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Winter Conditioning, Scholarship, Field Trip, Erg Sprints, Tag Days, Fundraising, Reminders

posted Jan 17, 2017, 5:49 AM by W. T. Woodson Crew   [ updated Jan 17, 2017, 6:54 PM by WTW Crew Webmaster ]
  1. Winter Conditioning this week 
  2. WT Woodson Crew Scholarship 
  3. Field Trip 28 Jan 
  4. Registration for Erg Sprints 
  5. Tag Days: 21 Jan & 11 Feb 
  6. Fundraising Updates 
  7. Additional Information 
  8. Reminders 

1. NO WINTER CONDITIONING on 16, 18, or 20 Jan. There will be winter conditioning on Tuesday and Thursday of this week with boys 3:30-5:15pm and girls 4:45-6:30pm.

2. WT WOODSON CREW SCHOLARSHIP: We are pleased to announce the Crew scholarship program and application. Please review the WT Woodson Crew Scholarship application, complete form and e-mail it to wtw.crew.president@gmail.com NLT Tuesday 24 January, 2017. All applications kept strictly confidential.

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. 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.com. Athletes 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)

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

6. FUNDRAISING UPDATES:
  • 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. 
7. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  • Once again this year Mason Women’s Rowing will be hosting an event targeted at juniors who are interested in rowing in college. It will be held on Sunday, 12 Feb. 11:00am to 1:30pm with an optional lunch and campus tour following the main program. A lot of the information presented will be Mason-specific but they will also be talking about the recruiting and admissions process in general, as well as NCAA eligibility requirements so there is some benefit to attending even if your athletes aren’t sure they are interested in Mason. Although the event is primarily directed at juniors, they have also had sophomores and even seniors who have already applied to Mason attend in the past. If you are interested, please RSVP by 6 Feb. A flyer is attached with more information. 
  • We will have one final swim test on 11 Feb. More information will be forthcoming regarding time and location. 
8. REMINDERS: