Who We Are
Northwestern Crew was founded in 1981 with an original crew of nine students. Today, our club has about 40 members. We are a team of highly dedicated students, practicing over 20 hours each week and waking up before 5 a.m. to do what we love. Our club competes against varsity programs in some of the nation’s largest regattas. Within the last two years, both the men’s and women’s boats have medaled multiple times.
Why We Need Your Help
As our team continues to grow and become more competitive, we need to start fine-tuning every rower’s technique. We need good form in addition to brute strength to be able to win races, and there is no better way to highlight the imperfections in a rower’s stroke than by having him or her row in a pair or double. Since small boats are harder to balance than 4s or 8s, rowers will develop a sense of balance and refine their technique. With good form, our team will become faster when rowing in 4s or 8s. As a team full of enthusiastic, talented rowers, we want to set ourselves up as best as possible for success when it comes to our equipment. Two new pairs/doubles will help us compete at a higher level and make our winter training all the more worth it when we get back on the water in the spring!
How You Can Help
- Give! Every gift brings us closer to securing two pairs/doubles.
- Share this fundraiser on social media with your friends.
The rowers and coxswains of NU Crew sincerely appreciate any contribution you can make to our team. Thank you and Go ’Cats!
Sitting at the front just like the bow ball, your gift leads the way to something great!
Help steer seniors in the right direction by making a gift to purchase a rudder!
Help us take a step in the right direction towards purchasing a new shell!
Your gift deserves a spot in the boat! With your contribution, we can purchase one of the four seats in our new shells.
With your contribution, you’ll help everything click into place!
Just as a rigger supports an oar to row, your generous gift supports the improvement of our club!
Help us row to our goal when you help us purchase oars!
Your incredible generosity supports the boat and keeps us afloat!