About the Team
UCLA's Men's Rowing team is a Varsity Club Sport within the UCLA Recreation Department and is recognized by both the Pac-12 Conference and the American Collegiate Rowing Association. The team practices at 5:45 AM six days a week out of our beautiful boathouse in Marina Del Rey. Additionally, the team has four mandatory practice sessions on campus every week. This adds up to a time commitment of roughly 24 hours per week and is undertaken by student-athletes in the truest sense of the term. The time commitment of rowing demands our athletes be extremely hardworking, as we aim to excel both athletically and academically. With majors ranging from Mechanical Engineering to Philosophy, the Men's Rowing team is developing future leaders in society.
How You Can Help
As a Club Sport, UCLA Men's Rowing receives NO money from UCLA Athletics. Because of this, the team must rely on a combination of dues from its athletes and donations from generous friends, family and alumni to sustain its activities. After last year's successful season, our goal this year is to improve on our racing successes and compete for a national championship. Rowing is an inherently expensive sport, and competing at a high level is no different. In order to do so, we will need help financing equipment, entry fees, travel accommodations and food for 50 athletes and coaches. We also need funding specifically for our spring training camp in Newport and ACRA National Championship in Georgia.
The Men’s Rowing team aims to continue developing young men and women who will endeavor to emulate the successes of past members of this storied program. Our alumni network consists of numerous individuals who have succeeded in academic, athletic and business endeavors; and your financial support will allow many future UCLA alumni to reach unparalleled heights in their respective fields. Your support will also allow numerous student-athletes to develop into dedicated, hard-working, and competitive individuals who undoubtedly will hold a variety of leadership positions throughout life.
In addition to donating, you can help us by spreading the word about our fundraiser to your family and friends. Reach out on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and help us represent UCLA well at WIRA, PAC-12 Championships, San Diego Crew Classic and more!
Under new leadership, our program is continuing on our previous years' improvements, consistently performing at a high level at local, regional and national regattas. The racing season of 2019 saw the team:
Place 1st in the Men's 4+ at the Head of the Charles, improving on our 3rd place finish in the 2018 edition of this prestigious event
Place 3rd in the Men's 4x at the ACRA National Championships
Have athletes being named on the ACRA All American team and the ACRA Freshman All American team
Medal in the Freshman 8+ at the PAC-12 Championships, with these athletes now competing for spots in the Varsity 8+
Have 13 athletes earn PAC-12 All Academic honors, with 6 athletes being named to the First Team
Please consider helping us to reach our goals; we have a small window to raise money, and any donation helps. Thank you for supporting us and helping to make our dreams a reality!