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Join CSU Rowing

Email or Complete this form if you are interested in joining.

Practice Schedule

Mon - Fri

5:30 am - 7:15 am

at CRF Boathouse,

1003 British Street, Cleveland


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Head Coach:

Erini Anthopoulos


Denny Matheou

Alec Phillips

Scott Spatney

Bob Gannon

George Gatner


President :  Katherine King

Vice President :  Joe Thomas

Secretary :  Julia Gleichsner

Treasurer #1 : Alice Merkle

Treasurer #2 : Anushka Marie

Regatta Chair : Bri McKinney

Recruitment : Juliana Kosik

Fundraising Chair: Juliana Kosik

Apparel Chair : Juliana Kosik

Web Manager : Ankur Mantri

Social Events : 

Safety Manager : Jonathan Sweeney & Justin Bellian

Women's Captain : Julia Gleichsner

Men's Captain : Justin Hocevar


Cleveland State University
ATTN: Viking Crew
2121 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2214


Join The Family

Crew Wanted:

We are a club sport at CSU that competes at the varsity level. No experience necessary to join. The desire to compete and be a part of a team is. No Sissies, Slackers, Whiners, Quitters, or Spectators Need Apply!


CSU Rowing stands for a winning attitude, strong desire to succeed, and self-confidence of enduring achievement. We want you to join us, try out, and see if you can cut it. There's no shame in not making it, just in not trying.

Read more about the team on our About Rowing section. 


We are always looking for CSU students to join the team as rowers and coxswains (rowers row; coxswains don’t row, but they steer, direct, and support the boats/rowers during practices and races).


Please Sign up Online or Email us. We row out of the Cleveland Rowing Foundation boathouse. It may be the most challenging and rewarding thing you've ever done. Come Join The Family!

No Experience Necessary!

Fall 2014 Event/Regatta Schedule
Click here to see Fall Schedule
Aug. 25 Practice starts, 5:30AM-7:15AM Mon - Fri CRF Boathouse
Sept. 20 Head of the Cuyahoga CRF Boathouse
Oct. 4 Head of the Ohio Pittsburgh, PA
Oct. 11 Speakmon Memorial Columbus, OH
Nov. 1-2 Head of the Hooch (RegattaCentral) Chatanooga TN
TBD End of Season Banquet CSU, Parker Hannifin Bldg
Spring 2014 Event/Regatta Schedule
Click here to see Spring Schedule
Jan 13 6 AM First day of winter conditioning New recruits and walk-ons  welcome  Cleveland Rowing Foundation Boathouse
Feb 8 8-2PM: Hammer Ergatta (2K)


7-9PM: After Party @ Flat Iron Fundraiser
Case Western


Flat Iron Cafe
March 8-16 Spring Break Training Tampa, FL
March 22 Cleveland Collegiate Regatta Cleveland, OH
April 5 Cincinnati Regatta Cincinnati, OH
April 26 MACRA Championships Ypsilanti, MI
May 9/10 Dad Vails (Top Boat(s) only) Philadelphia, PA
Summer 2014 Event/Regatta Schedule
Click here to see Summer Schedule

Reasons To Join

  • Group Fitness - You'll workout harder and won't miss a day if your do it with others
  • Its something new, healthy, interesting, exciting and fun!
  • No experience is necessary and you can walk on unlike varsity sports
  • We compete against schools that CSU's varsity sports compete against: all ohio college rowing clubs, OSU, MSU,GVSU,Mercyhurst, etc... In the past we've even compete against Ivy League teams.


Team Values

  • Pride - We represent Cleveland State University at regional competitions against universities from all over North America.
  • Dedication - We practice five times a week or more throughout the whole school year.
  • Teamwork - Rowing creates synergy and demands support from all members.
  • Tradition - We apply what we learn on the water to our everyday lives.

The team is open to all full-time Cleveland State University students. Previous experience is not required; open mindedness and application of our team values is!


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Helpful Links

Basics of rowing on an Erg Video

Rowing Technique Video

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