UMass Lowell Rowing is a varsity Club Sport open to men and women, recruiting high school rowers and walk-on athletes alike. The team trains at the UMass Lowell Boathouse, 500 Pawtucket Blvd. Lowell, MA and represents UMass Lowell at races across the Northeast.
November 4, 2017 will be the Rowing Team's first annual Erg-a-thon. The proceeds will be split between the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell and the Spring Break Training trip. Rowers will row for twelve hours STRAIGHT on the CRC turf. For more information and to donate, please visit: www.rallyme.com/rallies/10066!
The UMass Lowell Rowing Team trains six days a week out of the UMass Lowell Bellegarde Boathouse, located on the Merrimack River at 500 Pawtucket Blvd. Lowell, MA. UMass Lowell competes at regattas such as Head of the Charles, the New England Rowing Championships and the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia, PA.
Many members of the team are walk-ons and had never rowed before attending UMass Lowell. Those in their first year of the sport are placed in the category of "Novice" and only race with and against other novice rowers. Generally, rowers are tall with a background in cardio-based sports. We are actively seeking athletes who are 6'2"+ for men, and 5'8"+ for women. We also recruit those who are shorter but fit enough to make up the difference.
UML Rowing is also seeking those for the position of coxswain, which is the person who steers a boat and directs the rowers. Coxswains are on the smaller side (110 lbs for women, 120 lbs for men) and possess strong leadership qualities. Those who are interested in becoming a coxswain must be able to follow directions closely and make decisions quickly.
All interested candidates should email the UMass Lowell Head Rowing Coach, Christopher_Pucella@uml.edu. No experience necessary.
If you are a high school rower or coxswain who is interested in rowing for UMass Lowell, please fill out the athlete information form (pdf) and submit it by email to Christopher_Pucella@uml.edu or complete, print, and send it to: Christopher Pucella, 322 Aiken Street, Lowell MA 01854. ATTN: Rowing.