Lubbers Cup Regatta

27th Lubbers Cup Regatta

Saturday, April 6, 2024

2024 Regatta Information

Heat Sheet & Race Schedule
Regatta Packet & Maps
Parking & Directions

Kyle Barnhart, Regatta Director
[email protected]

GVSU rowers compete at the Lubbers Cup Regatta

2024 Sponsors

Class of 2004

Presenting Sponsor
Men's Varsity 8+ (Chad Jedlic Trophy)
Women's Varsity 8+ (Brie Jedlic Trophy)

The Catherine A. Britz Foundation

Presenting Sponsor
Women's Novice 8+
Men's 2x

The Bancheri Family

Presenting Sponsor
Men's Novice 8+

Class of 2023

Presenting Sponsor
Women's 2nd Varsity 8+


Presenting Sponsor
Men's 2nd Varsity 8+

The Emerson Family

Presenting Sponsor
Men's Varsity 4+

GVSU Coaching Staff

Presenting Sponsor
Women's Varsity 4+

2024 Participating Teams

Grand Valley State University Men and Women
Brock University Men and Women
Drake University Women
Michigan State University Men and Club Women
University of Dayton Women
University of Illinois Men and Women
University of Michigan Men
University of Minnesota Men
University of Notre Dame Men
Northwestern University Men and Women


Awards sit on a table during the Lubbers Cup Regatta

Race Schedule

Heats run 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Finals run 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Both heats and finals are run in the following order:

  1. Women's Novice 4+
  2. Men's Novice 4+
  3. Women's Varsity 4+ - Presented by the GVSU Coaching Staff
  4. Men's Varsity 4+ - Presented by the Emerson Family
  5. Women's 2x
  6. Men's 2x - Presented by the Catherine A. Britz Foundation
  7. Women's Novice 8+ - Presented by the Catherine A. Britz Foundation
  8. Men's Novice 8+ - Presented by the Bancheri Family
  9. Women's 2V/3V 8+ - Presented by the Class of 2023
  10. Men's 2V/3V 8+ - Presented by MetroNet
  11. Women's Varsity 8+ - Brie Jedlic Trophy presented by the Class of 2004
  12. Men's Varsity 8+ - Chad Jedlic Trophy presented by the Class of 2004
GVSU oar

Directions & Parking

Riverside Park
2001 Monroe Ave, Grand Rapids, MI

Athlete and spectator parking is located at the Lamberton Street (Boat Ramp #3/Riverbend Shelter) entrance, across from the Veterans Home. Follow the road back to the shelter/playground and then follow the trail over the black foot bridge.
Limited athlete and spectator parking is also available at the Guild Street (Boat Ramp #2/Island Shelter) entrance. Both parking areas are about a 5 minute walk from the regatta site. If you choose to park on the street, please take note of city parking rules and be respectful of the neighborhood residents. Parking inside the park is strongly encouraged.

Boat trailers will use the park entrance at Guild Street (Boat Ramp #2/Island Shelter).


Grand Valley State University Rowing has hosted the Lubbers Cup Regatta since 1996. The regatta is named for GVSU President Emeritus Arend (Don) Lubbers who led the university from 1969 to 2001 and is a longtime supporter of the Laker Navy. 

Originally hosted on the Grand River at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids, the event was hosted on Spring Lake from 2010 to 2018 before returning to Riverside Park in 2019. Prior to expanding and becoming the Lubbers Cup, the event was an annual race between the Grand Valley men and Michigan State men and the trophy for that tradition is still awarded to the faster of the two varsity crews at Lubbers Cup. In the 1960's and 1970's GVSU also hosted an annual invitational regatta each May at Riverside Park.

President Emeritus Don Lubbers congratulates winners of the women's varsity 8+ event.

Past Results



2021 (cancelled)

2020 (cancelled)


2018 (cancelled)






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