Link to ODBC race schedule and locations is HERE
Titan Rowing has arranged multiple opportunities for prospective rowers to take their swim test. We are asking ODBC rowers to complete theirs by Aug. 28; fall crew participants can take it on any of the three dates:
Aug. 28, 1 p.m., Old Town Pool, 1609 Cameron St, Alexandria
Sept. 4, 9 a.m. Old Town Pool
Sept. 11, 1 p.m. Chinquapin, 3210 King St.
The TC Williams Crew “Learn to Row” Program (Fall Crew) is designed for novice rowers and those who have completed summer crew and/or fall crew program(s). It’s open to 7th graders and above from any school district who would like to learn to row or sharpen their skills.
Fall Crew runs from Sept 13th to October 7th (with possible weather make-up practice on October 12-13)
Two Sessions are available: Monday & Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays; 4:30pm-6:30pm
Fall Crew Registration is Full
The Old Dominion Boat Club, the birthplace of high school rowing in Alexandria, sponsors a select fall rowing program for elite high school rowers from across the area. The ODBC crews train at the Dee Campbell Rowing Center, and compete in east coast head races, including the Head of the Schuylkill in Philadelphia.
The fall season of ODBC is open to athletes with at least one year of competitive racing experience. Practice begins on Monday August 30th, and concludes in early November.
Registration Opens July 29th
To Register for ODBC, Click HERE
Coach Matt Lukban compiled these videos over the two summer crew sessions of 2021. Can you spot your favorite rower?
Former TC rower Mikias Elias has received the Collis Warner Family Foundation Scholarship. The $40,000 scholarship over four years will help Elias study mechanical engineering at the School of Engineering at Virginia Tech next fall.
In a press release from the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria announcing the scholarship, Elias, who rowed for two years with TC Crew, credited his time on the crew team with helping him push forward during difficult times during high school. The son of parents who immigrated from Ethiopia, he works part time, helps lead children's Bible study at his church during the school year and works construction in the summer. Congratulations, Mikias!
Huge congratulations to our three teams who medaled in the June 19 Virginia Scholastic Rowing Championship Regatta: Our Women's 2V and Men's 3V both came in third, while our Men's 4V (pictured here) won a gold medal. Congratulations to all of our rowers for a fantastic season. For full results, click here.
(photo credit Ryan Reyes)
Huge congratulations to Braden Porterfield (center of photo), who broke the school record for 2000m on the erg yesterday.
The previous record was 6:10.0 set in 2014 by Noah Stewart. Porterfield shattered that with a time of 6:08.5, prompting Stewart to congratulate Porterfield, saying: "What a beast! Give him a huge congrats. He definitely deserves this!"
Porterfield, a graduating senior, will row for Northeastern next year. He has also been invited to the selection camp for the U.S. U19 World Championship Team in Chula Vista, Calif.
Alexandria Crew Boosters is the umbrella organization that oversees and supports the crew programs for youth in Alexandria, including the T.C. Williams crew program, as well as the Old Dominion Boat Club crew program and the Alexandria Community Rowing program for adults. The Alexandria Crew Boosters raises funds for all racing shells and equipment, including the launch boats that accompany the rowers. ACB also oversees the summer and fall learn-to-row programs, that are open to students from other area schools. We appreciate donations of any amount.
We are thrilled to announce that three of our senior rowers have committed to rowing in college! From left, Cameron Bowman (rowing for University of Central Florida), Kaitie Dennis, (rowing for Syracuse) and Braden Porterfield (rowing for Northeastern University).
Congratulations as well to TC senior Grace Yokitis, who has committed to row at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy!
Porterfield has also been invited to the selection camp for the U.S. U19 World Championship Team in Chula Vista, Calif. Congratulations to Cameron, Kaitie, Braden and Grace!