During our our spring break training trip in Lake Lure, North Carolina, The Ohio State University began taking measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Although Ohio State Crew was fortunate to enjoy the rest of the week, we quickly gained much responsibility in keeping our community safe.
We announce with a heavy hearts that Ohio State Crew will be cancelling our 2020 spring season. This is due to a number of factors outlined in a letter from our Director of Rowing, Andy Wimmer, included below.
However, please stay tuned to our website and social media sites for a celebration of our incredible time on spring break and our seniors who have given so much to this team! We are always Ohio State Crew first and we will persevere through these unprecedented times. Stay safe, healthy, and as always, Go Buckeyes.
LETTER FROM ANDY WIMMER, DIRECTOR OF ROWING OF OHIO STATE CREW
Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
I want to thank all of you for your patience during these unprecedented times. The significance and risk of the COVID-19 virus continues to dominate our social consciousness, and we have taken this to heart with the following news:
In following the lead of The Ohio State University Athletic Department, Ohio State Crew is cancelling the 2020 spring season.
While some of the sanctioning bodies that we work with have not made definitive decisions as to the opportunity for us to participate in regional competitions, it is clear that cancelling the season is the best way to ensure the safety of our community. It is the only decision that supports the strategies in place by state and federal governments to limit the spread of this virus.
I would like to thank you all for your dedication to OSU Crew over the past year. We were working every day to build something special which was evident at our spring break trip. We will get through this together and come together as a stronger group as a result.
I would like to also acknowledge our two seniors, Nora Boyle and Mary Honaker, for completing a career at OSU Crew. They have seen the team through lots of change and were sure to see some tremendous success with the Varsity Women’s squad this spring. Thank you for all of your dedication and leadership. We will find a way to complete your senior blade ceremony and give you the send off you deserve.
Until then, we are still a community, here to support and assist each other. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help each other.
Director of Rowing
Men’s Head Coach
The Ohio State University Crew Club