MJC Update: Week of 8/5/2018

Recruiting:

Aug 14th: MHS Open house. Boats will be loaded on the trailer at practice that morning, and delivered to each campus between 4:30 and 5pm. We’ll need volunteers to talk to incoming families during the entire event from 6pm to 8pm, operating in shifts to allow the volunteers to find their own classes as well.

Aug 19th: Boathouse open house. 4-7pm come and go. We’ll have food and equipment for interested families to check out, and an opportunity to get in a boat for both parents and potential rowers.
Aug 25th: Outdoor Kansas Kid’s Day. We’ve been invited to have a booth at this event and promote our club to local families, similar to our booth at Little Apple Paddle. We’ll need a couple rowers to help out.
Aug 30th-31st: Purple Power Play on Poyntz. We’re looking into getting a table here. It would be in City Park both Thursday and Friday from 5pm to 9pm. This is still TBD.

Looking Ahead

Aug 10: Summer ends
Aug 15: First day of school
Aug 20: Fall Begins


Changes To Practice

Aug 13-17 is optional while we are between seasons. We will also switch to 3:15-5:15pm on Aug 15th.

MJC Update: Week of 7/29/2018

Recruiting:

Aug 14th: MHS Open house. We’ll have a boat and table at each campus and we’ll need volunteers to run them, as well some rowers to load and unload before and after the event.

Aug 19th: 4-7pm Boathouse open house. More details TBD. Any and all help is welcome.
Looking Ahead 
Aug 10: Summer ends
Aug 15: First day of school
Aug 20: Fall Begins


Changes To Practice

Aug 13-17 is optional while we are between seasons. We will also switch to 3:15-5:15pm on Aug 15th.

MJC Update: Week of 7/22/2018

Sunflower State Games Results

W1x: (K. Brock) 3rd place
         (M. Larkin) 4th Place
         (C. Burpee) 5th Place
M1x: (M. Pitts) 1st Place
         (E. Moris) 4th Place
         (S. West) 7th Place
WN2x: (L. Maxwell) 1st Place
Mx4x: (W. Hummel) 1st Place
           (M. Pitts) 2nd Place
           (G. Terril) 3rd Place
M2x: (G. Terril) 1st Place
         (M. Pitts) 3rd Place
         (W. Hummel) 4th Place
Mx8+: 1st Place
Mx2x: (G. Terril) 2nd Place
          (C. Burpee) 3rd Place
          (K. Brock) 4th Place
WN1x: (C. Brandt) 1st Place
            (L. Maxwell) DNF

Up Next:

July 23-Aug 3: Last Learn-To-Row Camp

Looking Ahead

July 28: Last Learn-To-Row Class
Aug 10: Summer ends
Aug 15: First day of school
Aug 20: Fall Begins

Changes To Practice

Aug 13-17 is optional while we are between seasons. We will also switch to 3:15-5:15pm on Aug 15th.

MJC Update: Week of 7/15/2018

Up Next: Sunflower State Games
This Saturday, July 21st, at Lake Shawnee, Topeka, KS. (3126-3315 SE Tinman Cir, Topeka, KS 66605) Please have the athletes there by 8am. Lineups are still to be determined. The last events should be wrapped up by early afternoon.
Looking Ahead
July 23-Aug 3: Last Learn-To-Row camp
Aug 10: Summer ends
Aug 15: First day of school
Aug 20: Fall Begins

MJC Update: Week of 6/3/2018

Up Next: Bea Richtie

This Saturday, June 9th, at 551 Nims St, Wichita, KS. Please have the athletes there by 8am. Lineups are still to be determined. The events are men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles, men’s pairs, women’s pairs, mixed doubles, mixed quads, and mixed fours. No men’s or women’s fours, quads, or eights. The last events should be wrapped up by early afternoon.

Looking Ahead

July 21st: Sunflower State Games, Topeka, KS
June and July: Learn-To-Row summer camps and classes (more information)

MJC Update: Week of 5/6/2018

Central Youth Championships Results

We did not pass the time trials and will not be going to Nationals this year.
Event 4 M2- (M. Pitts, J. Brandt) 8th place with 8:27
Event 7 W2x (M. Larkin, K. Brock) 10th place with 8:42
Event 12 M4+ (W. Hummel, M. Pitts, J. Brandt, S. West, C. Burpee) 8th place with 7:49
Event 13 W4x (M. Larkin, L. Baldwin, C. Brandt, K. Brock) 11th place with 8:05
Event 29 WN2x (C. Brandt, L. Maxwell) 7th with 9:16
Event 40 MN2x (W. Hummel, S. West) 12th place with 7:59

Up Next

May 29th: Summer Seasons starts  (itinerary coming soon)
Summer Development Rowing (more information)

Looking  Ahead

June 9: Bea Ritchie Memorial Regatta  
June and July: Learn-To-Row summer camps and classes (more information)

Changes to practice

Mondays practice will just be unloading and cleaning our equipment. Spring season is over, so from Tuesday to May 29th, practices are non mandatory, but recommended for those who want to continue training for Summer and Fall competitions.

MJC Update: Week of 4/29/2018

Lake Shawnee Spring Classic Results

  • M1x (E. Moris): 2nd Place
  • W2x (M. Larkin): 1st Place
    • (C. Brandt): 7th Place
  • M2x (M. Pitts): 2nd Place
  • W4x (K. Brock): 2nd Place
  • M4x (W. Hummel): 3rd Place

Up Next: Central Youth Championships

Boathouse District, Oklahoma City, OK 73129

We’ll be up packing up the trailer at practice on Thursday. The Coaches and Coxswains Meeting is at 6:30PM Friday Evening. If you are able to make it to Oklahoma City by then, please do. Otherwise, let me know when you will be arriving so we can relay the relevant information. We’ll try to get our rigging done Friday evening so we don’t have to worry about it Saturday morning.

  • Event 4 M2- : M. Pitts, J. Brandt
  • Event 7 W2x: M. Larkin, K. Brock
  • Event 12 M4+: W. Hummel, M. Pitts, J. Brandt, S. West, C. Burpee
  • Event 13 W4x: M. Larkin, L. Baldwin, C. Brandt, K. Brock
  • Event 29 WN2x: C. Brandt, L. Maxwell
  • Event 40 MN2x: W. Hummel, S. West

This type of championship has multiple rounds and a progression pattern. Each event will run time trials on Saturday. The top 6 boats in each event will run Finals on Sunday; all other boats are eliminated. We won’t know if we have racing on Sunday until we get the results on Saturday. The 1st and 2nd place boats on Sunday in varsity (non-novice) events will get a bid to USRowing Youth National Championship in California.

Looking Ahead

  • June 8th to 10th: USRowing Youth National Championship at Lake Natoma, Rancho Cordova, CA
  • May 29th: Summer Seasons starts (itinerary coming soon)
  • June and July: Learn-To-Row summer camps and classes (more information)
  • Summer Development Rowing (more information)

Changes to practice

We will be unloading the trailer on Monday following Regionals during practice time. Rowers who qualify for Nationals will continue having practice. For all other, practice is optional for the rest of the spring season.

MJC Update: Week of 4/23/2018

Up Next: Lake Shawnee Spring Classic

This Saturday, April 28th at Lake Shawnee, Topeka. We’ll be packing up this Friday at practice. Coxswains meeting will be held at 7am, so please have rowers there prior to that. Immediately afterward, we will be rigging our boats. Our first event is at 8:50, although the schedule may change between now and then.

Looking Ahead

  • USRowing Central Youth Championships May 5th to 6th at the Boathouse District, Oklahoma City.
  • If we qualify, USRowing Youth National Championship, June 8th to 10th at Lake Natoma, Rancho Cordova, CA

MJC Update: Week of 4/15/2018

Prairie Sprints Cancelled

Conditions in Wichita turned out to be as cold as predicted. This morning’s wind chill was in the upper 20’s.

Up Next: Lake Shawnee Spring Classic

April 28th at Lake Shawnee, Topeka. We’ll be packing up the Friday before at practice. Rowers will need to be at the race site at 7am. We’ll have a more definite schedule when its closer.

Looking Ahead

USRowing Central Youth Championships May 5th to 6th at the Boathouse District, Oklahoma City.

Practice Information

This Friday, Taylor and I will be on our way to Illinois for a competition with the college team. Practice is cancelled.

MJC Update: Week of 4/8/2018

Up Next: Prairie Sprints

Postponed to this Sunday, April 15th at 899 South Wichita St, Wichita, KS. Please have the rowers there by 9am. We’ll be packing up the trailer on Friday at practice.

Looking Ahead

  • Lake Shawnee Spring Classic April 28th at Lake Shawnee, Topeka.
  • USRowing Central Youth Championships May 5th to 6th at the Boathouse District, Oklahoma City.

Practice Information

Reminder to have appropriate layers for both cold and hot weather. Athletic shoes should be brought to practice in case of land training.