Drexel Rowing is Elevated By History, Tradition, and Passion


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Drexel Rowing Drexel Rowing is elevated by history, tradition, and passion.

The history and traditions surrounding the Drexel rowing program and the Bachelors Barge Club, Drexel’s house on the Boathouse Row, have proven to be more than enough to draw some of the best rowers to the Philadelphia school, writes James Biernat for The Triangle.

Drexel’s boathouse was built in 1893 and has come a long way from its early days as the first boathouse on the Schuylkill. Today, the Bachelors Barge Club is a social hub for members that features a spacious training room and numerous Erg machines that rowers can practice on.

Some of the new technologies available at the boathouse include a speaker system used by the coxswain to guide the boat’s progress following the coach’s advice.

The improvements have helped the program reach new heights.

Last year, the school wrapped up the season as the fourteenth boat nationwide. That is a big milestone for the current team which hopes to continue improving on that record. The goal is to become one of the top 10 programs in the nation.

“Our goal now is to take it to the next step,” said Head Coach Matt Weaver. “With the passion we have here, anything’s possible.”

Read more about the Drexel rowing program and the team’s passion for the sport in The Triangle.


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