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Winter Conditioning, Scholarship, Field Trip, USRowing Update, Erg Sprints, Tag Day, Fundraising

posted Jan 23, 2017, 4:20 AM by W. T. Woodson Crew   [ updated Jan 23, 2017, 4:20 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster ]
  1. Winter Conditioning resumes 
  2. WTW Crew Scholarship 
  3. Field Trip 28 Jan 
  4. NEW USRowing Update 
  5. Registration for Erg Sprints 
  6. Tag Day 11 Feb 
  7. Fundraising Updates 
  8. UPDATED Additional Information 
  9. Reminders 

1. WINTER CONDITIONING resumes with normal schedule through 17 February.
  • 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: 
    • 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 
2. WTW CREW SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS DUE TOMORROW: We are pleased to announce the WTW Crew scholarship program and application. Please review the WTW 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 THE NAVAL ACADEMY on Saturday, 28 January:
Please register no later than Thursday, 26 January on this Sign-Up Genius site.
  • Cost will be $20 per rower, checks should be made out to WT Woodson Boosters and payment can be brought the day of camp. 
  • Uniform will be uni suits with team gear. If you are a new rower, unis and available team gear will be provided. 
  • NEW: All participants must bring IDs 
  • Rowers should bring snacks and a bag lunch 
  • Rowers may bring extra money if desired 
  • Emergency Care Form must be on file and the attached PARENTAL AUTHORIZATION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK FOR FIELD TRIP must be filed out and brought the day of camp 
Saturday, 28 January ITINERARY
0945: Meet at Woodson’s Front Parking lot

1015 - 1115: Depart via bus from Woodson for Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland
Transportation will be two 62 passenger FCPS buses to help facilitate and expedite Naval Academy security requirements. All students will ride the bus with at least two chaperones and one coach per bus. Directors of Crew Boosters and other accompanying booster parents will fill any empty seats on the bus.

1115 - 1150: Arrive at Visitors Center
Tour Visitor Center and rowing facilities

1200 - 1600: Rowing Camp
Demonstration and practical application of conditioning and rowing techniques under direction of WT Woodson coaches using state of the art rowing equipment

1600 - 1630: Change clothes/snack

1630: Depart Naval Academy

1730: Arrive at WT Woodson
Approximate time of arrival at Woodson’s front parking lot

We will be able to use both their rowing machines and the “Great Eight” sixteen seat-rowing tank. (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. NEW US ROWING MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL AND WAIVERS: WTW Crew has paid Basic US Rowing membership renewal fees for all returning rowers whose memberships were due to expire during the spring regatta season. It has also paid membership fees for novice and freshman rowers who are registered in Ronin and did not participate in Green Days. Your rower will receive more information about how to complete the US Rowing Waiver this week at practice.

5. 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.

6. ONE TAG DAY REMAINING: Saturday, 11 February
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

  • 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. 
  • NEW: We will have our Crew Parent On-The-Water Meeting on 15 February at 7pm at WT Woodson cafeteria. Please save the date and we will send more information in a forthcoming email. 
  • 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 February from 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 February. Please click here to view or download the flyer for more information View Download
  • We will have one final swim test on 11 February. More information will be forthcoming regarding time and location.