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Fall Rowing Programs At Dee Campbell Rowing Center

Fall Crew

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

Registration Opens July 29th.

To Register for Fall Crew, Click HERE

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

Summer Crew Session 1

Summer Crew Session 2

Summer Crew Videos

Coach Matt Lukban compiled these videos over the two summer crew sessions of 2021. Can you spot your favorite rower?

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.

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! 

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!

Titan alum is a National Champion at Men's IRAs; TC alums in NCAA Division 1 Women's Rowing Championships

From TC crew alum parent Tram Rex:

Connor Rex, TC Rower Class of ‘19, is a National Champion in the United States Naval Academy Ltwt 8 (red shirt & 4 seat).
@ Mercer Lake Rowing Venue

From TC crew alum parent Maria Filios:

At least three NCAA Div 1 Women's Rowing Teams will have Titans aboard for the 2021 Championships: Syracuse, Wisconsin and, in their very first trip to the NCAAs, Alabama.

Congratulations to former Titan Rower and Coach Grace Barbara, who is now coaching at Alabama, as well as Grace Ashe in the Syracuse 1V4 and Paula Filios, coxing the 2V8.

Also shout-out to Blythe Markel, rowing for Alabama, who helped the Tide qualify by accruing points in their 2V4.

Shout-out as well to Maddie Toaso, rowing for Oregon State in the 1V4, which just missed the chance to participate.

Congratulations to Connor McGivern, UVA third year, 2018 TC grad (at left) who raced in two boats, including in the Varsity Doubles (2x) with his third year UVA team mate Robbie Schetlick. They won their heat on Saturday, 5/22/2021, with a time of 7:25.0

Connor Rex (TC ' 19 - red shirt & 4 seat) is a National Champion!

Connor Rex (TC ' 19 - red shirt & 4 seat) is a National Champion!

Connor Rex (TC ' 19 - red shirt & 4 seat) is a National Champion!

Connor Rex (TC ' 19 - red shirt & 4 seat) is a National Champion!

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.

Congratulations to Grace Asch (TC ‘18) in Syracuse Varsity 4 (third from left). A strong performance by Syracuse in NCAA championships put them at 10th in the nation!

TC alum Filios coxes her way to 12th in the country

Congratulations to Paula Filios (TC '19) who coxed the Wisconsin 2V8 to 12th in the country at NCAA Championships!

2019 TC alum Paula Filios, now a coxswain for the University of Wisconsin.

Congratulations to Clare Williams who coxed the UVA Men’s 1V8 & 1V4 to Gold at the Oak Ridge Invitational over the weekend of May 22-22. UVA comfortably beat out their arch rival, UMichigan with a time of 6.01.6 in the 1V8 and 7.01.5 in the 1V4.

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