The URI Crew Club had the most successful season since 2004 last spring. Below is an interview with Joe Martinez ‘18 to recap the 2017 Spring season. What was the team dynamic like during winter training? The team dynamic was a bit different this year in comparison to past years, in a good way of course. We went into winter training knowing we had a solid group of guys who were committed and who were ready to push themselves to make themselves better as well as the others around them. For instance, with every erg piece whether it was a 5×5 min or 5×1500 meter erg, we each would yell
At the 2016 Intra-Squad/Alumni Rumble, we took the opportunity to record a video interview with the women who were part of the fall club rowing program. Fall 2016 represented the first time that women could row under the Crew Club banner since the late ’90’s. Enjoy!
While in high school and college, most of us believe we are immortal. Having come out of childhood unscathed (due to the unseen protection of our parents), such a youthful illusion is not unexpected. This is a large part of the reason we – how shall I put it – do stupid things when we are in college. We are immortal. My general experience 30 years ago at URI was no different from the thousands of other students on campus. I was living away from home for the first time, made friends, joined a fraternity, was studying (sometimes), was partying (probably more than I should have), and was enjoying
Rowing Magazine’s October issue featured an article on URI Crew’s very own Steve Peterson! The article captures the “Punk” that many of us know so well as he applies his collegiate and US Team rowing experience to coaching at Indiana University. Point your browser to the article “Going the Distance” to read Steve’s inspirational story. Thank you, Rowing Magazine, for setting up a dedicated URL to this awesome article!