Vanderbilt Invitational 2016

On March 19, 2016, the team hosted the annual Vanderbilt Invitational. This year, the race was held on the Cumberland River for the first time! University of Dayton, Washington University in St. Louis, College of Charleston, and Tulane University all came to compete.  Thank you to the Nashville Rowing Club members who volunteered at this regatta and helped make it a success! Find the results below the cut.

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Prospective Rowers: Visit Us at Vanderbilt University Campus!

Are you a high school student interested in crew who is considering applying to Vanderbilt? We’d love to meet you! Fill out our prospective rower questionnaire and let us know when you’ll be on campus.

We are also having special events for prospective students on March 18th-19th and April 8th-9th. Meet coaching staff and team members, learn more about our program and goals, and attend classes with a rower. On March 19th we also have our home race: the Vanderbilt Invitational, located in downtown Nashville.

Our Prospective Rowers Questionnaire

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The Hour: 2016

Every year after returning from winter break, the team starts winter training off with a bang. Rowers competed against head coach Jon Miller by erging for an hour and tried to earn more meters without cheating the rating cap.

Head Coach Jon Miller in the Hour

Head Coach Jon Miller competing against the team in the Hour

All competitors bet shirts, and after a challenging competition of endurance and speed, two Vanderbilt rowers were victorious. Congratulations to junior Andrew Kress and senior Yuna Pyun!

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Head of the Hooch Regatta

On November 7th, 2015, the team raced in the Head of the Hooch Regatta in Chattanooga, Tennessee! Competition was fierce and all of our crews rowed hard over two days of events. Here are the results:

Vanderbilt Rowing Varsity Women's 8+.

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Secret City Head Race

On October 24th the team raced at the Secret City Head Race in Oak Ridge, TN. All crews raced hard and we had several boats medal at this regatta! Below are the full results.

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Head of the Charles Regatta and Murray State Scrimmage

October 16th and 17th was an exciting weekend for Vanderbilt Rowing! Varsity fours and pairs competed in the Murray State Scrimmage in Murray, Kentucky, racing against Murray State on October 16th. Meanwhile, Vanderbilt varsity fours traveled to Boston, Massachusetts to compete in the 51st Head of the Charles Regatta. This also marked the first time a Vanderbilt alumni boat competed at the Head of the Charles. Find the results below!

Vanderbilt Rowing at Head of the Charles Regatta

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Chattanooga Head Race

On October 10th, 2015, the team traveled to Chattanooga, TN to compete in the Chattanooga Head Race. This was the team’s first opportunity to compete against other crews this fall, as well as our novice squads’ first regatta. Find the results below.

Vanderbilt Rowing varsity men's 4+

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Family Weekend at the Lake 2015

On September 19th we held our annual Family Weekend at the Lake! Parents and family came to Percy Priest Lake to get a taste of rowing. They also had an opportunity to take a few strokes on our barge. Thank you to all of the parents who made it out to the lake for a memorable morning.

Vanderbilt Rowing also held naming ceremonies for three of our boats:

Head Coach Jon Miller was joined by Friends of Vanderbilt Rowing president Alex Garza to dedicate the pair, Three’s A Crowd, to Vanderbilt Rowing Class of 2012.

Another pair, Motley Crew, was named by the Swebilius family.

Our single, Lynne Yeomans Craver, was named by Dr. Craver and the Craver family.

Coach Jon Miller standing with Motley Crew, Lynne Yeomans Craver, and Three's a Crowd.

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Join Vanderbilt Rowing: There’s a Seat in This Boat for You!


Information meetings will take place August 31st – September 2nd at 8pm at the Vanderbilt Rec Center in room West 1B.

We will be present at the Student Organization Fair at Commons on August 28th. After the Org Fair we will be holding an Open House at 6pm in our erg room (Rec Center room West 1B).

If you are looking to join a new sport or continue your rowing career, consider joining one of the most competitive club teams at Vanderbilt University. The Vanderbilt Rowing Team is a hardworking, successful group of athletes who excel both on the water and in the classroom. We are looking for people interested in becoming either rowers or coxswains, who have a strong work ethic and drive to accomplish goals alongside their teammates.

  • Many chances to travel the country
  • This is an intense sport with a great reward

Questions can be emailed to:

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ACRA National Championship Regatta

Vanderbilt Rowing competed against crews from across the country on May 23-24 at the American Collegiate Rowing Association’s national championship regatta.
All crews faced fierce competition. On the women’s side, both the novice four and the varsity eight competed in the petite finals, and after a close race the varsity eight placed third in their event! The men’s crews also saw very competitive heats, with the varsity men’s four finishing first in their final.
Below are the full results:

Women’s Pair: 1st in B Final
Novice Women’s Four: 5th in B Final
Varsity Men’s Four: 1st in D Final
Varsity Women’s Eight: 3rd in B Final
Varsity Men’s Eight: 5th in C Final

Vanderbilt Rowing Team

We also had several athletes recognized for their accomplishments on and off the water. Michael Levin and Andrew Kress both made the ACRA All-American Southern Men’s Eight, while Joanna Palmer and Yuna Pyun made the Southern Women’s Eight.
Matthew Abemayor, Eva Botkin-Kowacki, Sophia Day, Michael Levin, Shana Luo, Joanna Palmer, and Yuna Pyun also received the ACRA Academic Award for maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or greater. Congratulations to all recipients!

ACRA All-Americans

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