Novice Rowing

Culver Military Academy, Culver, Indiana, began its rowing team in 1921. The campus is located on Lake Maxinkuckee in north central Indiana. Culver Military Academy opened in 1894, and first opened a summer naval school in 1902. The summer program began with two fixed seat, ten-oared "man-o-war" cutters, and thus began Culver's relation with rowing. Since then Culver has built a long tradition of rowing within the Midwest and some trips to the east coast. Culver Girls Academy opened as a coordinate college preparatory school in 1971 and in 1978 joined the cadets of Culver Military Academy in rowing. The team represents Culver Academies, and was the site of the first Midwest Scholastic Regatta, in 1984.

The White-DeVries rowing center was completed in July 2012. Besides room for 40 shells of different categories, there are locker rooms, 2 exercise spaces (2000 sq ft and 2900 sq ft), along with a 16 station moving water tank. The Rowing Center is located on campus, situated on the north shore of Lake Maxinkuckee, the second largest natural lake in Indiana.

Culver has been successful regionally at the Midwest Scholastic Championship:

2016

Girls Team Points 20th (tie) Boys Team Points 9th
Varsity 8+ 7th in Grand Final Varsity 8+ 6th
Varsity 4+ 4th Varsity 4+ 3rd
2nd Varsity 4+ 4th 2nd Varsity 8+ Eliminated in Semi
Novice 8+ Eliminated in Semi 2nd Varsity 4+ 4th
    3rd Varsity 8+ Eliminated in Semi
    150# 4+ Eliminated in Semi
    Freshman 8+ 6th
    Novice 8+ 1st
    Novice 4+ 2nd
    Novice 150# 4+ Eliminated in Semi


2015

Girls Team Points 7th Boys Team Points 2nd
Varsity 4+ 4th Varsity 4+ 1st
Varsity 2- 2nd Varsity 1x 1st
2nd Varsity 4+ 1st 2nd Varsity 4+ 2nd
Junior 8+ 4th Junior 8+ 6th
Novice 8+ Eliminated in Semi Junior 4+ Eliminated in Semi
Novice 4+ Eliminated in Semi Freshman 8+ Eliminated in Semi
    Novice 8+ 1st
    Novice 4+ 2nd
    Novice 150# 4+ 1st

Culver has attended the scholastic national championship eight of the last ten years, with highlights being a 3rd place in the Mens single in 2007, a 6th place finish in the Mens varsity four in 2011, a 3rd place finish in the Mens varsity four in 2013 and 5th in the Petite Final in the Mens varsity four in 2015.  Culver has also raced as a finalist at the USRowing Youth National championship: 7th place in the 1998 Mens quadruple scull, 1st place in the Mens single in 2006 and 3rd place in the Mens single in 2016

We complete in both sculling and sweep rowing. We row in both the fall and spring seasons, with training opportunities available during the winter. The team size is approximately 40 in the fall and over 70 in the spring. Our competition schedule includes two head races in the fall and six sprint regattas in the spring. All travel and team expenses are covered by the school.

Athletes from the last five years are rowing in college at California-Berkeley, Yale, Navy, Wisconsin, Oklahoma City, Syracuse, Indiana, Notre Dame, Stetson, Southern Methodist, Marist and Loyola Marymount.

 

Schedule
Girls Roster

NAME SIDES ROWED GRADE YEARS ROWING HOMETOWN
Avery Bolden 9 Novice in 2016 Chicago, IL
Molly Kubaszyk Port 10 Novice in 2016 LaPorte, IN
Janelle Li   9 Novice in 2016 Saratoga, CA
Erin Postma 9 Novice in 2016 Crown Point, IN
Reilly Reinhold 10 Novice in 2016 Culver, IN
Isabel Rhinehart Coxswain 10 Novice in 2016 New Bremen, OH
Nicole Salazar Rodriguez 10 Novice in 2016 Acapulco, MEXICO
Caroline Sem 10 Novice in 2016 San Antonio, TX
Ashley Trube Coxswain 10 Novice in 2016 Kokomo, IN
Noemi Varakova Starboard 11 Novice in 2016 Stara Tuxa, SLOVAKIA
Yanfan (Vivian) Wang 9 Novice in 2016 Shanghai, CHINA
Boys Roster

NAMES SIDES ROWED GRADE YEARS ROWING HOMETOWN
Alexander Aliev   10 Novice in 2016 La Jolla, CA
Qixuan (Shawn) Cao   9 Novice in 2016 Beijing, CHINA
Pierce Ellert   10 Novice in 2016 Culver, IN
Yuchen (Bob) Fan   9 Novice in 2016 Shenzhen, CHINA
Kenny Gill   9 Novice in 2016 Tacoma, WA
Favor Ikpeama   9 Novice in 2016 Homewood, IL
Ryker Knight   10 Novice in 2016 Coronado, CA
Karl Kubica Coxswain 9 Novice in 2016 Northville, MI
Joseph Kuhl   9 Novice in 2016 Elmhurst, IL
William Kuhl   10 Novice in 2016 Elmhurst, IL
Yu (Andy) Pei   9 Novice in 2016 Shanghai, CHINA
Nicholas Springer   12 Novice in 2016 Weston, FL
Harrison Steck   10 Novice in 2016 Decatur, IL
Xingcheng (Bruce) Teng   9 Novice in 2016 Mangrove Bay City, CHINA
Ethan Tinsley   9 Novice in 2016 New Bremen, OH
Himanshu (Om) Umare   10 Novice in 2016 Ras Tanura, SAUDI ARABIA
Kaden Vacendak   10 Novice in 2016 Wasilla, AK
Tyler Voreis   9 Novice in 2016 Plymouth, IN
John Wakeland   9 Novice in 2016 Culver, IN
Xuanming (Tiger) Wan   11 Novice in 2016 Shenzhen, CHINA
Joseph Ward   9 Novice in 2016 Naperville, IL
Zhiyang (Jim) Xu   10 Novice in 2016 Shanghai, CHINA
Donghao (Sylvan) Yang   10 Novice in 2016 Shenzhen, CHINA