Welcome to the Official Page of the University of Rhode Island Club Crew Team

In such an unprecedented time, the team is ready and planning on starting back up this fall semester. While there will be no fall racing, inter-squad competition is a key part of this program. We don’t know what the spring holds, but we will continue to train with the same purpose and motivation that we have in years past. If you’re ready and willing show up.

Practices have begun, if you’re interested or have any questions, please fill out the recruitment questionnaire and/or send an email to either one of our coaches or recruitment chairs Shannon Gerspach (sgerspach@uri.edu) & Levi Comire (levi_comire@uri.edu).

“Certainly we compete against each other but our competition is one of friendship, respect, and enjoyment. We practice two hours daily when school is in season in order to race at most, ten weekends a year. We then must question anyone’s thinking who can be satisfied only on race day. Winning is certainly a goal for us but we value it as a healthy striving. We demand enthusiasm and maximum individual effort so that out competing as a group will be successful.” -URI Crew Philosophy





About URI Club Rowing

The URI Crew Team has a rich tradition of excellence producing several Olympic and World Champion athletes, as well as several of today’s top coaches.

The team offers members the opportunity to engage in intercollegiate competition, with no experience necessary. The team competes in regattas primarily in the northeast, against colleges from all over the U.S., including other club teams, and fully funded varsity programs.

The fall is spent developing technique and competing in “Head” style racing (against the clock) including the prestigious Head of the Charles. Athletes spend the winter doing land training, in preparation for head to head sprint racing in the spring. In the spring the team attends large regattas including the Murphy Cup  Knecht Cup, and New England Rowing Championships before competing in the  American Collegiate Rowing Association Championships.


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