Speakmon-Fall 2010October 16th, 2010:
The 27th annual Jack Speakmon Memorial Regatta was held on an uncharacteristically warm and sunny fall Saturday. This marked the first regatta of the fall season where both varsity and novice members got a chance to compete. The varsity men started the day off in the Men’s Open 4 comprised of Nicholas Miller (bow), Matt Moss (2), Nick Beese (3) and Adam Wilson (stroke) with Anna Czekaj coxing took 9th place overall in a very close race. The small boats took to the water next, with the established Women’s Open Pair of Caitlin Bowerman and Katie Puttmann rowing a great race and taking gold over 6 other crews, and the “Mixed Millers” double of Nicholas and Mallory Miller finished in a solid 6th place. The novice men rowed next for Case in the Men’s novice 4 The lineup of G. Vaughn (bow) from Cleveland State, Peter Lam (2), Peter Schillo (3), and Doug Brubaker (stroke) with Matt Moss coxing rowed solidly to take home bronze. The varsity women were up next with Grace Eder (bow), Mallory Miller (2), Elizabeth Brott (3) and Katie Puttmann (stroke) and Anna Czekaj coxing rowed a tough race to take 5th overall. The novice women rowed their first race of the season in the line up of Anise Grant (bow), K. Collins (2), Laura Kruse (3), and Grace Eder (stroke); They made a strong showing, and took 4th overall. The team finished off the day with two Mixed Open 4’s. The ‘A’ boat of Caitlin Bowerman, Anna Czekaj, Nick Beese, and Doug Brubaker with Nick Miller coxing took 4th out of 14 entries, and the ‘B’ boat of Elizabeth Brott, Katie Puttmann, Matt Moss, and Adam Wilson with Grace Eder coxing took 12th, after a difficult row and minor equipment failure.
Head of the Ohio-Fall 2010October 9th, 2010:
The Head of the Ohio was held on a lovely sunny day in downtown Pittsburgh.
The Men’s Open 4 of Adam Wilson (stroke), Nick Beese (3), Matt Moss (2), Nick Miller (bow) with Anna Czekaj at cox, started the day off for Case rowing strong and finishing 13th overall. Next up the Women’s Open pair of Caitlin Bowerman and Katie Puttmann rowed a great race against the pair from WRRA and took home the silver medal. Case’s Women’s Open 4 of Katie Puttman (stroke), Elizabeth Brott (3), Mallory Miller (2), and Grace Eder (bow) with Anna Czekaj coxing, took to the water and rowed a tough race after being passed early on. The women were 10th out of 25 boats at the end of the day. The students finished off their day of rowing with Doug Brubaker and Nick Beese racing the Men’s Open pair. The duo just missed the medals, coming in fourth, a respectable finish for their first race together! Coaches Patty Wolford and Bob Gannon finished out the day rowing a Case-WRRA composite Mixed Masters double against some tough WRRA crews and ultimately finished 4th.
Perhaps the most exciting moment of the event didn’t occur until the day after the regatta; there were some errors in the timing of the Women’s Open 4, and when everything was set straight, the Case Crew ladies had taken third place! Case Crew has only medaled in the Women’s Open 4 event twice in the past, once in 1994, and more recently in 2005.
Want to make your mark on Case Crew? If you are interested in rowing, but do not have any experience (or if you do!), join the club -- literally! Most of the members have no rowing experience prior to college. Visit the Novice Information Page for more information on learning to row.
If you would like more information about our organization, rowing, or coxing, or if you would like to speak with a coach or some members, please fill out the Interest Form and we will contact you within days.
Returning Rowers and Coxswains:
Drivers are needed. We don't want to get stuck with too few drivers. The next drivers training is on September 16.
Driver safety awareness training is required for employees who drive Case vehicles. Retraining is not required.
New workers: Call 368-2907 to preregister. A valid driver's license is required. Classes are held at 9:00 and 1:00 on the following dates:
- July 15, 2010
- August 19, 2010
- September 16, 2010
- October 14, 2010
- November 11, 2010
- December 9, 2010
Returning rowers and coxswains are encouraged to become Safety Qualification Level 1 (SQL1) certified. The current Safety and Operations Manual (SOM) can be found here. Expect there to be a new SOM sometime after the boathouse is moved to Rivergate Park.
To register for SQL 1, SQL 2, or CQL 1 tests, please click here.
Sign-up for one of the testing dates that you can attend.
Registration is FREE.
If you cannot attend one of the testing dates listed on the registration site, please contact one of the administrators to arrange an alternate test date.
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