Rolf Linder, 1st year
- Varsity 8 - 4th at Head of the Hooch
- Varsity 4 - MACRA Champs, 2nd at Dad Vail
Returning Varsity 8+ Athletes - 6
2013 Seniors - 5
"This year looks to be the fastest UC Men's Crew in several years. We return three of the varsity four who took silver at Dad Vail a year ago to lead the MV8+, which will be the priority this spring. A strong showing at the Hooch is only the beginning for this crew. Look out for the MV8+ at John Hunter Regatta, MACRA, Dad Vail, and ACRA regattas. We also have a talented group of novice coached by Geoff Dwyer who look to make a name for themselves this spring at MACRA and Dad Vail in the NM8+."
-Head Coach Rolf Linder
Keith Young, 2nd year
- Freshmen 8: 2nd at MACRA
- Pair: 3rd at MACRA, Dad Vail Semi, 3rd at Hooch
- Varsity 4: 3rd at Hooch
Returning Varsity 8+ Athletes - 0
2011 Seniors - 1
"REBUILDING. After inheriting, in September 2009, a team of only 3 male rowers, the team has grown ten fold to 30 athletes, with only 2 having more than a year of collegiate rowing experience. Attempting to rebuild in a city that loves rowing, however with the legacy of a team on university probation and declining numbers for several years, has been a rewarding challenge. Generating university support, almost non-existent alumni connections, and necessary funds has been just as much a focus as has been recruiting as many new rowers as possible and raising expectations of quality rowing and race results. Goals this year include increased retention, developing a permanent / sheltered rowing site, and developing a Varsity 8, along with multiple F/N 8s, that target the Dad Vail and the finals of the ACRA National Championship."
-Head Coach Keith Young
As fall racing wraps up, three college seniors reflect on their rowing career, head racing season, teammates, and life after collegiate rowing.