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

posted Jun 13, 2017, 5:39 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Jun 13, 2017, 5:39 AM ]
  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: 
President: Brian Boyle
Vice President-Team Liaison/Activities: Jami Shawley
Vice President-Communications: Amy Pepper
Treasurer: Allison Kim
Secretary: Carolyn Hutcheson

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.