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Time to start making plans to attend the annual Alumni Row & BBQ, which will take place in Chicago June 4-5. The BBQ will be held in the afternoon on June 4, with the row the following Sunday morning. We’ve got some big news to announce and the launch of a major fundraising campaign. For the Class of 2001, this will be… our 10 year reunion. Are you coming? Hope to see you there!
For the BBQ, if you park near the Shorleland, 5454 S. Shore Drive, and walk under the tunnel towards the point, we will be near one of the fire pits with food!
Hello everyone, here are a few updates/reminders/things to put in your calendars:
This year, the UChicago Crew team bought two brand spanking new Pocock fours. The varsity squads have had a great year rowing in them, with the women and men respectively, placing 3rd and 5th at the Head of the Charles, 2nd and 3rd at URAs, and 2nd and 3rd at MACRAs, among many other notable finishes.
These wonderful boats have yet to be named. Thanks to two anonymous donors, one of our Pocock fours will be named in honor of former coach Amanda Carson. We are planning on having the boat naming ceremony Monday, May 17th at 7:30pm. Location is still TBD, but will most likely be on the main quad as we have done for past namings. If you are interested in attending, or would like to donate money, please e-mail me so we can have a head count. There will be cake!
The Saturday of Alumni Weekend we will be having an alumni row in the morning followed by a BBQ at the Point in the afternoon. What better way to spend the morning than rowing on the Chicago River! We will be taking out mixed eights of alumni and current members of the team with coaches following in a launch. Our site is located near Eleanore and Loomis but we will be able to provide transportation from Henry Crown Field House if you are unable/don’t want to drive to the site.
The BBQ will be held at the point later in the afternoon, around 1:30pm.
Please let me know if you will be able to attend the row and/or the BBQ. If you are able to come to the row, please also indicate which side you row to help in putting the boat together. Details will be provided as to the exact times, transportation, etc when I have a better idea of how many people will be able to attend.
Please feel free to e-mail me any other questions/comments you might have.
Hope to see you at these events!
University of Chicago
Undergraduate Class of 2012
The team will be holding the annual Alumni Row and BBQ this year during alumni weekend, June 3-6 in Chicago. Please save the date and make plans to attend! More details to come soon.
So this year we had a total of 15 hard working participants who together rowed 1,230,579 meters! In all our team placed 94th out of 315 groups. Special props goes to Matt “Old Man River” Healy who blew all us younguns away with 325,235 meters and Albert “The Running Man” Bowers with 225,232 meters. I followed with a respectable 161,987 meters and dark-horse contender JJ Schrader clinched the fourth position with 137,200 meters.
It was an admirable effort from everyone. Sadly though we were unable to beat the Case Crew Alumni led by one of our own, the indefatigable Doug Rathburn. Next time everyone needs to start training by September to make sure we’re all in shape to beat them in the 2011 JVTC!
The complete list of participants included:
Ann Marie Gawel
Awesome job everyone! I know some of you have not stepped on an erg in a while. Thanks to everyone for another successful team challenge.
We have once again passed the one million meter mark! Currently standing at 1,013,358 meters. There are only 4 days left in the challenge, so keep up the good work everyone. Let’s squeeze out a few more meters from these old legs!