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Late August: Norcal Open House

Open House is a great introduction to Norcal Crew. Middle and high school aged athletes have a chance to check out rowing in person. On a Saturday in late-August, students will meet the Norcal coaches, talk with Norcal athletes and families, sit in a boat, and watch demonstrations.

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Early December: Erg-a-Thon

Every December, all Norcal rowers and coxswains participate in the Norcal Erg-a-thon to raise funds for equipment that is needed to compete on a national level. At the Erg-a-thon, Norcal athletes row for over 1 million meters, working in shifts on Concept II rowing machines. The money raised through donations from extended family members, community…

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Mid-May: End of the Year Banquet

The not-to-be-missed Norcal End of the Year Banquet is the time to celebrate the rowing year. Festivities start with the dedication of the new additions to the Norcal fleet. A buffet brunch is followed by videos, awards and heartwarming speeches from the rowers and coaches!

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Three Norcal Athletes Represent the United States at Junior and U23 World Championships

March 30, 2018

Three Norcal athletes are representing their country this summer on the international stage. Makayla Karr-Warner (Norcal ’13, BU’17) qualified at Trials as part of a Lightweight Womens Quad training out of Union Boat Club in Boston. Trey Holterman (Norcal’17, Stanford’21) and Clay Watson (Norcal’17, Columbia’21) were both selected from the Jr. camp system to the…

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Norcal Varsity Women Win National Championship at 2013 USRowing Youth Invitational

March 30, 2018

Menlo-Atherton High senior Katie Kelly and recent Woodside grad Makayla Karr-Warner dominated the grand final in the Women’s LW 2x event at the USRowing Youth Invitational National Championships. In a time of 7:11.7, the pair bested the five other boats that had emerged over the weekend from the nationally selected field of 20. To qualify,…

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