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The UC Davis Men's Crew Team would like to thank all the alumni, family, and friends for all of the support this past season. If you are a UC Davis student and are interested in joining the Men's Crew Team, please head on over to the Recruitment tab and fill out an interest form.
News & Updates
Posted on 5/29/2013 by Daniel Wu
Thank You to everyone who came out to support the Men's Rowing Team!
The V2- placed 3rd in the heats, coming back and taking 1st in the repechages and finishing 4th in the Grand Finals
The V4+ placed 4th in the heats, came in 3rd in the repechages and finished 1st by open water in the C final
The N4+ placed 4th in the heats, coming back and taking 1st in the repechages and finishing 5th in the Grand Finals
The 1996 Olympic Venue that we get to race on!
Posted on 5/10/2013 by Eli Iwaszewicz
Thank You to all the alumni, friends and family that came to support the Men's Rowing Team!
Men's 2-, 2nd place in their heat on Saturday, they went on to place 3rd in the Grand Final bringing home the Bronze.
MV4+: 3rd in heat, the V4+ went on to win the Petite Final by open water.
N4+: Came in last in their heat and last in the 3rd level final.
N8+: 4th in heat, then came in a very close second in the Petite
Sac State Dual Meet
Posted on 4/17/2013 by Eli I.
This past weekend we raced our local rivals, Sacramento State. The Novices had a great weekend, winning both the Novice 8 and Novice 4 race. The Varsity 8 and Varsity 4 lost to the Hornet's faster boats. The Varsity pairs competed in their race and after some steering issues won by a large margin. Thank You to all our Alumni, Family and Friends that came to support our team! We would like to extend a big Thank You to the Sacramento State Men's Rowing Team for hosting this event at their beautiful race course! Results are posted.
Novice 4 bringing home the win!
San Diego Crew Classic
Posted on 4/12/2013 by Eli I.
Thank You to the Alumni and the Parents that came to support and feed our team this past weekend in San Diego! We hope to see you all at our next race! Results are Posted.
UCSB Dual Meet and Parents Day
Posted on 4/5/2013 by Eli I.
We would like to thank the UC Santa Barbara Rowing Program for traveling to Davis to race us in our annual dual meet. Santa Barbara proved to be very competitive and their boat speed shows that they will have a great Spring Season! Thank You to the Alumni and the Parents who came to support us during the races and afterwards for Parents Day! We hope you enjoyed the tour of our boathouse and the expertly grilled burgers by Chef Iwaszewicz. Our program would not be where it is now without the continued support of our Alumni, Family and Friends! Thank You!
Cal Lights Dual Meet
Posted on 3/29/2013 by Vladimir Putin
We would like to thank the Cal Lights team for hosting us at their boathouse! It was a great day of racing and we look forward to a continued relationship with their great program! Thank you also to the alumni and parents who came to support us with cheering and food!.
Alumni Day and Davis Invite
Posted on 3/12/2013 by Joseph Donatello
Alumni Day was splendid this year with the largest turnout we have experienced in many years! Christopher Gemulla was elected as Alumni President for the upcoming year! The UC Davis Men's Rowing Program would like to thank each and every alumni for their continued support of our team. We are very fortunate to have such an active alumni base. We look forward to seeing each one of you at our future races, and as always anybody is welcome to come and watch us practice!
The Winning Alumni Boat!
Andrew Mittleman 03
Brett Johnson 02
Scott McCauly 03
Adam Donovan 03
Kyle Pilgeram 03
John Dansen 98
Jeremy burlingame 98
Erik Lobo 04
Zack Zoller 02
Davis Invite Results are posted under the Results tab.
Our Alumni Boats and our Varsity 8
2012-2013 Annual Ergathon
Posted on 4/21/2011 by Eli Smith
The UC Davis Men's Rowing Team would like to thank the UC Davis Faremer's Market for allowing us to hold our Annual Ergathon Fundraiser during their event. We would also like to thank all those that stopped by throughout the day and the night to ask questions, cheer us on and donate to our team. We are always grateful for all your support and are always accepting donations!
Posted on 4/24/2012 by Eli I.
Both the Varsity and the Novice squad had solid races and performed well.
Thank You to everyone who came out to support us! Results are posted.
Head of the Lagoon
Posted on 11/12/2012 by Eli I.
The UC Davis Men's Rowing Team would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to the almuni that came to this event and provided the team with food, beverages and lots of cheering! Thank you to : Pat Geddes, Chad Christiansen, Chris Gemulla, Matthew Chabrier, Becca Musser, Matt Smidebush, Luis Reyna, Will Wiersig, Brandy Truong, and Allen Tolleth for their continued and tangible support of their Alma Mater.
The racing was close in the varsity boats, being beat out by seconds by the Sacramento State Hornets. Our novices won their first medals, placing third in the four event. The other two novice eights greatly improved their times from the Head of American. Results are posted under the above schedule link.
Head of the American
Posted on 10/29/2012 by Eli
UC Davis fielded two varsity fours, a varsity eight, and two novice eights; one of which raced twice. Both our Varsity fours placed second with a very close margin to first place. Our Novices completed their second race of the season with a huge improvement over their first time at the Head of the Port. Both squads are fired up about getting faster, with training starting to ramp up. Results have been posted under the Results link.
Head of the Port
Posted on 10/19/2012 by Eli I.
Our novices had a great showing for their first race. They are eagerly learning the basics of rowing and are looking forward to their next race at the Head of the American. Our varsity placed first and third in the four event. Our heavyweight double placed first in their event. Results are posted on our Schedule page and are highlighted.
About UC Davis Men's Rowing
UC Davis Men's Crew is a member of the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) and competes both regionally and nationally. The team has distinguished itself as a perennial powerhouse in the WIRA conference, with numerous WIRA medals in all the major boat categories. Additionally, the team has grown more of a national presence, with appearances at Head of the Charles in Boston, IRA national championships in New Jersey, ECACs and ACRA club national championships in Oklahoma.
The men's crew is a club (non-funded) sport, and the majority of the oarsmen are walk-on, with no prior rowing experience before joining the team.
The team operates via a combination of limited support from the university, alumni and parent donations, and athlete dues/fundraising. Athletes pay dues on a quarterly basis, plus fundraiser's throughout the year. A council consisting of team-elected athletes runs the team, making decisions ranging from hiring coaches to hammering out the annual budget.