Middlebury College Crew is a competitive club program, founded in 1988. Competing against the top teams in New England and across the nation, the team has built a tradition of grit and determination over three decades, and have medaled at events in the Head of the Charles, Dad Vail Regatta, New England Rowing Championships, and the American Collegiate Rowing Association Championship, among others.
Both the men and women seek to advance this tradition every day. Operating as one team, we emphasize physical fitness, developing a positive team culture based on mutual respect and inclusivity, and academic focus. Our rowers are pushed to succeed on and off the water and to be an example of a Middlebury student-athlete.
Unique to many rowing programs across New England, Middlebury Crew is proud to be a no barrier, full acceptance program. All prospective athletes, no matter the experience, ability, or financial need, will be accepted and supported on our team.
Middlebury Crew calls beautiful Lake Dunmore it's home, located just 15 minutes south of campus in the town of Salisbury on the edge of the Green Mountains. The pristine water, the autumnal views, sunrises, and sunsets highlight practices and regattas, becoming a staple of the program.
We compete in both the fall and the spring seasons across the Northeast region against other NESCAC schools, along with other club and university teams. While our primary competition is focused in eights and fours, there are ample opportunities to race in small boats as well.
The fall rowing season consists of longer head races, culminating with the Head of the Charles in Boston, MA. Spring races, in the classic 2K style, start with one-on-one duals, transition to the New England Rowing Championships (NERC), and finally end with the American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA) National Championship in Oak Ridge, TN.
Midd Crew has wrapped up it's regular spring racing season, with all of it's efforts culminating at the 2023 ACRA National Championship regatta in Oak Ridge, TN! The team had a great showing over the 3-day weekend, with each boat racing 3-4 times apiece in that timeframe. We brought a team of 48 (3 women's and 4 men's crews), with 4 of those 7 entries making it into the Grand Finals. This included the women’s varsity 8+ taking 4th overall, the women’s 2nd varsity 8+ taking a silver medal, the novice women’s 4+ taking a bronze medal, and the men's lightweight novice 4+ placing 5th. Additionally, the men's varsity 8+ placed 15th and the men's second varsity 8+ took 12th overall. The women's squad took 3rd overall in the points standings, and combined, Middlebury was 10th of 74 competing teams.
Thank you to all the friends, families, and loyal supporters of the Midd Crew Panthers on their journey this spring and academic year. We could not have been half as successful in fostering meaningful, positive experiences and such a close-knit team culture for all of our student-athletes without your generous and much-needed support!
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