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:

2016

Girls Team Points 20th (tie) Boys Team Points 9th
Varsity 8+ 7th in Grand Final Varsity 8+ 6th
Varsity 4+ 4th Varsity 4+ 3rd
2nd Varsity 4+ 4th 2nd Varsity 8+ Eliminated in Semi
Novice 8+ Eliminated in Semi 2nd Varsity 4+ 4th
    3rd Varsity 8+ Eliminated in Semi
    150# 4+ Eliminated in Semi
    Freshman 8+ 6th
    Novice 8+ 1st
    Novice 4+ 2nd
    Novice 150# 4+ Eliminated in Semi


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

Culver has attended the scholastic national championship eight of the last ten years, with highlights being a 3rd place in the Mens single in 2007, a 6th place finish in the Mens varsity four in 2011, a 3rd place finish in the Mens varsity four in 2013 and 5th in the Petite Final in the Mens varsity four in 2015.  Culver has also raced as a finalist at the USRowing Youth National championship: 7th place in the 1998 Mens quadruple scull, 1st place in the Mens single in 2006 and 3rd place in the Mens single in 2016

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 California-Berkeley, Yale, Navy, Wisconsin, Oklahoma City, Syracuse, Indiana, Notre Dame, Stetson, Southern Methodist, Marist and Loyola Marymount.

 

Girls Roster

Varsity

First Name Last Name SIDES ROWED GRADE YEARS ROWING HOMETOWN
Avery Bolden Starboard 10 2 Chicago, IL
Izzie Boyle Port 10 2 Waterloo, IL
Emma Doherty Coxswain 12 2 River Forest, IL
Grace Frank Port 9 Novice in 2017 Bloomington, IL
Hali Hanley Starboard 11 Novice in 2017 Culver, in
Kieran Hussey Starboard 12 4 Crown Point, IN
Molly Kubaszyk Port 11 2 LaPorte, IN
Janelle Li Starboard 10 2 Saratoga, CA
Erin Postma Starboard 10 2 Crown Point, IN
Reilly Reinhold Port 11 2 Culver, IN
Caroline Sem Port 11 2 San Antonio, TX
Susan Westman Port 12 4 Orland Park, IL
Mary Jane Wilkerson Port 12 4 Knoxville, TN
Gabeielle Woempner Starboard 11 2 Indianapolis, IN
Mary Wright Port 12 4 McAllen, TX


Novice

First Name Last Name SIDES ROWED GRADE HOMETOWN
Martha Chen   10 Daqing CHINA
Cady Clark   9 Minneapolis, MN
Ava Dauer Coxswain 9 Cincinnati, OH
Aliyah Elfar   9 Newburgh, IN
Kristen Gram   9 Decatur, IL
Sierra Grant   9 Ft. Wayne, IN
Sydney Herczeg   10 South Bend, IN
Juliana Jorgensen   9 Dyer, IN
Kaylee Katterhenry   11 Saint Marys OH
Ally Kim Coxswain 9 Seoul SOUTH KOREA
Gigi Maroney   9 New Buffalo, MI
Molly McGrane   9 North Aurora, IL
Grace Murphy Coxswain 9 Dahahran, SAUDI ARABIA
Regan Murphy   11 Plainfield, IN
Dana Nzerem   9 Fishers, IN
Charlotte Quist   9 Chicago, IL
Kaycie Schlichenmaier   10 Woodbury, MN
Lauren Tilley   12 Pentwyn, Cardiff ENGLAND
Boys Roster

Varsity

First Name Last Name SIDES ROWED GRADE YEARS ROWING HOMETOWN
Owen Brennan Port 11 3 Lake Forest, IL
Qixuan Cao   10 2 Beijing, CHINA
Alexander Coleman Coxswain 10 2 Midland, MI
George DeVries Starboard 11 3 Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Yuchen Fan Port 10 2 Shenzhen, CHINA
Manuel Guerra Port 12 4 Huixquilucan, MEXICO
Joey Hutchison Starboard 11 3 Bloomfield Hills, MI
Karl Kubica Coxswain 10 2 Northville, MI
Joseph Kuhl Port 10 2 Elmhurst, IL
William Kuhl   11 2 Elmhurst, IL
Dylan Lewandowski Port 11 3 Knox, IN
Justin Matei Port 12 4 Zionsville, IN
Patrick Moore Port 11 3 Jacksonville, FL
Yucheng Peng Starboard, Port 12 4 Shanghai, CHINA
Harrison Steck Port 11 2 Decatur, IL
Ethan Tinsley Starboard 11 2 New Bremen, OH
Tyler Voreis Starboard 10 2 Plymouth, IN
John Wakeland 10 2 Culver, IN
Joseph Ward Starboard 10 2 Naperville, IL
Luke Woempner 11 2 Indianapolis, IN
Kazybek Yermegiyayev Starboard 11 3 Astana, KAZAKHSTAN
Cade Zrelak Starboard 11 3 Culver, IN

Novice

First Name Last Name GRADE HOMETOWN
James Chen 9 Beijing, CHINA
Tiger Cheng 10 Beijing, CHINA
Roger Chenn 9 Los Gatos, CA
Andrew Crowell 10 Elkhart, IN
Phearom Duong 10 Siem Reap, CAMBODIA
Sam Durkin 9 Elmhurst, IL
William Hong 9 Niles, IL
Favor Ikpeama 10 Homewood, IL
Baggio Jiang 9 Changzhou, CHINA
Charlie Jones 9 Bloomington, IN
Jacob Page 9 Granger, IN
Yu Pei 10 Shanghai, CHINA 
Alejandro Septien 9 Mexico City, MEXICO
Arthur Shen 10 Shaoxing, CHINA
Tyson VanDePeer 10 Dorchester Ontario, CANADA
Jack Vermeulen 10 Winnetka, IL
James Wang 10 Hangzhou, CHINA
Nikolas WarnholtzDeck 9 Lerma, MEXICO
Aaron Wu 10 Overland Park, KS
Shaopeng Zeng 9 Palo Alto, CA
Ziyang Zhang 12 Shanghai, CHINA
Charlie Zhu 9 Ningbo, CHINA

 

Schedule
Events

Crystal Lake Rowing Club

April 15, 2017

Crystal Lake, IL

 

 

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

2012 - 2013 Comprehensive Results

Results for all of the crew regattas for the 2012 - 2013.

2011 - 2012 Comprehensive Results

Results for all of the crew regattas for the 2011-12 school year. 

2010 - 2011 Comprehensive Results

Results for all of the crew regattas for the 2010-11 school year.