Determination and perseverance are the hallmarks of the Laker Navy” -Coach John Bancheri

2016 Senior Spotlights

GVSU Winter Training 2016, Tampa, Florida


Indoor Training Begins
November 16, 2015
Rowing Training Center
Allendale, MI

February 28th, 2016
Rowing Training Center
Allendale, MI

Spring Break Training Camp
March 4th – 13th, 2016
Oak Ridge, TN

Washington D.C. Tour/Occoquan Sprints
April 1st – 3rd, 2016
Washington D.C./Fairfax Station, Virginia
hotel information

21st Annual Don Lubbers Cup Regatta
April 8th – 10th, 2016
Spring Lake, MI
Official Website

52nd MACRA Championships
May 1st, 2016
East Ford State Park, Batavia/Cincinnati, OH

GVSU Crew Spring Banquet
May 8th, 2016
Allendale, MI

Dad Vail Training Trip
May 9th – 12th, 2016
Lake Lenape, Mays Landing, NJ

The 77th Dad Vail National Championship
May 12th – 15th, 2016
Philadelphia, PA
Official Website
hotel information

The 9th Annual ACRA National Championships
May 26th – 29th, 2016
Gainesville, GA
Official Website
hotel information

Henley Women’s Regatta
June 15th – 22nd, 2016
Henley-on-Thames, UK
Official Website

Henley Royal Regatta
June 22nd – July 3rd, 2016
Henley-on-Thames, UK
Official Website


Grand Valley Rowing is continually searching for determined and interested recruits. No experience is necessary, and walk-ons are always welcome! Interested? Complete our interest survey, see information for future students, or apply online.


Rent-A-Rower is a program that allows student athletes to raise money towards their semester dues. Rent-A-Rower Online Form

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The Grand Valley State University Rowing Club challenges its student-athletes to reach the highest level to which they aspire both academically and athletically, while continuing to build and sustain a nationally competitive intercollegiate rowing program.

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