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Uniform Orders, Winter Conditioning, Field Trip, Erg Sprints, Tag Days, Fundraising, Reminders

posted Jan 9, 2017, 5:23 AM by W. T. Woodson Crew   [ updated Jan 9, 2017, 5:34 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster ]
  1. Uniform Orders due 12 Jan 
  2. Winter Conditioning 
  3. Field Trip 28 Jan 
  4. Registration for Erg Sprints 
  5. Tag Days: 21 Jan & 11 Feb 
  6. Fundraising Updates 
  7. Reminders 

1. UNIFORM ORDERS: The JL Team Store is now open for uniform purchases. Unfortunately, the store is only open until midnight on 12 January (Thursday) so orders need to be placed by then.
  • ALL ROWERS MUST ORDER A NEW UNISUIT. This a new design so everyone must have one in order to row this year. The Tech shirt did not change so returning rowers do not need to place an order for tech shirts. 
  • NEW ROWERS must order a unisuit and a tech shirt.
Sizing information: Each uni is made to fit each rower. If you currently have a Uni and you like the size, you can put in the sizes when you place your order. There are 2 sizes on each uni. One is at the top, and one is at the waist. You will need both sizes. If they size says M+1, then put that on the order form. This site is for JL sizing only. Do not use other clothing to guesstimate. You can also have a parent take measurements. This method does work. Please be exact, these unis are made to fit. Please no guessing. If you are still concerned about the sizing, Tu’lann has unis at her house to try on for sizing and she will be around all weekend. If you need to try on unis to determine the size, visit her Saturday afternoon after Tag Day! She also plans to be around all day Sunday. Please call first.

Tu’lann von Christierson, Uniform/Spirit Wear Coordinator
(703) 426-2595, tulannvonc@cox.net

This is also the place to order the WT Woodson Crew Splash Jackets. Again, JL sizing only----or give them the measurements. Tu’lann does not have splash jackets to try on. If you give JL your measurements for the jacket, they will make sure that it fits you. There is also other crew rowing gear for purchase. The only things that are required to purchase is the Uni for all rowers and the Uni and Tech shirts for new rowers.

Again orders must be placed by midnight on 12 January (Thursday). If you do not place your order by this time, you will have to place an individual order with JL. The costs will not be the same. This early order date is to try to receive the splash jackets and rowing apparel before we go on the water.

Regarding checkout; please pay special attention when inputting payment information at checkout. If the transaction does not lead you to a confirmation screen, the order did not go through, please double check the information that you entered. Please call or email Tu’lann with any questions that you may have.

2. WINTER CONDITIONING continues until 17 Feb. No practice on 16, 18, or 20 Jan.
  • Monday, Wednesday: Girls 3:30-5:15pm, Boys 4:45-6:30pm 
  • Tuesday, Thursday: Boys 3:30-5:15pm, Girls 4:45-6:30pm 
  • Fridays: 
    • 13 Jan: Girls 3:30-5:30, Boys 4:45-6:45 
    • 20 Jan: No School (Inauguration Day) 
    • 27 Jan: All team 3:30-5:30 
    • 3 Feb: Girls 3:30-5:30, Boys 4:45-6:45 
    • 10 Feb: Boys 3:30-5:30, Girls 4:45-6:45 
    • 17 Feb: All team 3:30-5:30 
3. FIELD TRIP TO NAVY ROWING CAMP! We will host a special team camp at the U.S. Naval Academy on Saturday, 28 Jan. The camp will be from 12 – 4 pm at the Academy rowing facility Hubbard Hall on the grounds of the Academy. We will be able to use both their rowing machines and the “Great Eight” sixteen seat-rowing tank (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2l-7cleACw ). Details will be provided soon. (The “Great Eight” was the 1952 undefeated Navy Men’s eight that won the Intercollegiate Rowing Association of America National Championship and represented the United States at the Olympic games in Helsinki, Finland. Navy set a new Olympic Trials record and won the Gold by nearly six seconds. Navy went on to post 29-consecutive wins from 1952-54 winning three IRA and three Eastern Sprint titles along the way.)

4. MID-ATLANTIC ERG SPRINTS: Registration is still open for the 2017 MidAtlantic Erg Sprints on 4 Feb. This is the world’s second largest indoor rowing competition & THE largest for high school athletes. They welcome athletes of all ages and levels who want to compete. http://ergsprints.comAthletes should talk to their coaches this week, if they haven’t already, about what events to enter and then register.

5. REMAINING TAG DAYS: 21 Jan & 11 Feb (Saturdays)

Due to the weather, we had to cancel the Tag Day this past Saturday and have added one additional Tag Day on 11 Feb. Each rower can earn $100 in fundraising credit per tag day shift up to a maximum of $300 in 3 shifts. Parents can earn $50 in tag day credit for either driving during tag day or hosting a tag day at their home. There are single shifts and double shifts available. Please read the Sign-up Genius information carefully as to which date and shift you are signing up for. Also - we are still looking for a Tag Day Coordinator to step up and take on this position for the 2017 / 2018 season next year. If you are interested, the current Tag Day Coordinator, Mary Claire Boucher (mcboucher@verizon.net), will be happy to answer questions and show you the ropes. It is a rewarding way to support the team in the off season and contribute significantly to WTW Crew’s financial success. This option is also available on the Sign-up Genius.

    Sign-Up: Tag Days Sign-Up

  • Join us for a WTW Crew fundraiser at Flippin Pizza this Wednesday, 11 Jan. from 3-8 pm. Flyer is attached. The flyer is not needed, just tell the cashier you are supporting Woodson Crew. Team Challenge -- Girls vs. Boys -- when you buy your pizza, sign up under "Team Fitz" or "Team Tylander". The team with the most student support will receive a "free slice" card for each rower! We need a minimum of $300 in sales to earn the 50% rebate. This is one of the last fundraisers before we get on the water and we need the WHOLE team to participate! Thanks in advance for your support! 
  • Gorgeous WTW Crew Ties still available for purchase. 100% silk, woven, hand crafted in England, $25.00. Please contact Brian Boyle (brianboyle81@hotmail.com) to purchase and support the team. 
  • Beautiful Note Cards and Prints still available for purchase. WTW Crew teamed with Laura Riekki, an artist and rowing coach based in Orlando, Florida. Laura created a great image of the Woodson oars in action – sure to conjure up memories for current rowers and alums of all ages! $15 for a set of 5 notecards; $25 for a 12x12 matted print. 100% of the sale price will be donated to the team. Supplies are limited so act fast. Contact Joan Fisher (joanmkf@aol.com) to order.