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From The TJ Crew Captains

posted Oct 8, 2013, 6:43 PM by D Z

Over the summer, many TJ rowers participated in local or residential rowing programs in order to improve their overall fitness and rowing technique. Back home, we had great turnout at our three carwashes and we raised some substantial cash. It’s fundraisers like these that play a part in our ability to maintain the most cutting edge equipment -- we were able to purchase a new boat that will be put to good use this spring by the varsity men! Thank you to everyone who came out to help fundraise. Each car wash counts.

In addition to raising money, the team is currently focusing on recruitment. Many prospective rowers came out to Sandy Run on Saturday to go out on the water and take their first strokes. As we near November and the start of winter training, our priority is to get the word out about how incredible it is to row for TJ Crew.

We’re extremely excited to see such large numbers of returning TJ rowers participating in the inaugural fall season of Resilient Rowing. This past Sunday, Resilient Rowing debuted at the Occoquan Challenge Regatta and found great success. The top 16 competitive men’s rowers made quite a statement with a clean sweep across the Junior Men’s 8+ and Junior Men’s 4+ categories -- finishing 1st and 2nd in the 8+ category and 1st through 4th in the 4+ category. The top 8 competitive women’s rowers placed a respectable 2nd in the Junior Women’s 8+ category, and 1st and 3rd in the Junior Women’s 4+ category. All of the hard work and extra meters put in now will undoubtedly benefit TJ Crew this spring!