Archived News: 2009: August
August 31, 2009
New Season, Same Goals–Crush and Kill!
After the families pulled away and the tears were shed from fall move-in, a select group of students had more important things on their minds, things like erg tests, catch placement, body prep, spandex, and winning medals. Georgia Tech Crew is back on the Hooch and its competition better watch out.
With new assistant coach, Alex Porter, and several incoming freshmen rowers, the men’s team continues its youth movement with only four rowers and one coxswain set to lose eligibility this spring. However for Georgia Tech Crew, youth is not an excuse for mediocrity as the team still returns eight rowers who earned medals at the ACRA National Championship. The women’s team will use last year’s reloading time as a springboard for success this year. They return their entire team which includes a gold-medal winning boat at the SIRA Regatta.
With superior coaching, skill, athleticism and determination Georgia Tech Crew will do its part to win races this year. We only ask that our fans do theirs! Come to the regattas and support your favorite crew:
10/10/2009 Head of the Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN): Last year, Georgia Tech had to compete in borrowed boats because of the unfortunate trailer accident. This year they’ll be bringing their own fleet on their own trailer that was fully funded by the Georgia Tech Crew Alumni (GTCA).
10/17-10/18/2009 Head of the Charles (Boston, MA): The women’s team placed 4th in the Collegiate 4 last year. This year both teams are expecting to be in medal contention as Georgia Tech Crew brings its fleet northward. (A couple of friendly faces amid strange Yankees are always welcome here)
11/07/-11/08/2009 Head of the Chattahoochee (Chattanooga,TN): The big race of the Fall for all schools in the South. The Head of the Hooch pits Georgia Tech Crew against some of its stiffer competition in the South. The women have to face very competitive Division I NCAA crews, like Clemson, while the men take on varsity crews like Jacksonville, and perhaps Florida Tech.
11/14/2009 Head of the South (Augusta, GA): The final race of the fall season for Georgia Tech Crew. There’s no better way to finish the season than with a win at the Head of the South. Come help cheer for our athletes as they try to do just that.
OTHER KEY DATES
9/25-26/2009 Parents’ Weekend at Georgia Tech
9/25-26/2009 Recruit Weekend for GT Crew
10/17/2009 Homecoming: If you can’t go to Boston… GTCA tent for the homecoming game against Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (note: NOT the same kind of Tech…)
11/20/2009 Tail of the Beaver (Roswell, GA): We hope to continue our annual fall scrimmage against UGA and mix things up by doing some mixed rowing and inviting some other schools to participate. If you’re a local, you don’t want to miss this!
IN THE FUTURE, CHECK THE SCHEDULE/RESULTS PAGE FOR UPCOMING EVENTS, AND KEEP CHECKING THE WEBSITE FOR OTHER UPDATES!