Welcome to the online home of Methuen Crew, the scholastic rowing team for Methuen High School, Marsh, Timony, Tenney, and CGS Grammar Schools. To sign up for team updates, email Program Coordinator Travis Gardner.

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About Methuen Crew

Methuen Public Schools and Essex Rowing Club, Inc. teamed up in the Spring of 2013 to form Methuen Crew, a scholastic rowing and sculling team for students of the Methuen Public Schools. Beginning in the Spring of 2018, that relationship has been formalized with Crew being fulling integrated into the athletic offerings of the High School. Participation is also open to high performing 7th and 8th grade athletes.

Methuen Crew returns to the water in March for the 2018 Spring Season. Regular season practices will begin March 19 with a pre-season option for returning rowers to start March 5. New athletes interested in joining the team should contact the Program Coordinator for information about registering. Participation is open to atheltes grades 7 though 12, with athletes training 5-6 days/week to compete against other club and scholastic programs throughout Massachusetts and the Northeast United States.

There is no fee to participate though competitive team members are responsible for their own racing expenses. All athletes are also expected to participate in team fundraising events.

Important Dates

Important dates are listed below. Look below the break for the Spring 2018 regatta schedule.

  • Varsity Pre-Season Begins, March 5
  • Varsity Season Begins, March 19
  • Novice Season Begins (new rowers), March 19
  • Letter Writing Campaign Fundraiser, April 11 (tentative)
  • HOME vs Hollis Brookline, April 7
  • HOME vs Lowell, April 15
  • HOME vs Londonderry/Pinkerton, April 28
  • HOME vs Souhegan, April 29
  • HOME vs Haverhill, May 2
  • At LOWELL for Novice Challenge, May 5
  • At HOME for Essex Invitational, May 12
  • At LOWELL for USRowing Northeast Junior District Championship, May 19&20
  • At HARVARD for Bare Hill Regatta, May 19
  • HOME for Methuen Grammar School Championship Regatta, May 26
  • At LOWELL for Massachusetts Public School Rowing Association Championship Regatta, May 27
  • Last day of Spring practice (high school), May 28
  • Last day of Spring practice (grammar school), June 1
  • HOME for Methuen Grammar School Invitational Regatta, June 2

Sign Up

To sign up for team updates, email Program Coordinator Travis Gardner.

Regular updates with important team information will be sent to the email list. You should also contact Coach Gardner for details on how to register.

Team Updates

March 7, 2018

New Rower Meetings To Be Rescheduled to March 12

In consideration of potentially dangerous driving conditions this evening we have rescheduled the meetings for new rowers and parents to Monday, March 12. There will be a meeting after school as well as a second at 7:30 pm for any athletes that could not stay after school or for parents that would like to meet the coach and learn more about the team. The after school meeting will be held in the cafeteria and the evening meeting will be held at our training facility that is located at 5 Branch Street in Methuen.

February 27, 2018

New Rower Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday March 7

Sign ups for new rowers will be on Wednesday March 7. An information table will be setup during lunches that day for anyone looking to meet the coaches and ask questions. Detailed information about practice and sign-ups will be available after school that same day. There will be third meeting on campus in the evening for any athlete unable to make the after school meeting or for parents that want to talk to the coaches. Both meetings will be in the cafeteria and the evening meeting will be held at 7 PM.

February 13, 2018

Spring Pracitce Times

Novice (early season)
3:00-4:15 PM weekdays at 5 Branch Street

Novice (on the water)
3:00-5:00 PM weekdays at 656 Lowell Street

Varsity (early season)
5:15-7:15 PM weekdays at 5 Branch Street
8:00-9:30 AM Saturdays at Brooks School (GIRLS)
9:30-11:00 AM Saturdays at Brooks School (BOYS)

Varsity (on the water)
5:15-7:15 PM weekdays at 656 Lowell Street
8:00-10:00 AM Saturdays at 656 Lowell Street

Practice will move from the early season schedule to the on the water schedule when the weather permits.

February 8, 2018

Register for Spring 2018

All returning athletes may register for the Spring 2018 season at the pre-season informational meeting or by emailing Coach Gardner at info@methuencrew.org. Details for new athlete registrations will be announced at school and online here in late February. If you want to be included on all team communications you can email Coach Gardner at info@methuencrew.org.

November 17, 2017

Julia Carter signs with D1 UMass Amherst Women's Rowing

Senior Julia Carter signed her Letter of Intent today with the D1 Women's Rowing program at the UMass Amherst. Congratulations Julia!

May 29, 2017

Middle School Crew Extends Undefeated Streak at MPSRA to 3 Years

Congratulations to our grammar school boys who charged through the field of the Middle School Coxed 4x/+ in the final meters to take first from Bromfield by 0.008 seconds! Check out the link for the photo finish 2017 MPSRA Boys Middle School 4x/+. Their effort means that Methuen Crew has never lost a gammar school event at the Massachusetts Public Schools Rowing Association Chmpionship in our three year history!

March 13, 2017

Back in Action

The spring season is in full swing for Methuen Crew as our grammar school and first year high school athletes join the already in progress training of the varsity teams. We will continue to accept new high school athletes through the next two weeks so please reach out for information on how to sign up if you are interested. To do so email Coach Gardner info@methuencrew.org.

January 3, 2017

Recruiting Underway for Spring Season

Our in-school recruiting efforts kicked off today as we begin preparations for the Spring 2017 season. Registration will open shortly. Email Coach Gardner info@methuencrew.org for to ensure you are on our distribution list if you are not already.

November 9, 2017

Hannah Faretra signs with Division 1 University of Rhode Island

Senior Hannah Faretra signed her Letter of Intent today with the D1 Women's Rowing program at the University of Rhode Island. Congratulations Hannah!

Competition Schedule

Regatta dates are listed below. Athletes are responsible for their own transportation to competitions. Race schedules are generally not available until 24-48 hours before an event, and will be forwarded to the team at that time. Atheltes should be prepared to race at any time during the days listed. Unless noted otherwise, races are for the high school team.

April 7, vs Hollis Brookline - Methuen, MA

April 15, vs Lowell - Methuen, MA

TBD, vs Souhegan - Methuen, MA

April 28, vs Londonderry/Pinkerton - Methuen, MA

May 2, vs Haverhill - Methuen, MA

May 5, Novice Challenge, - Lowell, MA (freshman and novice race)

May 12, Essex Invitational - Methuen, MA

May 19 & 20, USRowing Northeast Junior District Championship - Lowell, MA

May 19, Bare Hill Regatta - Harvard, MA (grammar school race)

May 26, Grammar School Championship - Methuen, MA (grammar school race)

May 27, Massachusetts Public School Rowing Association Championship - Lowell, MA

June 2, Grammar School Invitational - Methuen, MA (grammar school race)

Our Mission

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Methuen Crew is committed to serving the student-athletes of the Methuen Public Schools in their pursuit of personal and athletic success. By providing superior coaching, equipment, and facilities we seek to enable all participants with the resources they need to achieve their full potential within the sport. Above all else we are committed to ensuring the character of Methuen Crew reflects the values of excellence, integrity, respect, commitment, leadership, and teamwork.