Open to 9th to 12th Grade Athletes
Girls begin Monday November 13th
Monday to Thursday- 4:00-6:00 pm, Saturdays 6:30-9:30 am
Boys begin Monday November 20th
Monday to Thursday - 4:15-6:15pm, Saturdays to be announced
8th graders winter conditioning begins Tuesday January 9th
Tuesdays and Thursdays in Jan and Feb 4:00 -5:30 pm
Join us on the dock for the hottest event with the coolest view in Alexandria!
Let’s celebrate the successes of the ODBC and ACR seasons together at our biggest Fall social event! We need Chili Contestant Entries, Volunteers and RSVPs for the 3rd Annual Chili Cookoff Fundraiser!
We also encourage new rowers and families to come, to see firsthand the boathouse, meet other rowing families, learn about the programs and what to expect in coming seasons.
WHEN: November 11, 2023 from 4-7PM
WHERE: The Boathouse
Make your best chili, bring your crockpot -- the heat is on!
20 Potential Entries… Meat or Meatless… $50
(Put together a team to share cost of the entry fee and the glory of winning!)
Please sign up to enter, attend, to help with set-up/clean-up, and/or to bring desserts or cornbread.
BASIC RULE: Chili should LOOK GOOD, SMELL GOOD AND TASTE GOOD!
Chili Cook-Off Awards and Criteria Awards
Overall best chili – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, with and without meat: Chili will be judged according to 5 main categories, and awards will be given to the top 3 overall best chili.
Spiciest Chili: Looking for the spiciest chili but still maintaining flavor.
People’s choice: To be voted on by those coming to eat for the day.
Also check out the Team information on the Sign-Up Genius as well HERE
Saturday morning is a great time to get your car washed, even as you stroll Art on the Avenue. The girls will be washing cars to help defray costs of their new uniforms -- donations welcome!
Stop by GW Middle School on Saturday, 10/7, 10AM-1PM. You can leave your car if you are walking the Avenue. Or just have your car washed and go!
On Tuesday May 30th, the Alexandria Sportman's Club honored this year's outstanding high school athletes and coaches from Bishop Ireton, Episcopal HS, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School and Alexandria City High School. Keynote speaker Jessie Coffield (Draft Kings Fame) and Ryan Fannon (Voice of Villanova Basketball) presented the honors.
Seniors Eleanor Lynch and Cash McClanahan were recognized as the Athletes of the Year for Rowing for Alexandria. Congratulations to these athletes!
Please see the .pdf below for bus numbers from each of the schools to the Boathouse
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.
TC Williams / Alexandria City High School reunion at the Virginia Rowing Association boat house. Clare Williams '19 and Shelby Bavin '22.
We're pretty sure they're both smiling!
Titan Rowing was thrilled to christen its new shell, the Lisa Zickar, April 23 at the boathouse.
Lisa Zickar, a longtime volunteer for the Alexandria Crew Boosters, served as co-vice president of the Alexandria Crew Boosters in 2012. In 2013, she took over as co-president — a position she held for two years. As co-president, she defined the Crew Booster mission as being very simple. “Our mission is to fund, feed, and cheer our rowers on,” she said.
In 2014, Lisa became the director of the Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints — an ambitious role that includes dozens of volunteers, countless moving parts, and more patience than is quantifiable. In 2018, she helped manage the first World Rowing Indoor Championships in Alexandria. In the six years she headed the event, the Erg Sprints became known as the second largest indoor rowing competition in the world — and the largest event of its kind for juniors. During that time, it also brought in more than $200,000 for the program.
Lisa has since ceded her role managing the Sprints, but she created a high standard that the Crew Boosters hope to meet when the sprints resume in 2023.
Her children, Allie and Sam, were both Titan rowers, and Sam Zickar who began coaching for the Titan Boys Team in 2022.
Lisa and her husband Lou live in Alexandria and remain strong supporters of the program. Alexandria Crew Boosters is incredibly grateful for the hours she’s spent supporting this wonderful organization, and the enthusiasm and can-do attitude that marked her time here.
Titan Rowing was thrilled to host school board members Michelle Rief and Chris Harris at the boathouse Saturday, April 23. The board members spoke to several ACB volunteers, toured the boathouse and Harris, a former high school athlete, pictured at left, took a turn on the erg with the boys' team. We are incredibly grateful for the support of our school system.
Titan Rowing's Spring Season is underway!
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(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.