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

Laker Navy Represented at Canadian Henley

Laker Navy Announces Hiring of New Staff!

ACRA All-American Awards



92.1 WGHN Lubbers Cup Coverage

cMax Rankings I ACRA Rankings


May, 2017

  • Laker Navy Departs ACRA with Heads Held High
  • Laker Navy Looks for Strong Finish at ACRA National Championship
  • Mark, Sarah Zelenka McIlduff Return to GVSU
  • Laker Navy Returns Home from Dad Vail Regatta
  • Laker Navy Prepares for Dad Vail 2017
  • Laker Navy Has Strong Showing at MACRA
  • Laker Navy Preparing for MACRA
  • April, 2017

  • GVSU Hosts Successful Lubbers Cup
  • Laker Navy Competes in Crew Classic
  • March, 2017

  • Laker Navy Competing in San Diego Crew Classic
  • 2017 Spring Training, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Athlete’s Training Blogs
  • Mike Bell Interview
  • Oak Ridge Gallery
  • January, 2017

  • 2017 Senior Spotlights: Christopher Doherty
  • 2017 Senior Spotlights: Chris Nelson
  • December, 2016

  • 2016 Winter Training, Clermont, FL
  • Laker Navy Featured in GV Magazine
  • GVRAA Announces Springer Scholarship Recipients
  • Row The Boat: A Rowing Mantra Inspires a Football Program
  • Laker Navy Featured in GV Magazine
  • November 2016

  • GVSU Ends Season with Frostbite Regatta
  • GVSU Frostbite Regatta This Saturday
  • Team Competes in Bald Eagle Collegiate Invite
  • October, 2016

  • Laker Navy Preparing for Bald Eagle Collegiate Invitational
  • Laker Navy Featured in Lanthorn
  • Laker Navy Competes in the 52nd Charles
  • Laker Navy Preparing for 52nd Charles
  • Laker Navy Celebrates Homecoming Weekend
  • Laker Navy Homecoming Saturday
  • Laker Navy Has Successful Head of the Grand
  • Laker Navy Heading to East Lansing
  • Laker Navy Donated New Single: The Costas V Ciungan
  • September, 2016

  • Family Weekend This Saturday
  • Team Heading for Canada, Western Ontario
  • August, 2016

  • Team Featured in GVSU Lanthorn
  • Jensen Returns as National Champion
  • Laker Navy Welcomes Back Spencer West
  • June, 2016

  • Laker Navy Preparing for Henley
  • May, 2016

  • ACRA All-Americans Released
  • Laker Navy Finishes Strong Year at ACRA
  • All-Region and Academic All-American Athletes Announced
  • Laker Navy Heading for ACRA National Championship
  • Laker Navy Has Strong Showing at Dad Vail
  • Laker Navy Heading for Philadelphia, Dad Vail
  • Laker Navy Claims MACRA Championship
  • April, 2016

  • Laker Navy Preparing for 52nd MACRA Championship
  • Laker Navy Comes Out on Top at Lubbers Cup
  • 21st Annual Lubbers Cup Regatta This Weekend
  • Laker Navy Has Strong Showing at Occoquan Sprints
  • March 2016

  • Laker Navy Heading for the Nation’s Capitol
  • Spring Break Training Trip, Oak Ridge, 2016
  • February 2016

  • 2016 C.R.A.S.H.-G. Photos
  • Former GV Rower, Alum McIlduff Training for Rio Olympics
  • January 2016

  • Winter Training 2016, Tampa, Florida
  • GVNow Article on Bancheri, Coach of the Year
  • December 2015

  • Bancheri Awarded Coach of the Year
  • Laker Navy Introduces the Bell
  • November 2015

  • Laker Navy Heads Indoors
  • Fall Season Closes with Frostbite Regatta
  • Frostbite Regatta This Saturday
  • Laker Navy Has Successful Head of the Eagle
  • Team Rowing for a Cure at Indy
  • October 2015

  • Team Sets Sights on Indy
  • Homecoming Gathering this Saturday!
  • Head of the Charles Recap
  • Laker Navy Preparing for Charles
  • Laker Navy Has Strong Showing at HOTG
  • Head of the Grand This Sunday
  • Family Weekend a Success
  • Family Weekend This Saturday
  • Club Featured on Row2K
  • September 2015

  • GVSU Team Rowing to Grand Haven
  • Team Combine Held at Michawana
  • Laker Navy Holds Annual Beach Olympiad
  • August 2015

  • Laker Navy Looking for New Recruits
  • July 2015

  • GVSU Rowing Club Welcomes New Coaches
  • USA, Gentry World University Games Champions
  • June 2015

  • Laker Navy Year-End Report
  • Link to Team Photos taken by Thomas Connolly

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