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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our family to Yours!!! @ Santa’s Little Sweatshop
Surprised we aren’t in spandex? We are too! There was exchanging of gifts, a gingerbread house competition, and endless food comas! Another holiday party for the books!
Today is #GivingTuesday!
Giving Tuesday is a movement to create an opportunity to give back to organizations you are passionate about. We’d like to encourage all of our supporters to to follow this link to give: https://www.gvsu.edu/giving/give-online2.htm?fundId=21141
Once again, we cannot thank you enough for your support!
And as always...
Pull For the Laker Navy!
We are one day out from #GivingTuesday everyone!
Donations of any size help off-set the financial burden of taking part in one of the greatest sports ever created. Lowering dues gives more Lakers the opportunity to row.
Rowing offers the chance to be a part of THE team sport. Where the work put in among the entire boat and team is what is rewarded, not of one individual. Where camaraderie and the ability to pull together is the foundation of success. Rowing not only builds the connection within the team but also the legacy that follows.
Your gifts make these opportunities possible. We can’t thank you enough for your generosity.
If you wish to make a contribution to our growing legacy you can give your gift through the link in our bio!
Just two days until #GivingTuesday! Looking ahead to championship season our program spends up to $5000 in entry fees. Donations of any size help send our athletes to the best regattas of the season.
Just 3 days until Giving Tuesday! Your generous donations go towards producing National Champions, provide us the best equipment, and allow us to travel across the country to compete!
Happy Thanksgiving from The Laker Navy! We’re thankful for all of the support we receive from our family, friends, and alumni! Have a great day everyone, and be sure to grab the biggest slice of pie ;)
This year we will be participating in Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday is an international day of charitable giving following Thanksgiving! We are extremely grateful for all of our donors and supporters! It’s your support that allows us to perform and succeed at the levels we aspire to!
Save The Date ~ Giving Tuesday ~ December, 3rd
We would like to recognize all of the brave souls who undertook the Thanksgiving marathon today! You’ve all earned your Thanksgiving turkey!
Link to the results from the Bald Eagle Regatta in Indianapolis: https://www.raceclocker.com/Event_Result.php?EIDK=5da08e6a
One more ride for the Fall! We’re taking off to Windy Indy to do battle with the best of the Midwest tomorrow at the Bald Eagle Regatta!
A bone chilling morning deserves some ripping hot pieces. Let’s rip y’all!
Tomorrow the ladies of the Laker Navy will be taking to the Charles River for the Head Of The Charles! The Women’s Collegiate 8 begins at 3:02. Go give it to them ladies! Pull For the Laker Navy!
*link to livestream: https://livestream.com/row/hocr-2019 *
One week until Head of the Charles!
Who’s ready for some racing!
Less than 20 DAYS until we send our top women’s 8+ to the Head of the Charles in Boston, MA! While our women’s team continues to spend each and every day competing for their seat in the varsity 8, you have a chance to support our women in defending our bid. Selected athletes will be required to pay additional travel dues for this exclusive regatta and for a $100 donation, YOU can help sponsor one of The Laker Navy's top athletes as she competes against 26 other crews from around the nation. Your donation will go directly towards our athletes' travel expenses and help make this amazing experience more feasible for our competitors! Thank you for your generosity and continued support of our athletes
To make a donation follow the link below and specify “Head of the Charles” in the additional information box at the bottom of the page.
The first week of novice practice has concluded and we are oh so excited for this group! GV Class of 2023 is looking to make a statement! Pull For The Laker Navy @ Grand Valley Rowing Club
First day of novice practice starts tomorrow @ 5:30pm down at the boathouse! We’re stoked to get the next generation of Grand Valley Oarsmen/Oarswomen acquainted with their new home!
Thank you to @lakemichigannutrition for sponsoring our fundraiser and to everyone who stopped by and supported Grand Valley Rowing!
Do you like shakes? Do you like juices? Do you like Grand Valley Rowing? If you answered yes, no, or maybe to any of the above questions then you should go to Lake Michigan Nutrition on August 21st from 4-6pm! Support Grand Valley Rowing with a delicious shake and tea wombo combo! And as always, Pull For The Laker Navy!
We’d like to recognize all of our athletes racing at Canadian Henley this past week! McKenzie Sandel ‘21, Audrey Boersen ‘20, and Jacob Spiess ‘20 with Vesper and Noah Lasky ‘21 with Riverside. All 4 had a successful week qualifying for their finals and we’d like to congratulate McKenzie and Audrey for bringing home Henley Gold back to Grand Valley!🥇🥇 @ Royal Canadian Henley Regatta
Ahoy all incoming Grand Valley students! We are one month away from move-in week, which means it’s almost time for YOU to become the next great Grand Valley oarsman/oarswoman! The Laker Navy wants you to join our family and help us to continue our history of success and excellence! Message us if interested or if you have questions!! You’ll be hearing and seeing a lot more from us soon!! Pull For The Laker Navy!
Happy 4th of July!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Crazy to think how Independence Day 2018, the Laker Navy was across the pond racing at Henley Royal Regatta! Our men’s A four took on Imperial College of London in the Prince Albert Challenge Cup one year ago TODAY! They did their country proud on that day against a quality English boat!
Now an important question: Anyone know of any good firework shows?
The Laker Navy wishes everyone a fun, but safe Independence Day!! 🎆
Next up on our Senior Shoutout is birthday girl, Jessie Hasenau! Over the past 4 years, Jessie has earned multiple medals at the Triple Crown regattas and looks forward to this summer as she is currently training at Riverside Boat Club in Boston!
Two Seniors down, Four more to go!
HUGE congratulations goes out to former GVSU oarswoman, Ellie Peebles! She won The Lester Trophy in the Coxless Fours event at the recent Henley Women’s Regatta in England, rowing for Tideway Scullers School! Help us wish her congratulations with a 👍!!
Now that we are more than a week done with our season and are starting to look forward to next season, we would like to give one last shoutout to each of our outgoing seniors for everything they have done for the Laker Navy!
Each Senior was asked, "How has Grand Valley Rowing impacted you?"
Two-time ACRA national champion Rachel Keller responded:
Give this post a 👍 to wish Rachel all the best!
The lakers ended the season with a bang this weekend in Gainesville as they captured national championships in the Women's Novice 8+ and Women's Varsity 4+. The women's varsity pair had a notable finish, taking the bronze medal behind Vermont and Georgia Tech. Lastly, Men's Novice 8+ made the Grand Finals with a shot at a medal, but finished eighth overall with some hard fought racing. Read more by clicking onto our website.
The Laker Navy is walking out of Georgia after a successful weekend of racing! Two crews winning ACRA National Championships🥇, the Women’s Varsity 4 and the Women’s Novice 8! Other crews medaling include the Women’s Varsity Pair taking 3rd🥉! The Novice Men’s 8 put up a very strong fight in the Grand Final! The Men’s 2X, Men’s 1X, Men’s Varsity 8 and the Women’s Novice 4 also raced very well in the Petite Finals! Congratulations to all of our athletes on a very successful year and thank you to everyone who supported us throughout the year! And as always... Pull For The Laker Navy!! @ Gainesville, Georgia
We have arrived in sunny, beautiful Gainesville, GA! We commence racing tomorrow starting with heats, times and results will be posted tomorrow! Pull For The Laker Navy!!
Looking for a recap on all the racing this weekend at Dad Vail or missed the results of MACRA???
Check out the Triple Crown Recap page at the link below:
Looking forward to ACRA but first the Laker Navy will enjoy a nice day off!
What a great weekend for the Laker Navy! We rounded out the second leg of the triple crown with a very successful day of racing in Philadelphia. The Dad Vail Regatta is one of the most prestigious regattas in the nation with hundreds of competitive crews from across the nation. This regatta, unlike....
A BRONZE medal is coming back to GV as the Women’s Varsity 4 finished 3rd in their Grand Final!
Congrats to Coach Dan and these ladies on the finish!
The Novice Women’s 8 finishes second behind Eastern Michigan to take silver at Dad Vail! Many of the girls in the boat never picked up an oar until this year which is incredible!
Also, Congratulations to Coach Victoria for leading this crew to the podium in her first year of coaching!
The Novice Women’s 4, Women’s Pair, Men’s Single, Men’s Double, and Novice Men’s 8 are all heading to the the Petite Finals after great showings in their semis!
Shoutout to the Varsity Women’s 4 and Novice Women’s 8 for winning their semifinals and moving on to the Grand Final!
Check out the Varsity 4 crossing the line below!
With an 11th place showing in their time trial, the Novice Men’s 8 is through to the semi!
The Novice Women’s 8 cross the line second in their time trial and are moving on to the semi this afternoon!!
The Laker Navy is in the City of Brotherly Love for the Dad Vail Regatta! We will keep updating results of our crews on here throughout the day!
To start off the day, the Novice Women’s 4+ finishes with a semifinal qualifying performance!
Nice job ladies! 👍👍👍
PC: Lucas Saye
We would like to congratulate the newly elected E-board of the GV Rowing Club who will lead the team next year! The new E-board is:
Vice President-Erin Vielbig
Trustee-McKenzie Sandel and Hannah Shorkey
Congratulate these phenomenal leaders by dropping a like down below!
The first of our three triple crown races is in the books! MACRA was a great day of racing with some fast crews in a great location in Grand Rapids!
The Laker Navy came in 2nd in the team points trophy with Gold Medal performances from the Women’s Varsity 4, Women’s Varsity 2-, and Novice Women’s 8! The Novice Women’s 4 brought home a silver medal and the Men’s Novice 8 crossed the line 3rd to help add to the point total!
Also, as tradition holds, we celebrated the seniors of the Laker Navy in our “graduation” ceremony with all seniors getting a degree in Rowing! 🎓 We’re thankful for all of the hard work they have put into the team in their time here!
10 more days until we head to Philly for Dad Vail!
Time to get faster!
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Are you in the Grand Rapids area and looking for strong, hard-working athletes to complete jobs that you simply don't have enough time or the manpower to complete?
Well look no further than to the Grand Valley Rowing Club's Rent-A-Rower Program. For the small payment of $15 per hour per athlete, that goes to the athletes dues to pay for their travel and equipment, they can help with any jobs you may have around the house whether that be painting, moving, yard work, babysitting, or many many more.
If this interests you, please go to the following website to submit a request:
The athletes of the Laker Navy look forward to helping you soon!
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Talk about a good day!!
The Laker Navy headed to Illinois to compete in the Illinois Collegiate Rowing Invitational and EVERY SINGLE ATHLETE came home with a medal! We crossed the line first in the Men’s 2x, the Men’s 2-, Men’s V4, Men’s 2V4, Men’s V8, Men’s Novice 8, Women’s Novice 8, Women’s JV4, Women’s V4 and the Women’s 2-! 🥇
There was some great racing in the Land of Lincoln and we are looking forward to an off weekend before hosting MACRA April 28th!
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Once again the Laker Navy thanks all of the teams that competed in the Lubbers Cup this past weekend and to all who helped make this event possible!
For a recap of the racing and results, please check out the link below:
GV Rowing is ready for more racing!
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