Puget Sound Rowing

Puget Sound Rowing

University of Puget Sound Rowing is a long-standing tradition at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. The official rowing program was started in the mid-1960s. The Logger Crew has called a bay at the Commencement Bay Rowing Club Boathouse on American Lake their home since the 1998-1999 season. They share bays with the Commencement Bay Rowing Club (CBRC) and the Pacific Lutheran University rowing program (PLU). Prior to this, a boathouse existed on the south end of the lake shared by UPS and PLU since their inception as a joint program in the mid-60's.

Logger Crew Traditions

Over many years, traditions have come and gone. The Logger Crew shares this spirit and pride alongside their fellow students. Many chants have been said to originate from the Logger Crew that have as such spread to the rest of the student body and are heard during other sporting events such as soccer and football games.


Following the conclusion of every standard spring season, the Logger Crew makes their way to Lake Natoma in Sacramento, CA where the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship Regatta or WIRA's is held. WIRA's is a showcase of smaller schools and clubs on the Pacific coast. Larger schools such as Cal, Stanford, UW might make a rare appearance, but this is highly unusual. For the schools that attend, this generally marks end of the spring season. This was not the case however in 2007 when a coxed men's varsity 4 (MV4+) agreed that if they took 1st or 2nd place in the grand finals, they could be allowed to represent their team and school at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships or IRAs. Taking first place with a time of 6:52.4 in the Grand Finals [http://gowira.org/docs/WIRARESULTS2007.pdf, race #62: Men's Varsity Four] , these five rowers traveled to Camden, New Jersey. Representing UPS for the first time at IRA's, these men placed 9th out of 34 total crews with a time of 6:33.806 in the petite finals [ [http://secure.powerhousetiming.com/powerhouse/webpages/eventResults.jsp?eventId=8021&raceId=141 Event Results ] ] .

Meyer-Lamberth Regatta

The Meyer-Lamberth Regatta is an annual dual between the UPS and PLU crews the week before the NCRC Championships. On April 14, 2007, the UPS and PLU crews celebrated the 44th Annual regatta at the CBRC Boathouse on American Lake.

O.A.R. Northwest

Ocean Adventure Rowing Northwest is composed of Jordan Hanssen(2004), Brad Vickers(2005), Greg Spooner(2001), and Dylan LeValley(2005). O.A.R. Northwest rowed a Woodvale Fours boat as part of the Shephard Ocean Fours Rowing Race 2006 - Inaugural North Atlantic Rowing Race. The race begins in New York City and ends convert|2863|nmi|km away in Falmouth, England [ [http://www.oceanfoursrowingrace.com/daily_progress/positions_chart_all.php Shepherd Ocean 4's Rowing Race ] ] . The Woodvale Fours class boat that entrants rowed during this was named the "James Robert Hanssen" after Jordan's father who died of a severe asthma attack when Jordan was only 3 years old [ [http://www.oarnorthwest.com/index.php?option=com_mmsblog&task=show&id=2699&Itemid=90 OAR Northwest - Team Blog ] ] . With the aid of the American Lung Association, O.A.R. Northwest was able to acquire the necessary funds to make an idea of rowing across the Northern Atlantic a possibility.

ee also

Pacific Lutheran University Crew - Pacific Lutheran University's Rowing Program


External links

* [http://www.ups.edu/mcrew.xml Men's Crew]
* [http://www.ups.edu/wcrew.xml Women's Crew]
* [http://www.plu.edu/~athletic/crew/index.html PLU Crew]
* [http://www.ups.edu/x3315.xml CBRC Boathouse on American Lake]

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