The mission of the OJR Wildcat Crew Club is to provide access to the sport of rowing for students of the Owen J Roberts School District. Rowing builds individual character and self-confidence through physical strength and mental toughness. More importantly, rowing demands the utmost in teamwork, teaching patience, cooperation and trust.
OJR Wildcat Crew ClubThe mission of the OJR Wildcat Crew Club is to provide access to the sport of rowing for students of the Owen J Roberts School District. Rowing builds individual character and self-confidence through physical strength and mental toughness. More importantly, rowing demands the utmost in teamwork, teaching patience, cooperation and trust.$0.00
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Established in 2017, the OJR Wildcat Crew Club brings the sport of rowing to boys and girls within the Owen J Roberts School District. Our members represent Owen J. Roberts High School though the Club receives no funding from the school district. The club purchases and maintains boats and equipment, provides professional coaching and practice time and directs participation in various local and regional regattas. Students are coached in nutrition, strength training and conditioning and are taught the fundamentals of rowing. Rowers are encouraged to become well-rounded athletes and part of a growing sport in the area. Participation in scholastic regattas as a member of the OJR Wildcat Crew Club also provides students with exposure to college recruiters and potential college scholarships.
Club activities include:
Learn to Row: Workshops in basic rowing technique and safety for Owen J Roberts middle and high school students
Fall Rowing: Strength and conditioning, water training and participation in local regattas including Schuylkill Navy Day and the Head of the Schuylkill at Boathouse Row
Winter Training: Strength and conditioning culminating in participation in local and national indoor rowing competitions such as the Main Line Slide, Center City Slam and C.R.A.S.H. B World Indoor Rowing Championship
Spring Rowing: Strength and conditioning, water training and participation in PSRA Scholastic Rowing Series and the Stotesbury Cup Summer Training: Optional water training to maintain fitness Student members are expected to assist in maintaining facilities and equipment Student members are also required to participate in organizing and running Club fundraiser and community service projects
My daughter started rowing in 9th grade at the insistence of a friend. She had tried soccer and other field sports but nothing really clicked for her. Though the first few weeks were very difficult physically, she persevered and is now stronger and fitter than I think she ever expected. The demanding schedule has helped her learn to manage her time effectively and the club has introduced her to an even wider circle of friends and activities. Her participation in the OJR Wildcat Crew Club has been a tremendous experience for the entire family.
My oldest son started rowing as a freshman at my husband’s suggestion. I had reservations – our son was quiet and had not previously participated in sports, but I agreed to giving it a try. To say the last 3 years have brought about a transformation in him would be an understatement. It was subtle at first and then over time not so subtle changes as he became stronger and more confident. The skills, strengths and self-assurance he has gained through rowing now carry over and positively affect other areas of his life. Our younger son joined the following year with my encouragement after seeing how much his older brother enjoyed the sport. He wasn’t sure about joining at first, but I asked him to give it a season. Two years later, he too has grown to love the sport and has found the same confidence and physical well-being through rowing. Both boys have enjoyed the friendships that have developed through their participation in the OJR Wildcat Crew Club and my husband and I have developed friendships with other parents and a love for the sport as well.