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ODBC to host former TC Williams rower, Olympics standout Linda Miller

Linda Miller, a former TC Williams Rower who was on the Women's Varsity 8+ in 1988 and 1990 and who went on to row in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, is speaking at the Old Dominion Boat Club (0 Prince St) Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. The event is being hosted by the Alexandria Sportsman's Club. 

All are welcome and the event comes with free dinner and drinks. 


Occoquan Chase: Fantastic day for freshman rowers

Novice (or freshmen) women and men both placed in their races at the Occoquan Chase Sunday, Oct. 17.

The novice Junior Women's 8  won their race, completing the chase with a  20:24.82 time. The novice men, meanwhile, came in second with a 19:37.73 time, behind DC National with a 19:03.41 time.

In other races, the women's V1 came in 6th place for the Upper Junior Women's 8 race with a 18:54 time. Women's V2 came in 8th with a 19:19.44 time.

In the Upper Junior Men's 8, ODBC's V1 came in 8th with a 17:08.04 time. ODBC V2 finished 15th with a 18:38.68 time.

In the men's lower 8 race,  V3 came in 10th with a 19:21.11 time, while V4 in 16th with a 20:48.66 time.

Upper Junior Women's 4+ came in 20th place, with a  23:03.10 time., while the Junior Women's Quad 4X: ODBC in 7th with a 22:11.68 time.


Occoquan Challenge sees strong performances from ODBC

ODBC Women's 1V team won their race at the Occoquan Challenge Oct. 10, beating out all other women in the upper junior 8 race with a 16:17.42 time. The Women's 2V came in fourth with a solid 16:55.80 time.

Also coming in first in their race: Freshmen girls. With a 17:47.40 time, they beat William and Mary College in their race, coming in 1st.

In other races, the Men's Fresh/Novice boat came in second behind William and Mary College, with a 16:30.43 time. 

Men's Lower Junior Eight 3V and 4V teams  came in third in their race with 16:06.77 and 16:20.02 times, respectively.  

Women's Junior Quad came in second with a 19:12.00 time.  

Men's 1V came in 6th in their race with a 15:19.65 time, while Men's 2V came in 9th with a 16:09.02 time. 

Women's upper junior four landed in fourth place in their race, with a 19:28.54 time.


Head of the Potomac Results

Congratulations to our 1V Boys and 1V Women's Teams for placing in the Head of the Potomac! The 1V Boys came in 2nd with a 10:13.6 time, while the 1V Women's came in 2nd with an 11:15.7 time. Congrats as well to our 2V, 3V and freshmen boats for strong performances and a solid start to the season. Row, Titans!

Old Dominion Select Racing Program Information

Link to ODBC race schedule and locations is HERE

Fall Rowing Programs At Dee Campbell Rowing Center

Fall Crew

The Alexandria City High School 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

Old Dominion Select Racing Program

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

TC Rower receives $40K scholarship from SFA

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!

Congrats to our medal winners at VSRC!

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.

Porterfield breaks school record for 2K on erg

(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.

Congratulations, Braden!

Please Donate to Keep Rowing Going Strong in Alexandria

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.

Three TC seniors to row at collegiate level; Yokitis to row at U.S. Coast Guard Academy

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! 

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