Great Bridge Crew is a program that offers students of Great Bridge High School year-round opportunities to train and compete in the sport of rowing. Through involvement in the team, members also learn personal responsibility, teamwork, and leadership skills that continue to pay dividends long after they graduate. While we are affiliated with Great Bridge High School, we are not funded by the school or Chesapeake Public Schools.
GBC is a perennial team-to-beat in the Eastern Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association by winning the Regional Championship Points Trophy 12 consecutive years from 2003 to 2014. GBC has had state champion crews in each of the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Associations Championship Regattas from 2007 through 2016. Two crews have earned silver medals at the prestigious Stotesbury Cup Regatta. Additionally two crews earned medals in the Scholastic Rowing Association’s Championships. Additionally GBC female rowers have earned scholarships to row at the University of Central Florida, Jacksonville University, Old Dominion University, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Miami, Indiana University, Oklahoma University, Wisconson University, and the University of Virginia.
The rowing year starts in late August with Novice and Varsity Training Camps that roll over into fall technique and aerobic training three days per week with participation in two or three regattas. Winter conditioning is five to six days of training per week with one or two competitions at the end of the season. Any rowers involved in VHSL sports in the fall &/or winter can arrange for alternate training expectations. The primary rowing season is during the spring when rowers are expected to commit to five days of training per week plus competitions most Saturdays from mid-March through May. The summer has a variety of optional rowing opportunities through camps locally or at colleges around the country.
Great Bridge Crew would like to say thank you to our sponsors. With their help we are able to shape young men and women into incredible athletes.
You must be a student at Great Bridge High School to join. Sign ups are done for upcoming freshmen at Great Bridge Middle School, current Great Bridge High School students can sign up in Coach Stambaugh’s classroom (room 719) before, after, or between classes.
Print out the following forms, and fill them out.
Great Bridge Crew Club
1245 Cedar Road, Ste G
Chesapeake, VA 23322-7141