News & Announcements

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.


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


  • Peter Espenshade - bronze in the Men's Varsity Open
  • Sydney Howard - gold in the Women's Novice Lightweight
  • Léo Sifringer - silver in the Men's Novice Open
  • Vinay Mitta - silver in the Men's Novice Lightweight
  • Sandra Ho - silver in the Women's Novice Lightweight
  • Justine Olshan - bronze in the Women's Novice Lightweight
  • Justin Tunis - gold in the Coxswain 1k
  • Clubs

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