University of Cincinnati Rowing Club

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Another Race Weekend in the Books

The Bearcats traveled to Oxford, OH this past weekend to compete in the Redhawk sprints. The conditions were amazing and so was the racing. Of the 6 entries that UC fielded, all finished in the top 3 with many of the 1st place finishes being by open water. The teams next race will be MACRA in Grand Rapids, MI to kick off our month of championship racing. WV4+ - 1st MV8+ - 1st & 3rd MV4+ - 2nd MN4+ - 2nd MC8+ - 1st Thank you to the Miami University Rowing Club for hosting!

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Racing Season is upon us

The team spent the last week in Clemson, SC brushing off the cobwebs and learning again why it is we love the sport of rowing. The athletes were able to put away all the stresses at home and focus on rowing, eating and sleeping. Now that we have had our fun we are back in Cincinnati and putting together the final touches for our first race this weekend. This season promises tough racing but everyone has showed that they are up to the challenge.

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UC Rowing at Welcome Weekend

  School is almost back in session, which means the fall season is upon us! UC Rowing will be holding events to recruit novices onto our team for the 2018-2019 year. We will be at the following events: August 25 12-2pm – Club Sports on the Green – Sheakley Field August 26 and 29 7-8pm – Informational Meeting – McMicken Room 43 September 1 10-12pm – Tour of Marina – Rides provided   Novices will begin practice in the evenings Tuesday, September 4th ...

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Join the Team

Interested in joining the team? There's no experience necessary! University of Cincinnati Rowing will be recruiting at all incoming Freshman Orientations through the summer of 2018. Current and incoming students can also contact us about joining the team at any time.

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A Tradition of Excellence

In the fall of 1981 eager students with the help of Cincinnati area rowers William Engeman and Harry H. Graves founded the University of Cincinnati Rowing Team. Initially the team was an entity within the Cincinnati Rowing Foundation, an umbrella organization that encompassed Cincinnati Rowing Club, Outdoor Co-operative (Cincinnati Junior RC) and Xavier University and the Cincinnati Training Center. Founding members Tom Ritter, Steven Baker and Tom Stork took on the great task of developing the structure for both men’s and women’s rowing representing the university, although they commuted to Lake Harsha to train the team had early success at the Dad Vail regatta where medals were earned in the first few years. The Bearcats also began competing within two leagues the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association and Midwest Sprints...

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