Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 9:00 am, meet SCRC Alumni. Brunch sponsored by the SCRC parent committee. Alumni speak about their college years, college recruiting and college rowing! Open to the public. Facebook Invite RSVP HERE.
FREE Fitness Expos!
Saturday, Saturday, January 11, 2014 - both days 11:00 am- 1:00 pm.
15 minute demonstrations and meet the instructors of the following:
February 8, 2014 (SCRC Ergatta benefitting Leukemia & Lymphoma Society) Registration link will be coming soon. For race packet information, please click HERE or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both events begin at 7:00 am and end upon completion. The intent of having two events is to test the beginning and ending of the winter training of the following:
6000 (or 4000 for novices) meter erg
7 Minutes (3 min for novices) of SQUATS Competitors execute as many correct squats as they can within 7 minutes. Novices: no weight added. Varsity: 40lbs bar added for boys, 20lbs added for girls.
7 Minutes (3 min for novices) of BENCH PULL Competitors execute as many correct bench pulls as they can within 3mins (Youth and Novice) or 7mins (JV, Varsity, Open, Masters). Youth: 1-6lbs bar; Novice: 10lbs (girls) or 20lbs (boys); JV & Masters: 20lbs (girls) or 35lbs (boys); Varsity & Open: 30lbs (girls) or 50lbs (boys).
7 Minutes (3 min Competitors maintain a plank stance as long as they are able; if for novices) of they have any time remaining of the 7mins, they then attempt in Plank, Pullups, turn to correctly execute as many pullups, then pushups, as the Pushups remainder of their time and strength allow.
Please contact Dori Tompa with quesitons: 412-828-5565 or email@example.com
Member of the Quarter - Sarah McElroy
The people at SCRC really got me hooked on the river. Growing up, not being from (or anywhere close to) a river community working in Verona gave me a new perspective on the peace, recreation and excitement the river can provide to a community. The members are so welcoming to me as the new girl and were always encouraging me to row:) Though I only got out in a boat a few times, my favorite time at SCRC was spent at the docks watching the summer campers, swimming with my dogs and having coffee on those early mornings when everything was quiet.
Sarah made a large impact on Steel City Rowing Club's administrative organization. We are grateful that she spent her final years of graduate studies with us. I believe she volunteered as many hours as she worked. She is one of the family. We wish her the best in with her work in Art Therapy. One of her events she is planning will be held at SCRC later this month, info below, and she invites SCRC members and class participants to join in!
Sarah and one of her dogs Denver
How to Pull a 2K - As the spring season winds to a close, the end of 2k tests is in sight. However this article written by Georgia Tech Women's coach offers sound advice on how to pull a 2k, or any erg piece for that matter. I, Ben Fields (current intern) was fortunate enough to have rowed under coach Skuban while in high school, and found his advice to be very beneficial. A background on Coach Skuban: He started rowing at the Cincinnati Junior Rowing Club in 1993 and won club championships in 1994. After high school he attended Yale University. He then went on to be a successful high school coach coaching crews such as Central Catholic and Fox chapel before ending up at Georgia Tech. I hope you enjoy and find this article to be as helpful as I have! Enjoy!
A link to the article can be found here: http://launchexhaust.blogspot.com/2007/01/how-to-pull-2k-test.html
5:30AM Rowers - Through July 3rd please check online HERE to find the online Equipment Check-out Form. Because SCRC is hosting several camps at once this year, we are asking everyone to view this form before rowing and fill it out if you want to reserve a boat. The USRowing Development Campers will be going out at 6:30AM every morning, so please check this online form to make sure equipment will be available if you choose to row earlier or later than the camp. All members should plan on using this form to reserve boats throughout the year. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this busy summer season.
Members Who Volunteer - We are so grateful for everyone's ongoing volunteer hours. From the gardening around the building to the newest Kayak Member, Jonathan White, who spent time picking up trash at the dock. Muchos gracias to those who have volunteered on behalf of Steel City over the past few months....
We are so grateful for everyone's ongoing volunteer hours. Thank you to our helpers with the Learn to Row: Mike Gold, Barb Johnson, Stephanie Makosey, Deb Lanzo. And to those who helped with our facility rental preparations, Megan, Lucy Tuttle-Smith, Karla Isenberg, Catherine Kraning, and all the office staff!!
It is so wonderful that we have so many helpful and enthusiastic volunteers. Please accept our apologies if we have left anyone off the list.
High Performance Panel - Thank you to Abby Loughrey, Tom Charley, Emma Shoucair, Katie Webber-Plank, Suzanne Maddamma, AJ Smith, SCRC Alumni who returned to talk about their high performance rowing days as a high school athlete and answer questions to current athletes who strive to reach that level. The discussion was videotaped by Mike and Beth Bowman and we can connect you to them. These alumni's rowing accolades, as well as others, can be seen on our Facebook page!