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One Tribe, One Day

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On March 28 2017, William & Mary is celebrating One Tribe One Day

One Tribe One Day was invented by the school to try and drum up alumni engagement and donations, which can be attributed to certain organizations, such as WMRC. Thus, this money can go both towards the school's engagement/dollar goals and benefit the team at the same time.

Money put towards WMRC will go into our development account with the Rec, which is where we save money to get new things like our new King 8+.

Here is the website to donate! Directions are below.

https://advancement.wm.edu/giving/onetribeoneday.html

So after clicking on the link, select Give Now, and it will take you to a new screen. Select how much you want to give, then in the "I want to support..." tab, click search, and type in Rowing. Rowing Club should pop up; select it, then follow instructions from there!

And the link to the social media guide put out by the school:

https://advancement.wm.edu/giving/onetribeoneday/social.html

P.S. All WMRC members who donate, no matter how much or how little, will receive a fun T-Shirt at Occoquan Sprints! Send meirby@email.wm.edu your tshirt size and reciept (which will be emailed to you).

 

Spring 2017 Schedule

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April 2nd - Occoquan Sprints (Occoquan, VA)

April 14th - SIRAs (Oak Ridge, TN)

April 22nd - Rockett's (Richmond, VA)

April 29th - 6:00 PM Team Banquet (Williamsburg, VA/ William & Mary Campus)

May 12th - Dad Vail (Philadelphia, PA) *only for qualifying boats

May 14-15th - ACRAs Henley (Nashville, TN)

May 27-28th - ACRAs (Gainesville, GA)

Banquet 2016

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Thank you to all crew members, family, and friends who made it out to the WMRC banquet on Sunday. We all enjoyed some wonderful food provided by The Irbys and some laughs from the presentation that Katie Oberg worked hard on. At the banquet, we gathered to celebrate the hard work of our rowers on and off the water. We celebrated our two winning boats, Will Meeker in the single and the lightweight boy's four, who will have their pictures on the wall of the boathouse celebrating their achievement.

Our men's and women's squads also elected the winners of the Most Valuable Oarsman and Oarswoman: Katie Oberg and Erin Biesecker.

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Our coaches also acknowledged the hard work of the executive board and we all look forward to the next semester, where they can continue to make significant contributions to the team's budget and organization. We announced our captains for the next school year, voted on by their respective squads: Tristan Kuhn for the men's and Erin Biesecker for the women's.

The next two awards are highly regarded as representing the passion and commitment to crew that we find inspiring. As a team, we voted on the recipient of the Ehrlich award (commitment to excellence) and the Walker award (most passionate athlete). The recipients were, respectively, Katie Oberg and Marshall Irby.

Congratulations to all the award winners! It's exciting to see a group so committed and passionate about the sport. We all look forward to another successful year of rowing. Thanks again to everyone who helped put this banquet together, it was quite a success. We were sad to say goodbye to our seniors, but we know they will go on to do great things. Go Tribe!

From left to right: Will Meeker, Will Emmons, Emma Cleary, Katie Oberg, and Marshall Irby

From left to right: Will Meeker, Will Emmons, Emma Cleary, Katie Oberg, and Marshall Irby

Rockett's Landing 2016

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The alumni four

The alumni four

The varsity women's eight

The varsity women's eight

What a beautiful race course. Our team arrived bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in Richmond, VA ready to row. We put out a lot of boats yesterday, April 24th, and did very well against our regional competition. The boys' pair won first, as well as the varsity women's eight and an alumni four! What a great way for some alumni to show their support for our team, even after graduation. Our novices on both sides rowed great as well, and everyone was glad to get our names out there. Everyone moved very efficiently and cooperatively when working on the trailer as well as on the water. Lets give a special thanks to our van drivers and all the parents/family members who brought food for our rowers. 

The men's pair

The men's pair

SIRAs 2016

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What a great regatta! The beautiful weather and race course in Oak Ridge, TN allowed for some stiff competition and a fun setting to spend the weekend. We arrived on Friday April 15th to rig our boats and warm up on the water. After a good look at the course, we all became excited and ready for two big days of racing. Saturday morning we arrived at the course and got to racing! Time trials and semis went well, placing our men's pair, women's varsity eight, and novice in B finals and our 1X and novice lightweight men in grand finals. Unfortunately, a wave of influenza hit our team with bad timing. The varsity men's four scratched and left the novice women's eight hesitant to race on Sunday. The next morning, the novice women's eight had to scratch and the women's varsity eight finished 3rd in their finals. Will Meeker in the 1X won bronze in his grand finals and the novice men's four got silver! Overall, a very emotion-filled weekend, and we are glad that everyone still had a good time. What a great way to put our name out there at SIRAs! We are now preparing for a fun Saturday at Rockett's Landing next weekend. Go Tribe!

Will Meeker

Will Meeker

Kevin Antonevech, Ryan Johnstone, Bethany Oberg, Josh Sachs, and Giancarlo Racanelli

Kevin Antonevech, Ryan Johnstone, Bethany Oberg, Josh Sachs, and Giancarlo Racanelli

Occoquan Sprints 2016

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The boys lightweight four champions

The boys lightweight four champions

This past Sunday, April Third, WMRC showed up to the Occoquan race course with many layers of clothing and sleepy eyes. Despite the cold weather and bad conditions, our team did a great job and put our name out there in the greater NOVA region. The two hour delay set the schedule back, however, our team did our best to remain efficient and stay positive. We were all glad we still got to race. A good job on all fronts, and we hope to see the team build from here in preparation for SIRAs after a great time at Occoquan Sprints. Shout out to the varsity boys lightweight four for taking home a gold medal, and the novice girls eight for winning their petite finals.

Our smiley team

Our smiley team

Head of the South 2015

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This past weekend, November 14th, the team travelled to Augusta, GA to compete in the Head of the South regatta hosted by the Augusta Rowing Club. It was a great regatta to end our fall season with, as it provided strong competition for both our varsity and novice teams. 

We travelled Friday afternoon to race Saturday morning on the Savannah river which separates South Carolina and Georgia. The course is split so rowers row up to the start in Georgia but actually race in South Carolina. Saturday night the team was able to explore a little bit of what the Augusta cuisine had to offer and ate at restaurants ranging from authentic Mexican to classic southern comfort food. 

The currents were strong on the race course and caused interesting racing conditions

Results are as follows

Men's Championship 1x- William Meeker 2nd 17:18.9

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Women's Collegiate & Club Novice 8+- Novice Women 9th 18:05.7

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Men's Club 4+- Varsity Men 15th 17:32.7

Men's Lightweight 4+- Varsity Men 4th 17:16.0

Women's Club 8+- Varsity Women 5th 17:17.8

Men's Collegiate & Club Novice 4+- Novice Men 6th 17:25.9

Men's Championship 4+- Varsity Men 7th 18:31.4

Men's Club 8+- Varsity Men 8th 15:03.9

Women's Club 4+- Varsity Women 13th 19:01.1

Men's Collegiate & Club Novice 8+- Novice Men 8th 16:33.1

Women's Championship 2x- Mairin Haley and Jessie Viss 1st 19:34.7

Women's Collegiate & Club Novice 4+- Novice Women 19th 21:38.5

 

The team would like to thank everyone who made it possible for us to attend this regatta. It was a great bonding experience for everyone. We are excited to head into winter training and are now looking ahead to the spring season. 

Occoquan Challenge 2015

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This past weekend, October 4th, the team travelled to Northern Virginia to compete in the Occoquan Challenge. We took both our varsity and new novice squads up Saturday afternoon to row Sunday morning. Rowers stayed at the homes of team mates where they were greeted by carb filled dinners and sleep before the big day on Sunday. The team was entered into an 8 and a 4 for all 4 squads as well as a lightweight men's 4 and a championship single. Then our novice and varsity women's coaches entered in a double.

Hurricane Joaquin's reign of terror was unable to dampen our team's spirit. It did not even rain all day and the winds were manageable, even with the 180 degree turn. 

This regatta was a great first one for our novices because it gave them a taste of what our big fall regatta will feel like as well as the competition level that they are capable of. The novices rowed well and we are excited to see what these next few weeks on the water will bring to their skill level.

The results are as follows:

MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLE: William Meeker 2nd 17:47

 MEN'S CHAMP EIGHT: Varsity Men's 8 2nd 15:53 Novice Men's 8 4th 18:03

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WOMEN'S CLUB EIGHT: Varsity Women's 8 4th 18:35

WOMEN'S FRESHMAN/NOVICE FOUR: Novice Women's 4 2nd 26:10

MEN'S CHAMP FOUR: Varsity Men's 4 3rd 16:50 Varsity Lightweight Men's 4 4th 17:53

MEN'S CLUB FOUR: Novice Men's 4 4th 20:08

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WOMEN'S FRESHMAN/NOVICE EIGHT: Novice Women's 8 4th 21:45

WOMEN'S CLUB FOUR: Varsity Women's 4 3rd 18:40

MIXED DOUBLE: Varsity and Novice Women's coaches 5th 20:22

Thank you to all the families who hosted rowers and the Occoquan river for hosting the regatta overall!

Race Schedule for Fall 2015

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Chick Chase- Williamsburg, VA September 26th

Occoquan Challenge- Occoquan, VA October 4th

Head of the Charles- Boston, MA October 17th-18th

Head of the South- Augusta, GA November 14th

Head of the South

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WMRC capped off its impressive Fall Season with an incredible showing at the Head of the South regatta in Augusta, GA. With first place finishes from a number of W&M Boats, the team ended with the third most points overall. Here's to a great season, and a strong kickoff to Winter Training!