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New Coaches Join GVSU Rowing Team

2013-2014 Year End Report|ACRA All-American Press Release

Annual Team Awards
Male Athlete of the Year – Nate Biolchini’15
Female Athlete of the Year – Kaitlyn Van Boven’15
Most Improved Male Athlete – Adam Wlodkowski’14
Most Improved Female Athlete – Molly Visel’14

July 2014

  • GVSU Rowing Making Headlines
  • June 2014

  • Annual Team Awards Announces
  • Final C-Max National Rankings – Top 50
  • ACRA All-American Awards
  • ACRA Championship Regatta Finals Recap
  • May 2014

  • Senior Spotlight: Molly Visel ’14
  • ACRA Sunday Race Schedule
  • Lakers Look to Capture Seventh Consecutive National Championship
  • Lakers Finish Strong at Dad Vail Regatta
  • April 2014

  • Laker Navy Prepares for Dad Vail
  • The 50th Annual MACRA Regatta Recap
  • Senior Spotlight: Kersten O’Brien ’14
  • The 50th Annual MACRA Championships
  • Grand Valley State hopes for continued success at Aberdeen Dad Vail
  • Inspired Laker women win Lubbers Regatta
  • The 19th Annual Lubbers Cup Regatta – Recap
  • Lubbers Cup Photo Gallery – Learn to Row
  • Lubbers Cup Photo Gallery – Regatta
  • Christening of the John Schintzel
  • Lubbers Cup Day Two and Final Results
  • Grand Haven Tribune: Rowers Prevail
  • Laker Navy brings home Cal Cup
  • The San Diego Crew Classic
  • Cincinnati Invitational Recap
  • Cincinatti Invitational
  • Senior Spotlight: Staci O’Brien ’14
  • March 2014

  • Bucknell Invitational Recap
  • Laker Navy Scrimmages on the Susquehanna
  • 2014 Lubbers Cup Schedule
  • [VIDEO: Spring Training Camp 2014 - Part II]
  • Laker Navy in Rowing News
  • Keuper Cup Results
  • Keuper Cup Recap
  • Grand Valley State President Uses YouTube to Show Spring Break
  • GVSU Spring Break Video Footage
  • Pictures from Spring Training Camp – Photo Gallery
  • Spring Break Athletes’ Daily Journal
  • Laker Navy in the Local News
  • Results: C.R.A.S.H. – G . – Erg Race
  • Senior Spotlight: Kyle Barnhart ’14
  • Treasure Coast Newspaper Article on the Laker Navy
  • February 2014

  • Spring Break Training 2014
  • GVSU Mens Calendar Store
  • Senior Spotlight: Robert DeWeerd ’14
  • Mens Calendar Featured in Lanthorn
  • Laker tradition featured on Row2k
  • Senior Spotlight: Mia Edelhauser ’14
  • January 2014

  • Senior Spotlight: Adam Wlodkowski ’14
  • Senior Spotlight: Jordan Crandell ’14
  • A Look Forward to Spring 2014
  • Winter Training Daily Blogs and Camp Journal
  • Winter Training Pictures
  • “Whatever it Takes to Win” Video Clip
  • Senior Spotlight: Eduardo Avena ’14
  • Laker Navy Heads South for Winter Training
  • December 2013

  • Look back to Fall 2013
  • Senior Spotlight: Shelby Welbaum
  • Senior Spotlight: Costas Ciungan
  • November 2013

  • Alumni Update November 6 2013
  • Heated Inner Team Competition at the Frostbite Regatta
  • Head of The Huron Results
  • Lakers Finish Strong at Head of the Huron
  • Laker Navy Gearing up for the Head of the Huron
  • Haloween Regatta Photo Gallery
  • October 2013

  • Head of the Grand Results
  • HOCR Photo Gallery – sports graphics
  • Head of the Charles Photo Gallery
  • HOCR: Women’s Collegiate 8+ Golden in Boston
  • HOCR: Day One of Racing
  • Laker Navy Sets Sights on Boston
  • Laker Navy Family Weekend a Great Success
  • Family Weekend 2013
  • Novice Gearing Up For First Fall Regatta
  • Beautiful evening on the Grand
  • Novice Gearing Up For First Fall Regatta
  • September

  • Gearing up for Another Championship Year
  • 2013 Recruiting Information
  • August 2013

  • Grand Valley State Rowing – Year End Report 2013
  • 2013 Henley Wrap-up
  • Listen to Henley Royal Regatta Radio
  • Henley Women’s Regatta – Laker Navy Brackets
  • July 2013

  • ROWING: With a family legacy of rowing, GI’s Ciungan finds his niche at Grand Valley
  • Men’s Varsity 8+ falls short of advancing to the Second Round – HRR
  • Grand Valley Rowing has returned to England – Henley Royal Regatta
  • June 2013

  • Row from Henley-on-Thames to Reading – England, U.K.
  • Henley Walk – Thames Rives U.K 2013
  • Through Hail and High water, Grand Valley women compete in the Grand Final with the winners of the boat race, Oxford University.
  • Laker Navy has returned to England – Henley Women’s Regatta
  • Women’s Varsity 8+ Advances to Grand Final of the G.P. Jeffries Cup
  • Women’s Varsity 8+ Advances to Second Round of the G.P. Jeffries Cup
  • Grand Valley V8 Women – Henley 2013
  • Henley Women’s Regatta 2013 Training 19th June
  • Henley Women’s Regatta – Lakers are the top seed
  • The Grand Regatta (State Games of Michigan) – regatta info
  • Lakers Enter Henley Prep Stage
  • Head for the Royal Henley Regatta Alumni/Friends Challenge
  • The draw is available – Henley Women’s Regatta
  • ACRA All-American Teams and Coaches of the year 2013

  • Older Headlines


    Fall 2014

    Open Boathouse 5:00-8:00pm
    Aug 18-22, 2014

    Coaches In Service
    Aug 19, 2014
    Allendale, MI

    On Campus Recruiting Begins
    Aug 20, 2014
    Allendale, MI

    Varsity Call-Out Meeting
    Aug 24, 2014
    Allendale, MI

    Open Boathouse and Recruiting Continues
    Aug 25-29, 2014
    Allendale, MI

    Frosh/Novice Call-Out Meeting 9pm
    Aug 28, 2014
    Allendale, MI

    Captain’s Crewz 4-7pm
    Aug 29, 2014
    Allendale, MI

    All Squad Try-outs Begin
    Sep 3, 2014
    Allendale, MI

    Team Beach Olympiad
    Sep 7, 2014
    Grand Haven, MI

    2000m Engine Test
    Sep 13, 2014
    Allendale, MI

    Rowing Camping Trip
    Sep 19-21, 2014
    Sutton’s Bay, MI

    Family Weekend/Learn-to-Row 11am
    Oct 4, 2014

    The “Bow Ball”
    Celebrating 50 Years of Rowing
    Oct 11, 2014
    Grand River Room, Kirkhof
    Allendale, MI

    Head of the Charles Regatta
    Oct 17-19, 2014
    Boston, MA
    Official Website

    Head of the Grand Regatta
    Oct 19, 2014
    Lansing, MI

    Halloween Regatta 4pm
    Oct 26, 2014
    Grand Haven, MI

    Wichita Frostbite Regatta
    Oct 31- Nov 2, 2014
    Wichita, KS

    UM Fall Regatta on Ford Lake
    Nov 8, 2014
    Ypsilanti, MI

    GV Frostbite Regatta at The Quary
    Nov 15, 2014
    Robinson Township, MI

    Winter/Spring 2014

    Technical Training Camp(select Varsity)
    Dec 12-21, 2014
    Canal 54/Vero Beach, FL

    Classes and Practice Resume
    Jan 5, 2015
    Allendale, MI

    Crash B Indoor Championship
    Feb 15, 2015
    Boston, MA
    Official Website

    Crash G
    Feb 22, 2015

    Spring Break Training Camp
    Feb 27-Mar 7, 2015
    Canal 54/Vero Beach, FL

    Keuper Cup
    March 7, 2015
    Canal 54, FL

    Notre Dame Scrimmage
    March 21, 2015
    Allendale, MI

    San Diego Crew Classic
    Mar 25-29
    San Diego, CA
    Official Website

    Cincinnati Invitational
    Apr 4, 2014
    Batavia, OH

    20th Lubbers Cup Regatta
    Apr 11-12, 2015
    Spring Lake, MI
    Official Website

    Apr 25, 2015
    Allendale, MI

    51st MACRA Championship
    Apr 25, 2015
    Ypsilanti, MI

    GVSU Crew Banquet
    May 3, 2015
    Allendale, MI

    77th Dad Vail Championship
    May 6-10, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    Official Website

    8th ACRA Championship
    May 21-24, 2015
    Gainsville, GA
    Official Website


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