Welcome to Westfield High School Crew

Westfield Crew is a co-ed club team out of Westfield High School in Chantilly, Virginia.  It is a self-funded Varsity sport.  Our dedicated team of rowers consists of eighty-one hundred male and female athletes from Freshman through Seniors.  We've had many of our rowers receive scholarships to row at the University level.

The crew season begins in January with the optional winter conditioning held at the Cub Run Rec Center.  In March, team practice begins at the in earnest at the Bull Run Marina on the Occoquan Reservoir.

The team competes in VASRA Regattas from March through May mostly at Sandy Run Marina (also on the Occoquan), and in other locations including the Potomac.

Westfield Crew is a competitive, inclusive, high school rowing program accessible to all students.   Participating promotes self confidence, academic excellence, team building, healthy living, and physical stamina in our student athletes.  If you are interested in Westfield Crew, we are interested in you!

The Realities of Rowing in Fairfax County Schools

Rowing is a great sport that welcomes all students who are willing to work hard.  Many rowers never touch an oar until they get to college and we are very fortunate to have a program at Westfield High School.

Although we have received support from the Westfield Athletic Boosters Club (WABC), we receive absolutely no funding from the state, county or school because we are sanctioned as a club sport, not a Virginia High School League (VHSL) sport.  We must raise every cent we spend for boats, oars, coaches, marina fees (including boat storage), entry fees, organizational dues, snacks, and more.  We keep our fees as low as we can, but we can only do that by extensive fund raising.   It is only with the support of past, present and future rowers and their families that we are able to sustain such a promising program.  

We hope that your child learns to love rowing as our children have.  It is a sport that requires true teamwork and builds lifelong friendships. It can open doors for your child and for you - welcome to Westfield Crew.


Recent Announcements

  • Volunteers Still Needed
    Volunteers are still needed to fill slots for the Police and Fire games 6/27-7/1. 

    Westfield athletic boosters generously gave Westfield Crew $4,600 to purchase launches this year. We owe them this time. Many of the team families have NOT met their volunteer requirements, a few hours here will help you meet them. 

    Also, from Lynn Hough:  Unfortunately, we did not have enough interest to use the Potomac Nationals Game as a fundraiser this summer.  The games are a lot of fun so I still recommend it as something inexpensive to do this summer.  I think the main issue was vacations so next spring I'll try to find a game prior to school getting out that would work better for everyone.
    Posted Jun 21, 2015, 10:07 PM by Kristen Wilkinson
  • Monday, June 15, Stone MS
    Monday, June 15, 8 am - 2:45 pm - Stone Middle School Recruitment
    We need as many rowers/coxswains that can attend to help with rower demos and recruitment during Stone MS PE classes. Seniors come in the morning while underclassmen have exams. Others come when you can. Your help will be needed after to help load ergs and bring them to the school for summer maintenance.
    Posted Jun 10, 2015, 1:03 PM by WCBC Webmaster
  • Sunday June 14 Picnic
    Sunday, June 14, 3 - 7 pm - End of Season Picnic and Awards
    Food donations and grills/grillers are still needed. Still need volunteer points....help grill! Please sign up. Also upon signing up to bring something (all who attend should volunteer to bring something) it will ask you to RSVP, this is the only way we will know how many to expect. You won't want to miss the coaches awards, and end of year video.
    Donations still being accepted for coach gifts. Bring envelope marked Coach Gift to the Crew mailbox of the Activities Office.


    Posted Jun 10, 2015, 1:02 PM by WCBC Webmaster
  • Tomorrow: Wednesday, June 10
    Crossfit Open House at Hammerdown Cross Fit
    14080E Sullyfield Circle, Chantilly, VA 20151
    Learn what Crossfit can do for you this summer to stay in shape for Crew. Bring your friends, open to anyone. Parents welcome to attend. This will be an informational session to learn about opportunities for the team to work out together in groups or at their own pace.


    Posted Jun 10, 2015, 1:02 PM by WCBC Webmaster
  • Board Mtg & Please Sign Up for Picnic
    June 4, Annual General Membership Meeting: Annual Meeting to be held Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in rooms A102/103 of Westfield High School. Elections for the 2015-2016 Crew Boosters Board will be held during that meeting. All parents are encouraged to attend to learn about the state of the club, and the future of the club and vote for the new board.

    June 14, 3 - 7 pm: End of Season Awards Picnic at Bull Run Park Shelter #1

    Join us to celebrate the end of the season and wish the seniors off to their next adventure. You won't want to miss this. It's always fun! All rowers will receive any earned certificates, letters, pins, and the coaches will announce the coaches awards. All families are expected to participate in donating food or paper products for the picnic. Helpers are needed for grilling (grills needed too) and set up and clean up. Please sign up here:
    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4baeab22a20-whs20152/

    Posted May 27, 2015, 6:27 PM by WCBC Webmaster
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