CWRU Crew is a competitive collegiate club team under Case Western Reserve University. We travel to regattas across the country including Head of the Charles in Boston, Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia, and, for select boats, the ACRA National Championships in Atlanta. At these regattas we test our mettle against some of the nations best club and varsity competition.
As rowers and as a team our goal is always to win a national championship title. Members of Case Crew have won several medals at ACRA and Dad Vail National championships and have gone on to row at elite programs including Vesper, Undine, USRowing Women's National Team Pre-Elite Camp, and Potomac Boat Club.
We have students from many majors, backgrounds and experiences join our team and we all have come to love the competition, friendships and memories the sport provides. We hope that you will take the opportunity to join in the challenge and tradition that is CWRU Rowing.
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"It was when he tried to talk about 'the boat' that his words began to falter and tears welled up in his eyes...Finally, watching Joe struggle for composure over and over, I realized that 'the boat' was something more than just the shell or its crew. To Joe, it encompassed but transcended both - it was something mysterious and almost beyond definition. It was a shared experience - a singular thing that had unfolded in a golden sliver of time long gone, when nine good-hearted young men strove together, pulled together as one, gave everything they had for one another, bound together forever by pride and respect and love. Joe was crying, at least in part, for the loss of that vanished moment but much more, I think, for the sheer beauty of it."
One of the few sports one can still walk onto in college with no experience, rowing is a power-endurance sport, requiring aerobic and anaerobic fitness in equal parts. The premier event is the 2000 meter sprint, over which two to eight crews battle side-by-side in order to get the bow(front) of their boat past the finish line first.
Here at CWRU we keep the tradition alive by rowing on Cleveland's own Cuyahoga River. Founded in 1991 with the help of University President at the time, Agnar Pytte, CWRU Rowing has grown to become one of the most competitive and successful sports clubs at Case Western Reserve University.