It is with great sadness that we announce that we will not be hiring a coach this fall. Due to the unpredictability of the season ahead, along with recent mandates from both MSU and various levels of the Michigan government, hiring a coach doesn't make sense for our team. We are not allowed to hold official practices at all, and without being able to charge dues, we simply don't have the funds to pay a coach this season. We hope to open applications for the headcoach position in the coming months as new information comes to light about the situation we may find ourselves in come spring semester.
COVID19: None of us were expecting to have our competition season suspended this year. It comes as a low blow for us especially, as we are just starting to rebuild our team. The losses each of our rowers has faced due to this pandemic are staggering, and our hearts mourn for our senior, Carson Schoen, who lost his final spring season with us. We stand with other teams, high school, college, and masters, who are in the same straits as we are. We know, however, that crew builds resilience. Our team has faced adversity before, and we have prevailed each time. Our team can, and will, bounce back. So will other teams across the state, nation, and world. We can't do it alone though. We lost our source of income this spring when our season was cancelled; we didn't collect dues. Right now, our club stands to enter next year with just $2000, and we will desperately need to fundraise so we don't have to increase the financial burden on our rowers. We are asking for your support so that we can build a better future for our team, so that we can keep coming back to the river every day and give our everything to our craft. We appreciate all of your support through the years, now, and into the future.