Hans Struzyna member of the 2016 US-Men 8+ at the Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro / Brazil
Matthew Lenhart moments after receiving the Bronze medal at 2015 World Championships in Aiguebelette / FRA
In 2000 the big rebuilding of CAL rowing started. The city of Oakland decided to rebuild the area around the old boathouse in Glascock Street.
After a long discussions with the University of California, the Gary Rogers Foundation and the city a plan was developed to move the boathouse 300m further south the street and build a new facility for the rowers of the university.
Two years later the Gary Rogers Training Center - hosting the boathouse of CAL and the new founded California Rowing Club - opened their gates for all the rowers who wanted to be part of CAL or the California Rowing Club - a USRowing Partner Club.
The California Rowing Club was founded in 2004. Besides its young age CRC can already look back to some impressive results. The first Head coach of CRC: Tim McLaren won several races at British Henley and also qualified the M2x to the Olympic Games 2008. Tim moved on to become the men's head Coach of USRowing from 2009 - 2012 and won in 2012 the Bronze medal in the M4- at the Olympic Games.
In 2009 Steve Gladstone became the second Head Coach of CRC but sadly stayed only for a few month. He continued his coaching career at Yale University.
In 2011 a new Head Coach has been named: Bernhard Stomporowski; his work resulted in winning the Grand Challenge Cup in 2012 at British Henley, the Silver medal at the 2013 World Championships with Kathleen Bertko and Kristin Hedstrom. Also members of CRC won the Bronze medal at the 2014 and 2015 World Championships with Kathleen Bertko and Matthew Lenhart.
In 2016 several former CRC members qualified themselves for the Rio Games. CRC congratulates all off them and specially Hans Struzyna how trained more then three years at CRC, represented CRC at several World Championships and now in Rio
The California Rowing Club is always looking for you. If you think you have the necessary requirements to become part of the CRC team ... either as a Legend, a donor or as a rower - please contact us