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Moorestown Crew
Moorestown Crew is a New Jersey nonprofit corporation that is parent-sponsored to provide training and competition in the sport of rowing for students of Moorestown High School in Moorestown, New Jersey. Unfortunately, we are only able to serve students from Moorestown High School with our fall and spring racing teams. Our summer programs are open to everyone.
 

We are dedicated to the philosophy that all Moorestown High School students who are interested in rowing with us have the opportunity to do so, regardless of ability to pay.  Anyone who wishes to row but feels the cost of doing so would be a financial hardship should contact the club's treasurer

MRC, PO Box 184, Moorestown, NJ 08057


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City's wrap up and more
05/03/2016
Team, I wanted to take a moment to get a wrap-up out to you regarding...
Waiver reminder
04/30/2016
Below is the same message from earlier this week regarding the USRowing...
City's Info
04/29/2016
Team, Below is the information needed for this Sunday's Philadelphia...
Follow-up to USRowing Waiver
04/27/2016
Team, I wasn't looking for further proof that nothing this...
admin fee
04/26/2016
Apparently USRowing is charging individuals fees. Please contact...
USRowing Waivers
04/26/2016
Team, Everything below is simply copy-and-pasted from USRowing....
Individual Photos
04/22/2016
A photographer will be at the river on Monday 4/25/16 to...
MRC Event Calendar
01/05/2014
 
City's wrap up and more

Team,

I wanted to take a moment to get a wrap-up out to you regarding City's this past weekend.

Overall, the team did very well. We tied for 13th in team points amongst sweep programs. In all, 40 sweep teams scored points, so we're in the top third. There are additional teams who rowed but didn't score any points, but they're tough to track down to get an accurate number - I'd guess about a dozen or so, which means we're in the top quarter.

We fulfilled another goal as well - We were the highest point-scoring team from the Cooper River. The varsity team will remember that coming out of the Flick's we were nowhere near this high, so this is a reflection of the hard work you've put in to the last two weeks preparing for City's. Great job! Your coaches and I knew that you had it in you and we're thrilled that you were able to take these strides so quickly.

Our Freshman Boys 4+ finished 8th in a stacked event, just two seconds out of making the finals. They'll be switching back to an 8+ this week as Stotesbury doesn't have any 4s in the freshman or novice category.

The Freshman Girls 8+ made finals and cruised to a fifth place finish, our highest in the freshman event in my eight years with the team. Along with this impressive result, our Novice Girls 8+ also did very well, placing 9th. The only team who bettered this combination was Mt. St. Joe's who won both events. This bodes very well for the future of the girls team as we will be bringing up a ton of talent next year to the varsity team.

Our Boys JV8+ turned in the most impressive result of the day as they managed to edge out Christian Brothers by 0.07 seconds to take the silver. The crew came out of the head race with the fifth fastest time and but they were able to fight their way down the course and jump ahead of a few crews to grab some more hardware to add to their collection. This is the first varsity boys 8 to medal in City's since our 2nd V8+ took the silver in 2013.

Lastly, our Varsity Girls. The V8+ ended up in the middle of some dead space during their head race which is tough because you don't have anyone to run up on (or away from.) In a tightly-packed field they ended up 11th, but just 3 seconds separated the five boats ahead of them. Our Lightweight 8+ had a straight final and ended up being the least-happy third place finishers of the day. The girls were unable to overcome a poor start and ended up a little off of their pace. Fortunately we still have Stotesbury as an opportunity for them to pull it all together and see what they can do against a much wider field of competition.

I am still waiting on emails regarding bids to the Scholastic Rowing Association of America Nationals (SRAA) in Ohio on May 27th and 28th. From my count, it looks like we should be getting invitations for the Freshman Girls 8+, JV Boys 8+ and Girls Lightweight 8+. This is a big race that has been getting bigger over the years as high school rowing expands across the nation. It used to be that there wasn't really much competition outside of the Philadelphia area, but Virginia, Florida, Texas, and the Midwest have seen a lot of growth over the past several years.

In incredibly good news, I have received an invitation for our Girls Lightweight 8+ to attend USRowing Youth Nationals on Lake Mercer on June 10th, 11th, and 12th. This is a huge deal - We haven't qualified a boat for this race since 2012 when it was held in Oak Ridge, TN. Unlike SRAA's, this race is open to all scholastic and club teams. While high school rowing still doesn't exists in parts of the country, the sport is big on the club level so there are some really fast crews at this race. This is a huge festival of an event where we will see and talk to a lot of college coaches. Details regarding this race will be discussed and distributed today at practice.

Again, the coaches and I are very happy with how these past two weeks have gone. There is still work to be done in preparation for Stotesbury, but given the improvement from where we were a few weeks ago until now we are confident that we will be prepared to be at our best for the biggest race of the year.

See you at the river.

Coach Rich


by posted 05/03/2016
Waiver reminder

Below is the same message from earlier this week regarding the USRowing waivers and basic $5.95 membership. 60+ people have done this but there are still 20+ who haven't. Please take care of this immediately so your boats can row tomorrow.

 

Coach Rich

 

 

Team,

Everything below is simply copy-and-pasted from USRowing. They've completely overhauled the memberhsip area of their website and the previous method of completing waivers has changed. Please follow these instructions, and if you have any difficulty, contact USRowing via their website.

Because the PSRA has their own waiver we haven't had to do this yet. However, with City's being a qualifier for Youth Nationals you all have to become members of USRowing. This is confusing and seemingly unnecessary (the baseball team doesn't have to complete a new wavier for each game,) but it is being required.

Thanks for your attention to this matter.

Coach Rich

Here are their instructions:

Dear athletes and parents,

In preparation for practice and competition, we want to ensure everyone has updated their USRowing Membership and signed their online waiver. All membership activities will be completed through USRowing’s new Membership Portal. Please find instructions below, or click here for tutorial videos.

Membership/Waiver:
Athletes and parents will work on the ‘Individuals’ side of the portal. 

If this will be your first USRowing membership, click 'Join' and follow the prompts to choose a membership level and then sign your waiver. Information about membership levels can be found here. *Note: The primary email you provide here will be used for password resets. Enter the email of the individual who will most likely be managing this account. USRowing can change this if necessary.

Rowers who already have accounts can click ‘Members’ and enter their member number and password. If you don’t remember the password, click ‘Set/Reset’. 

You will be able to sign your waiver once you are logged in. *Remember to enter the club code when prompted, 7QNJZ, so you appear on coach’s roster.

With a membership and an online waiver signed, you are ready to compete!

 

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by posted 04/30/2016
City's Info

Team,

Below is the information needed for this Sunday's Philadelphia City Championships on the Schuylkill River. If you haven't already, you will soon be receiving an email regarding a shuttle service that we've worked out with Golden Bear for Sunday.

City's is the second biggest and second most prestigious race of the year. This year it carries added significance with the cancellation of Garden States and Cooper Cup. Cooper Cup isn't really an "important" regatta for us outside of the fact that it's a chance to win a medal. States is important because it is our qualifier for SRAA Nationals. This year our finish in City's will be used to determine whether or not we get invited to compete in that race, which is taking place in Ohio over Memorial Day weekend. City's is, of course, a medal race. It is also our qualifier for USRowing Youth Nationals, which this year is being held on Lake Mercer on the weekend of June 10th. It's because of this affiliation that you all had to pay the USRowing Basic Membership fee this week.

All of the normal expectations continue to be in place with regard to arriving two hours prior to your published race time (below) and being ready to go. It's supposed to be cool and rainy, so be sure you're dressed appropriately.

Your athletes will know what boat they're racing in. I am not 100% certain who is where, so please direct all questions of this nature to your child's coach directly.

Lightweight weigh-in's will take place, I just don't yet know where and when. We will speak with the lightweights about this once we get an answer.

All events, with the exception of the Girls Lightweight 8+, will compete in a head race time trial. The 6 fastest boats in the head race will then line up for finals with the top-3 earning medals. The Girls Lightweight 8+, because there are only three entries, will award medals to the top-2 finishers. If there are finals which have to be cancelled due to inclimate weather, the results of the head race will stand as final results, so be sure to leave it all on the river in your trial.

8:32 - Boys Novice 4+ - Bow 57 - 1:40 Final
8:48 - Boys Freshman 4+ - Bow 79 - 1:52 Final
8:54 - Girls Novice 8+ - Bow 90 - 1:58 Final
9:22 - Girls Freshman 8+ - Bow 148 - 2:34 Final
10:00 - Girls JV4+ - Bow 220 - 3:40 Final
10:44 - Boys JV8+ - Bow 318 - 4:10 Final
11:10 - Boys Light 4+ - Bow 372 - 4:34 Final
12:08 - Boys V4+ - Bow 497 - 5:52 Final
12:28 - Girls V8+ - Bow 533 - 6:10 Final
12:34 - Boys V8+ - Bow 549 - 6:16 Final
4:52 - Girls Light 8+ Final - Lane 4

We've got some crews who are in contention to do very well this Sunday. Your coaches have you tuned-up and hopefully we can build on our successes last week and bring home some medals.

See you at practice today.


Coach Rich


by posted 04/29/2016
Follow-up to USRowing Waiver

Team,

I wasn't looking for further proof that nothing this year is coming easy for us, but it seems I've found some.

The USRowing waiver, which was at one time a simple link that you logged in, clicked "yes" to confirm, and checked a box, has changed. Yesterday I passed on information that was prepared by USRowing to help you complete the new process. As best I can tell, it looks like about 20 of you have completed this process. Thank you.

What I've learned from multiple emails is that the information neglected to mention that there was going to be an "administrative fee" assessed to each of you. I believe it is $5.95 for the Basic Membership which used to be free. There has long been talk of adding a fee, but I was under the impression that the sizable fee paid by the club covered this cost. In fact, the receipt for payment of that team fee indicates that the amount we paid is tied to the number of kids on the team.

The way I see it, no other teams at the school are not required to join "USA Basketball" or "USA Soccer" for a fee. Nor do they have to all be paid members of any national organization to compete either. Lastly, they don't have to complete a waiver every time they compete. This is an obvious cash-grab and USRowing knows it - That's why they leave out any mention of the fee in the instructions for registering.

I'm sorry that all of this wasn't clear in my initial correspondence. I'm learning these facts along with you. Sorry that it's taken 3 emails to clarify all of this. Unfortunately it seems that you will have to pay this bogus charge to compete on Sunday at City's.

See you at the river.

Coach Rich 


by posted 04/27/2016
admin fee

Apparently USRowing is charging individuals fees. Please contact them as their letter failed to mention that and we already paid a team fee. Maybe inundating them will cause change. Use online contact info. Thanks. Coach Rich


by posted 04/26/2016
USRowing Waivers

Team,

Everything below is simply copy-and-pasted from USRowing. They've completely overhauled the memberhsip area of their website and the previous method of completing waivers has changed. Please follow these instructions, and if you have any difficulty, contact USRowing via their website.

Because the PSRA has their own waiver we haven't had to do this yet. However, with City's being a qualifier for Youth Nationals you all have to become members of USRowing. This is confusing and seemingly unnecessary (the baseball team doesn't have to complete a new wavier for each game,) but it is being required.

Thanks for your attention to this matter.

Coach Rich

Here are their instructions:

Dear athletes and parents,

In preparation for practice and competition, we want to ensure everyone has updated their USRowing Membership and signed their online waiver. All membership activities will be completed through USRowing’s new Membership Portal. Please find instructions below, or click here for tutorial videos.

Membership/Waiver:
Athletes and parents will work on the ‘Individuals’ side of the portal. 

If this will be your first USRowing membership, click 'Join' and follow the prompts to choose a membership level and then sign your waiver. Information about membership levels can be found here. *Note: The primary email you provide here will be used for password resets. Enter the email of the individual who will most likely be managing this account. USRowing can change this if necessary.

Rowers who already have accounts can click ‘Members’ and enter their member number and password. If you don’t remember the password, click ‘Set/Reset’. 

You will be able to sign your waiver once you are logged in. *Remember to enter the club code when prompted, 7QNJZ, so you appear on coach’s roster.

With a membership and an online waiver signed, you are ready to compete!


by posted 04/26/2016
Individual Photos

A photographer will be at the river on Monday 4/25/16 to take your individual photos. Please be sure to bring your racing shirts and look presentable. Photos will be taken before you row. Thanks


by posted 04/22/2016
MRC Event Calendar


posted 01/05/2014
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