Monday, October 7, 2013

Video Of The Week: UCSB Gauchos Rowing Recruitment 2013



The Gauchos have stepped up their game. The 2013 spring season was one for the record books at UCSB, winning the Cal Cup at San Diego Crew Classic, as well as an ACRA victory in the men's lightweight varsity four, while the women's varsity eight took second behind Grand Valley State at ACRAs. The above video is their 2013-2014 recruiting video, and clearly they've gone the extra mile here, too—nicely edited to match the soundtrack, and a variety of camera angles on the water, land training, and a whole montage of coxswain tosses. Hey, it was that kind of season.

Last year, we ran our first-ever RRecruiting Video Contest, and we counted down our top five entries en route to crowning an overall winner. While most varsity programs have year-round recruiting programs and a host of resources dedicated to that purpose, the club system renews its search for the next Seth Weil, or Amy Fuller Kearney (herself a former UCSB rower), or Bryan Volpenhein. Have you been putting together a rowing recruiting video this season? Ship it our way and you might just see it featured right here on RR.

Want to suggest the next 'Video Of The Week?' Shoot us an email at rowingrelated [at] gmail [dot] com, send us your suggestion via Twitter or get in touch via our Facebook or Google+ pages.

-RR

2 comments:

  1. Martina VickersOctober 14, 2013

    Shut the front door!!! That's the most inspiring video I have seen yet... I am priviledged to row with a fantastic group of men and women, 90% of us over 50, but showing the "youngins" that we have "old man/woman strength!! Sending this to all my team mates as we get ready for "The Hooch" in Tenn. 11/2!
    Thank You for the inspiration!
    Martina
    Space Coast Crew Adult team
    Indian Harbour Beach, Florida

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  2. rowingrelatedOctober 14, 2013

    Thanks Martina and very glad you enjoyed it! Good luck in Tennessee!

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