WELCOME TO GSU CREW
For the final regatta of the season, the Gsu crew stayed in Georgia to compete on the Savannah River in Augusta. Initially entered were four boats, a Men's Club 4+, a Mixed 8+, Women's Club 1x, and a Mixed 4+. However, some difficulties were met, and the Women's 1x was scratched, and replaced with a Women's Club 4+. Unfortunately, even though the Mixed 8+ raced, the boat as disqualified as the number of male rowers was greater than the female rowers in the boat. The Women's Club 4+ had never competed nor practiced in their lineups, but the race went smoothly and marked the final race of the season for half of the boat. In the last race of the day, and final race of the season, the Mixed 4+ finished at 22:13.3.
Head of The South marked a beautiful end of the Fall season as we the team said farewell to two of their varsity rowers.
November 5th, Gsu crew traveled back to Chattanooga, Tennessee for one of the biggest head races in the South East. Hundreds of boats raced that day in over 35 events. Entered for Georgia State was Men's College and Club 4+, Mixed Masters 2x, Women's Championship 2x, and a Mixed Open 4+. While the Women's 2x was ultimately scratched, the other three boats continued on with their races. The Men's College and Club 4+ had 58 boats competing total, and the Gsu men finished with a time of 20:27.5. The Mixed Masters 2x had 39 boats racing, and our Gsu double came in with a time of 21:17.8. IN the final event of the day, the Mixed Open 4+, the Georgia State boat comprised entirely of novice rowers competed in a race in which their own coach was entered. They finished with a time of 22:35.6, but were beat by the Atlanta Rowing Club by two minutes.
It was a wonderful day for rowing, and an amazing experience!
Late October, the team traveled to Oak Ridge, Tennessee for this year's Secret City Head Race. The weather was perfect for competing, and entered in the day's races were two Mixed 4+'s, a Men's 4+, and a Mixed 8+. During the Mixed 4+, one of the Georgia State boats placed won bronze in third place, only one second behind UTC, coming in at 21:54.1. The Men's 4+ also raced later that day against 6 other boats, and the race was the milestone for one of the novice coxswains as well. In the final race of the day, Georgia State Mixed 8+ came in second behind UTC at 20:54.9.
The day was a source of pride for the team, having medalled twice, and the regatta went smoothly overall.
On October 8th, 2016 Gsu crew woke up early to make the trek to Chattanooga for the annual Chattanooga Head Race. Entered to race that day was a Men's Varsity 4+, Women's Championship 1x, Mixed 8+, and two Mixed Master 4+'s. Due to the windy weather, the course was shortened from 5000m to 2500m. The wind meant that the Novice Mixed 4 was scratched, but the Varsity Mixed 4 still competed later that day. The Men's Varsity 4+ raced against 27 other boats in the third race of the day, while our team captain came in first for the Women's Championship 1x. Despite the intense winds constantly pushing the boat, the Mixed 8+ still competed, which was the first event for all of the season's novice rowers. The Mixed 4 that stayed in the race won gold as they came in with a time of 10:38.1.
The Chattanooga Head Race was a great intro to the season, and the Gsu crew is proud of it's Women's Championship 1x and Mixed Masters 4+ that won first that day!
GSU Crew's 2016 Spring season came to a close this weekend as we competed in Oak Ridge, TN at the SIRA Championship Regatta. The day opened with time trials, where our WV4+ posted a time of 7:06.56, which qualified them for the B heat of the semifinals, our MN4+ posted a time of 7:04.09, which qualified them for the D heat of the lower finals, and our MV4+ posted a time of 7:20.15, which qualified them for the E heat of the lower finals. During the afternoon races, the WV4+ posted a time of 8:34.14, which placed second in their heat and qualified them for the A heat of the Grand Final on Sunday, the MN4+ posted a time of 8:21.12, and the MV4+ posted a time of 8:33.44.
In the Grand Final on Sunday, the WV4+ posted a time of 8:17.72, giving them a fifth place finish in their championship heat.
GSU Crew is happy to close its 2016 Spring season season on a successful note. We are very proud of all of the work that was put in by our competitors this season and the results that it produced and are exited to begin summer training to prepare for the 2016 Fall season!
GSU Crew made a trip to Guntersville, AL this weekend to compete with crews from LSU, Berry, and Samford in a friendly scrimmage to prepare for SIRA the following weekend. Unfortunately, weather conditions in Guntersville brewed winds that made conditions on the race course unsafe to row. Leadership within the crews in attendance decided to make the best of a bad situation and rent out the use of a local workout facility with access to ERGs and hold a relay-based ERG sprint race for each scheduled race. At the end of all races GSU Crew left with a First Place finish in the Mixed 4+ and MV4+, Second in the WV4+, and Third in the MV4+. Once all scheduled races were complete, the crews decided to also field a coxswain race with four coxswains per team completing a 1000 meter relay; GSU Crew took home second in this event as well. We look forward to closing out our season next weekend at the SIRA Championship Regatta!
GSU Crew entered the weekend of the Clemson Sprints hoping to race a WV4+, MN4+, and a Mixed 8+; however, the weather at Lake Hartwell did not agree with the Panthers' plans. Unfortunately, high winds created conditions on the water that led officials to cancel all afternoon races. This left the MN4+ and Mixed 8+ unable to compete. Before the conditions were deemed unsafe to row, however, the WV4+ competed and were able to place 4th in their heat with a total time of 9:02.20. GSU Crew is proud of its women and looks forward to competing next weekend in a Southeastern scrimmage!
GSU Crew returned from Gainesville, GA this past weekend after competing in the John Hunter Regatta, held at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue. After racing the top men's novice four, men's varsity four, and women's novice four, GSU Crew is axcitedly preparing for the Clemson Sprints to be held on April 2!
We are currently recruiting new rowers for the Spring season! No experience is required and we welcome all GSU students. If you would like more information about GSU Crew or would like to attend a practice, please visit the "JOIN" tab at the top of the page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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