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WRRA Coached Winter Erging

Keep in shape and learn valuable rowing techniques that will translate to better performance on the water.

This winter, WRRA is offering a once per week erging session with Coach Tony Fistek on Wednesday evenings. Coach Fistek will have a structured erg workout each week to help build endurance and work with participants on technique and form. 

Coached sessions with Coach Fistek will take place on Wednesday evenings, 6:00pm - 7:30pm; January 18 – March 29 (11 sessions). All rowers eligible for winter erging are invited to participate**

In addition, the master’s team welcomes any and all rowers for more informal erg sessions on Tues./Thurs. from 6:00pm-7:30pm. You can join in whatever crazy workout is on tap for the evening or feel free to do your own thing.

Drop in, hop on an erg, and get moving in these cold winter months!

**How do I know if I'm eligible? 

  • If you were a member of a rowing program in the summer or the fall only, you must pay the winter erging fee of $88 to be eligible for winter sessions.  To enroll in winter erging, please click this link.
  • If you were a member of a rowing program in both the summer and fall sessions, you are automatically eligible for winter erging and do not need to register.

Questions? Please contact the WRRA Coaching committee at


Winter Mini-Maintenance Saturdays

Kicking off this Saturday (December 3) and going through much of the winter (December 3, 10, 17; January 7, 14; February 4, 11), the WRRA Equipment Committee will be presenting Mini-Maintenance Saturdays at the Cleveland Rowing Foundation boathouse.

Open to all members, these hour and a half long repair sessions will be in-depth and focus on one boat at a time. The Equipment Committee members will work along side you, show you how to make the repairs, and answer your questions.

All sessions run 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. If interested in one or more of these sessions please sign up here: If you have any questions or inquiries, please contact the Equipment Committee at

Notice Of 2016 WRRA Annual Meeting

The ANNUAL MEETING of members of the Western Reserve Rowing Association will be held:

  • Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • 10:00 am - Noon
  • Flat Iron Café, 1114 Center Street in the Flats, Cleveland, Ohio

Save the date now and join us as we review the year and elect new Directors!

This meeting will bring you:

  • Update on WRRA programs
  • Recognition of WRRA Volunteers
  • Election of Directors
  • A chance to voice your goals and concerns for WRRA
  • Cleveland Rowing Foundation update
  • WRRA club gear for your holiday gift-giving (cash, check, and all major credit cards accepted).

SIX $25 Gift Certificates to the Flat Iron will be given to 6 WRRA members, chosen at random by raffle. You must be present to win.

IN ADDITION, two $25 Gift Certificates to the Flat Iron will be given to the SRL teams represented by the largest number of members wearing their 2016 SRL t-shirt. One will be given to the novice team and one to the experienced team with greatest number of members present in 2016 team t-shirts.

WRRA Election of Directors

Directors whose terms expire November 12, 2016:

  • Victoria Anders
  • Sally Fahrenholz
  • James Hailey (appointed in September to fill vacancy in term ending November 12)
  • Maurice Ruelens (Resignation; 1 year remaining in term)

2016 WRRA Nominees for 3 three-year terms and 1 one-year term as Director:

  • Victoria Anders
  • Janet Clark
  • James Hailey
  • Sam Liberman
  • Mark Silverstein
The election will be administered by the WRRA Secretary (Frank Campbell). Two additional people will independently count ballots at the annual meeting.

Candidate Statements can be seen here. Please read the candidate statements and give thoughtful consideration as to who will best fulfill the responsibilities and duties of the WRRA Board of Directors.

A ballot can be found here for those unable to attend the annual meeting of members. Please cast your vote for 4 candidates, sign and print your name and scan or photograph the ballot and return it to the following address by 6:00 PM Friday, November 11, 2016:
Thank you all. We look forward to seeing you Saturday, November 12.