Lear to Row CREW Upper St. Clair


What is the difference between Rowing and CREW?

…and how would LeBron James do in a rowing boat?

We received the question: Why is Rowing called CREW? “Rowing” and “crew” are in fact the same sport; the word “crew” is used by American schools and colleges to refer to the sport of rowing. The term comes from the nautical term for people who operate a boat—the term “crew team” is therefore redundant. Outside of the academic sphere, the sport is known as rowing.

Some more fun facts:

  • Rowing was the first intercollegiate sport in the United States; the first race was between Harvard and Yale in 1852.
  • Coxswains are typically very light, as not to add extra weight to the boat. Most leagues have a minimum weight for the coxswain; if the coxswain is below that weight, then they have to carry a bag of sand on board to compensate for the difference.
  • Physiologists claim that rowing a 2,000-meter race (1.25 miles) is equal to playing two back-to-back basketball games. Have you ever seen LeBron James in a boat?

Thank you, Upper St. Clair/Bethel Park Rotary!

USC Rowing Association is honored and grateful for your generous grant toward a new equipment trailer!

Upper St. Clair CREW Rotary Bethel captains


Pittsburgh Scholastic Sprints at Moraine State Park

Upper St. Clair Rowing Crew at Moraine State Park

Miserable conditions aside, it was a great day for sprints at Moraine State Park!

The Upper St. Clair Rowing Association rowed a super show at Pittsburgh Scholastic Sprints.  Congratulations to all the boats!
– WV2 GOLD Hughes, Shaffer
– WJV2 4th Stevenson, Wheeler
– WV4+ BRONZE Hughes, Stevenson, Wheeler, Shaffer, De Jong
– WJV4+ 5th Potter, Mackovich, Brinkman, Fortunato, Grey

Great rowing by all boats!

Upper St. Clair Rowing Crew at Moraine State Park winners Upper St. Clair Rowing Crew at Moraine State Park winners Upper St. Clair Rowing Crew at Moraine State Park trip


Upper St. Clair Rowing CREW at Moraine State State Park

Our next regatta is at 225 Pleasant Valley Rd, Portersville, PA 16051 in Moraine State Park. For our full Spring Regatta Schedule please go to https://uscrowing.org/spring-schedule/


Winter Practice

In case you were wondering what we did all winter…. Preparing for Spring season of course!


Pie Sale Spring 2019

USC Pie Sale 2018

Yes, it is the SPRING pie sale even if it doesn’t look so outside.

You can place your orders at your rowers from March 4 till March 24.  Orders can also be made and paid on-line or in person with a check payment

For online orders: https://squareup.com/store/uscrowing/.

The pies will be delivered April 5.

The USC Rowing Association is a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status. We gladly accept donations to help fund our capital account to purchase new equipment for our rowers! Your charitable donations are tax-deductible! Thank you for your support!


Team Picture Fall 2018

Upper St. Clair Team Fall 2018


Pie Sale

Thank you for all your orders! The pies are ordered and the bakery is getting all the fresh ingredients ready to bake…

Pies will be delivered the weekend of Friday, November 9 perfect timing for holiday gatherings.

Bake the fruit pies or thaw the creme pies and they are ready to enjoy.


Just another Tuesday evening training..


Morgan Grimm Memorial Regatta

Great regatta in Parkersburg – WV. It was cold but the rowers did a great job!


Upper St. Clair Rowing Association Pie Sale!

Upper St. Clair CREW PIE SALE

Soon it will feel like Autumn and you will want some delicious pie!

Contact your favorite rower or visit https://squareup.com/store/uscrowing to place your order on-line before Friday, October 26.

Pies will be delivered the weekend of Friday, November 9 perfect timing for holiday gatherings.

Bake the fruit pies or thaw the creme pies and they are ready to enjoy.


A great day for the Upper St. Clair Rowing Team at the Head of the Ohio Regatta in Pittsburgh. Beautiful day for some awesome rowing! The USC Crew Team did great! Congratulations to the team for our three bronze winning boats. Next week we will be rowing in Parkersburg!

 


 

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Welcome to the Upper St. Clair Rowing Association (USCRA), a competitive, co-ed, interscholastic club sport. The association supports, promotes and operates the rowing program at Upper St. Clair High School. Students in 8th through 12th grade from the USC School District are invited to row.

If you are thinking about joining our team, here are some things to know:

  • Crew is the perfect beginner sport. We’ll teach you everything you need to know!
  • We have programs for USC students in 7th and 8th grade. Contact us for more information.
  • Rowing at USC is a no-cut sport. Why? Because pretty much no one joins a rowing team with any experience.
  • Crew is a club sport that isn’t funded through the school district. Instead, we participate in lots of fundraisers and rely heavily on parent support.
  • Despite being a club sport, you can letter in crew! You can also earn silver and gold plaques to recognize your accomplishments.
  • Rowing is a huge time commitment – but the reward is learning about time management and getting into great shape!
  • More than anything, crew is a family! And we’re always looking to grow. Check out the video below for more information about what makes USC crew so special.