Category Archives: 2017

Fall Sign Ups, E-mail Request for Upcoming High Schoolers,Booster Meeting

Fall sign ups are now live on Rockford Communtiy Ed! Information on practice days, times, etc can be found there as well. There are three categories: JV Varsity Rowing, Novice Rowing (First year rowing 9th-12th) and Middle School Rowing.

There will be three regattas this fall:

GR Fall Classic: Saturday, September 30th
Head of the Grand: Saturday, October 14th
Leelanau Chase: Sunday, October 29th

Reminder: Fall is a club sport and therefore, parents are responsible for getting their athletes to and from the regattas. Middle Schoolers, if coaches deem it safe you will be able to participate in the final fall regatta–The Leelanau Chase.

Please Note: Our website is in the process of an overhaul, which we are very excited about. Thank you Aaron Sundman! We ask for patience as we go through this process and e-mails and facebook (vs website) may need to be relied on more heavily until it is complete and up and running.

Mark the Date: Our first booster/parent meeting of the season is next week Tuesday, August 8 at 6:00 at the High School in the Rams Den. Please note the location change due to school not being in session!

E-Mail Distribution List: In the coming weeks, I will be working on moving our graduated rowers and their families over to our alumni distribution list. If you are a middle school rower/family that is moving up to the high school rowing team, please let me know so I can get you moved to the high school e-mail distribution. Thank you!

We are looking forward to a great season!

Lisa Loucks
Secretary, Rockford Crew Booster Board

Rockford Rowing

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Important Meijer State Games Info for Tomorrow

Those of you participating in Meijer State Games tomorrow:

Waiver must be turned in when you arrive tomorrow. Athletes must be at the Grand Rapids Boathouse (note the location change from previous years) by 7 a.m. and races must be paid for before you are allowed to race. Questions, please e-mail Coach Itter at dilanitter

Good luck to all those participating!

Rockford Rowing

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State Games

​​This e-mail is for those that signed up to participate in the Meijer State Games this weekend:

he link below shows the cost per rower based on the boats I have you entered in, if you see some error or something missing please let me know asap.

Below you will find the link to the waiver that all athletes must turn into Coach Dilan before they can compete in the regatta

For the state games this year it is a little bit different, only the junior events are on Saturday the 24th, with all the open, master, and rec races being on Sunday the 25th. As always there will be no food budget or food tent at the meijer state games, it is expected that the athletes bring their own food as this regatta is not part of any season. It is very important that athletes participating in this regatta as well as parents learn to use regattacentral to find the heatsheet and race times for themselves. below is a link to the most recent heat sheet as of 6/21.

​​​ for state games

​Coach Dilan​

Rockford Rowing

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Rowing on the Grand River – This is your year!

Summer Session is happening NOW!

It’s not too late to sign up for any or all of our summer sessions.  Brand new to crew or any level of experience?  We have a session for you! There are three levels of Camps:

Learn to RowLearn to Skull – Advanced Rowing

Sessions are June 12-June 30, July 10-July 28, and July 31-August 18.  Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in the Capital City Sprints in Lansing Michigan on Saturday, August 20th.

Students here are your options:

Learn to Row Summer CampIncoming 6th-12th grade students

Learn to Skull (two oars) Summer CampIncoming 6th -12th grade students

Advanced Rowing Crew Summer Camp  – Open to 9th-12th grade students

Open Rowing (really advanced rowers)Open to 9th-12th grade students

Adults, you have options too:

Adult Learn to RowOpen to Everyone

Adult Recreational Row Open to Everyone


Outfit Suggestion for Monday Night, Meeting Location Change

Those on the Women’s Team attending the board of ed presentation for winning the state championship, Coach Itter has suggested that you dress up for this event.

Our parent booster meeting location has changed for Tuesday night–NEW LOCATION: RHS Ram’s Den. Date and time are the same.

If anyone would be able to write an article on the CSSRA regatta in Canada, please let us know. Thanks to Dana and Jason Anderson for writing all of the articles for this season!

Rockford Rowing

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