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Video Montage of the 2013 Spring Rowing Season

Spring 2013 Video RecapTuesday, December 31, 2013 - News -

Homemade Pizza Fundraiser

Homemade Pizza FundraiserTuesday, October 22, 2013 - News - Go to Homemade Pizza to build your own pizza. Part of the proceeds on that day will be donated to the T.C. Crew.

Homemade Pizza, 2413 Mt. Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA - 703-535-8855

Bring the flyer listed on the link below.

2013 ODBC Select Fall Crew practice

ODBC Select Fall Crew practiceSaturday, September 14, 2013 - News - Two galleries of photos from ODBC Select Fall Crew practice this past Saturday morning.

Blue Plains Regatta

Blue Plains RegattaSaturday, August 3, 2013 - Regatta -

Alexandria Gazette: 1973 T.C. Williams Rowers Reunite on the Potomac

1973 T.C. Rowers ReuniteWednesday, July 31, 2013 - News - Members of the T.C. Williams Crew 1973 Varsity 8 held a “Reunion Row” on the Potomac River this past Saturday morning to commemorate the season 40 years ago that not only saw them win the National Championship in the United States, but saw their appearance at the world’s oldest and most elite rowing competition in England come to an early and unfortunate end.

For more details, click on the link below.

ACPS News: Weitekamp, Lemke Earn Varsity MVP Awards At T.C. Williams Crew Ceremony

T.C. Williams Crew Ceremony AwardsWednesday, June 12, 2013 - News - The T.C. Williams Crew Team held its first official practice of the 2013 spring rowing season on a cold, blustery afternoon on Feb. 19. Three state championships, two silver medals and eight bronze medals later, the Titans gathered one last time this season for an awards ceremony that recognized their significant accomplishments and honor some of the athletes who contributed to their success.

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End of the Year Awards And General Meeting

End of the Year Awards And General MeetingTuesday, June 11, 2013 - Other Event -
Race Time: 6:30 PM

2013 Summer Crew Program

Summer CrewSaturday, June 8, 2013 - News - Attention families of current 7th and 8th graders – did you know that you are eligible to participate in the TC Crew Summer program? Saturday, June 8, at 10AM is the OPEN HOUSE at TC's boathouse (1 Madison Street) where you and your interested rower can become more familiar with this fun sport. Members of the TC Crew Team will be there to demonstrate for you and some of our award winning coaches will walk you through all the steps.

Then the REGISTRATION for Summer Crew is Saturday, June 22 anytime from 8AM-10AM with the first week of classes beginning Monday, June 24. And it's OK if you miss some time on the water this summer! Everybody goes on vacation! This is a fun program, for Rising 8th graders and up, open to ALL area schools, meant to familiarize you/your child with the basics of rowing. Classes last about 5 weeks culminating in the ever popular Blue Plains Sprints Regatta right on the Potomac the first Saturday in August!! Both the student program and the Adult Learn to Row programs participate!

For more detailed information about the program click on the link below

CSSRA Championships at St. Catharines, Ontario

CSSRAMay 31 - June 2, 2013 - Regatta - The Canadian Scholastic Championship Regatta. A three-day event, on a world-class 2000-meter course. Finals are Sunday.
Event Timing: TBD
Race Time: All Day

Alexandria Gazette: Titan Rowers Win Three Medals At National Championship

Titans Win Three Medals At NationalsTuesday, May 28, 2013 - News - T. C. Williams Crew Team competed in the Scholastic Rowing Association of America’s National Championship Regatta in Camden, NJ, on May 25. Titan rowers brought home three bronze medals. The medal-winning boats were the T.C. Girls Freshman 8, the Boys Junior 8 and the Girls Second Varsity 8.

For Complete article click on the link below:

SRAA Nationals, Cooper River, Camden, NJ

SRAAMay 24-25, 2013 - Regatta -
Event Timing: TBD
Race Time: All Day
Event Schedule: View...

Alexandria Gazette: T. C. Freshman Girls Capture Bronze at Stotesbury Cup Regatta

Bronze at Stotesbury CupTuesday, May 21, 2013 - News - The T. C. Williams Crew Team traveled to Philadelphia this past weekend to compete in the prestigious Stotesbury Cup Regatta, the largest high school rowing competition in the world. The Titan rowers turn in their best performance in years at this two-day event.

The T. C. Girls Freshman 8 led the way for the Titans as they have this entire season. First, the Freshman 8 posted the third fastest time in their qualifying time trial on Friday morning to advance to the semi-final round of competition later that day. Then, the girls won their semi-final race to advance to the finals on Saturday afternoon.

For complete article click on the link below:

Stotesbury Cup Regatta, Schuylkill, Philadelphia, PA

Stotesbury CupMay 17-18, 2013 - Regatta -
Event Timing: TBD
Race Time: All Day
Event Schedule: View...

Alexandria Gazette: T. C. Crew Continues Its Medal Haul

T. C. Crew Continues Its Medal HaulTuesday, May 14, 2013 - News - The T. C. Williams Crew Team continued their medal haul this past Saturday at the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Championships, a competition that featured 45 schools from across the Commonwealth. Titan rowers won two State Championships, one silver medal, and one bronze medal.

Leading the way for T. C. Williams was the Boys Lightweight 8, who captured the State Championship in 2012 and successfully defended their title this past weekend by winning their race with a time of 5:02.10, which was just over three seconds faster than the runner-up boat from Woodbridge.


For complete News Article click on the link below:

VASRA Volunteer Jobs for the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Championship

VASRA VolunteersSaturday, May 11, 2013 - VASRA - There are still lots of volunteer opportunities available, and many of them are critical for successful regattas. Most of these positions don't require any special skills, and we will be fined for each one left unfilled.

Virginia Scholastic Rowing Championship, Occoquan, VA

VSRCSaturday, May 11, 2013 - Regatta -
Event Timing: TBD
Race Time: TBD
Event Schedule: View...

Sandwich Prep Party

Friday, May 10, 2013 - Food Preparation - The Upper boats will be rowing the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association (VSRA) Championship at Occoquan. We will be creating PB&J, meat/cheese and vegetarian sandwiches.

Alexandria Gazette: T. C. Williams Girls Freshman 8 Win State Championship

Alexandria Gazette: Freshman Girls win StatesTuesday, May 7, 2013 - News - The T. C. Williams Girls Freshman 8 Crew Team won the Ted Phoenix Trophy this past Saturday, May 4, as the fastest boat in Virginia, capping a day that not only saw the Freshman 8 remain unbeaten for the season, but saw other Titan Girls capture a silver and two bronze medals in three other races.

The trophy and medals came at the Ted Phoenix Regatta, an annual event that is raced on the Occoquan Reservoir 15 miles south of Alexandria and serves as the championship for Freshman and Novice boats in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Freshman Girls’ victory came in the last race of the day and after they had already won their morning heat

For complete News Article click on the link below:

Crew Dance

Saturday, May 4, 2013 - Other Event -

Ted Phoenix, Lower Boat Championships, Occoquan, VA

Ted PhoenixSaturday, May 4, 2013 - Regatta -
Event Timing: TBD
Race Time: TBD
Event Schedule: View...

VASRA Volunteer Jobs for the Ted Phoenix Regatta

VASRA VolunteersSaturday, May 4, 2013 - VASRA - There are still lots of volunteer opportunities available, and many of them are critical for successful regattas. Most of these positions don't require any special skills, and we will be fined for each one left unfilled.

Barbecue and Bluegrass

Friday, May 3, 2013 - Fundraiser -

Sandwich Prep Party

Friday, May 3, 2013 - Food Preparation - The Lower boats will be rowing the Ted Phoenix Lower Boat Regatta at Occoquan. We will be creating PB&J, meat/cheese and vegetarian sandwiches.

T.C. Crew Turns in its Strongest Performance in Years, Capturing Six Victories at Charlie Butt Regatta in Georgetown

ACPS News: 6 Wins at Charlie ButtTuesday, April 30, 2013 - News - The T.C. Williams Crew team turned in its strongest performance in years at the Charlie Butt Regatta in Georgetown this past Saturday, racing 13 boats in the annual competition, with six of the boats capturing first place and two boats coming in second.

For complete news article, click on the link below.

Car Wash Fundraiser

Sunday, April 28, 2013 - Fundraiser - The T.C. Car Wash will be held in the lower parking lot of Minnie Howard to the public. Setup will start at 11:00am and Cleanup starts at 5:00pm.

Charlie Butt Regatta - on the Potomac at Georgetown, DC

Charlie ButtSaturday, April 27, 2013 - Regatta -
Event Timing: TBD
Race Time: TBD
Event Schedule: View...

VASRA Volunteer Jobs for the Charlie Butt Regatta

VASRA VolunteersSaturday, April 27, 2013 - VASRA - There are still lots of volunteer opportunities available, and many of them are critical for successful regattas. Most of these positions don't require any special skills, and we will be fined for each one left unfilled.

Sandwich Prep Party

Friday, April 26, 2013 - Food Preparation - Most if not all boats will be rowing the Charlie Butt Regatta in Georgetown. We will be creating PB&J, meat/cheese and vegetarian sandwiches.

Silent Auctions Donations

Silent Auction DonationsFriday, April 26, 2013 - Fundraiser - April 26 is the deadline for donating items auctioned during the Barbecue and Bluegrass on May 3, 2013.

Homemade Pizza Fundraiser

Homemade Pizza FundraiserTuesday, April 23, 2013 - Fundraiser - Go to Homemade Pizza to build your own pizza. Part of the proceeds on that day will be donated to the T.C. Crew.

Homemade Pizza, 2413 Mt. Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA - 703-535-8855
Event Timing: 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM

T. C. Freshman Girls Make It A Clean Sweep At Noxontown

Girls Freshman 8 Clean SweepTuesday, April 23, 2013 - News - The T. C. Williams Girls Freshman 8 crew team made it a clean sweep at the Noxontown Regatta this past weekend, winning their third and final race on the Middletown, Delaware race course to follow-up on victories in their two other appearances there this year.

For complete news article click on the link below.

BOYS ONLY - Smokey Jacobs Regatta, Occoquan, VA

Smokey JacobsSaturday, April 20, 2013 - Regatta -
Event Timing: 5:40 AM at TC - 6:00 AM Departure - 6:00 PM Return
Race Time: 9:00AM-1:00PM
Event Schedule: View...

GIRLS ONLY - Noxontown Regatta #4, St. Andrews School, DE

Saint Andrews #4Saturday, April 20, 2013 - Regatta -
Event Timing: 6:30 AM at TC - 7:00 AM Departure - 7:30 PM Return
Race Time: 1:00-5:00 PM
Event Schedule: View...

VASRA Volunteer Jobs for the Smockey Jacobs Regatta

VASRA VolunteersApril 20-13, 2013 - VASRA - There are still lots of volunteer opportunities available, and many of them are critical for successful regattas. Most of these positions don't require any special skills, and we will be fined for each one left unfilled.

Sandwich Prep Party

Friday, April 19, 2013 - - The girls’ boats will be off to St. Andrew’s and we will be prepping for hot breakfast and hot lunch.

The boys’ boats will be off to Smokey Jacobs Regatta at Occoquan and we will be creating PB&J, meat/cheese and vegetarian sandwiches.

T.C. Girls Freshman 8 Feel at Home on Noxontown Pond, Claim Victory Once Again

ACPS News: Girls Frosh 8 Feel at home in DEWednesday, April 17, 2013 - - Officially, the Noxontown Regatta is considered an away event for the T.C. Williams High School Crew team. After all, the race is held on Noxontown Pond in Middletown, Del., while the Titans train on the Potomac River in Old Town more than 100 miles to the west. Yet over the past month, the Noxontown race course has become something of a home-away-from-home for the T.C. Williams Girls' Freshman 8 - a course where the young Titan rowers have not only traveled twice now for regattas, but a course where they have twice come away with victories, as well.

Complete news article available on the link below.

BOYS ONLY - Darrell Winslow Regatta - Occoquan, VA

Darrell WinslowSaturday, April 13, 2013 - Regatta -
Event Timing: 5:40 AM at TC - 6:00 AM Departure - 6:00 PM Return
Race Time: 9:00AM-3:00PM
Event Schedule: View...

GIRLS ONLY - Noxontown Regatta #3, St. Andrew's School, DE

 Saint Andrews #3Saturday, April 13, 2013 - Regatta -
Event Timing: 6:30 AM at TC - 7:00 AM Departure - 7:30 PM Return
Race Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Event Schedule: View...

VASRA Volunteer Jobs for the Darrel Winslow Regatta

VASRA VolunteersSaturday, April 13, 2013 - VASRA - There are still lots of volunteer opportunities available, and many of them are critical for successful regattas. Most of these positions don't require any special skills, and we will be fined for each one left unfilled.

Sandwich Prep Party

Friday, April 12, 2013 - Food Preparation - The girls’ boats will be off to St. Andrew’s and we will be prepping for hot breakfast and hot lunch.

The boys’ boats will be off to Darrell Winslow Regatta at Occoquan and we will be creating PB&J, meat/cheese and vegetarian sandwiches.

The sandwich-making party is at Peggy Conner’s home at 1910 Russell Road from 6:00-8:00 pm on Friday night. If you would like to help make sandwiches and socialize with other parents, extra hands are always welcome!

T.C. Williams Crew - Spring 2013 Team Photo

Spring 2013 Team PhotoTuesday, April 9, 2013 - News -

Intrasquad Scrimmage

Intrasquad ScrimmageSaturday, April 6, 2013 - Regatta -
Event Timing: 7:00 AM: Athletes at the boathouse
Race Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Launch Boat Training

Saturday, April 6, 2013 - VASRA -

ACPS News: T.C. Williams Freshman Girls Capture First Place at Noxontown Regatta

ACPS News: Freshman GirlsTuesday, April 2, 2013 - News - The Alexandria City Public Schools News reported:

The T.C. Williams Crew team traveled to St. Andrew's School in Middletown, Del., this past Saturday for the Noxontown Regatta, a contest that saw the Titan rowers come away with a victory and two second-place finishes in their first official competition of the year.

Leading the way for T.C. Williams was the Girls' Freshman 8 team, which captured first place in the 1500-meter race with a time of 5:34.87, which was 13 seconds faster than the second-place boat from Walt Whitman High School. Members of the Girls' Freshman 8 include coxswain Maggie Chamberlain and rowers Natasha Magallon, Harper Jensen, Amelia Bender, Giulia Pastore, Hannah Posson, Abby Prall, Sarah Scroggs and LeeAnn Richards.

The news article and photos are available on the the link below.

Noxontown Regatta # 1 - St. Andrew's School, DE

Saint Andrews #1Saturday, March 30, 2013 - Regatta -
Event Timing: 6:30 AM at TC - 7:00 AM Departure - 8:00 PM Return
Race Time: 1:00PM ~ 4:00 PM
Event Schedule: View...

ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE PACKET: TC Crew and W-L Continue Area's Oldest Rowing Rivalry

Gazette: TC Crew and W-L RivalryThursday, March 28, 2013 - News - Contest sets stage for Titans' first regatta of the season.

Nearly 300 people descended on the Dee Campbell Boathouse in Old Town this past Saturday morning for a regatta between the T.C. Williams Crew team and Washington-Lee, a scrimmage that not only saw the two schools continue a rivalry that dates back to 1949, but saw the Titan rowers continue to get ready for a season that begins in Delaware this coming week.

"The scrimmage against Washington-Lee is always a great way for us to start the year," stated Pete Stramese, the Head Boys Coach of T.C. Williams Crew. "W-L is a perennial powerhouse. As such, they are a good test for our rowers, and a team that provides our rowers with a sense of the tough competition they are going to face in the coming weeks and months. In that regard, I am pleased with how our guys stacked up. Our veterans showed poise and our younger rowers showed promise - which are two things you are looking for this time of year."

T.C. Williams Crew Head Girls Coach Mercedes Kiss agreed.

"I am very happy with how our girls performed," stated Coach Kiss, herself a former Titan rower who won Washington Post All-Met and All-Virginia honors during her senior year. "Our Varsity 8 and Freshman 8 won their races, and we had a number of other strong performances, as well. We are fortunate to have such a talented nucleus of girls returning from last year's team. We are also fortunate to have so many new rowers. This is the largest group of novices I have seen in a decade, and I look forward to their being a very important part of T.C. Crew - not just in 2013, but in the years ahead, too."

Saturday's scrimmage between T.C. William and Washington-Lee continued a rowing rivalry that dates back over 60 years. W-L Crew's first race ever was against Alexandria's George Washington High School (now GW Middle School) in March of 1949. GW had started crew two years earlier, and W-L was the second high school crew team in the area.

More immediately for T.C. Crew, the scrimmage against W-L this past Saturday also set the stage for their first official race of the spring rowing season - the Noxontown Regatta, which will be held this Saturday, March 30th, at St. Andrews School in Middletown, Delaware.

To prepare for the opening contest, and during a week when students are on spring break, the Titan rowers have been holding two-a-day practices.

Alexandria Gazette Packet - March 28, 2013 print edition available on the link below:

Restaurant Fundraiser at Monroe's - An American Trattoria

Restaurant Fundraiser at MonroeWednesday, March 27, 2013 - Fundraiser - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

As Part of the fundraiser, Monroe's has generously agreed to donate part of the proceeds of the entire evening to T.C. Crew!

So let's keep them busy all night. Dine-in early, dine-in late, or call-in for carryout - (703) 548-5792!!
(Fun fact: the owners of Monroe's have a daughter who was al All-Met coxwain for T.C. Crew.)

Monroe's Restaurant - 1603 Commonwealth Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301 - 703-548-5792 - Reservations Suggested

TCW vs. Washington & Lee - Dee Campbell Rowing Center (Boathouse), Alexandria, VA

TCW vs. W&LSaturday, March 23, 2013 - Regatta -
Event Timing: TBD
Race Time: TBD

Regatta Spring Season is starting

Regatta Spring SeasonWednesday, March 20, 2013 - News - The season is starting on March 23, 2013 with a scrimmage against Washington and Lee High School. The event was originally schedule to take place at the Potomac Boat Club in Georgetown. Due to some difficulties, the event is now going to take place at TC Crew Boathouse in Alexandria.

For more information on upcoming regattas, check the Event Regatta page on the website.

Food Preparation Party

Sunday, March 10, 2013 - Food Preparation - Many thanks to all those who turned out to help slice the potatoes, cut up the chicken, and make the turkey burgers at the T.C. Crew Food Prep Party yesterday afternoon.
And special thanks to the Conrad's for opening up their home and hosting!

28TH MIDATLANTIC ERG SPRINTS, PART 2

Ergsprints additonal PhotosMonday, February 4, 2013 - News - Many thanks to the athletes, coaches, volunteers, vendors and spectators who participated in the 28th MidAtlantic Erg Sprints this past Saturday at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria.
Below is the second of two galleries with additional photos of the day.

MidAtlantic Erg Sprints - Alexandria, VA

ErgsprintsFebruary 2 - March 2, 2013 - Regatta - The MidAtlantic Erg Sprints is the largest qualifying event for the World Indoor Rowing Championships (CRASH-B).

More than 100 events for junior, college, masters and adaptive rowers. Events for lightweights, coxswains, parent/child and kids.
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