Rowing Club

GVSU Rowing

Grand Valley Rowing Team

The Grand Valley Rowing Club has a longstanding tradition of excellence and building successful student-athletes. We compete at a high level across the country, providing lifelong experience and adding to the long tradition of rowing at Grand Valley.
 

Troy Harding - Interim Head Coach
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Veronica Matthews - Club President
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Team Schedule

Fall 2022 Schedule

August 27: Varsity Call-Out Meeting (6 p.m., Kirkhof Center 2270)

August 28: Campus Life Night (6 - 8 p.m., Lot H)

August 29: Varsity Practice Begins (5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Boathouse)

August 30 & September 1: Captain's Crews Open Boathouse (4 - 7 p.m., Boathouse)

September 6: Novice Call-Out Meeting (8 - 9 p.m., Kirkhof Center Room 2204)

September 7: Novice Practice Begins (5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Boathouse)

September 10: Captain's Crews Open Boathouse (10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Boathouse)

September 12: Second Novice Call Out Meeting (8 - 9 p.m., Kirkhof Center Room 2270)

September 17: Family Day (GVSU Boathouse)

September 24: Team Day (GVSU Boathouse & Grand Haven, MI)

October 9: Head of the Rock Regatta (Rockford, IL)

October 15: Head of the Grand Regatta (Lansing, MI)

October 22: Homecoming & Alumni Row (GVSU Boathouse)

October 21-23: Head of the Charles Regatta (Boston, MA) **select varsity crews

November 6: Bald Eagle Regatta (Indianapolis, IN)

November 21: Erg-a-Thon

Spring 2023 Schedule

January 9: Practice Resumes

February 25: CRASH-G 2k (Allendale, MI)

March 3-12: Spring Break Training Camp (Clemson, SC)

April 1: Lubbers Cup Regatta (Grand Rapids, MI)

April 8: Adrian Invitational (Addison, MI)

April 30: MACRA Championship Regatta (Indianapolis, IN)

May 17-21: ACRA National Championship Regatta (Oak Ridge, TN)

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Team History

Established in 1964 as Grand Valley's first sport, rowing has been a strong tradition for nearly 60 years and a long history of success.

Grand Valley Rowing challenges its student-athletes to reach the highest level to which they aspire both academically and athletically while continuing to build and sustain a nationally competitive intercollegiate rowing program.

 

ACRA National Championships Titles

2022 - Women's Varsity 8+
2022 - Women's JV 8+
2019 - Women's Novice 8+
2019 - Women's Varsity 4+
2018 - Women's 2-
2015 - Women's Varsity 8+
2014 - Women's Team Points National Champions
2014 - Women's Varsity 8+
2014 - Women's JV 8+
2014 - Women's Varsity 4+
2013 - Overall Team Points National Champions
2013 - Women's Team Points National Champions

2013 - Women's Varsity 8+
2013 - Women's JV 8+
2013 - Women's Novice 8+
​​​​​​​2012 - Overall Team Points National Champions
​​​​​​​2012 - Women's Team Points National Champions

2012 - Women's Varsity 8+
2012 - Women's Novice 8+
​​​​​​​2011 - Overall Team Points National Champions
​​​​​​​2011 - Women's Team Points National Champions

2011 - Women's JV 8+ 
2011 - Women's Novice 8+
​​​​​​​2010 - Overall Team Points National Champions
​​​​​​​2010 - Women's Team Points National Champions

2010 - Women's Varsity 4+
2010 - Women's Novice 8+
2010 - Women's 1x​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​2009 - Overall Team Points National Champions
2009 - Women's Team Points National Champions

2009 - Women's JV 8+
2009 - Women's Varsity 8+
2008 - Overall Team Points National Champions
2008 - Women's Team Points National Champions

2008 - Men's Lightweight 4+
2008 - Women's Novice 8+
2008 - Women's JV 8+

GVSU Rowing is a founding member of the American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA) which began holding the club national championship regatta in 2008. In 2022, ACRA named the team points trophy for former GVSU head coach John Bancheri who was instrumental in launching ACRA and led the Lakers to the first six ACRA team titles.

Dad Vail Championship Titles

2022 - Women's JV 8+
2013 - Women's Team Points Champions
2013 - Women's Varsity 8+
2013 - Women's Novice 8+
2010 - Men's Varsity 4+
2009 - Women's Varsity 8+
2008 - Men's JV 8+
2008 - Women's Novice 8+

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