Posted: December 6, 2012 in News, Race/Results
The weekend of December 1st and 2nd included two season ending races and one of our major fundraisers for the year.
Saturday morning, Chapman raced a N8+ and a V8+ in the OCC Sprints, a 2600 metered course from Balboa Island through Lido Channel. The novices placed 2nd in their event with open water between them and the rest of the field, including UCI, USC, OCC’s A boat, and UCLA. The varsity placed 5th in their event, ahead of USC by several boat lengths.
Following the race was the third annual Family-Friends Row. The event was a grand success! The men’s team was able to raise almost $1500 and treated donors to a row around Lido Island in Newport Harbor. Fortunate for all, the skies cleared up after two days of continuous raining and a little bit of sunshine came through. We would like extend our gratitude for those who could not join us but still sent in their support and hope to see you at the boat house next year.
The rain returned the next day at Marine Stadium for the Christmas Regatta. This was the Panther Crew’s third year in attendance for the 850m sprints, and they saw the fiercest competition yet. The N8+ finished in 3rd, 1.7 second behind CSU Long Beach who finished in first. The V8+ finished in 5th, 3.3 seconds ahead of ASU’s B boat. The V4+ also finished in 5th place, 1.1 seconds ahead of Beach Crew. Results Here
Posted: November 15, 2012 in Race/Results
Imagine eager rowers with an adrenaline rush bright and early in the morning, the calm waters waiting patiently for oars to drive just beneath the surface, the sun slowly rising and showering its rays upon everyone . . .
Last weekend on Saturday, November 10th, the Men’s team competed in the Long Beach Fall Invitational Regatta at Marine Stadium. Novices competed in multiple 850m sprints while varsity rowers from each school compete in a 4000m head race around Naples Island. Some people may consider this event a “dry run” or “scrimmage.” Nevertheless, Chapman University displayed that they were ready to rise to the occasion and take head-on any competition that came in their way.
It was the first experience our novice crew had to meet different schools, including CSULB, UCSB, and UCLA. Chapman’s crew team is quite young, but their hard work definitely showed as the Novice boat was dominant in their races. The novices completely swept their event, taking first place four out of four times with open water between their boat and second place in each sprint. Unfortunately, Novice Team Captain, R. Cohen, aggravated a back injury and will have to leave the program. Best wishes for his recovery.
The Varsity also performed well in their event, regaining their position from of UCSB’s crab and fending off Beach Crew’s advances with tactical turns by coxswain E. Warman. Great race to both crews!
The power, control, and unity displayed by the team at this regatta in both novice and varsity boats were amazing. The team improved on all of the foundations set last year, and the results have energized the entire team. With this performance the team has shown not only themselves, but their competition what they are capable of and the kind of energy that will be carried into future lineups and races
-J. Murril (Varsity) and B. Luciano (Novice)
Posted: November 7, 2012 in Race/Results
For the first time in club history, the Panther Crew enter a Varsity 8+ that consisted of seasoned rowers with at least one year of experience, a sign of the growth of the team over the years that at one time fielded a few as two varsity rowers and a varsity coxswain. The eight finished amongst their long-time competitors, just behind UCSB’s ”B” Boat, UCI’s “B” and “C” Boats, LMU and CSULB, but just ahead of OCC’s ”B” Boat and ASU, among others. The team takes this as a positive sign but also a challenge to increase its training capacity to elevate its relative competitiveness for the spring season.
Posted: September 3, 2012 in Uncategorized
Chapman Men’s Crew is looking for athletes who wish to be part of our successful, growing team! If you’re looking to join a dedicated group of individuals that train to win, Chapman Men’s Crew is what you’re looking for. No previous experience necessary. New recruits are invited to meetings on September 12th and 13th at 7 PM in the Sandhu Residence Center room 261. It is only necessary to attend one meeting. These meetings are a chance to learn more about our team, meet our members and our coach. Additionally, recruits can have their many questions answered. For questions or directions to the location of the meeting contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to meeting you!
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Posted: July 18, 2012 in News, Race/Results
Panther Crew sent three boats – novice eight (N8+), lightweight four (L4+), and a pair (2-) - to its conference championship (Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association) and, for the first time in program history, two of them returned home with medals. The men’s pair (P. Englert, G. Moutsatson) earned bronze and the lightweight four (J. Weinberg, T. Woodward, M. Oliver, K. Duggan, C. Colicino) earned the silver. The results can be found here. Never has the program had two boats medal at WIRA; the last time a Chapman Men’s boat medaled at WIRA was 2006 (N4+). Matthew Oliver, graduating senior and three seat of the L4+, was named 2nd All-WIRA for the event.
For the second year in a row, the team has sent boats east to compete in the prestiguous Dad Vail Regatta. This year, the medaling boats from WIRA represented Chapman on the East Coast. While pair did not advance past their heat, the lightweight four advanced to the semi-finals on the second day of the regatta.
Alas, the men’s crew team has concluded their season and we’re very proud of the accomplishments we’ve achieved. We had a great group of novices who chose to be a part of the team and learned to love rowing. We had major victories, such as the Newport Regatta, where our Varsity 4+ took gold. We hosted a Regatta in Newport, where our Varsity 4+ took first place again and our Varsity 8+ beat CSU LB in a duel! At WIRA, for the first time in history, Chapman had a place on the podium in two events. Our lightweight varsity 4+ took silver and our varsity men’s pair took bronze in the grand finals of their events. Then to finish off the season, we were able to send the same boats from WIRA to Philadelphia to compete for the second time in the Dad Vail Regatta. It was a great way to end the year and it got the team hungry for more. Next year, we hope to add even more athletes to this program so they can be a part of the amazing experiences that Chapman men’s crew has to offer and so we can continue this year’s success. — Matt Oliver, Club President
Posted: April 16, 2012 in Uncategorized
Over these last couple of weeks, the crew team has been hard at work, preparing them for the busiest time of their racing season. Two weeks ago, they raced in the San Diego Crew Classic, the biggest Regatta on the west coast. Last week, they raced in the prestigious Newport Regatta and just yesterday, they raced in their very own Regatta, which Chapman hosted.
After winning the Don McKee cup with the Varsity 4+ at the Newport Regatta, the team was able to come away with more racing confidence and a very important win under their belt. Yesterday, they took that experience and put it back on the water as their Varsity 4+ took first place against UCLA and two UCSB boats. Later in the day, the Varsity 8+ performed exceptionally well against their rivals, Long Beach State, in a one-on-one duel. Although it was close in the beginning of the race, Chapman’s boat was able to pull away and take first place with a substantial lead. Chapman’s novices weren’t able to get a win today, but they walked away from the water more experienced and more driven to succeed in two weeks at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association’s (WIRA) Regatta in Sacramento, California.