University of Cincinnati Rowing Club

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Happy Thanksgiving From UC Rowing

On behalf of all of the athletes and coaching staff of the Cincinnati Rowing Club, we would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! Make sure to keep up with us through winter training and follow our Instagram page @cincyrowing

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Head of the Hooch

This past weekend, UC traveled to Chattanooga, Tennessee to compete at Head of the Hooch. The Men's Novice 8+ placed 9th with a time of 17:34.54. The Varsity Women's 8+ received 21st place, while  the Women's Novice 8+ placed 18th. In the Men's Championship 8+, the varsity crew placed 11th with a time of 16:56.52. The Men's Novice 4+ placed 48th place barring a time of 20:23.62. Meanwhile, in the women's 4+ race the varsity placed 18th with a time of 20:16.80. In the men's championship 4+, the ...

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Calling All Alumni

Come out and enjoy a brew with UCRC! We will be hosting an alumni fundraising event on Saturday, November 18th from 6-9pm at the Rhinegeist Brewery. All alumni, friends, and family, 21 and older, are invited to mingle with some of the current members of the club, catch up with old friends, and learn how you can help support our rowers. Please RSVP to Rachel Blinka via email at "The best beers are the ones we drink with friends" -Unknown

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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 2017. 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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