Varsity Rowing

Culver Military Academy, Culver, Indiana, began its rowing team in 1921. The campus is located on Lake Maxinkuckee in north central Indiana. Culver Military Academy opened in 1894, and first opened a summer naval school in 1902. The summer program began with two fixed seat, ten-oared "man-o-war" cutters, and thus began Culver's relation with rowing. Since then Culver has built a long tradition of rowing within the Midwest and some trips to the east coast. Culver Girls Academy opened as a coordinate college preparatory school in 1971 and in 1978 joined the cadets of Culver Military Academy in rowing. The team represents Culver Academies, and was the site of the first Midwest Scholastic Regatta, in 1984.

The White-DeVries rowing center was completed in July 2012. Besides room for 40 shells of different categories, there are locker rooms, 2 exercise spaces (2000 sq ft and 2900 sq ft), along with a 16 station moving water tank. The Rowing Center is located on campus, situated on the north shore of Lake Maxinkuckee, the second largest natural lake in Indiana.

Culver has been successful regionally at the Midwest Scholastic Championship:

2015

Girls Team Points 7th Boys Team Points 2nd
Varsity 4+ 4th Varsity 4+ 1st
Varsity 2- 2nd Varsity 1x 1st
2nd Varsity 4+ 1st 2nd Varsity 4+ 2nd
Junior 8+ 4th Junior 8+ 6th
Novice 8+ Eliminated in Semi Junior 4+ Eliminated in Semi
Novice 4+ Eliminated in Semi Freshman 8+ Eliminated in Semi
    Novice 8+ 1st
    Novice 4+ 2nd
    Novice 150# 4+ 1st

2014

Girls Team Points 17th Boys Team Points 10th
Varsity 8+ 7th, 1st in Petite Varsity 8+ 6th
Varsity 4+ 4th Varsity 4+ 3rd
Freshman 8+ 5th Novice 8+ 1st
Novice 8+ 4th Novice 4+ 4th
    Novice 150# 4+ 6th

Culver has attended the scholastic national championship eight of the last nine years, with highlights being a 3rd place in the Mens single in 2007, a 6th place finish in the Mens varsity four in 2011 and a 3rd place finish in the Mens varsity four in 2013.

We complete in both sculling and sweep rowing. We row in both the fall and spring seasons, with training opportunities available during the winter. The team size is approximately 40 in the fall and over 70 in the spring. Our competition schedule includes two head races in the fall and six sprint regattas in the spring. All travel and team expenses are covered by the school.

Athletes from the last five years are rowing in college at Northeastern, Yale, Navy, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Princeton, George Washington, Georgetown, Oklahoma City, Syracuse, Indiana, Notre Dame and Loyola Marymount.

Girls Roster

NAME SIDES ROWED GRADE YEARS ROWING HOMETOWN
Reina Carroll Port 12 2 Naples, FL
Brooke Dye Port 11 2 Griffith, IN
Eleanor Ericson Port 12 2 Culver, IN
Peyton Frank Starboard/Port 12 4 Bloomington, IN
Sarah Hickey Coxswain 12 2 Austin, TX
Hannah Hittle Starboard 10 2 Indianapolis, IN
Kieran Hussey Starboard 11 3 Crown Point, IN
Brianna Spear Starboard 11 3 Fort Wayne, IN
Susan Westman Port 11 3 Orland Park, IL
Mary Jane Wilkerson Port 11 3 Knoxville, TN
Mary Wright Port 11 3 McAllen, TX
Boys Roster

NAMES SIDES ROWED GRADE YEARS ROWING HOMETOWN
Judson Andonov Starboard 12 4 Houston, TX
Forrest Baumgartner Starboard 10 2 Plymouth, IN
Owen Brennan Port 10 2 Lake Forest, IL
Alexander Coleman Coxswain 9 Novice in 2016 Midland, MI
Andrew Crowell Coxswain 10 2 Elkhart, IN
George Cruickshank Port 10 2 Anchorage, AK
George DeVries Starboard 10 2 Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Harrison Elliott Port 12 4 Chicago, IL
Manuel Guerra Port 11 3 Huixquilucan, MEXICO
Joey Hutchison Starboard 10 2 Bloomfield Hills, MI
Michael Johnston Port 12 4 Argos, IN
Alexander Kerr Starboard 12 4 Newport Beach, CA
Nicholas Kerr Port 10 2 Newport Beach, CA
Dylan Lewandowski Port 10 2 Knox, IN
Justin Matei Port 11 3 Zionsville, IN
Patrick Moore Port 10 2 Jacksonville, FL
Michael Noronha Starboard 12 3 Lake Forest, IL
Yucheng Peng Starboard, Port 11 3 Shanghai, CHINA
McLain Ralston Port 10 2 Winston Salem, NC
Brent Raver Starboard 12 2 Bartlett, IL
Joseph Sterner Starboard, Scull 12 3 St Charles, IL
Kazybek Yermegiyayev Starboard 10 2 Astana, Kazakhstan 
Cade Zrelak Starboard 10 2 Culver, IN
Schedule
Events

Indianapolis Indoor Rowing Championship

January 28, 2017

Indianapolis, IN

Culver Regatta

May 21, 2016

Culver, IN

Indy High School Sprints

May 8, 2016

Eagle Creek Reservoir, Indianapolis, In

Parents Regatta

April 30, 2016

Culver, IN

Culver vs. Crystal Lake Rowing Club

April 16, 2016

Crystal Lake, IL

Parents Regatta 2015

April 25, 2015

Culver, IN

Grand Rapids High School Invitational

April 18, 2015

Grand Rapids, MI

Culver vs. Crystal Lake Rowing Club

April 11, 2015

Crystal Lake, IL

Head of the Eagle

Oct. 25, 2014

Eagle Creek, Indianapolis, IN

Culver Regatta

May 17, 2014

North shore Lake Maxinkuckee, Culver, IN

Midwest Scholastic Rowing Championship

May 10-11, 2014

Dillon Lake, Nashport, OH

Indianapolis High School Invitational

May 4, 2014

Eagle Creek Reservoir, Indianapolis, IN

Parents Regatta

April 26, 2014

North shore Lake Maxinkuckee, Culver, IN

Floodtown Regatta

April 19, 2014

Huron River, Ann Arbor, MI

Culver vs. Ignatius Chicago

April 12, 2014

South Chicago River, Chicago, IL

[View All Results Here

Head of the Rock

October 13, 2013 

2.75 miles, Rock River, Rockford, IL

Midwest Scholastic Rowing Championship

May 11-12, 2013

Dillon Lake, Nashport, OH

Scholastic Rowing Association Championship

May 24-25, 2013

Cooper River, Cherry Hill, NJ 

Culver Academies Regatta

May 18, 2013

Culver, IN

Greater Chicago Junior Rowing Championship

May 4, 2013

Crystal Lake, IL 

Parents Regatta

April 27, 2013

Lake Maxinkuckee, Culver, IN

Culver vs. Indianapolis Rowing Center and Great Miami Rowing Center

April 6, 2013

Eagle Creek, Indianapolis, IN

Head of the Rock

October 14, 2012

Rock River, Rockford, IL

Trinity Quad City Classic

October 13, 2012

Mississippi River, Moline, IL

Frogtown Races

September 22, 2012

Maumee River, Toledo, OH

Scholastic Rowing Association Championship

May 25 - 26, 2012

Cooper River, Cherry Hill, NJ

Midwest Scholastic Rowing Championship

May 12 -13, 2012

1500 meters, Lake Harsha, Cincinnati, OH

Culver Academies Regatta

May 19, 2012

North Shore Lake Maxinkuckee, Culver, IN

Stake boat starts, approximately 1500m (2- East Shore floating start)

Cross Wind, Sunny

[View Full Results Here]

Indianapolis High School Invitational

May 6, 2012

Eagle Creek Reservoir, Indianapolis, IN

floating starts, 2000 meters

[View Full Results Here]

Parents Regatta

April 28, 2012

East Shore Lake Maxinkuckee, Culver, IN

approximately 1500+m, stakeboats

cross wind growing choppier

[View Full Results]

Grand Rapids High School Invitational

April 21, 2012

Grand River, Grand Rapids, MI

upstream, 1000 m heats, 1500 m finals

[View Full Results]

Culver vs. Crystal Lake Rowing Club and Chicago Training Center

April 14, 2012

Crystal Lake, IL

about 1200m, with a cross-tail wind

Head of the Eagle

October 29, 2011

2.75 miles, Eagle Creek, Indianapolis, IN

Culver vs. Indianapolis Rowing Center and Great Miami Rowing Center

April 6, 2013

Eagle Creek, Indianapolis, IN

Trinity Quad City Classic

October 8, 2011

2.5 miles, Mississippi River, Moline, IL

USRowing Youth National Championship

June 10-12, 2011

Melton Lake, Oak Ridge, TN

Scholastic Rowing Association Championship

May 27-28, 2011

Cooper River, Cherry Hill, NJ

Culver Academies Regatta

May 14, 2011

stake boat starts, approximately 1500m

north shore Lake Maxinkuckee, Culver, IN

very light breeze, overcast

Midwest Scholastic Rowing Championship

May 21-22, 2011

1500 meters, Melton Lake, Oak Ridge, TN

Indianapolis High School Invitational

May 8, 2011

Eagle Creek Reservoir, Indianapolis, IN

floating starts, 2000 meters

Parents Erg Regatta

April 30, 2011, Culver, IN

1500 meters

Grand Rapids Challenge

April 23, 2011

Grand River, Grand Rapids, MI

approximately 1000 m against the current with floating starts

Culver vs. Milwaukee Rowing Club and Crystal Lake Rowing Club

April 16, 2011

Milwaukee River, Milwaukee, WI

Approximately 800 m, against the current, floating starts

Increasing tailwind