News & Announcements

Official Start of Fall 2020 Season!

PITTSBURGH, PA (Monday October 5, 2020)-

We are excited to kick off rowing practice for the fall 2020 season. Practice will look a bit different this season with added safety protocols to protect against contracting Covid, but we're glad to get back on the water!

Quarantine Cup 2020

REMOTE (Spring-Summer 2020)-

With the racing season coming to an abrut end due to COVID-19, Tartan Crew competed against the University of Pittsburgh Rowing in the Quarantine Cup to stay active during quarantine. We ergged, biked, ran, swam, hiked, you know name it, in our competition to exercise the meters equivalent of traveling across the world. Though Pitt ultimately finished first, Tartan Crew logged an impressive 30,854,075 meters total!

Ergathon 2018

PITTSBURGH, PA (Friday, February 23rd, 2018)-

Carnegie Mellon University Rowing Club is hosting its first Ergathon. We will be collectively rowing one million meters to support UPMC Children's Hospital.

We are looking for pledges to support us in this endeavor! You can contribute HERE. Choose 'View All Funds', select 'Other', and indicate 'University Rowing Club' in the box. The funds will go to UPMC Children's Hospital.

The event will take place at Skibo Gymnasium on Saturday, February 24 at 6am. We'll be live-streaming the event if you would like to see us accomplish this feat. The feed can be accessed through Facebook @tartancrew. Updates will be posted on this page.

Erg Sprints 2018


We were excited to help set up for the Pittsburgh Indoor Erg Sprints with Three Rivers Rowing Association. This year's competition was held here at CMU. Great job to all who competed at the erg sprints, and congratulations to those who earned medals.


Pittsburgh Indoor Rowing Championship is sponsored by Concept2 CTS; 4th Largest Crash B Qualifier in the World!


  • Vinay Mitta - 3rd in Lightweight Open Men
  • Sandra Ho - 2nd in Lightweight Open Women
  • Kevin Bender - 1st in Open Novice Men
  • Erin Kavanagh - 2nd in Women's Adaptive
  • Gillian Nolan - 1st in Coxswain Women
  • Clubs

    Carnegie Mellon University, CrossFit Athletics, Duquesne University, Three Rivers Rowing Association, University of Pittsburgh, etc.

    Winter Training 2017-2018


    After finishing the last two races of the season at Head of the Charles and Head of the Occoquan, Tartan Crew is now ready for the 2017-2018 winter training. We had our first novice and varsity joint practice in the skibo gym on Saturday, November 13th.

    Scrimmage with Case Western Reserve University

    CLEVELAND, OH (Saturday, October 14, 2017) -

    Thank you to Case Western Reserve University Rowing for having us for a scrimmage today. We had some great racing on a great course!

    Head of The Ohio 2017

    ALLEGHENY RIVER, PITTSBURGH, PA (Saturday, September 9, 2017) -

    That’s another HOTO in the books. Great showing overall, coming away with six medals and several extremely close fourth places. Congrats to everyone who raced!

    Gold: LW1X, Alumni Mixed 8+

    Silver: WV4+

    Bronze: MV4+, M2- B, W2X

    Novices First Visit to the Boathouse

    300 WATERFRONT DR, PITTSBURGH, PA (Saturday, September 9, 2017) -

    Prospective rowers/coxswains of this year completed their first rundown to our boathouse from skibo gym (~3.8 miles) led by varsity members. Coaches and varsity showed them how to carry boats and oars. Most of the novices had their first time in a boat and felt the seats move on the slides; they learned some new terms about rowing as well.

    First Practice of the New Season

    SKIBO GYM, PITTSBURGH, PA (Tuesday, August 29, 2017) -

    CMU Rowing started off their first practice in the new erg room. The team completed their first 6k test and it looked like the whole team had put in great work over the summer for this new season! The returning varsity also welcomed five new members who had previous rowing experience to join them for this promising year; they were Jacob Fondriest (Class of 2021), Mabel Bartlett (Class of 2021), Sophie Breedlove (Class of 2021), Isabel Joyce (Class of 2021) and Brenda Mittelbuscher (Graduate Student).

    We reached our Crowdfunding goal!!!

    PITTSBURGH, PA (Sunday, March 5, 2017) -

    Due to amazing support from alumni, parents, fans, and current team members, we have reached our crowdfunding goal of $3500 in about a week! We would like to thank everyone who donated, you generosity is much appreciated!

    We raised the funds for our travels to ACRA Henley, which would be our championship race on 5/14-5/15 in Nashville, Tennessee. We have never competed at this race before and are excited to see how competitive we are against new schools! With the funds we also planned to purchase a tent with enclosures and our printed team name and crest. This tent would not only keep us dry during weekend-long races, but would also stand as a symbol for team pride! Check out the crowdfunding website HERE.

    2017 Pittsburgh Indoor Sprints

    PITTSBURGH, PA (Saturday, January 28, 2017) -

    CMU Rowing Club has finished the last event of the day. It's been a very successful competition with seven CMU rowers earning medals and several others with top five finishes. A successful day all around! Now it's back to winter training in preparation for a Camp Bob and the spring season.