10th Anniversary Boat Fund – We’re Making Progress!

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Jun 142018

Since the announcement of the 10th Anniversary Boat Fund, the Foundation has raised over one third of the $35 thousand dollars we will need to outfit the team with an updated 8 man rowing shell.  As the team continues to build and grow in size, carrying 5+ eights of athletes through the Fall and 4+ eights through the early spring races, we are finding that we not only need to have the right number of boats, but that we need to have updated equipment across the varied weight categories to remain competitive.

Working with the coaches and boat vendors, we’ve determined that the team needs to purchase a one to two year-old upper-mid weight shell rated for crews with a boat average of up to 190 lbs. Thanks to boats purchased through the foundation 5 years ago, the team currently has decent coverage in the heavy and the lightweight ranges. But the lack of depth in the mid-weight range had the Novice crew – who placed 4th overall at Crew Classic this year – racing through the spring in a 15 year-old boat.

The technology behind rowing shells have come a LONG way since my day, an older boat can now maintain its rigidity longer and can still be a great fall season training boat.  However, just like a car, rowing shells tend to require significantly more maintenance as they age to keep them running well enough to train in, let alone to be competitive in the spring races.

The foundation needs your help to purchase a top tier racing shell, which will allow the team to cycle one of the older boats out of their spring racing fleet.  Please consider heading over to our Donate page to make your tax deductible donation today.

Donate Online

Regardless of your ability to donate at this time, we also need all of your help to get the message out. So, we’re asking you to please help us by reaching out to any of the people you rowed with to harass encourage them to donate as well.  Anything you can do will help make this goal a reality.

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The team is ready for WIRA’s, are you ready for an Alumni Row!

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Apr 252018

We were happy to see so many of you at Crew Classic this year!  We were also excited to have both the Varsity 8 and Novice 8 racing in finals on Sunday.  The Varsity 8 pretty handily took out Long Beach in their heat, and secured a 6th place finish in the Petite Final on Sunday.  The Novice 8 took 2nd in their heat – behind only Cal – which landed them in the Grand Finals on Sunday, where they narrowly missed the podium by finishing 4th overall.  In addition to the boats making the Sunday finals, the team was also able to field a 2nd Varsity 8 that raced on Saturday to round out their showing at the event. With two 8’s of athletes on Varsity, and almost a full second eight of novices, the team is continuing to use their numbers to drive inter-squad competition as they prepare for WIRAs.

As the Sunday Finals drew to a close, we once again fired up a 6-foot grill to cook and serve over 60 pounds of Carne and Pollo Asada for our annual team, alumni, and family BBQ.  As with all of our previous years of hosting the event, the team was very grateful to meet and greet the alumni in attendance, and nobody walked away hungry!
After all of the BBQ had been cooked, all of the Alumni in attendance gathered at the tent to kick off the 10th Anniversary Annual Meeting of the H. Del Beekley Rowing Foundation.  This year we highlighted the successful events of the past year, then took a stroll down memory lane to remember some of the major successes we’ve had over our first decade. While an official copy of the meeting minutes will be available on the Beekley Rowing website, we wanted to introduce you to your new Board of Directors for the coming year.

  • President → Andy Olson.  Andy originally started the foundation 10 years ago, re-joined the board as President last year, and has happily accepted the job for another year.
  • Vice President → Bernard Aparicio.  Bernard accepted the VP role after serving the board last year in one of our At Large positions where he proved to be a very passionate and valuable asset.
  • Secretary → Brandt Watson.  Brandt also spent last year serving the Board in an At Large position where his efforts promoting the team and events on Social Media made him an obvious choice to fill the role of Secretary.
  • Treasurer → Steve Lewis.  Steve returns for his third year as Treasurer and remains as passionate as ever about supporting the goals of the alumni and the board.
  • At-Large → Matt Stewart.  Matt participated in several events and helped the Board prepare the Boat Fund and Membership mailer this year and is looking forward to officially serving in the coming year.
  • At-Large → Haakon Christoffer Jonsmyr. Chris is finishing up his final year as team Commodore and will be transitioning to an At Large role to continue helping the team in the coming year.

A special thanks to Dan Smith who stepped down this year after serving as the Foundation’s secretary for the last 9 years. He is by far the longest serving officer the Board has seen and has certainly been the glue that has connected the Board through the years.

The newly elected Board will be continuing last year’s focus of reconnecting the alumni and the team through communication and events.  Additionally, the Board is dedicated to do the work necessary to raise the funds needed to put an updated 8-man racing shell in the boathouse during the upcoming season.  Many alumni have already generously contributed, so we’re off to a great start in building the fund.  At this point, we are working with the team and coaches to find the desired boat and get a final price so that we can accomplish this goal.

If you missed Crew Classic and are looking for the next alumni event, you’re in luck.  Have you been itching to get back in a racing shell on beautiful Mission Bay? Well here’s your chance! On Saturday May 5th at 7:30 am, come down and relive the glory days as you join with fellow alumni to give the current Aztec oarsmen a run for their money. We are looking to put together several eights with former rowers and coxswains from every era. A $20 buy-in gets you a seat, first come, first served (fitness not required). If you would like to participate, contact us (info@beekleyrowing.org) or a member of the board and we will reserve your seat.  After the rowing, the team will be celebrating the end of their year “Cinco de Mayo” style with a taco cart run by the family of a fallow alumni.  Any participants or spectators interested in sticking around for the food are being asked to contribute $10 to offset the cost. So come down and show your support for SDSU Men’s Crew as the athletes prepare for ACRAs (American Collegiate Rowing Association Championships in Gainesville, GA).

Please contact us if you have any questions!
Go Aztecs!

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2018 Crew Classic Info

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Mar 222018

Hello to all Aztec rowing supporters!

Once again, it’s time for another Crew Classic! This year, the team will be entering 4 events:  The varsity will compete in the American Specialty Health Cup against teams up and down the west coast, and as far away as North Carolina. The JV team will compete against crews across the country in the 2V Sharp Memorial Cup, and the novices will be racing in the Derek Guelker Memorial Cup and also the Novice B finals. Keep an eye on http://www.crewclassic.org for the full racing schedule.

In addition to the exciting racing, there are lots of events to be part of!

First, on Friday night, join the team for a pasta dinner at the Alumni Center on campus. This is a recent tradition started by some passionate alumni a few years back. This year, the team expects over 60 non-rowers at this event, and has space for some more alumni who are interested in attending. For more information, see the evite page!

Saturday is a great time to catch up with other alumni, and watch some racing at the Crew Classic!  The final schedule has just been published ( http://online.regattamaster.com/Pages/Races.aspx?regattaID=1306 ), and the Varsity (8:16AM), JV (10:08AM), and Novice A (11:12AM) all compete in their first heats on Saturday morning with the majority of the finals happening the next day.

Sunday is the busiest day! Come to the race course early and watch some of the best crews in the country race in their respective finals. Hopefully there will be several Aztec boats racing for tanks!  The famous Crew Classic BBQ (featuring carne/pollo asada burritos) will be served starting around 10:45am (to well past noon).

At 1PM, the H. Del Beekley Rowing Foundation will convene it’s 10th annual meeting. The agenda for the meeting is here:  http://beekleyrowing.org/annual-meeting/  Any member of the H. Del Beekley Rowing Foundation in good standing is eligible to vote on the issues and run for any office. This year, we anticipate having to fill one open spot on the board. You can nominate yourself at the meeting or let us know if you are interested ahead of time.

Thanks to everyone who has already paid their membership dues and helped us raise funds for a new shell!  If you are unable to join the meeting in person, you are allowed to assign a proxy to vote for you, or can register your vote on the new bylaw changes or officers by contacting us at info@beekleyrowing.org.  

We look forward to seeing everyone at Crew Classic!


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Golf Tournament Registration Open

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Jan 122018

The H. Del Beekley Rowing Foundation cordially invites you to participate in our 2nd Golf Tournament Fundraiser on Saturday, February 10th at the highly rated Admiral Baker Golf Course in San Diego.  The Tournament participants will play 18 holes in a Texas Scramble format, and will be greeted by current rowers, coxswains and coaches at various holes.  

Golfers can participate for as little as $80/person (in a foursome) and sponsorships start at $150.  For full details (and to register), please visit the event page:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/h-del-beekley-rowing-foundation-golf-tournament-2018-tickets-41822943550

For more information, contact us at info@beekleyrowing.org

Online registration closes on Jan 18, 2018

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Closing out the fall and kicking off the spring with a golf tournament!

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Dec 242017

The Beekley Rowing Foundation is celebrating its 10th year! We are focused on reaching out and reconnecting with our alumni from every generation of Aztec Rowing.

Team Update

The Aztecs are continuing their momentum after a strong fall season. Coach Julia has returned for her 5th consecutive year to oversee the 40+ strong rowing club. The team is using a brand new weight room (built in 2016 exclusively for sports club athletes) as well as a dedicated erg room with 40(!) Concept 2 ergs. The Aztecs are proud that they have sent boats to compete on the national stage at the ACRAs (American Collegiate Rowing Association National Championship) for the past three years, and expect to continue competing at the highest level of club rowing. More info about the team can be found at www.aztecrowing.com.

Foundation Update

    The H Del Beekley Rowing Foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary by embracing a big challenge: placing an 8-man racing shell in the SDSU boathouse! The Aztecs are working hard and we want to be sure they are well-equipped for success. To reach this goal we are planning events and encouraging involvement among our vast network of alumni. This fall we have already purchased two new cox boxes for the team and are steadfast in our efforts to keep this team’s equipment up-to-date. We’ve also held 4 events this year with more on the way in 2018!

  • Alumni Rows
    • We organized multiple generations of Aztec Crew alumni to come row with the team in what is now a semi-annual tradition. We had our first in April, and our second this past October. Full of nostalgia and excitement, it was a fun experience for the alumni, some of which were stepping into a shell for the first time in 45 years.
    • A sincere thank you to Coaches Julia & Craig for hosting the alumni. There’s nothing quite like watching the sunrise out on Mission Bay
    • If you’d like to test your mettle and get back in a boat with the team during the next alumni row, contact us here.
    • Also, there’s always an open invitation from Coach Julia to come out to a practice in the launch.
  • Padres game
    • We had 20 alumni out to watch the July 29th Padres game at Petco Park. We met up at Basic Pizza before heading over to watch the Padres beat the Pirates. Plan on joining us next year for another evening at the ballpark.
  • Fall Tailgate
    • Before the Aztec – Fresno State game the foundation hosted a tailgate featuring bacon wrapped hot dogs, chicken tacos, and Andy’s famous smoked brisket. Alumni had a great time mingling with current Aztec rowers and chowing down on some delicious food.
    • Special thanks to alum Azael Castro (‘16) for cooking up the food.
  • Fall races
    • The Aztecs had a great fall season with strong recruiting and varsity retention. The foundation would like to thank all of the alumni who have been showing up with food for the team. We were able to get alums to bring food and support the team at every single fall race! We are looking forward to continuing this participation in the Spring. Hope to see you out there!

Upcoming Events

  • Golf Tournament
    • We are excited to bring back the annual golf tournament on February 10, 2018 at the Admiral Baker Golf Course.
    • Official registration and sponsorship information will follow around the first of the year, but please mark your calendars and save the date for the event! In the interim, please feel free to send us an email at info@beekleyrowing.org with any inquiries.
  • Crew Classic
    • Join us for the annual Crew Classic BBQ to meet the athletes and celebrate the foundation’s 10th anniversary! Dan Smith (96-99), Eric Barge (81-84), and Andy Olson (97-00) will be serving their famous Carne & Pollo Asada tacos.
    • The weekend events will also include a Crew Classic dinner with silent auction and the 10th annual meeting of the Beekley Foundation.
  • May Alumni races
    • Mixed Alumni boats will compete against the Senior, Junior, Sophomore, and Freshman classes in their respective boats.

It is the primary goal of the H. Del Beekley Rowing Foundation to pool the resources of our alumni and supporters to provide the additional support necessary to ensure the longevity and success of SDSU Men’s Crew.

If you share in our goal of helping SDSU Men’s Crew raise its competitive level, please take the opportunity to Donate to this fund. If you’re not able to donate at this time but would still like to help, feel free to attend one of our board meetings or contact the Board of Directors.

The secondary goal of the H. Del Beekley Rowing Foundation is to provide a single point of contact for alumni to learn about the current state of the program, and to reconnect with their teammates from years past.

Any support is greatly appreciated!

Please keep an eye on the Announcements page for updates.

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July 2017 Updates

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Jul 122017

Hello SDSU Rowing Alumni, Family & Supporters!

Welcome to the dog days of summer.  The rowing season is now over, and the rowers are around the world enjoying their summer.  Soon, though, it will all end, and the next season of SDSU Crew will begin!

First, thanks to all of the alumni who showed up for our alumni row on May 6.  We ended up with 3 full 8s of alumni.  We had many generations of SDSU Crew rowers involved, but all of the alumni and team were especially impressed with the performance of Dennis Coates, who last rowed in SDSU colors under Del Beekley in the 1960s!  Thanks to your generosity, we raised over $600 for the team!  All the photos are available here: https://goo.gl/Aeftrj

The team’s varsity 8 was faster than any of our alumni boats, but the Aztec Alumni gave a spirited attempt to push the team before they headed off to Georgia for the American Collegiate Rowing Association National Championship Regatta (ACRAs).  

Speaking of ACRAs, SDSU finished the year by sending the Varsity 8 to the ACRA rowing championships in Georgia.  The team drove themselves from San Diego to Gainesville, GA.  Upon arrival they found out they were going to be racing against 35 other colleges, most of whom flew out to Georgia.  The team rowed their best races of the season, and finished 21st overall.  To read the full trip report, click here: http://www.aztecrowing.com/acra-2017-recap-growth-and-success-on-and-off-the-water/

The team is looking forward to having a large number of returning rowers next spring.  They are lead by Chris Jonsmyr, who is team President for the 2017-2018 season.  We will send information about all of the officers in our next email!


We have several events planned over the next few months!  These events are a great way to get re-acquainted with your former teammates, and meet other alumni and the current team members.

First, on July 29, we are going to head to Petco Park to watch the Padres play the Pittsburg Pirates.  Both teams are fairly evenly matched, so it should be a great game!  If you are interested in attending, tickets will be $30/person…respond to this email (info@beekelyrowing.org) for information on how to purchase tickets!

Our next event after that will be SDSU homecoming weekend.  On the morning of October 14, we will have another alumni race against the team, followed by a tailgate at Aztec Warrior Stadium (a.k.a. Qualcomm Stadium), where SDSU will compete against Fresno St!  We will send out more information on how to join the festivities later this fall!

In February 2018, expect to see the 2nd H. Del Beekley Golf Scramble.  More details will be forthcoming, but if you or your company are interested in sponsoring the tournament or a hole or helping us with event preparation, please let us know!

Finally, everything is leading up to the Crew Classic on March 25 & 26, 2018.  This year will mark the 10th anniversary of the founding of the H. Del Beekley Rowing Association, and we are expecting a large number of alumni to be traveling for the event.  Please mark that date on your calendar, and try to make it to San Diego for the event!


H. Del Beekley Event Day
Alumni Race 6-May-17
Padres Game 29-Jul-17
Mens Crew Recruitment Meeting 31-Aug-17
Mens Crew Recruitment Meeting 7-Sep-17
Alumni Row 14-Oct-17
SDSU Homecoming Game 14-Oct-17
Alumni Golf Tournament ?-Feb-18
SDCC Banquet 23-Mar-18
SDCC Race/Meeting 24-Mar-18
Alumni Row ?-May-18


SDSU Mens Crew Event Day
Mens Crew Recruitment Meeting 31-Aug-17
Mens Crew Recruitment Meeting 7-Sep-17
Alumni Row 14-Oct-17
Head of the American 28-Oct-17
San Diego Fall Classic 12-Nov-17
Head of the Harbor ?-Now-17
San Diego Winter Classic  (tentative) 10-Dec-17
Gruenberg Cup ?-Mar-18
Lake Las Vegas Invitational (tentative) ?-Mar-18
Opening Day Regatta (tentative) ?-Mar-18
Parker Cup ?-Mar-18
Newport Regatta ?-Mar-18
San Diego City Champs ?-Mar-18
SDCC Banquet 23-Mar-18
SDCC Race 24-Mar-18
WIRA 28-Apr-18
Alumni Row ?-May-18
ACRA 26-May-18


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Crew Classic 2017 Final Update

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Mar 312017

Aztec Alumni, Family and Supporters,

Crew Classic weekend is finally upon us and we’re looking forward to a great weekend of racing and catching up with old friends.  The weekends events kick off with the Varsity 8 in Heat C of the American Specialty Health Cal Cup at 7:36 AM on Saturday morning.  Then the 2nd Varsity 8 will start at 9:20 AM in Heat A of the Sharp Memorial Cup.  Then the Novice 8 will close out the days preliminary schedule at 10:52 AM in Heat B of the Derek Guelker Memorial Cup.  Those of you not attending the race in person can follow along on the USRowing live stream at https://www.youtube.com/user/usrowingorg and catch the results on the official results page at https://herenow.com/results/#/races/20339/heats.

After the acing events of the day conclude, we’ll also be returning to the tradition of hosting the annual meeting of the H. Del Beekley Rowing Foundation at 5:00 PM in the SDSU tent at the race course.  This meeting is open to all alumni of the mens rowing program, and all current members in attendance will have an opportunity to vote on and/or run for a seat on the board for the upcoming year.  If you’re not currently a member, the meeting will be a good time to make a donation of $25 or more to officially become a member.  This year we know we will have a couple of board positions open, so please let us know if you have interest in serving for the coming year.

Sunday’s racing events will be determined by the results of the races on Saturday.  All updated heat information will be posted on the results site at https://herenow.com/results/#/races/20339/heats as the heats complete and the lane assignments are drawn.  Please check back for updated information.

In addition to any racing that happens on Sunday, we will also be hosting the annual BBQ at the team tent starting at about 11:00 AM.  As usual, we will be serving carne and pollo asada burritos with all of the fixings that we’ll be grilling up on site.

We look forward to seeing you at the events of the weekend.

Go Aztecs!

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Crew Classic Recap!

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Apr 102016

It was great to see everyone at Crew Classic again this year!  Once again, we had a good turnout of rowers from quite a few generations!  Once again, we were treated to some exciting racing, and a nice BBQ by Eric, Andy & Dan!

We had out Beekley Foundation Annual meeting, and of course, it featured elections for the different positions on the board:

* President – This position (and an at-large position) will continue to be held by Aaron Pollock and Michele Pius.  They rowed at SDSU in the mid-1980s, and have been huge supporters of the team since then!

* Vice President – Andy Olson returns to the board after a few years off.  He was a founding member of Beekley Rowing Foundation, and rowed at SDSU in the late 1990s/early 2000s.

* Treasurer – Steve Lewis.  This is Steve’s first time on the Board of Directors, and he rowed at SDSU in the early 1990s.

* Secretary – Dan Smith.  Dan continues as secretary for the 6th consecutive year.  He rowed at SDSU in the mid to late 1990s!

* At Large – Scott Petry.  Scott rowed at SDSU in the 1980s, and rowed on the US National Lightweight team before pursuing a career in business.  This is Scott’s 3rd consecutive year on the board of directors.

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Crew Classic 2016!

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Apr 012016

The spring rowing season has flown by!  The team is more than half way through their race season.  They swept the Gruenberg Cup against Long Beach St. and USC earlier this season, and are focusing on peaking this weekend at the San Diego Crew Classic!

The varsity men kick off the Crew Classic in the Cal Cup at 7:28AM on Saturday.  They will compete against UCSD, Purdue, Notre Dame, UC Davis and Sac State.  The JV team goes next…at 9:28 they compete against Yale, Stanford, Santa Clara & USD.  At 10:52, the novice team races against Oregon St., Santa Clara, UCSB & Notre Dame.  (The second novice boat races on Sunday at noon).  Each race is being televised live on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/usrowingorg

…Speaking of Sunday, we will be having our Foundation’s annual meeting right before the BBQ at the SDSU Alumni tent.  That will take place around 9:30AM (the time may move a bit to ensure everybody can watch the team race).  This meeting covers what has happened to the Foundation over the previous year, and elect officers for the next year.  Once the meeting finishes, the BBQ will be fired up for some tasty carne and pollo asada burritos!

This is a great chance to meet the current rowers, reconnect with some old teammates and meet new friends!

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Go Aztecs!

Dan Smith
H. Del Beekley Rowing Foundation
SDSU Crew 1997-1999

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Feb 2013 Beekley Foundation Newsletter (SDSU Crew)

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Feb 162013

Everyone at the Beekley Rowing Foundation wants to wish you a Happy New Year!  The rowers on the team have been out on the water for the last month and they have been working hard every day.

This month, we have quite a bit to report.  Please let us know if you have any questions about the team, or any topics we should cover, let us know!  (Expect a formal agenda sent out next month)

* Team Update
* Team Schedule
* Boat Dedications
* Foundation News
* Old Trophies
* Crew Classic


Team Update

The SDSU Crew team has steadily been growing in size the last few years.  Last year, the team finished the season with one Varsity 8, a Varsity 4 & a Novice 8.  Now that school has started at SDSU, we’re pleased to see that there are 2 full varsity 8s, and three novice 8s rowing every day at practice.  Many of these rowers are lightweights, so expect to see the rebirth of our successful lightweight program!


Team Schedule

The schedule isn’t 100% set yet for the season, however we know that SDSU has entered into the following races.  We will keep you up to date with the changes

* The Gruenberg Cup:  February 23, 2013 – SDSU will take on Long Beach State & USC in the first edition of the Gruenberg Cup.  (Yes, this event is named after former SDSU rower Josh Gruenberg)

* Desert Sprints:  March 9, 2013 – SDSU travels to Tempe, Arizona to take on ASU

* Parker Cup: March 16, 2013 – SDSU faces traditional rivals LMU & UCI for the Parker Cup in Misson Bay

* The San Diego Crew Classic: April 6 & 7 – SDSU will enter a varsity 8, two novice 8s and lightweight 8 against schools from across the nation.

* WIRA: April 28, 2013 – SDSU travels to Sacramento to race the majority of the crews on the west coast

* ACRA Championship: May 26, 2013 – SDSU hopes to qualify for the ACRA championships in Georgia once again.  (This race is now considered the club sports teams’ National Championship)


Boat Dedications

This year, at the H. Del Beekley Rowing Foundation meeting, we will be dedicating 3 new shells that have been donated to the SDSU Crew Team!

* The Eric Barge
This brand new Resolute Eight was purchased by Josh Gruenberg and is being named after former rower Eric Barge. Eric rowed during the mid-1980s for SDSU, and has been a supporter of the team ever since. When he is not seen watching the Aztecs on the water, he can often be seen at SDSU football games. The varsity guys will be the first team to ever row in this shell, and it is the most state of the art shell available.

Scott Petry used his connections to the Cal rowing program to purchase two lightly used Vespoli 8s.  These two new shells are significantly faster than anything the team currently rows in, and was manufactured with the latest technologies.  It is my understanding that the names are being kept secret until their unveiling over Crew Classic weekend

* The Emilia William
A few years ago, the SDSU Crew Team had amassed a $5,000 debt on a boat they had purchased.  When the team was unable to pay off that final payment, Chris Carlson stepped up and helped the team pay off that shell.  The boat had not been named, and the team has affectionally referred to it with a variety of names, including “The Black Boat” and “No Name”.  The team is happy to announce that this shell will be formally named “The Emilia William”, which is named after his two kids!  We will not be doing an official christening, as this shell is 10 years old, however, we wanted to recognize Chris and his family here.


Foundation News

*  Earlier this year, we ran a fundraising campaign to raise money to help update the team’s equipment.  Thanks to everyone who donated, as rowers from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s all kicked in to help.  The team now has 3 new 8 man shells, several new sets of oars, 5 new “cox-boxes” (speakers to allow the coxswain to be heard by all 8 rowers in the boat) and we were able to fix a bunch of broken (or nearly broken) components on our boats.

*  The foundation also raised enough money to purchase two more “4” man shells from Cal.  There are some logistic hurdles (within the Cal program) to get these shells purchased, but we look forward to making an announcement on when these shells will arrive soon!


Old Trophies

Since the foundation has started, we’ve been working with the team to make sure that the traditions established by the team continue forward in time.  There are several old trophies that haven’t been seen around the program in many years.  If you have one of these old trophies, please let us know (info@beekleyrowing.org) so that we can arrange for it to be returned to the team.


Crew Classic 2013

This year, the San Diego Crew classic takes place on the weekend of April 6 & 7.  This is one of the most exciting events on the rowing calendar.

H. Del Beekley Rowing Foundation Annual Meeting

* The H. Del Beekley Foundation Annual Meeting is taking place in the evening of April 6.  We are still looking for a place to hold the meeting.  At this annual meeting, we will discuss the state of the foundation, the state of the team, we set goals for the upcoming year, and the meeting culminates with the election of the next set of officers.  If you have anything specific you would like to see
addressed at the meeting, send an email to info@beekleyrowing.org.

Alumni Boat(s)

* Once again, the H. Del Beekley Rowing Foundation will be sponsoring at least one alumni boat.  We currently have an entry in the Alumni category, which pits alumni from different crew teams against one another.  Also, if enough people are interested, we could enter another boat into a “Masters” category.  Rowing in the event costs $100/person, which includes your H. Del Beekley dues, enterance to crew classic and food at the Crew Classic.  (Those who have donated at the Coach’s Club level ($730/year) who wish to row are able to row for free)

* For those who are not willing to put in the training for a 2000 meter race, but would be interested in getting back into a shell, we are exploring the possibility of an alumni row, where a group of rowers will head out for a non-competitive row one morning or evening. Let us know if you are interested in participating in this event. (info@beekleyrowing.org)

Alumni Tent

* The past 7 or 8 years the SDSU Alumni tent has fed hundreds of hungry rowers, alumni and family members.  This year will be no different as we will be cooking up Carne & Pollo Asada burritos for your enjoyment.  Dan Smith and Andy Olson will be there volunteering to cook, but with the team size having grown from year to year, we may need some more volunteers to help us cook/cut/serve. If you’d be interested in helping us out, let us know by sending an email to info@beekleyrowing.org

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