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Al Urquia Summary, Food Assignments, Stotesbury and Nationals, Stotesbury Shirts, Physicals, Etc.

posted Apr 30, 2018, 5:23 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 5:56 AM ]
  • Al Urquia Summary 
  • Pre-Regatta Dinner and RAFT Food Assignments 
  • VSRC Day 1 and Day 2 Regattas 
  • Stotesbury and Nationals Forms and Payments Due May 4th 
  • Stotesbury Competitor Shirt Pre-Order 
  • WTW Sports Physicals on May 7th 
  • Last Scrip Order May 15th 
  • Board Nominations 
  • End-of-Year Party on June 11th 
  • Alumni Highlights 
  • Summer Camps/Rowing Programs 

1. NEW: Al Urquia Summary. It was ultimately another beautiful day for a regatta. The fog lifted/cleared in time for the regatta to begin on time.

The Men’s Junior 4 (M-JR-4) placed 3rd in the finals
over Fairfax, Madison, and Langley.

All women’s Eights progressed to Finals!

The Women’s Junior 8 (W-JR-8) placed 1st in their heat advancing to the finals and placed 2nd in the finals over South County, Madison, and W. Springfield.

The Women’s Freshmen 8 (W-FR-8) placed 2nd in their heat advancing to the finals and placed 3rd in the finals by 0.1 second over Lake Braddock, Madison, and O’Connell.

The Women’s Lightweight 8 (W-LT-8) racing up in the Women’s 1st/LT 8 heats (a significant step-up in competition) placed 3rd in their heat advancing to the finals and placed 4th in the finals over Thomas Jefferson and Woodbridge missing 3rd by 0.3 second.

The Women’s 1st 4 (W-1-4) didn’t advance to the finals, but out of all of the qualifying heat times, they had the 8th fastest time out of 11 competitors.

The Men’s Novice 8 (M-N-8) placed 2nd in their heat advancing to the finals and finished 4th in the finals.

The Men’s 1st and 2nd 8s (M-1-8 and M-2-8) just missed advancing to the finals.

We are proud of all WTW 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: Pre-Regatta Dinner Food Assignments for all families. Our next pre-regatta dinner is this Friday from 7-9pm again at the McClintick’s home (* requires authentication). Thank you again 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. There are no food assignments for: Park - Rowe. Also please bring the assigned food even if your student-athlete is not competing this week. They are welcome to eat at the food tent as a spectator cheering on their teammates.

NEEDED: 3-4 Volunteers of competing athletes to bring the food to the boathouse this week. Please contact wtwcrewfundraising@gmail.com to volunteer.

3. NEW: VSRC Day 1 and Day 2. This Saturday, the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Championships Day 1 will take place. The boats racing this Saturday will be the Women’s Freshman 8, the Men’s Novice 8, and the Women’s Junior 8. The Women’s 1st 4, Men’s Junior 4, Men’s 1st and 2nd 8s, and the Women’s Lightweight 8 will race the following weekend at the VSRC Day 2.

4. REMINDER: Stotesbury/SRAA forms and payments are due no later than this Friday, 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 to Jami Shawley at 4105 Duncan Dr., Annandale, VA 22003 or simply turn in the packets and payments at the Pasta Dinner this Friday, May 4th. Jami Shawley will be at the dinner to collect the packets. Thank you to those who have already submitted their forms and payments.

5. NEW: Stotesbury Competitor Shirts. You can pre-order your Stotesbury competitor shirts here. Order by May 9th and pick up your shirt at the regatta! This is not required and not sponsored by WTW Crew Boosters.

6. REMINDER: WTW Sports Physicals. The Woodson High School Athletic Training Department will be offering sports physicals at Woodson High School next 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.

7. NEW: Last Scrip Order of the Year on May 15th. Graduation Gifts! Teacher Gifts! If you use presto pay and use Scrip now you can order anytime!! Please see our Scrip Fundraising page for more information.

8. WE NEED YOU: 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!

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

10. NEW: Alumni Highlights. Hannah Fisher was awarded the University of North Carolina Women’s Rowing Team Coaches’ Award. Congratulations Hannah!

11. NEW: Summer Camps/Rowing Programs. There are a lot of opportunities to continue rowing/coxing over the summer. We have highlighted a few in the past and have a few more highlighted below. You can also visit our Camps/Rowing Programs tab on our website for information on other opportunities.

Navy Rowing Camps for Girls this June. A 5-day, 4-night overnight camp experience held on the grounds of the United States Naval Academy. Campers live in the Midshipmen dorm and eat all their meals in the campus dining hall, providing a taste of college/service academy life. They hold 8 water sessions alongside a number of land seminars (strength training, college recruiting, erg training, performance enhancement, etc.). Along with their full Navy Women's Rowing Staff, they will have coaches from the following colleges and universities this year: University of Notre Dame, University of Wisconsin, Gonzaga University, West Virginia University, & Washington College. Through this diverse leadership, campers are exposed to new voices and ideas, but at the same time are provided a consistent platform for improvement through the week as they are assigned one boat and coach for the week.
(Please note that they do run a specialized coxswain education program within each week of camp, but we are 100% full for experienced coxswain applicants and already have a significant number on our wait list. For interested coxswains, we encourage early application for 2019!)
Full details can be found at the camp website, www.navycamps.co and pictures from last year’s camp can be found on their Facebook page,https://www.facebook.com/navyrowingcampforgirls.

College of William and Mary Rowing Camp in Williamsburg, Virginia. Rowers will get the opportunity to stay in the college dorms, use the William and Mary team’s indoor and outdoor facilities, be coached by the current W&M staff, and will be chaperoned by current members of the varsity squads.
They will have two training sessions a day, which will culminate in an intra-camp race at the end of the week. There will, of course, be a focus on rowing but the campers will also be able to experience a taste of what life is like at the second-oldest college in the nation. They will eat three meals a day in college dining halls, be able to have a tour of the campus led by the varsity rowers and also participate in evening entertainment, including: movie night, a scavenger hunt in Colonial Williamsburg, going to a local beach and playing ultimate Frisbee in the Sunken Gardens.
Today (4-30-2018) is the last day for discounted prices. More information can be found at: http://www.wmrowing.org/camp/