Did you know that Seton –La Salle has a cooperating crew team through Three Rivers Rowing? We at the Rebel Report were lucky enough to get an interview with one of its members, Ashley Saba.
Q: What is crew?
A: Crew is 8 people in a boat rowing in complete harmony.
Q: Are you accepting new members?
A: Yes, we are.
Q: How do you join?
A: Email our coach at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: What time is practice and what season?
A: Practice is all year round, but you do not have to row every season. Practice is 4-6:30 every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Saturdays it is 8:30- 11.
Q: What is your uniform like?
A: It is a uni- suit.
Q: How does it work in the winter?
A: We run, weight lift, and go on the erg (erg is an indoor rowing machine)
Q: How many people are on the team?
A: 9 novices (beginners), 40 varsity girls, and 20 varsity boys
Q: How do meets/ competitions work?
A: We have races inPittsburgh, Columbus, New Jersey, and Cincinnati. We travel up Friday, stay in a hotel, race Saturday and come home late Saturday.
Q: Where does it take place?
A: We row out of Washington Landing on the Allegheny.
Q: How many people are in the boat?
A: 8 rowers and 1 coxswain (the coxswain steers & motivates)
Q: When did Seton –La Salle get a crew team?
A: Seton doesn’t have one. We row with Three Rivers Rowing and Seton –La Salle just recognizes us.
Q: Why did you get involved?
A: My brother started when he was a freshman and got me involved my 8th grade year.
Q: What is the course? (Distance/ miles)
A: The courses vary. In the fall we face 6000m and in the spring we race 2000m.