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Secret City

Over the weekend, our wonderful Rowdawgs traveled to Oak Ridge, TN once again to participate in the Secret City Head Race. It was an exciting return for our varsity rowers who had been on the race course before and a new experience for the novice as they participated in their first head race and really learned what rowing is all about.

Our team put two boats out on the water: a mixed 4+ that raced in the open category and was rowed by Nick Williams, Raymond Rector, Zhenzhen Xiang, Gabby Goeke, and was coxed by Tessa Roth. Our other boat was a women’s 4+ rowed by Caitlin Ladd, Elise Bonnes, Zhenzhen Xiang, Gabby Goeke, and coxed by Tessa Roth.

The mixed 4+ placed 6th out of 11 boats and the women’s 4+ placed 6th out of 8 boats.

The team learned a lot about race day and is ready to set our sites on the next regatta and work hard over these next two weeks.


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Weekend Updates

On Friday night, the Rowing team was happy to have our annual call-out meeting at the beginning of the semester. We welcomed a handful of interested students and taught them more about what rowing is all about and how to take a stroke on an erg (rowing machine).

Coach Stephen Eckstein can be seen here explaining the proper motions to our novice as varsity member Maggie Jensen demonstrates the motions in front of them.

Despite the stormy weather and the rain that’s been relentlessly hitting Indianapolis the past few days, our varsity members still got some work in as they teamed up with the novice for a short 1000 meter relay. The novice and varsity pair took turns erging every 250 meters.

Interested members who missed the call-out meeting on Friday and would like to come out to the boathouse and learn more about the sport are more than welcome to come out on Monday for our first practice of the week. Students are asked to wear athletic clothes and meet in front of the HRC at 5:30pm in order to organize carpool groups.

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Call-Out Meeting

Now that practices have started up again for the returning varsity members of the rowing team, we are all ready to welcome new members who are interested in learning more about the sport and our team.

Block Party allowed us to get things started nicely with several new students showing interest in our sport. For those that missed us at Block Party, the call-out meeting will be Friday, August 26 from 6-8 pm.

It will be hosted at the Indianapolis Rowing Center’s boathouse (7350 Eagle Beach Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46254). It’s about 15 minutes west of campus and those driving themselves will need to bring $5 to buy a day pass to the park.

Prospective members are asked to wear comfortable athletic clothes as they will be taught proper rowing form on the ergs (rowing machines) located in the boathouse.

No experience is needed!

All students who wish to come out are asked to meet outside of the Health and Recreation Center (HRC) at 5:30 pm in order to coordinate carpool groups.

Email crewclub@butler.edu for more information or if you have questions or concerns.