Sneak Peek Week to try Indoor Youth Rowing – starts Monday Feb 5 (only $10)


We are adding another intro week of youth rowing. Starts Monday, February 5!

If you are in grades 6-12 and looking for a spring sport then this is your chance to give rowing a try for a week for just $10. Five days of indoor rowing at our indoor rowing studio at Revolution Mill – you can come to one practice or all five. Just register and show up. It is that easy!

This spring up to 70 high school and middle school students will be part of our competitive rowing program at Lake Brandt. This Sneak Peek will give you a head start on learning about rowing to see if the sport is for you.

No experience necessary but you must be able to swim as a safety precaution if you join the team. Participants must be at least 12 years of age.

WHAT? Sneak Peek Week is one week of indoor rowing, where students will become acquainted with the Concept II rowing machine (called ‘ergs’) and learn the technique needed for rowing in racing boats on the water.

WHEN:
Monday – Friday (February 5 – 9).

Start either week on any of these days and row with our youth squad for any or all of these days for just $10.  Arrive at 4:30pm. We finish at 6pm.

WHERE? Revolution Mill: 1150 Revolution Mill Drive, Greensboro.

COST? Bring $10 cash or check payable to “Greensboro Crew”

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Also, be sure to have a parent sign the waiver and swim form certifying that you can swim. These can be downloaded on this page. Bring these forms with you.

Also bring the following:
• sneakers and normal athletic attire
• water bottle

Questions? Just email Coach at contact@greensborocrew.com

 

Greensboro Crew youth rowers at Revolution Mill.

 

2 Month Adult Indoor Rowing Session is about to Begin

Registration is now Open for the Greensboro adult Winter Indoor Rowing Season, which starts on January 30 at Revolution Mill. 

Greensboro Crew is excited to announce the upcoming season of “2018 Indoor Rowing for adults.

No prior rowing experience is necessary.

One of the great things about indoor rowing is versatility. Not only is it low in impact (joint friendly), indoor rowing can be performed at any intensity level.   There is no age limit and you go at your own pace. When you have been taught good rowing technique, you will experience the awesome feeling of using over 85% of the muscles in your body, rhythmically flowing back and forth, with each stroke.

“The purpose of indoor rowing is to foster healthy living in a fun team environment for adults through the wonderful sport of rowing,” says club organizer Gene Kininmonth. “This is a wonderful community of adults all encouraging each other to do their best and always improve.”

Format: Participants with no prior experience will start with a learn-to-row format.  As technique and stamina improve, a more competitive format will be adopted. Wear what you would normally wear to a gym and bring a water bottle.

Dates and Times: 

Weekday (Tuesday & Thursday): 6pm – 7:30pm. $200. Clinic begins Tuesday, January 30 and ends Thursday, March 22. Click the link to register and pay online.

Location: 1150 Revolution Mill Drive, Greensboro. Participants must have registered in advance.

Parents of current youth rowers receive a 20% discount on the session. Parents should mail their fee payable to “Greensboro Crew” of $160 to

Greensboro Crew
1107 Johnson Street,
High Point, NC 27262

2017: A Captain’s Retrospective

By Lucy Huitt

Looking back, it seems crazy that Greensboro Crew started only a little over a year
ago.

My brother and I had been with High Point Rowing Club for a few seasons when Coach Gene announced that a sister program was to be launched in Greensboro. My first day rowing on Lake Brandt, I was three-seat in a coxed four, and the wooden handle of my oar snapped. That remained a big joke for a while. There were so many
new faces that came along with the new team.

HPG, the combined squad name, draws kids from all over the Triad. Many kids have been adventurous and willing to come try a new sport about which they know very little.

I made a lot of friends that fall season. I’m glad that I’ve had the opportunity to row with both Greensboro and High Point and build strong friendships in both squads.

Over the course of the year the connection between both teams has grown stronger.

Camaraderie and great sportsmanship are a couple of the wonderful qualities
embodied in the members of HPG. Prior to races, teammates on both squadrons
encourage each other and give helpful tips and advice. After races, team members
help carry other boats and congratulate each other’s performances.

I love our team. Character building is happening all the time as we learn and improve on skills suchas leadership, sportsmanship, and teamwork.

Greensboro Crew has grown and flourished exponentially since its beginning and I,
along with many others, look forward to watching the process continue.

Lucy Huitt is the captain of Greensboro Crew’s youth rowing squad. 

Lucy Huitt with her brother Ben and parents Anne and Parker with Olympic gold medalist Jason Read at the Celebration of Rowing banquet in November.

HPG Rowing enjoyed great success at the inaugural North Carolina Youth Rowing Championships. Rowers from the High Point Greensboro club won state championships in 7 out of 14 events the club entered.

The inaugural duel between High Point and Greensboro was all for fun…OK and maybe a little pride as well : )

Greensboro V High Point at this summers 2017 Uncle Sam Jam.

Greensboro Crew’s masters squad enjoyed new digs for indoor rowing at Revolution Mill this winter.

Sneak Peek Week to Try Indoor Rowing

If you are in grades 6-10, and maybe looking for a spring sport then this is your chance to give rowing a try for free. Five days of indoor rowing at our indoor rowing studio at Revolution Mill – you can come to one practice or all five. Just register and show up. It is that easy!

This spring up to 70 high school and middle school students will be part of our competitive rowing program at Lake Brandt. This Sneak Peek will give you a head start on learning about rowing to see if the sport is for you.

No experience necessary but you must be able to swim as a safety precaution if you join the team. Participants must be at least 12 years of age.

WHAT? Sneak Peek Week is one week of indoor rowing, where students will become acquainted with the Concept II rowing machine (called ‘ergs’) and learn the technique needed for rowing in racing boats on the water.

WHEN:
Week One: Monday – Friday, (January 8-12) .
Week Two: Monday – Friday (January 15-19).

Start either week on any of these days and row with our youth squad for any or all of these days for just $10.  Arrive at 4:30pm. We finish at 6pm.

WHERE? Revolution Mill: 1150 Revolution Mill Drive, Greensboro.

COST? Bring $10 cash or check payable to “Greensboro Crew”

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Also, be sure to have a parent sign the waiver and swim form certifying that you can swim. These can be downloaded on this page. Bring these forms with you.

Also bring the following:
• sneakers and normal athletic attire
• water bottle

Questions? Just email Coach at contact@greensborocrew.com

 

 

911 Hero & Olympic Gold Medal Rower Jason Read Inspires 200 Guests at Celebration of Rowing Banquet

Greensboro, North Carolina – American hero and Olympic gold medal winning rower Jason Read gave the keynote address at the 2017 Celebration of Rowing banquet held at Sedgefield Country Club on Saturday night and he did not disappoint.

Kiwi Mike Hitchcock

Almost 200 rowers, parents and friends from across the Triad gathered into the Sedgefield Country Club ballroom for what has quickly become the most prestigious social event on the rowing calendar.

High Point Masters rower ‘Kiwi Mike’ Hitchcock, serving as Master of Ceremonies, opened the evening by introducing Greensboro youth rower Benjamin Huitt to give the invocation.

After enjoying a delicious feast, Kiwi Mike then returned to the podium to begin the formal ceremonies, which began with High Point rower Charlotte Curri, who recited “The Oarsman’s Poem” by legendary rowing coach Steve Fairbairn.

Mary Hollingsworth then presented the High Point Parent of the Year award to Conni Curri for her service to the crew. Greensboro parent Julie Higgins then presented the Greensboro Parent of the Year award to Sara Nichols.

Jackie King, last year’s Masters MVP winner and this year’s chair of the Celebration of Rowing banquet, was then invited to the podium to introduce the 2017 recipient – ‘Girl Jeanne’ MacPherson. Congratulations Girl Jeanne – Masters Rower of the Year! Unfortunately, Jeanne could not be at the banquet due to work commitments.

Greensboro coach and 2004 Olympian Lisa Schlenker then talked about the progress of Greensboro Crew and concluded by presenting the Katherine Dickson Award for youth service to Greensboro Crew to MaryBlake Murphy.

Maddie Mullins then presented the Caroline Howard Cup for youth service to High Point Rowing Club to Junior Ognovich. Words can not do justice to the inspiration that Maddie filled the ball room with her theme of excellence and giving to your team mates

Jason Read

Jason Read was then introduced to guests by club founder and High Point Coach Gene Kininmonth, who shared his own personal experience of 911: “As we wondered how we would flee this madness, elsewhere a small number of others were heading straight for it….driving directly into this abyss with full expectations in that moment that the horror would only get worse. Jason Read was one of those few. I am looking forward to hearing Jason’s story from tragedy to triumph this evening.” 

And our keynote speaker did not disappoint.

A volunteer rescue squad fire chief from the age of 21, Read received the call to Ground Zero on the morning of September 11, 2001 shortly after the first plane hit the World Trade Center in New York.

Just three years later Jason Read represented his country again, bringing home the Olympic gold as part of the men’s eight rowing crew at the 2004 Athens games.

After his speech, which received a standing ovation from the 200 guests, rowers and parents alike approached the rowing legend to thank him for sharing his story of inspiration.

Greensboro Crew rowers with Jason Read at the 2017 Celebration of Rowing banquet at Sedgefield Country Club.

Julie Higgins (left) presented the cup for Greensboro Crew parent of the year to Sara Nichols (Ella’s mum) at the 2017 Celebration of Rowing banquet.

(left to right) Claire Howard, Eduarda Blaschke, Olympic champion Jason Read, Maggie McIntyre, and Kate Messick at the 2017 Celebration of Rowing banquet.

Katherine Dickson with Greensboro Crew coach Lisa Schlenker and MaryBlake Murphy at Sedgefield Country Club.

200 rowers, coaches and family members attended the 2017 Celebration of Rowing banquet at Sedgefield Country Club to hear guest speaker Jason Read.

Open House: Indoor Rowing for adults on Thursday this Week at 6pm at Revolution Mill

Greensboro Crew is delighted to announce an Open House at 6pm on Thursday of this week at its indoor rowing studio in Revolution Mill.

The Open House will give adults an opportunity to go through a typical indoor rowing workout with the team. The workout will conclude by 7:30pm on each evening.

Location: 1150 Revolution Mill Drive, Greensboro.

Participants should wear athletic wear they would typically wear to a gym.

Registration is now Open for the Greensboro adult Winter Indoor Rowing Season, which starts on November 28, 2017 at Revolution Mill. 

No prior rowing experience is necessary. Indoor rowing is suitable for adults of all ages. 

“The purpose of indoor rowing is to foster healthy living in a fun team environment for adults through the wonderful sport of rowing,” says club organizer Gene Kininmonth. “This is a wonderful community of adults all encouraging each other to be the best they can be. The highlight of the winter indoor season will be the opportunity for all rowers to participate in the 2018 124C Erg Sprints in Jamestown, NC.

Format: Participants with no prior experience will start with a learn-to-row format.  As technique and stamina improve, a more competitive format will be adopted. Wear what you would normally wear to a gym and bring a water bottle.

Dates and Times: Participants may sign up for either weekday or weekend sessions or Unlimited. Note, there will be no indoor rowing during the weeks of Thanksgiving or Christmas. 

Weekday (Tuesday & Thursday): 6pm – 7:30pm. $200. Clinic begins Tuesday, November 28 and ends Thursday, January 25.

Weekend (Saturday & Sunday): Saturday 7:30am – 9am and Sunday 8am – 9:30am. Clinic begins Saturday, December 2 and concludes Sunday January 28.

Unlimited – all the above practice times for one price of $250!

Location: 1150 Revolution Mill Drive, Greensboro. Participants must have registered in advance. New participants should email Coach Gene before their first class contact@greensborocrew.com

Greensboro Crew Combines with High Point to Win Medals at Head of the South in Georgia

Augusta, Georgia – Greensboro Crew teamed up with High Point Rowing Club  to race as HPG Rowing at the Head of the South regatta over the weekend.

The combination proved to be a powerful one-two punch for HPG with the combined squads coming away with two victories and multiple other medals on the Savannah River.

HPG won the men’s youth lightweight single sculls and then the women’s youth quadruple sculls title at the prestigious season capping event.

All up thousands of rowers of all ages raced in 725 boats raced down the 5,000 meter Savannah River course in Augusta.

Anna Lewis, Lindsay York, Molly HIlemn, and Emily Winberg won bronze in the women’s quad sculls on the Savannah River in Augusta at the 2017 Head of the South.

William Hundley made history for his HPG club in the opening race of the day when he won the youth lightweight singles title. Hundley sculled his shell with ease down the 5,000m winding river course, finishing in the time of 19 minutes 2 seconds, well ahead of Stanton River Boat Club’s Sanjay Mohka.  Atomic Rowing Club’s Benjamin Marshall rounded out the medals. finishing almost 90 seconds later.

HPG then won a pair of silver medals in the middle school boat races. Silver medals could easily have been gold but for the eight being trapped by the earlier masters singles event and forced to stop on the race course. “The crew raced so fast we caught up to the previous event,” recounted High Point’s skillful navigator Collin Greene after the race. “We were forced to stop. It was either that or mow them down like road kill on the Savannah River.”

Greene commended his crew of stroke Matthew Hronich, Ben Huitt, Stratton Murphy, Keagan O’Connell, Ethan Mangum, Abigail Higgins, Samantha Hogsett, and bowseat Hannah Tooley for remaining cool under the pressures of boat racing on a fast flowing river due to the current. 

HPG Rowing’s middle school four-oared crew enjoyed their best race of the Autumn season to also win silver on Saturday morning. Ellie Schroeder set up the perfect rhythm from stroke seat for her crew of William Thompson, Charles Richards, and Savannah Royals. “We had a great race,” said Charles after the race. “We passed some of the middle school eights so we knew we were in serious contention for medals.”

Katherine Messick, Grace Denenny, Eduarda Blaschke, Corinne Alt, Eva Keel, Claire Howard, Holly Spong and Anna Hicks teamed up to win silver at the 2017 Head of the South in Augusta, GA.

HPG’s next medal was won in the women’s junior novice eights event. The all-Greensboro crew of Margaret McIntyre, stroke Katherine Messick, 7 Grace Denenny, 6 Eduarda Blaschke, 5 Corinne Alt, 4 Eva Keel, 3 Claire Howard 2 Holly Spong, and bow Anna Hicks showed poise and grace as they swept their 60 foot long shell with the river current passing half a dozen other crews during the race. 

“It was an incredible feeling rowing so fast down the Savannah with such strong, powerful young women,” said Eva Keel. “It feels like yesterday that we introduced rowing to Greensboro. Now we are introducing Greensboro rowing to the world.”

HPG’s next medal came from an all High Point cast of masters rowers in the Masters women’s eight-oared event. HPG finished third in the age handicapped fleet of crews.

Medals for Masters: Mandy Greene steered straight and true to help her crew win bronze at the 2017 Head of the South. The crew was comprised of Jackie King, Erin Sanders, Shelli York, Alexis King, Laura Tanley, Traci Loria, Jeanne MacPherson, and Beverly Snively.

High Point-Greensboro’s next medals were won in the women’s youth quad sculls event. HPG entered two boats in the event, which finished with the first and third fastest times on the day.

High Point has announced plans to send a women’s quad sculls crew to England’s Henley Royal Regatta in 2018 and competition for seats in the boat has lifted the team to winning standards.

Charlotte Curri, Ainsley Fox, Ashley Walker and Junior Ognovich were in the winning crew, setting the fastest time of any female quad scull on the day. The feat earned them the Igor Grinko Plate, which they were awarded ahead of collegiate and adult crews.

High Point quad scullers Charlotte Curri, Ainsley Fox, Ashley Walker, and Junior OGnovich with Kira Grinko (center) widow of the late great sculling coach Igor Grinko, who coached the United States to silver at the 1996 Olympic Games. The High Point scullers were presented with the Igor Grinko plate for posting the fastest women’s sculling time at the 2017 Head of the South.

Emily Winberg, Anna Lewis, Lindsay York, and Molly Hilemn won bronze in the same event, an indication of the strength of the High Point sculling program.

HPG rowers then won bronze in the mixed U16 eight-oared event and in the last race of the day for HPG William Hundley lead his fellow scullers Harry Capizzi, William Scarpa III, and Govind Harish to bronze in the men’s youth quad sculls event.

FULL RESULTS HERE

The club would like to express its gratitude to Holly Messick and Shelli York for their service as parent chaperones to the team during its weekend travels.

HPG’s novice boy’s eight at the 2017 Head of the South regatta in Augusta, GA.

Registration is Open for Youth Winter Indoor Rowing at Revolution Mill

Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Crew is excited to announce a new season of Youth Indoor Rowing for high school and middle school students at its Revolution Mill Indoor Rowing Studio. The purpose of the Youth Indoor Rowing is to foster healthy living in a fun team environment for students through the wonderful sport of rowing. Students will be be prepared for the challenges indoor rowing competition and the spring boat racing season after completing the indoor rowing program.

No prior rowing experience is necessary. 

“The Greensboro Crew indoor rowing program will be led by world record holder and Olympian Lisa Schlenker,” says club founder Gene Kininmonth. “Indoor rowing has taken off as the new spinning and Rowing is low-impact making it safe from the types of head and knee injuries we see in other sports.”

In addition to indoor rowing, students will also participate in strength and conditioning as well as a boxing fitness regimen (which does not involve students hitting each other).

Format: Participants with no prior experience will start with a learn-to-row format on the Concept2 rowing machines.  As technique and stamina improve, a more competitive format will be adopted.

Dates and Times: Each day, Monday – Friday from 4:30pm – 6:00pm (students travelling from further away can arrive later) and at 9am on Saturday mornings. Students are not expected to be at every session. The season begins on Monday November 13 and will go through to February 24, 2018

Attire: Tee shirt, form-fitting shorts, and running shoes are usual attire. Loose fitting shorts will likely catch in the “slide” (where the rowing seat moves back and forth on the rower). Bring a water bottle too!

Address: Revolution Mill, 1100 N. Revolution Mill Drive, Greensboro, North Carolina 27405.

Cost: $275 per participant. No partial refund for missed sessions or weather related cancellations.

More Info: Email contact@greensborocrew.com

REGISTER NOW

911 Hero and Olympic Champion Jason Read to give Keynote Address at Celebration of Rowing Banquet

Jason Read serves as flag-bearer for Team USA at the 2011 Pan American Games.

American hero and Olympic gold medal winning rower Jason Read will give the keynote address at the 2017 Celebration of Rowing banquet, event chair Jackie King is pleased to announce.

The banquet is scheduled for Saturday, November 18, at Sedgefield Country Club with admission open to the general public.

“Jason Read’s life story is one of unwavering dedication, representing his country proudly and with courage at moments of unimaginable tragedy and great triumph,” says Jackie King.

A volunteer rescue squad fire chief from the age of 21, Read received the call to Ground Zero on the morning of September 11, 2001 shortly after the first plane hit the World Trade Center in New York.

Just three years later Jason Read represented his country again, bringing home the Olympic gold as part of the men’s eight rowing crew at the 2004 Athens games.

King says it is an incredible honor to have Jason Read join the Triad rowing clubs for this occasion. “Earlier this year High Point Rowing Club purchased an eight-man shell bearing his name from his alma mater Temple University. None of us knew who he was then. We do now and we are so looking forward to welcoming Jason to North Carolina.”

Jason Read (standing) served as a rescue squad chief at Ground Zero on 911. Less than three years later he won gold with the USA men’s eight at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

 

B U Y   T I C K E T S

The Celebration of Rowing banquet is in its fourth year of recognizing an appreciation for our sport and our local rowing community. Celebration of Rowing is the one time each year when the Triad rowing community gathers to honor its own and enjoy hearing from a keynote speaker who has made a national impact on the sport of rowing.

Read will follow a illustrious line of guest speakers in recent years who have each had a national impact on the rowing community:

2014 Caroline Lind, 2X Olympic gold medalist
2015 Misha Joukowsky, Resolute shells
2016 Jack Carlson, Rowing Blazers
“The Celebration of Rowing banquet is a special night for rowers,” says the event chair Jackie King. “It is about coming together to celebrate the sport we all love and for many of us a sport that has held a profound transformational effect on our lives.”

Double Olympic gold medalist Caroline Lind was inducted into the Triad Rowers’ Hall of Fame at the High Point Country Club on November 19, 2016.

Almost 200 rowers and their families gathered at High Point Country Club for the 2016 Celebration of Rowing banquet.

Greensboro Crew middle school rowers enjoy the festivities at the 2016 Celebration of Rowing banquet.

Greensboro Crew Hosts High Point for Combine Event at Lake Brandt

Lake Brandt, Greensboro, NC – What was initially scheduled as a duel between HPG rowing programs in High Point and Greensboro became a ‘combine’ scrimmage for the two clubs instead on Saturday.

“Coach Lisa Schlenker and I looked at the results from the Fall season so far and we asked how could we best use this opportunity of having the two clubs together?” says High Point head coach Gene Kininmonth.

The answer was merging the squads for a series of scrimmages so that rowers could could learn from each other.

Ten eight-oared crews launched on Saturday morning, which included two boys varsity boats, three girls varsity boats, two middle school eights and three Masters eights. The various squads raced each other four times over a 900 meter distance.

Several seat changes were made between the crews after each race.

“This was a very successful morning of rowing,” concluded Kininmonth after racing. We had a short window of opportunity to get a lot of work in on the water today and we accomplished that.”

The coaches expect the two clubs will hold a similar event in the spring to select crews prior to USRowing’s Southeast Regional Championships scheduled to be held in Sarasota, Florida.

Home colors of both rowing squads from High Point and Greensboro were evident in all crews at the October ‘Combine’ on Lake Brandt.

It was a perfect Fall morning for rowing on Lake Brandt for the October Combine with High Point.