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  • Media Release- IRL Announces New Members of Class of 2017 » Community Rowing, Inc.
    Northeastern University Before and after classes each day fellows put their knowledge into practice through a mentored assistant coach program coaching with world class coaches in youth collegiate and pre elite level rowing programs on the Charles River and throughout Boston Every year selecting fellows from the applicant pool is a difficult process as there are always talented applicants that are not offered admission said CRI Director of Coaching Education Matt Lehrer We could not be more excited to have these three talented women joining the program as each brings a unique perspective Our sport needs strong leadership at all levels and I am looking forward to seeing the passion of this group channeled to change lives for the rest of their coaching careers We look forward to adding more fellows to complete the Class of 2017 at the March deadline to serve as leaders in the rowing community for many years to come The IRL Advanced Certificate in Rowing Leadership program accepts applications twice annually with a regular admission deadline of March 14 th 2016 and a deadline for early decision applicants in January More information on the program course structure instructors and application details can be found online at www IRLatCRI org ABOUT THE INSTITUTE FOR ROWING LEADERSHIP IRL CRI The Institute for Rowing Leadership based in Brighton MA at Community Rowing Inc is a one of a kind opportunity for leaders in rowing to study and share knowledge As the only sport specific graduate level education program in the USA the IRL provides an intensive yearlong post graduate fellowship program for selected applicants seeking the Advanced Certificate in Rowing Leadership The IRL fellowship program has a curriculum based on both academic and experiential learning methodologies with fellows spending 16 20 hours a week in the classroom learning from Boston area professors coaches and professionals and 16 20 hours a week on the water coaching and implementing lessons learned in the classroom The IRL identifies and develops future leaders for the sport equipping fellows with leadership and management training as well as the highest level of technical knowledge about the sport of rowing In addition the IRL provides additional community wide learning opportunities for continued professional development through monthly Coaching Education Series events highlighted by the annual What Works Summit held each February Additional information may be found at www IRLatCRI org Twitter IRLatCRI ABOUT COMMUNITY ROWING INC Rowing changes lives At Community Rowing Inc CRI the largest nonprofit rowing organization in the United States serves more than 7 000 rowers annually based in Brighton MA we are dedicated to fostering a community that is both welcoming and supportive Under the banner of Rowing for All we make rowing accessible without regard to individual ability background or experience with a range of programs for beginners recreational rowers and competitive athletes CRI promotes health and fitness for the entire greater Boston community delivering after school programs to urban youth health and fitness programs to physically and mentally challenged members

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  • Weather Alert - CRI Closing at 9:00 am Monday February 8, 2016 » Community Rowing, Inc.
    first when traveling the roads Posted by on February 7 2016 0 Comments Post your comment Your name Your email address will not be published Your website URL Comments Spam protection question what is two plus five Comments No one has commented on this page yet RSS feed for comments on this page RSS feed for all comments Latest Updates RegattaCentral enters into multi year contract with Community Rowing Inc

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  • Weather Alert - CRI CLOSED Friday, February 5, 2016 » Community Rowing, Inc.
    4 2016 0 Comments Post your comment Your name Your email address will not be published Your website URL Comments Spam protection question what is two plus five Comments No one has commented on this page yet RSS feed for comments on this page RSS feed for all comments Latest Updates RegattaCentral enters into multi year contract with Community Rowing Inc IRL Announces new members of the Class of 2017

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  • Photo Gallery » Community Rowing, Inc.
    ² Home About CRI Outreach Programs Team Building Institute for Rowing Leadership Facilities FAQ email Erg Studio Walk ins welcome Winter Training Photo Gallery Tweet full site

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  • IRL Fellows » Community Rowing, Inc.
    highlights include placing 3rd at the 2012 Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta and placing 4th at the 2012 American Collegiate Rowing Association s National Championship Regatta in the Lightweight Men s 4 Most recently he was selected as the 2013 2014 season MVP In addition William also rowed with the University of Wisconsin s development camp during the summer of 2011 and with the Minnesota Boat Club during the summer of 2012 During the summer of 2013 and 2014 William trained for and competed in the U23 World Championship trials first in the Lightweight 2 in 2013 then in the Lightweight 2x in 2014 BACK TO TOP Spencer Kales B A University of Oregon Practicum Assistant Coach Boston College Novice Men Assistant Coach CRI Competitive Novice Boys A native of Reno Nevada Spencer grew up around and in the numerous lakes and rivers of the Sierra Nevada and has always felt at home on the water As a senior in high school he planned on joining the rowing team his freshman year at the University of Oregon Despite the pitch black darkness and pouring rain of first day of practice at Dexter Lake he knew he had found a great sport and community he was hooked for life Growing as a student rower and leader through his university career Spencer was elected Logistics Coordinator 2012 2014 and in his senior year men s team captain Working closely with the coaching staff Spencer helped to guide the novice men to the squad s most successful spring season in more than a decade More importantly he helped instill in them rowing s life lessons as well as the competitive drive for improvement that will carry them through their four years on the team During his competitive career rowing for the Ducks Spencer and his teammates have taken home hardware or advanced to grand finals in both open and lightweight events MV8 MV4 MVL4 and M2 at West Coast regattas such as the Northwestern Collegiate Rowing Association Regatta Cascade Sprints the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship WIRA and Collegiate Covered Bridge Regatta He will also have competed at the American Collegiate Rowing Association ACRA championship regatta all four years of his college career upon graduation earning Second team Academic All American 2013 and First team Academic All American 2014 awards In the spring of 2015 Spencer and his pair partner won a silver medal in the men s pair at the WIRA Championship Graduating in 2015 with a Bachelors of Anthropology from Oregon s Clark Honors College Spencer earned a well rounded education in research writing sciences art and history With graduation nearing the IRL fellowship program appeared like a beacon Offering the academic challenge rowing specific knowledge and practical coaching skills that he would need to become a professional coach along with the renown personnel facilities and connections CRI provides he knew it was the right next step While interested in coaching a variety of skill and age levels Spencer s long term goal is to coach Varsity IRA lightweight men s crews BACK TO TOP Gilder Keeler B A Wesleyan University Practicum Assistant Coach CRI Senior Development Group Head Coach Brookline High School Novice Boys Gilder Keeler joins the IRL following a year as the freshman coach at Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx Since his graduation from Wesleyan in 2011 he has taken a circuitous route to full time coaching having worked for a private developer in Seattle at a commercial bank in London and a startup firm in the energy industry in New York City Throughout this journey Gilder could not get rowing out of his blood with coaching interludes interspersed no matter where his professional life has taken him As an athlete Gilder spent five years in middle and high school rowing at Pocock Rowing Center in Seattle with nationally competitive success He then moved on to a collegiate rowing career at Wesleyan winning a silver medal at the New England Rowing Championships under the tutelage of his freshman year in the JV8 before spending the his final three years as a mainstay of the Cardinal varsity eight Gilder hopes to follow in some small way in the coaching footsteps of his uncle Harry Parker and attributes his attraction to the IRL program to both his family and the quality of coaches he has rowed and coached under including Norm Graf Conal Groom Bruce Beall and Larry Muri During his year in the program he plans to develop both the fitness and speed of crews and also himself while at the IRL An avid Seattle sports fan Gilder is also interested in strategy statistics and history BACK TO TOP Chris Leonard B S Marist College Practicum Varsity Assistant Coach Harvard Lightweight Men Being literally carried to the coach s office is how Chris Leonard s career in rowing began in 2006 at an Iona Prep with the program being brought back after a twenty year hiatus After just three years Chris would go on to win a silver medal at New York State Championships in the Junior 4 After Iona Prep he went on to attend Marist College where he made the Varsity 8 during the spring of his freshman year He held that seat for the remainder of his career and before the fall season of his senior year Chris was elected captain by his teammates During his time at Marist Chris also had numerous successful stints in the summer coxing at the pre elite level In the summer of 2012 coxing for the Pennsylvania Athletic Club he was selected as the coxswain of the 4 for world championship trials After trials the team went on to win the Men s Points Trophy at Club National Championships and as the coxswain of the Senior 8 that finished 4 th at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta The following summer Chris was selected as the coxswain representing the USA at the World University Games in Kazan Russia in the Men s 8 finishing 6 th at the Games During the summer of 2014 Chris was invited to another National Team selection camp this time for the USA Under 23 team where he made it to the final round of cuts before being sent home At the end of USA U 23 camp Chris went back to Philadelphia to cox for Vesper Boat Club and compete at Canadian Henley in the Under 23 8 finishing 5 th At the end of the summer Chris took himself in a new direction and entered the world of finance After spending the next nine months in finance Chris could no longer stay away from his passion and the rowing world had called him back this time as a coach Attending the IRL is the first step in his coaching career and he could not be more excited BACK TO TOP Jovia Manzie B A University of Puget Sound Practicum Assistant Coach Row Boston Assistant Coach CRI Military Rowing Jovia Manzie joins the IRL program with a focus on working with community that have not traditionally been engaged with rowing and gaining coaching experience in the wide breadth of CRI s outreach programs She wants to take the knowledge from her time at the IRL to find ways to provide empowerment to youth on many different levels A central Alaska native Jovia had never heard of rowing before attending the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma WA but soon she had found the sport that inspired her to share her passion to want to now share it with others No stranger to athletics growing up Jovia played multiple sports and attended a number of clinics and showcases in the continental US She went to college intending to play soccer but in a strange turn of events found herself instead walking onto the rowing team She fell in love with the sport because the challenges presented in rowing were unlike any other she faced in her athletic career Jovia slowly worked her way from the second boat her novice year to rowing twice at NCAA s and was a captain her senior year 2013 After graduation Jovia moved back to Alaska and quickly realized that rowing was not just something she did in the past but something that needed to be part of her future She applied to the IRL program in January 2014 but because of a commitment to a charity cross country run from San Francisco to Baltimore with the 4K for Cancer team during the summer of 2014 she chose to defer her acceptance for a year Since returning to Alaska in 2013 Jovia has been working with kids who have behavioral disorders at a live in facility in Fairbanks Alaska In her spare time Jovia loves to read run be outside and active and attempt to cook BACK TO TOP CLASS OF 2017 IRL FELLOWS Vicky Babson B A UCLA Vicky Babson is a Philadelphia native and proud alumna of Mount Saint Joseph Academy and UCLA She first encountered the sport of rowing at the Mount where she rowed competitively throughout high school Representing Mount Crew Vicky and her crews rowed to victory in events like the Stotesbury Cup Regatta Philadelphia City Championship and the SRAA National Championship During her years at UCLA she raced in many PAC 12 competitions contributing to a team high finish at the NCAA Championships in 2012 and earning open water glory in the 2V8 category at the San Diego Crew Classic in 2013 She currently works as an Assistant Coach for Mount Crew guiding the 4 boats through the competitive Spring season Vicky is a vegetarian and avid New England Patriots fan who enjoys cooking healthy meals and reading books BACK TO TOP Sam Casto B S University of Virginia expected May 2016 Having never heard of the sport before arriving to college Sam Casto joins the Institute for Rowing Leadership eager to begin what she hopes will become a long and successful coaching career She began rowing at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the fall of 2011 and after developing a passion for the sport she spent the summer of 2013 at Vesper Boat Club While there she collected gold medals at the Independence Day Regatta USRowing Club National Championships and Royal Canadian Henley During that summer she met Kevin Sauer and Brett Sickler and made what she considers the best decision of her life and transferred to the University of Virginia in January 2014 In her first spring at Virginia Sam placed third in the Second Varsity Eight at the NCAA Championships Later that summer she represented the USA at the Under 23 World Championships finishing tenth in the single scull In her second season at Virginia she again placed third at the 2015 NCAAs this time in the Varsity Eight Just as in the year previous she once again went on to represent the United States at the U23 Championships this time placing fourth in the women s quad Sam returned to Charlottesville where she was elected co captain for the 2015 2016 season and looks forward to a successful spring 2016 season with the Cavaliers Sam s passion is rowing and she firmly believes this sport and its coaches have the ability to change lives This spring she will graduate from the University of Virginia with a degree in Aerospace Engineering Her coursework along with the opportunity for daily interaction with world class coaches and boatmen has given her the technical understanding of the way that the shell and crew work together to surge towards the finish line During her time at the IRL she intends to continue training and competing at the highest level possible after which she plans to coach Division I Collegiate Women In her spare time Sam enjoys playing with puppies traveling and eating breakfast BACK TO TOP Logan Jester B A Williams College expected May 2016 Logan Jester began rowing in 2007 for the Tallahassee Area Crew a Junior rowing club in Florida Soon after the Tallahassee Area Crew turned into Capital City Rowing where Logan completed his high school rowing career With CCR Logan gathered many rowing experiences including appearances in the Head of the Charles and the USRowing youth national championship He spent the first half of his summers rowing at camps and the second half helping to coach learn to row camps for CCR Recruited to Williams College Logan rowed in the varsity eight all four years graduating in the spring of 2016 While at Williams he pursued a bachelor of arts in mathematics Under the leadership of coaches Peter Wells and Colin Regan he developed his physiological psychological and philosophical interactions with the sport pursuing excellence in as many ways as possible With Williams Crew he successfully raced in a number of events such as the Head of the Charles the New England rowing championship and the national invitational rowing championship Logan was also elected as the captain of his 2015 2016 team at Williams While not in school Logan coached and trained athletes in his hometown in Boston and at CRI Outside of rowing and coaching Logan writes poetry and maintains a personal writing blog his work appearing in a couple minor publications He also plays music participating with various groups including a group that he founded at Williams where he played for four years Lastly Logan enjoys watching and playing Australian rules football BACK TO TOP Katie Muench B A University of Wisconsin Madison Katie Muench discovered her love of rowing in high school when she attended a callout meeting as a freshman at Loyola Academy in Chicago A basketball and softball player Katie enjoyed the sport like no other Her love for rowing contributed to her personal successes on the water and the erg with the highlight of Katie s high school career placing 3 rd in the women s 4 at the Scholastic National Championship in 2010 Fortunate to be recruited by several Division I schools Katie accepted a scholarship to row at the University of Wisconsin While at Wisconsin Katie was competitive in both the Big Ten Conference and at the NCAA National Championships For all four years at Wisconsin she medaled at the Big Ten Championships and twice finished in the top ten at the NCAA National Championships in the First Varsity 4 and the Second Varsity 8 In 2015 Katie capped off her collegiate career with the Badgers by finishing 9 th in the Second Varsity 8 at NCAA s which is the highest the team had ever finished in that boat category During her time in Madison Katie was also able to experience coaching for the first time In the summer and fall of 2015 Katie was the head coach for the We Can Row team at Camp Randall Rowing Club working with women cancer survivors to achieve a healthy lifestyle through the sport of rowing She served as a student assistant coach for the University of Wisconsin primarily working with the freshman women s team After her graduation in December 2015 with a double major in psychology and history Katie returned to her high school alma mater as the head coach for the girls freshman rowing team for the 2016 spring season Off the water Katie is a huge fan of the Wisconsin Badgers the Notre Dame Fighting Irish the Chicago Cubs as well as an avid dog lover She is the daughter of Mark and Diane and is the middle child of two brothers Alex and Peter Katie believes that participating in the sport of rowing is a lifelong pursuit and that it builds strength of both body and character She is extremely excited to be joining the IRL as a fellow in the Class of 2017 to build her rowing and coaching experience as well as help to shape her further into an effective leader and successful rowing coach BACK TO TOP Joe Lake B A Bowdoin College Joe Lake took his first strokes in the spring of freshman year of high school While he also competed in cross country swimming and water polo he kept returning to crew over the next several years drawn to the sport and the challenges it presented After graduating Joe spent two years away from rowing at the University of Pennsylvania At that point he left to work for a year as a humanitarian volunteer in Peru and then as a seasonal worker with the Forest Service in Alaska Returning to the Lower 48 Joe moved to Portland Maine working at the local YMCA while attending classes at Bowdoin College part time During his year in Portland he rediscovered his love of rowing and joined the Bowdoin team upon transferring in as a full student in the fall of 2013 Highlights of Joe s Bowdoin career include a bronze medal finish at the 50 th Head of the Charles silver at both the Knecht Cup and the New England Championships a 4 th place finish at Dad Vail 2015 and beating both Colby and Bates at the spring 2015 CBB Regatta Joe comes to the IRL after ten months spent working with a clean energy nonprofit in Boston spending his free time rowing out of Riverside Boat Club with the Men s Sweeps Team Having decided finally to follow his passion for the sport he is tremendously excited to begin his coaching career Off the water Joe loves running dogs baseball particularly the Boston Red Sox and trivia He is a long time bookworm and aspires to become better at cooking BACK TO TOP Priscilla Livingston B A University of Michigan Priscilla Livingston discovered rowing in middle school when Community Rowing still occupied the Daly Skating Rink Under coach Ethan Curren Priscilla took learn by doing to heart entering herself in as many races and events as possible For three years in a row Priscilla and her teammates won Head of the Charles in the

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