson. Former Men's captain Ryan Applin just completed his third year rowing at West Point.

End of Year Party is TONIGHT and VASRA Workday and Erg Rentals THIS WEEKEND

posted Jun 11, 2018, 4:24 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Jun 11, 2018, 4:28 AM ]

  1. End-of-Year Party TONIGHT 
  2. VASRA Workday on June 16th 
  3. Erg Rentals on June 16th 

1. REMINDER: The End-of-Year Crew Party is TONIGHT, Monday, June 11th in WTW High School cafeterias A&B from 7-9pm.

We look forward to seeing you all and celebrating the season!


Bring your checkbooks or cash to the party! We will have spirit wear, ties, water bottles and oars for sale as memorabilia for team members. The oars are $100.

2. REMINDER: Last VASRA Workday is this Saturday, June 16th from 1-4pm. Please see the Sign-up Genius if you are unsure if you are signed up or not. If you are unable to make it, please contact Jen Duffy at jenduf13@gmail.com as soon as possible.

3. REMINDER: Erg Rentals this Saturday, June 16th from 9-11am at the WTW High School Erg Shed. Erg rentals until October will be $150 per erg and slides will also be available for rent at $20. If you are interested in renting or are able to assist on the 16th, please sign-up on the Sign-Up Genius.

End of Year Party Sign-Up closes Friday night and VASRA Workday on Saturday

posted Jun 7, 2018, 4:26 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Jun 7, 2018, 4:26 AM ]

ACTION: No later than tomorrow (Friday) night, please ensure all student-athletes and all parents attending the June 11th End-of-Year Party have signed-up on the Sign-Up Genius. This allows us to ensure we have enough pizza and seating.
Thank you to everyone who has signed-up already.

We look forward to seeing you all and celebrating the season on Monday, June 11th in WTW High School cafeterias A&B from 7-9pm.

REMINDER: Bring your checkbooks or cash to the party! We will have spirit wear, ties, water bottles and oars for sale as memorabilia for team members. The oars are $100 each.

REMINDER: One additional reminder, the next VASRA Workday is this Saturday, June 9th from 1-4pm. Please see the Sign-up Genius if you are unsure if you are signed up or not. If you are unable to make it or you have not completed your VASRA volunteer requirements (and want to avoid the fee), please contact Jen Duffy at jenduf13@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Restaurant Fundraiser, End of Year Video, VASRA Workday, End of Year Party, Ergs

posted Jun 4, 2018, 5:02 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

  1. Boathouse and Chuckwagon Clean-Up Thank You 
  2. Restaurant Fundraiser on June 4th 
  3. End of Year Video 
  4. VASRA Workday on June 9th 
  5. End-of-Year Party on June 11th 
  6. Erg Rentals on June 16th 

1. Thank you to those who participated in the Boathouse and Chuckwagon Clean-Up and the VASRA Workday on Saturday!

2. REMINDER: Our last Restaurant Fundraiser of the season is TONIGHT, Monday, June 4th from 5-9pm
at Noodles & Co. in Fairfax (10296 Main St, Fairfax, VA - (703) 218-4400). This is a great opportunity to get together with friends and support the team. No flyer needed, but please say you are there to support WTW Crew.

3. NEW: The captains are working on the end-of-year video. If you have photos from green days, winter conditioning, spring season, and fundraising events (tag days, craft show, etc) that are not available on the website but would like to submit them for the video, please email them to Haley Cole at haleyxcole@gmail.com no later than midnight on June 6th (Wednesday).

4. REMINDER: Next VASRA Workday is this Saturday, June 9th from 1-4pm. Please see the Sign-up Genius if you are unsure if you are signed up or not. If you are unable to make it or you have not completed your VASRA volunteer requirements (and want to avoid the fee), please contact Jen Duffy at jenduf13@gmail.com as soon as possible.

5. REMINDER: The End-of-Year Crew Party is Monday, June 11th in WTW High School cafeterias A&B from 7-9pm. Here is the Sign-Up Genius where we ask all parents and student-athletes to sign-up so we can get an accurate count of attendees and we are looking for a few volunteers to help out before, during, and after the party.
NEW: We have a few oars for sale as memorabilia for team members. They will be $100, so please bring a check or cash to the party if you are interested in buying one.

6. REMINDER: Erg Rentals are Monday, June 16th from 9-11am at the WTW High School Erg Shed. Erg rentals until October will be $150 per erg and slides will also be available for rent at $20. If you are interested in renting or are able to assist on the 16th, please sign-up on the Sign-Up Genius.

WTW Spring Award Ceremony Cancelled and WTW Spring Sports Survey

posted May 30, 2018, 5:05 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated May 30, 2018, 5:06 AM ]

We received two messages from Dan Checkosky, the WTW Director of Student Activities that we want to share with you.

The first is that the Spring Awards Ceremony, previously scheduled for this Thursday, has unfortunately been cancelled due to so many WTW teams still competing in post-season events (which is a great thing). All teams will be conducting their own ceremonies. The good news is we already have ours planned for June 11th and hope you can join us. Here is the invite and here is the Sign-up Genius.

The second message included the links to the 2018 WTW Spring Sports parent and student-athlete surveys. These surveys allow WTW to receive feedback from all involved and are anonymous. Please take the time to complete the entire survey to ensure feedback, positive or negative, can be used to continue to improve our spring sports programs. Coaches sit down with the Director of Student Activities and fellow coaches, to discuss both positive and negative responses in order to help in personal growth, development of the programs, and create more awareness of concerns among athletes and parents.

Mr. Checkosky sends his thanks and also passed along his congratulations on a successful 2018 season!

Nationals, 2018-19 Booster Board Voting Ballot, WTW Spring Sports Awards, Boathouse Clean-Up, etc.

posted May 29, 2018, 4:52 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated May 29, 2018, 4:53 AM ]

  1. SRAA Nationals Summary 
  2. 2018-2019 Booster Board Voting Ballot 
  3. Boathouse Clean-Up and Chuckwagon Clean-Up on June 2nd 
  4. Restaurant Fundraiser on June 4th 
  5. End-of-Year Party on June 11th 
  6. Erg Rentals on June 16th 

1. NEW: SRAA Nationals Summary. What an amazing weekend! We are proud of the ladies and their performance at Nationals. Thank you to all the ladies for a great trip and a huge thank you to all the parent volunteers and the coaches that made the weekend possible. For those that let us borrow coolers, we will arrange a time to get them back to you after Nationals. The trip also cost less than planned and we are working the details to arrange refunds to those who attended.

Perhaps a clarification of this event. This is not just another regatta. This is an invitational regatta where boats are invited based on their individual performance in the qualifying regattas listed below.

The qualifying championship regattas include:
  • Florida State Championship 
  • Midwest Championship 
  • Garden State Scholastic Championship 
  • New York State Scholastic Championship 
  • Philadelphia City Championship 
  • Virginia State Championship 
  • Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Rowing Association 
In our specific case, our Women’s Junior Eight and Women’s Lightweight Eight qualified for an invitation based upon their performance at the Virginia Scholastic championship. In both categories, only the top three boats from each qualifying championships are eligible for invitation.



The Women’s Lightweight 8 (W-LT-8) placed 1st in their heat with a time of 5:13.882, the second fastest time in the W-LT-8 heats advancing them to the finals! They fought hard in the finals missing third place by one second but are a very respectable 4th in the Nation. Congratulations to J. Hissong, J. Kim, M. Korn, M. Rowe, R. Smith, G. Schneider, K. Taheri, K. Howard, and H. Cole (Coxswain).

The Women’s Junior 8 (W-JR-8) placed 5th in their heat with a time of 5:39.101. Even though they did not advance to the semi-finals, they remain the fastest boat from Virginia! We congratulate C. Moore, N. Curtis, A. Pesansky, C. Middleton, S. Boucher, I. Kogan, N. Moran, J. Heimbigner, and L. Benjelloun (Coxswain).

Here are all of the results for all of the races. Check out photos from the weekend on our 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. Also, here is the link to the Stotesbury photos on row2k.com.

2. NEW: 2018-2019 Booster Board Voting Ballot. Per the WTW Crew Booster By-Laws, we are required to post the slate of candidates with brief biographies to the General Membership for consideration no later than 14 calendar days before the Annual Association Meeting (which is June 11th this year). Further nominations may be taken from the floor or proposed via write-in during the Annual Association Meeting during the End-of-Year Party on June 11th. Here is the slate of candidates by position. We will hand-out the voting ballots at the Annual Association Meeting.

3. NEW: Boathouse Clean-Up and Chuckwagon Clean-Up on June 2nd from 9-11am. We hope you will join us and sign-up on the Sign-Up Genius.

4. REMINDER: Restaurant Fundraiser on June 4th. We will have our last restaurant fundraiser of the season at Noodles & Co. in Fairfax from 5-9 pm on June 4th (next Monday). When you place your order, mention you are from Woodson Crew so they can give us credit.

5. UPDATED: The End-of-Year Crew Party will be Monday, June 11th in WTW High School cafeterias A&B from 7-9pm. Here is the Sign-Up Genius where we ask all parents and student-athletes to sign-up so we can get an accurate count of attendees and we are looking for a few volunteers to help out before, during, and after the party.

6. NEW: Erg Rentals on June 16th from 9-11am at the WTW High School Erg Shed. Erg rentals until October will be $150 per erg and slides will also be available for rent at $20. If you are interested in renting or are able to assist on the 16th, please sign-up on the Sign-Up Genius

Stotesbury Summary, Monday Practice, Nationals, Captain Applications, Save the Dates, Craft Show

posted May 21, 2018, 5:14 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

  • Stotesbury Summary 
  • Monday Practice and Unloading Trailer/Rigging 
  • Nationals Plan 
  • Captain Applications 
  • Restaurant Fundraiser on June 4th 
  • End-of-Year Party on June 11th 
  • Help Needed to Prepare for Craft Show Next Year 

1. NEW: Stotesbury Summary. It has been a great season and even though it was chilly, windy and wet at Stotesbury, aka Soaksbury, it was a great weekend. Thank you to all the student-athletes for a great trip and a huge thank you to all the parent volunteers and the coaches that made the weekend possible. For those that let us borrow coolers, we will arrange a time to get them back to you after Nationals.

The Women’s Lightweight 8 (W-LT-8) placed 7th in their time trial with a time of 6:53.660, missing finals by one place and only two seconds. It still was an amazing race ladies. We congratulate J. Hissong, J. Kim, M. Korn, M. Rowe, R. Smith, G. Schneider, K. Taheri, K. Howard, and H. Cole (Coxswain).

The Women’s Junior 8 (W-JR-8) placed 25th in their time trial with a time of 7:24.420 with only two boats from Virginia ahead of them (South County and James Madison). We congratulate C. Moore, N. Curtis, A. Pesansky, C. Middleton, S. Boucher, I. Kogan, N. Moran, J. Heimbigner, and L. Benjelloun (Coxswain).

The Women’s Senior 4 (W-SR-4) placed 32nd in their time trial with a time of 7:47.250. We congratulate R. Sprouse, J. Park, K. Wahlbeck, K. Solell-Knepler, and S. Depret-Guillaume (Coxswain).

The Women’s Freshmen 8 (W-FR-8) placed 37th in their time trial with a time of 7:06.830. Congratulations on a great first season to K. Hester, M. Weinberg, S. Phipps, S. Labys, L. Crowley, J. Michelson, K. McCarthy, A. Miller, and M. Clune (Coxswain).

The Men’s 2nd 8 (M-2-8) placed 19th in their time trial with a time of 6:19.000 with only three boats from Virginia ahead of them, McLean, Yorktown, and Langley. We congratulate R. Torgersen, S. Muras, B. Sandino, R. Sarratt, J. Mullet, J. Bishop, E. Kutia, W. Kowalski, and E. Pepper (Coxswain).

The Men’s 1st 8 (M-1-8) placed 21st in their time trial with a time of 5:42.720 with only three boats from Virginia ahead of them, McLean, TJ, and Yorktown. We congratulate N. Shawley, C. McCarthy, J. Livingston, R. Evans, M. Boyle, Z. Borja, G. McHale, E. Feng, and J. Fritzinger (Coxswain).

The Men’s Junior 8 (M-JR-8) placed 39th in their time trial with a time of 6:40.990. We congratulate B. Stump, G. Stahl, R. Rizk, O. Hayes, L. Hartman, A. Borja, A. Hayes, M. Pugsley, and E. Phan (Coxswain).

The Men’s Junior 4 (M-JR-4) placed 57th in their time trial with a time of 8:23.670. We congratulate H. McClintick, A. Chen, B. Tse, T. Koerner, and K. Soni (Coxswain).

Here are all of the results for all of the races. Check out photos from the weekend on our 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: Monday (today) Practice and Boat Unloading/Rigging. All team members should go to the river to either practice (for those going to Nationals) or to unload and rig the boats. **There is a practice shuttle bus Monday. This will be the last day of shuttle buses.

3. NEW: Nationals Plan.
NOTE: For those not going to Nationals and who submitted registration forms and checks, Jami Shawley is shredding the checks she received for those not attending. If you have any questions about your specific check, you can contact Jami at wtwcrewactivities@gmail.com.

We will be sending an email out to all families with girls going to Nationals and we will post more details on our Nationals Information Page.

Thank you to those parents who have already volunteered to drive and those who have agreed to be boat parents this coming weekend. We have a few additional volunteer slots we need to fill for Nationals. Here is our Nationals Sign-Up Genius page for those attending to sign-up to help us make Nationals as successful as Stotesbury.

  1. Luggage drop off will be Wednesday night from 7-8pm in room C-122 (same room as last week). Luggage and Medication (with medication form) should be brought on Wednesday night.

    Medication CANNOT be stored in luggage.
    Epinephrine will not be stocked on these trips. Please plan to have your rower carry their own epinephrine, inhalers, and other necessary medications.

    Prescription Medications: Please annotate it on the form and have rower bring in the original container with the needed amount for trip.
    Over the Counter Medications: Please keep in the original containers. However, please do not send FULL NEW bottles of medication. Please only send a sufficient, reasonable amount of medication for the 3 day event.


    The medication form is a crew team form, and not required by FCPS. Please complete the form with as much information as you are comfortable sharing. The form, along with all medications in their original containers, must be placed in a sealable plastic bag, labeled with the crew member's name. This will be reviewed and checked-in Wednesday evening during the baggage search (Please just send enough for your student for just the trip). Students will receive their checked medications just prior to departure the following day. Students will be responsible for taking their own medication according to the dosage indicated while on the trip. Team-mates will not be allowed to share any drugs, whether prescription or over-the counter.

    Packing Suggestions:
    • Uni-suit and Cool Max shirt, marked with your athlete's name are REQUIRED
    • BE PREPARED FOR WARM WEATHER: Refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and a hat for hot weather. The forecast is calling for a high of 84 and low of 60.
    • Medications properly labeled and packaged (see above) 
    • No valuables! 
    • Pack light (clothing for Thursday-Saturday, toiletries, etc.) 
    • Sack Lunch, Snack, and beverages for the drive up. We will have dinner around 7pm.

  2. We will follow the same schedule as Stotesbury on Thursday for departure. Student-athletes will depart class at 10am, we will depart the school from the rock at 1030am. We plan to be at the river by 2:30pm to rig the boats and practice and then will go to the hotel and have dinner. Further details will be forthcoming. 
4. REMINDER: Men’s Captain Applications Due Thursday, May 24th. Instructions can be found here.

5. SAVE THE DATE: Restaurant Fundraiser on June 4th. We will have our last restaurant fundraiser of the season at Noodles & Co in Fairfax from 5 to 9 pm on June 4th. When you place your order mention that you are from Woodson Crew so they can punch in the code to give us credit.

6. UPDATED: The End-of-Year Crew Party will be Monday, June 11th in WTW cafeterias A&B from 7-9pm. Here is the Sign-Up Genius where we ask all parents and student-athletes to sign-up so we can get an accurate count of attendees and we are looking for a few volunteers to help out before, during, and after the party.

7. REMINDER: Craft Show Fall 2018 Preparation Help Needed. Not too early to start thinking about it! Traditionally our second largest fundraiser, the WTW Crew Boosters Association sponsors the annual WTW Holiday Happenings Craft Show in November. This year it will be Saturday, November 3, 2018 and requires multiple volunteers, so if you think crew is in your future for next year, we hope you can help us out that day. We are looking for a few people to assist with preparations beginning in September who can commit now. If you are interested and able, please contact Lesley Kowalski at lesleytkowalski@gmail.com

BOAT PHOTOS and ADDITIONAL STOTESBURY INFORMATION

posted May 17, 2018, 4:26 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

Here is a link to the professional photos taken of the boats the other week if you didn’t already order photos or want to order more. The password is in the email.

10% of all sales until Monday (May 21st) will be donated to Woodson Crew Boosters.

We leave for Stotesbury tomorrow. Student-athletes should plan to leave class tomorrow (Thursday) at 10:00am and be ready to load, with their luggage, by the rock (door #3) at 10:30am. Buses depart at 10:30am. Student-athletes should bring a bagged lunch, refillable water bottle, and snack to eat on the bus, dinner is not until 7:30pm. If student-athletes didn't pack a towel, it is not a bad idea for them to bring a towel too so if they are soaked getting on and off the bus they have something to use to dry-off.

All athletes who ride the bus to Stotesbury are expected to also return on the bus to WTW. Alternative return arrangements must be made with Coach Tylander, prior to the team's departure on May 19.

For parents whose students attend Academy classes at other schools, we recommend you call the Academy attendance line to remind them that your student is at a rowing team event Thursday and Friday. Notification to WTW High School is covered, but we are not certain absence notifications to Academies are covered.

As a reminder, we will tweet Stotesbury updates and also try to post the most recent information on our Stotesbury information page as soon as we have it.

Finally, we still need volunteer help at the regatta. We still need help with the following:
  • Unloading and loading the Chuckwagon at the river 
  • Boy’s Boat Parents at the hotel during the Regatta 
    • Boat Parents help ensure each boat's athletes are in the right place at right time 
  • Maintain the food tent for breakfast at the Regatta 
Please sign-up here for Stotesbury Volunteer Opportunities if you are able to help! For questions about food prep, please contact Eleanor Curtis at eleanorsmiles@yahoo.com

For questions about the Regatta, please contact Jami Shawley at (314) 435-0649 or wtwcrewactivities@gmail.com.

URGENT STOTESBURY INFORMATION

posted May 16, 2018, 4:42 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

We have some very important information to share regarding Stotesbury. We will tweet updates and also try to post the most recent information on our Stotesbury information page.

Due to weather conditions, the 92nd Stotesbury Cup Regatta is moving from the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia to the Cooper River in Camden New Jersey (8 miles east of the original location). Additional details to follow in subsequent Regatta Bulletins and we (WTW Crew Boosters) will continue to forward these to you.

Even though the regatta location is changing (to the Nationals location) we (WTW Crew) will be staying at the same hotel and have the same bus schedule we originally planned for Stotesbury. For parents attending we will push out more details. If you are traveling and not staying at hotel with us, please email Jami Shawley (wtwcrewactivities@gmail.com) and Amy Pepper (wtwcrewcommunications@gmail.com) so we can add you to our onsite parent information distro list.

1. NEW: Messages From Stotesbury.

Ninety-two years ago, the Stotesbury Cup Regatta called upon scholastic coaches and athletes to gather the youth of our sport in what has now grown to become the world's largest scholastic rowing event.

Through war and weather, Depression and dynamic changes...the regatta has always persevered. This year will be no different.

Last night and early this morning, the Schuylkill Navy's Regatta Leadership Team - together with our trusted expert advisors (all listed below) - made the decision to move the entire regatta 8 miles East with the help of our partners and long-standing friends on the Cooper River in Camden (under the leadership of Jamie Stack).

While the rain and storm forecast may not seem sufficiently severe to create a once-in-a-generation move, the amount of rainfall thus far and expected to continue will cause the Schuylkill River to rise and flow in such a way that we collectively believe it MAY not be possible to conduct safe racing.

While we "might" be able to hold the races on the Schuylkill, we believe we CAN stage the event in New Jersey. We are clear that "CAN" is better than "MAY" for the 6000 young students under our care.

Additionally, our order of priorities is clear: Safety, Competition, and Everything Else after that.

Stotes will go on.

We know you and your teams will have MANY questions, and we will be communicating additional details in the coming hours via a series of continued Regatta Bulletins as we work through the considerable logistical ramifications. We ask that you hold off posing individual questions to individual team members, as we may not be able to get to you (and they only serve to slow down process for executing this change). Please trust that we will be working hard to get you everything you need; and, we are similarly prioritizing the needs for communications to Coaches then Key Regatta Personnel/Volunteers/Equipment Providers then Parents.

Together,

The Schuylkill Navy's Stotesbury Cup Regatta LOC Leadership Team

--------- Message #2 ---------------

Stotesbury Parents:

Please note that the impending weather forecast will make it necessary that we as a Stotesbury team has the ability to communicate as best and as efficiently as possible.

A few tips/reminders re: COMMUNICATIONS this week:
  1. Regatta Central-issued Bulletins (via emails to your coaches) will be used to share updates on a regular basis (as will this email address). YOUR COACHES ONLY WILL RECEIVE THIS. Our priorities are ALWAYS on the racing, so your coaches will likely have updates before you. 
  2. Social Media is the most quick and efficient means of sharing updates. The "@StotesRegatta" Twitter feed will be the primary mode for this, although we will trail any communications with Facebook posts (Stotesbury Cup Regatta) as well. #Stotes will be included in all posts so that you can easily find them. IMPORTANT: If you yourself do not use Twitter and Facebook, we recommend you designate an assistant coach whose job it is to watch these feeds. We will use Instagram too but less frequently for this kind of info. 
  3. We will also push messages as often as we can via The Stotesbury Current newsletter, but info there will trail anything else we have. That said, you should still subscribe HERE if you have not done so already. 
  4. Last, we will post updates as frequently as we can to www.stotesburycupregatta.com; BUT, the first two modes above will always be ahead of any communication there. 
Stay tuned for a series of additional Bulletins/Alerts as we edge closer. Thanks as always for your efforts, patience, and support. Our commitment and focus on your sons and daughters (and their racing experience) is unwavering , so their safety through adverse weather and competition is our #1 priority. But, we also want to ensure things are as clear for everyone else - and all of you as their tireless supporters - as well.

Best,

Bonnie Mueller

on behalf of The Schuylkill Navy's Stotesbury Cup Regatta LOC

2. REMINDER: Stotesbury Luggage/Medicine Turn-In Wednesday, May 16 6:45-8pm WTW Door #3, near Wrestling Room!

Practice will end early on Wednesday. All bags except carry-ons must be turned in at this time; this baggage will be inaccessible during bus travel. All bags will be searched, taped/sealed and checked-in. Students (or their parent) must present their own bags for this search, which is supervised by the coaching staff. This expedites the team's departure on Thursday and leaves only carry-on bags to be searched before boarding the bus. All bags will be secured in a locked room until the bus is loaded on Thursday, May 17.

Medication CANNOT be stored in luggage.

Epinephrine will not be stocked on these trips. Please plan to have your rower carry their own epinephrine, inhalers, and other necessary medications.

Prescription Medications: Please annotate it on the form and have rower bring in the original container with the needed amount for trip.

Over the Counter Medications: Please keep in the original containers. However, please do not send FULL NEW bottles of medication. Please only send a sufficient, reasonable amount of medication for the 3 day event.

The medication form is a crew team form, and not required by FCPS. Please complete the form with as much information as you are comfortable sharing. The form, along with all medications in their original containers, must be placed in a sealable plastic bag, labeled with the crew member's name. This will be reviewed and checked-in Wednesday evening during the baggage search (Please just send enough for your student for just the trip). Students will receive their checked medications as they board the bus the following day. Students will be responsible for taking their own medication according to the dosage indicated while on the trip. Team-mates will not be allowed to share any drugs, whether prescription or over-the counter.

Packing Suggestions:
Uni-suit and Cool Max shirt, marked with your athlete's name are REQUIRED
  • BE PREPARED FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS: Bring a small towel, rain gear, extra shoes; and warm clothing for cold weather; layered clothing, sunscreen, and a hat for hot weather. Remember: LAYERS, layers. 
  • Rain Gear!! It is going to rain! 
  • Medications properly labeled and packaged (see above) 
  • Water bottle 
  • No valuables! 
  • Pack light 
  • Sack Lunch, Snack and beverages for the bus/car Thursday afternoon. The bus will not stop for meals. Dinner will be served at 7:30pm. 
3. HELP STILL NEEDED: MANY parent volunteers are needed for this away regatta. Please sign-up here for Stotesbury Volunteer Opportunities. We still have several volunteer slots to fill. We still need help with the following:
  • Unloading and loading the Chuckwagon at the river 
  • Boat Parents at the hotel during the Regatta 
    • Boat Parents help ensure each boat's athletes are in the right place at right time 
  • Maintain the food tent during the Regatta 
For questions about food prep, please contact Eleanor Curtis at eleanorsmiles@yahoo.com

For questions about the Regatta, please contact Jami Shawley at (314) 435-0649 or wtwcrewactivities@gmail.com.

VSRC Day 2 Summary, Stotesbury, Captain Applications, Save the Dates, Craft Show Preparation

posted May 14, 2018, 4:31 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster

  1. VSRC Day 2 Summary 
  2. Stotesbury Luggage/Medicine Turn-in 
  3. Stotesbury Volunteers Needed 
  4. Captain Applications 
  5. Restaurant Fundraiser on June 4th 
  6. End-of-Year Party on June 11th 
  7. Help Needed to Prepare for Craft Show Next Year 

1. NEW: VSRC Day 2 Summary. Hottest day of the year so far, especially for the Women’s Lightweight 8 who are the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association 2018 Lightweight Champions (“State Champions”), winners of the VASRA Gold Medal and the Winslow Pitcher Trophy (an event dominated by TC Williams and Washington-Lee since 1979 - Woodson won it one time in 2005) and has been invited to participate in the Scholastic Rowing Association of American National Championships, May 25th and 26th to be held on the Cooper River, NJ. They will be joining the Women’s Junior 8 at “Nationals.”

The WT Woodson Women’s team placed 3rd overall in the 2018 VSRC Division 1 Women’s Points ahead of Oakton, Langley, G’town Visitation, L. Braddock, James Madison, W. Springfield and W. Potomac!
We are so proud of you ladies!


The Women’s Lightweight 8 (W-LT-8) won the VSRCs finals over TC Williams, Lake Braddock, and Granby. Congratulations to State Champions J. Hissong, J. Kim, M. Korn, M. Rowe, R. Smith, G. Schneider, K. Taheri, K. Howard, and H. Cole (Coxswain).

The Men’s Junior 4 (M-JR-4) placed 2nd in their heat advancing to the finals and placed 6th in the state finals. A great season and congratulations to H. McClintick, K. Zhang, B. Tse, T. Koerner, and K. Soni (Coxswain).

The Women’s 1st 4 (W-1-4) placed 4th in their heat, qualifying for the Petite Finals. We congratulate R. Sprouse, J. Park, K. Wahlbeck, K. Solell-Knepler, and S. Depret-Guillaume (Coxswain).

The Men’s 1st 8 (M-1-8) placed 4th in their heat, qualifying for the Petite Finals. We congratulate N. Shawley, C. McCarthy, J. Livingston, R. Evans, M. Boyle, Z. Borja, G. McHale, E. Feng, and J. Fritzinger (Coxswain).

The Men’s 2nd 8 (M-2-8) placed 4th in their heat and just missed advancing to the finals. We congratulate R. Torgersen, S. Muras, B. Sandino, R. Sarratt, J. Mullet, J. Bishop, S. Bushey, W. Kowalski, and E. Pepper (Coxswain).


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: Stotesbury Luggage/Medicine Turn-In Wednesday, May 16 6:45-8pm WTW Door #3, near Wrestling Room!

For more details on Stotesbury, please see our Stotesbury information page.

NEW POLICY: Practice will end early on Wednesday. All bags except carry-ons must be turned in at this time; this baggage will be inaccessible during bus travel. All bags will be searched, taped/sealed and checked-in. Students (or their parent) must present their own bags for this search, which is supervised by the coaching staff. This expedites the team's departure on Thursday and leaves only carry-on bags to be searched before boarding the bus. All bags will be secured in a locked room until the bus is loaded on Thursday, May 17.

Medication CANNOT be stored in luggage.

Epinephrine will not be stocked on these trips. Please plan to have your rower carry their own epinephrine, inhalers, and other necessary medications.

Prescription Medications: Please annotate it on the form and have rower bring in the original container with the needed amount for trip.

Over the Counter Medications: Please keep in the original containers. However, please do not send FULL NEW bottles of medication. Please only send a sufficient, reasonable amount of medication for the 3 day event.

The medication form is a crew team form, and not required by FCPS. Please complete the form with as much information as you are comfortable sharing. The form, along with all medications in their original containers, must be placed in a sealable plastic bag, labeled with the crew member's name. This will be reviewed and checked-in Wednesday evening during the baggage search (Please just send enough for your student for just the trip). Students will receive their checked medications as they board the bus the following day. Students will be responsible for taking their own medication according to the dosage indicated while on the trip. Team-mates will not be allowed to share any drugs, whether prescription or over-the counter.

Packing Suggestions:
Uni-suit and Cool Max shirt, marked with your athlete's name are REQUIRED

  • BE PREPARED FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS: Bring a small towel, rain gear, extra shoes; and warm clothing for cold weather; layered clothing, sunscreen, and a hat for hot weather. Remember: LAYERS, layers. 
  • Rain Gear!! It is going to rain! 
  • Medications properly labeled and packaged (see above) 
  • Water bottle 
  • No valuables! 
  • Pack light 
  • Sack Lunch, Snack and beverages for the bus/car Thursday afternoon. The bus will not stop for meals. Dinner will be served at 7:30pm. 
3. URGENT REMINDER: Stotesbury Information and Parent Volunteers Needed. The Stotesbury Regatta trip is May 17-19th in Philadelphia, PA. Stotesbury is the oldest and largest high school regatta in the U.S. and takes place annually on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. Going to Stotesbury is an incredible experience for athletes and families alike. Here is the page created with all of the Stotesbury information you will need.

Also MANY parent volunteers are needed for this away regatta. Please sign-up here for Stotesbury Volunteer Opportunities. We still have several volunteer slots to fill. We still need help with the following:
  • Unloading and loading the Chuckwagon at the river 
  • Boat Parents at the hotel during the Regatta 
    • Boat Parents help ensure each boat's athletes are in the right place at right time 
  • Maintain the food tent during the Regatta 
For questions about food prep, please contact Eleanor Curtis at eleanorsmiles@yahoo.com

For questions about the Regatta, please contact Jami Shawley at (314) 435-0649 or wtwcrewactivities@gmail.com.

4. NEW: Men’s Captain Applications Due Thursday, May 24th. Instructions can be found here. Women’s Captain Applications are due Friday, May 18th. Instructions on submission may be obtained from the girl’s captains.

5. SAVE THE DATE: Restaurant Fundraiser on June 4th. We will have our last restaurant fundraiser of the season at Noodles & Co in Fairfax from 5 to 9 pm on June 4th. When you place your order mention that you are from Woodson Crew so they can punch in the code to give us credit.

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

7. NEW: Craft Show Fall 2018 Preparation Help Needed. Not too early to start thinking about it! Traditionally our second largest fundraiser, the WTW Crew Boosters Association sponsors the annual WTW Holiday Happenings Craft Show in November. This year it will be Saturday, November 3, 2018 and requires multiple volunteers, so if you think crew is in your future for next year, we hope you can help us out that day. We are looking for a few people to assist with preparations beginning in September who can commit now. If you are interested and able, please contact Lesley Kowalski at lesleytkowalski@gmail.com

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