Experience

Varsity 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:

2017

Girls Team Points 19th Boys Team Points 22nd
Varsity 8+ 6th Varsity 8+ 6th in Petite Final (12th)
Varsity 4+ 4th Varsity 4+ 5th
2nd Varsity 8+ Eliminated in Semi 2nd Varsity 8+ Eliminated in Semi
2nd Varsity 4+ Eliminated in Semi 2nd Varsity 4+ 5th
3rd Varsity 8+ Eliminated in Semi Freshman 8+ 6th
Junior 8+ 14th, Eliminated in Head Race Novice 8+ 6th
Novice 8+ 4th Novice 4+ 4th

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

Culver has attended the scholastic national championship nine of the last eleven 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, a 5th in the Petite Final in the Mens varsity four in 2015 and a 5th in the Petite Final in the Womens varsity four in 2017.  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, 10th place in the Mens single in 2015 and 3rd place in the Mens single in 2016.  Joe Sterner (CMA 2016) raced a as member of the US Junior Team at the 2015 Junior Worlds (3rd in C Final of 2x).

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.

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Girls Roster

2017-18

Varsity 

Name Sides Rowed Grade Years Rowing Hometown
Izzie Boyle Coxswain 11 3 Waterloo, IL
Aliyah Elfar Starboard 10 2 Newburgh, IN
Grace Frank Starboard 10 2 Bloomington, IL
Kristen Gram Port 10 2 Decatur, IL
Sierra Grant Port 10 2 Ft. Wayne, IN
Hali Hanley Starboard 12 2 (Captain) Culver, in
Sydney Herczeg Port 11 2 South Bend, IN
Molly Kubaszyk Port 12 3 (Captain) LaPorte, IN
Kaitlyn Leeper Port 11 3 Carmel, IN
Janelle Li Starboard 11 3 Saratoga, CA
Gigi Maroney Port 10 2 New Buffalo, MI
Grace Murphy Coxswain 10 2 Dahahran, SAUDI ARABIA
Dana Nzerem Starboard 10 2 Fishers, IN
Charlotte Quist Starboard 10 2 Chicago, IL

Novice

Name Sides Rowed Grade Years Rowing Hometown
Frances Derrick Port 10 Novice in 2018 Decatur, IL
Delaney Elsner Port 9 Novice in 2018 Kalamazoo, MI
Grace Farrall Starboard 11 Novice in 2018 Valparaiso, IN
Pearce Murphy Port 10 Novice in 2018 Plainfield, IL
Isabel Ralphs Starboard PG Novice in 2018 Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM
Allison Suttle Starboard 10 Novice in 2018 Potomac, MD
Katherine Vickers Starboard 10 Novice in 2018 Temple Terrace, FL

Boys Roster

2017-18

Varsity

Name Sides Rowed Grade Years Rowing Hometown
Nathan Cesarski Starboard 11 Novice in 2018 Columbus, IN
Jiaxuan (Tiger) Cheng Port 11 2 Beijing, CHINA
Roger Chenn Starboard 10 2 Los Gatos, CA
Alexander Coleman Coxswain 11 3 Midland, MI
Andrew Crowell Coxswain, Port 12 3 Elkhart, IN
George DeVries Starboard 12 3 Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Phearom Duong Scull 11 2 Siem Reap, CAMBODIA
Sam Durkin Starboard 10 2 Elmhurst, IL
Maximo Gallardo Starboard 10 2 Beverly Hills, CA
William Hong   10 2 Niles, IL
Joey Hutchison Starboard 12 3 Bloomfield Hills, MI
Brendan Jarmusz Coxswain 9 Novice in 2018 Winnetka, IL
Charlie Jones Port 10 2 Bloomington, IN
William Kuhl Starboard 12 2 Elmhurst, IL
Dylan Lewandowski Port, Scull 12 3 Knox, IN
Jacob Page Starboard 10 2 Granger, IN
Alejandro Septien Scull 10 2 Mexico City, MEXICO
Corbin Steck Port 10 2 Decatur, IL
Harrison Steck Port 12 3 Decatur, IL
Jack Vermeulen Scull 11 2 Winnetka, IL
John Wakeland Scull 11 3 Culver, IN
Jingxing (James) Wang   11 2 Hangzhou, CHINA
Joseph Ward Starboard 11 3 Naperville, IL
Shaopeng (Justin) Zeng Port 10 2 Palo Alto, CA
Xucong(Charlie) Zhu Starboard 10 2 Ningbo, CHINA

Novice

Name Sides Rowed Grade Years Rowing Hometown
Peter Alfaro Coxswain 9 Novice in 2018 Mars, PA
Graham Barger Starboard 9 Novice in 2018 Plymouth, IN
Evan Bowser Port 9 Novice in 2018 Carmel, IN
Benjamin Brummell Port 10 Novice in 2018 South Bend, IN
Eric Concannon Starboard 10 Novice in 2018 Longwood, FL
Jason Dilena Starboard 10 Novice in 2018 Tiburon, CA
Ethan Elsaden Port 10 Novice in 2018 Winnetka, IL
Diego Gordon Port 10 Novice in 2018 Ukiah, CA
Jeffrey (Jed) Henderson Starboard 10 Novice in 2018 River Forest, IL
Charles Kahe Port 9 Novice in 2018 Bloomington, IN
Savas Koutsoras Starboard 10 Novice in 2018 Culver, IN
Karl Kubica   11 Novice in 2018 Northville, MI
Carson Meiser Port 10 Novice in 2018 South Bend, IN
Drake Parker Starboard 9 Novice in 2018 Inman, SC
Manuel Rodriguez-Rubio Port 9 Novice in 2018 Mexico City, MEXICO
Jackson Rogers Starboard 10 Novice in 2018 Chicago, IL
Francisco Septien Port 9 Novice in 2018 Mexico City, MEXICO
Henry Stewart Port 11 Novice in 2018 Indianapolis, IN
Noah Tan Coxswain 9 Novice in 2018 Stevensville, MI
William Wei   9 Novice in 2018 San Jose, CA
John (Jack) Wilkins Starboard 10 Novice in 2018 Clayton, MO
Yulun (Aaron) Wu Starboard 11 Novice in 2018 Lake Forest, IL
Yizhou (Jack) Zhang   10 Novice in 2018 Chengdu, CHINA

 

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Coaching Staff

Guy Weaser
Head Coach
guy.weaser@culver.org

Nathan Walker
Associate Head Coach

Laura Weaser
Assistant Coach

Molly Lyons
Assistant Coach