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Nationals, 2018-19 Booster Board Voting Ballot, WTW Spring Sports Awards, Boathouse Clean-Up, etc.

posted May 29, 2018, 4:52 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated May 29, 2018, 4:53 AM ]
  1. SRAA Nationals Summary 
  2. 2018-2019 Booster Board Voting Ballot 
  3. Boathouse Clean-Up and Chuckwagon Clean-Up on June 2nd 
  4. Restaurant Fundraiser on June 4th 
  5. End-of-Year Party on June 11th 
  6. Erg Rentals on June 16th 

1. NEW: SRAA Nationals Summary. What an amazing weekend! We are proud of the ladies and their performance at Nationals. Thank you to all the ladies for a great trip and a huge thank you to all the parent volunteers and the coaches that made the weekend possible. For those that let us borrow coolers, we will arrange a time to get them back to you after Nationals. The trip also cost less than planned and we are working the details to arrange refunds to those who attended.

Perhaps a clarification of this event. This is not just another regatta. This is an invitational regatta where boats are invited based on their individual performance in the qualifying regattas listed below.

The qualifying championship regattas include:
  • Florida State Championship 
  • Midwest Championship 
  • Garden State Scholastic Championship 
  • New York State Scholastic Championship 
  • Philadelphia City Championship 
  • Virginia State Championship 
  • Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Rowing Association 
In our specific case, our Women’s Junior Eight and Women’s Lightweight Eight qualified for an invitation based upon their performance at the Virginia Scholastic championship. In both categories, only the top three boats from each qualifying championships are eligible for invitation.



The Women’s Lightweight 8 (W-LT-8) placed 1st in their heat with a time of 5:13.882, the second fastest time in the W-LT-8 heats advancing them to the finals! They fought hard in the finals missing third place by one second but are a very respectable 4th in the Nation. Congratulations to J. Hissong, J. Kim, M. Korn, M. Rowe, R. Smith, G. Schneider, K. Taheri, K. Howard, and H. Cole (Coxswain).

The Women’s Junior 8 (W-JR-8) placed 5th in their heat with a time of 5:39.101. Even though they did not advance to the semi-finals, they remain the fastest boat from Virginia! We congratulate C. Moore, N. Curtis, A. Pesansky, C. Middleton, S. Boucher, I. Kogan, N. Moran, J. Heimbigner, and L. Benjelloun (Coxswain).

Here are all of the results for all of the races. Check out photos from the weekend on our 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. Also, here is the link to the Stotesbury photos on row2k.com.

2. NEW: 2018-2019 Booster Board Voting Ballot. Per the WTW Crew Booster By-Laws, we are required to post the slate of candidates with brief biographies to the General Membership for consideration no later than 14 calendar days before the Annual Association Meeting (which is June 11th this year). Further nominations may be taken from the floor or proposed via write-in during the Annual Association Meeting during the End-of-Year Party on June 11th. Here is the slate of candidates by position. We will hand-out the voting ballots at the Annual Association Meeting.

3. NEW: Boathouse Clean-Up and Chuckwagon Clean-Up on June 2nd from 9-11am. We hope you will join us and sign-up on the Sign-Up Genius.

4. REMINDER: Restaurant Fundraiser on June 4th. We will have our last restaurant fundraiser of the season at Noodles & Co. in Fairfax from 5-9 pm on June 4th (next Monday). When you place your order, mention you are from Woodson Crew so they can give us credit.

5. UPDATED: The End-of-Year Crew Party will be Monday, June 11th in WTW High School cafeterias A&B from 7-9pm. Here is the Sign-Up Genius where we ask all parents and student-athletes to sign-up so we can get an accurate count of attendees and we are looking for a few volunteers to help out before, during, and after the party.

6. NEW: Erg Rentals on June 16th from 9-11am at the WTW High School Erg Shed. Erg rentals until October will be $150 per erg and slides will also be available for rent at $20. If you are interested in renting or are able to assist on the 16th, please sign-up on the Sign-Up Genius