Central Catholic Crew is a competitive presence on the national and regional rowing scenes, with two national titles as well as ten Midwest Scholastic Championships. Crew offers fall and spring seasons for freshmen, junior varsity, and varsity athletes.
Athletes do not need prior rowing experience to join.
Central Catholic Crew offers boys life-changing experiences and a supportive community as they become young men. Rowing uniquely promotes teamwork and self-discipline by cultivating the athlete’s capacity to give his all in the pursuit of a common end.
Our structured approach and experienced staff give our athletes the ability to perform at their best in any set of circumstances. It is our mission to form men of faith, scholarship, and service through helping boys to become champions on and off the water.
Athletes do not need prior rowing experience to join; most Central oarsmen have never rowed before high school, with numerous successful rowers joining after their freshman year. Many Central oarsmen have been recruited to row at top D1 programs, including Harvard, Princeton, Cornell, Penn and the University of Washington. We have also contributed athletes to the United States U19, U23, and Senior national teams, and we have had two alumni row for the United States at the Olympics.
Midwest Scholastic Champions
1st Varsity 8: 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2021
2nd Varsity 8: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2021
3rd Varsity 8: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2021
1st Freshman 8: 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018
4th Varsity 8: 2012
Men's Team Points: 2014
USRowing Youth National Championships
Youth 8+ Grand Final Appearances 2013, 2014
Interested in joining Central Catholic Crew?
Our primary racing season is the spring. We use the fall to teach the stroke and build fitness. We offer winter conditioning for boys who are not playing a winter sport for Central Catholic. In the spring we practice Monday through Friday immediately after school.
For more information, please contact Recruiting.CCHS.Crew@gmail.com
Practice Location: Central Diesel Power Company boathouse
Upcoming Crew Meets
Mr. Jay Hammond, Hon. '12
- Nick Fratto, '17Varsity Coach
- Matt Houston, '21Varsity Coach
- Ben Nicklow, '04Varsity Coach
- James BernardVarsity Coach
- Doug NuryHead Freshman Coach
- Amy WienandFreshman Coach
CCHS Crew Website
Learn more about Central Catholic Crew on their website.