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Coach Dilan Itter – Coach
Dilan started his rowing career at Rockford in 2008. He rowed for four years, he has medaled at the Canadian Secondary Scholastic Rowing regatta, and placed at nationals two different years. Dilan is coaching for his fifth year in a row, last year coaching the varsity women. He is lifeguard certified, and CPR and First Aid certified
Coach Anna Erickson – Assistant Coach
Anna started rowing fall of her sophomore year at Rockford in 2012. After a rocky start as a novice in the fall she decided to fully commit herself to the sport. So, after conditioning all winter she was able to excel in her first spring season of 2013 and earned her varsity letter. During her rowing career she earned state championships, placed twice at Midwest, and was a finalist at Nationals her junior year – none of which would have been possible without the amazing support from the coaching staff and her hardworking teammates. After graduating in 2015 as a 3 year varsity rower she declined offers to row in college and decided to stay at home with her family and to become more involved in her community. While attending Grand Rapids Community College, Anna started as a novice coach in the fall of 2015. Anna is First Aid, CPR, and AED certified and also has a certificate in Concussion Awareness.
Coach Ryan O’Grady – Assistant Coach
Ryan started his rowing career in the spring of 2012 at Rockford and rowed for four years. Since then he has made it to nationals twice, as well as earning a medal at the Canadian Secondary School Rowing Association Championship in the Junior Flyweight 4. This is his second year coaching. He is CPR certified.
Coach Shelby Benham – Assistant Coach
Coach Tucker Anderson – Assistant Coach
Tucker started rowing as a freshmen at Rockford in the fall of 2004. Where after finishing his freshmen year at the bottom of the team, he soon wanted more. After growing mentally and physically over the next 3 years, he decided to continue rowing Grand Valley State University. Where in addition to earning a degree, he was able to train and compete at a high level. Competing in regattas across the country and internationally including Head of the Charles, The Dad Vail Regatta, and the Henley Royal Regatta in Henley, UK. He also served on the Grand Valley Rowing Board as the Treasurer. Tucker has helped out in the Spring season with the JV and novice teams since 2013.