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VSRC Day 2 Summary, Stotesbury, Captain Applications, Save the Dates, Craft Show Preparation

posted May 14, 2018, 4:31 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster
  1. VSRC Day 2 Summary 
  2. Stotesbury Luggage/Medicine Turn-in 
  3. Stotesbury Volunteers Needed 
  4. Captain Applications 
  5. Restaurant Fundraiser on June 4th 
  6. End-of-Year Party on June 11th 
  7. Help Needed to Prepare for Craft Show Next Year 

1. NEW: VSRC Day 2 Summary. Hottest day of the year so far, especially for the Women’s Lightweight 8 who are the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association 2018 Lightweight Champions (“State Champions”), winners of the VASRA Gold Medal and the Winslow Pitcher Trophy (an event dominated by TC Williams and Washington-Lee since 1979 - Woodson won it one time in 2005) and has been invited to participate in the Scholastic Rowing Association of American National Championships, May 25th and 26th to be held on the Cooper River, NJ. They will be joining the Women’s Junior 8 at “Nationals.”

The WT Woodson Women’s team placed 3rd overall in the 2018 VSRC Division 1 Women’s Points ahead of Oakton, Langley, G’town Visitation, L. Braddock, James Madison, W. Springfield and W. Potomac!
We are so proud of you ladies!


The Women’s Lightweight 8 (W-LT-8) won the VSRCs finals over TC Williams, Lake Braddock, and Granby. Congratulations to State Champions J. Hissong, J. Kim, M. Korn, M. Rowe, R. Smith, G. Schneider, K. Taheri, K. Howard, and H. Cole (Coxswain).

The Men’s Junior 4 (M-JR-4) placed 2nd in their heat advancing to the finals and placed 6th in the state finals. A great season and congratulations to H. McClintick, K. Zhang, B. Tse, T. Koerner, and K. Soni (Coxswain).

The Women’s 1st 4 (W-1-4) placed 4th in their heat, qualifying for the Petite Finals. We congratulate R. Sprouse, J. Park, K. Wahlbeck, K. Solell-Knepler, and S. Depret-Guillaume (Coxswain).

The Men’s 1st 8 (M-1-8) placed 4th in their heat, qualifying for the Petite Finals. We congratulate N. Shawley, C. McCarthy, J. Livingston, R. Evans, M. Boyle, Z. Borja, G. McHale, E. Feng, and J. Fritzinger (Coxswain).

The Men’s 2nd 8 (M-2-8) placed 4th in their heat and just missed advancing to the finals. We congratulate R. Torgersen, S. Muras, B. Sandino, R. Sarratt, J. Mullet, J. Bishop, S. Bushey, W. Kowalski, and E. Pepper (Coxswain).


Here are all of the results for all of the races. Check out photos from the regatta on our new 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.

2. NEW: Stotesbury Luggage/Medicine Turn-In Wednesday, May 16 6:45-8pm WTW Door #3, near Wrestling Room!

For more details on Stotesbury, please see our Stotesbury information page.

NEW POLICY: Practice will end early on Wednesday. All bags except carry-ons must be turned in at this time; this baggage will be inaccessible during bus travel. All bags will be searched, taped/sealed and checked-in. Students (or their parent) must present their own bags for this search, which is supervised by the coaching staff. This expedites the team's departure on Thursday and leaves only carry-on bags to be searched before boarding the bus. All bags will be secured in a locked room until the bus is loaded on Thursday, May 17.

Medication CANNOT be stored in luggage.

Epinephrine will not be stocked on these trips. Please plan to have your rower carry their own epinephrine, inhalers, and other necessary medications.

Prescription Medications: Please annotate it on the form and have rower bring in the original container with the needed amount for trip.

Over the Counter Medications: Please keep in the original containers. However, please do not send FULL NEW bottles of medication. Please only send a sufficient, reasonable amount of medication for the 3 day event.

The medication form is a crew team form, and not required by FCPS. Please complete the form with as much information as you are comfortable sharing. The form, along with all medications in their original containers, must be placed in a sealable plastic bag, labeled with the crew member's name. This will be reviewed and checked-in Wednesday evening during the baggage search (Please just send enough for your student for just the trip). Students will receive their checked medications as they board the bus the following day. Students will be responsible for taking their own medication according to the dosage indicated while on the trip. Team-mates will not be allowed to share any drugs, whether prescription or over-the counter.

Packing Suggestions:
Uni-suit and Cool Max shirt, marked with your athlete's name are REQUIRED

  • BE PREPARED FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS: Bring a small towel, rain gear, extra shoes; and warm clothing for cold weather; layered clothing, sunscreen, and a hat for hot weather. Remember: LAYERS, layers. 
  • Rain Gear!! It is going to rain! 
  • Medications properly labeled and packaged (see above) 
  • Water bottle 
  • No valuables! 
  • Pack light 
  • Sack Lunch, Snack and beverages for the bus/car Thursday afternoon. The bus will not stop for meals. Dinner will be served at 7:30pm. 
3. URGENT REMINDER: Stotesbury Information and Parent Volunteers Needed. The Stotesbury Regatta trip is May 17-19th in Philadelphia, PA. Stotesbury is the oldest and largest high school regatta in the U.S. and takes place annually on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. Going to Stotesbury is an incredible experience for athletes and families alike. Here is the page created with all of the Stotesbury information you will need.

Also MANY parent volunteers are needed for this away regatta. Please sign-up here for Stotesbury Volunteer Opportunities. We still have several volunteer slots to fill. We still need help with the following:
  • Unloading and loading the Chuckwagon at the river 
  • Boat Parents at the hotel during the Regatta 
    • Boat Parents help ensure each boat's athletes are in the right place at right time 
  • Maintain the food tent during the Regatta 
For questions about food prep, please contact Eleanor Curtis at eleanorsmiles@yahoo.com

For questions about the Regatta, please contact Jami Shawley at (314) 435-0649 or wtwcrewactivities@gmail.com.

4. NEW: Men’s Captain Applications Due Thursday, May 24th. Instructions can be found here. Women’s Captain Applications are due Friday, May 18th. Instructions on submission may be obtained from the girl’s captains.

5. SAVE THE DATE: Restaurant Fundraiser on June 4th. We will have our last restaurant fundraiser of the season at Noodles & Co in Fairfax from 5 to 9 pm on June 4th. When you place your order mention that you are from Woodson Crew so they can punch in the code to give us credit.

6. SAVE THE DATE: The End-of-Year Crew Party will be Monday, June 11th in WTW cafeterias A&B. More information will be forthcoming.

7. NEW: Craft Show Fall 2018 Preparation Help Needed. Not too early to start thinking about it! Traditionally our second largest fundraiser, the WTW Crew Boosters Association sponsors the annual WTW Holiday Happenings Craft Show in November. This year it will be Saturday, November 3, 2018 and requires multiple volunteers, so if you think crew is in your future for next year, we hope you can help us out that day. We are looking for a few people to assist with preparations beginning in September who can commit now. If you are interested and able, please contact Lesley Kowalski at lesleytkowalski@gmail.com