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Meet the Executive Officers
President: David Osborne | firstname.lastname@example.org
Major: Biomechanical Engineering and Pre-medical Studies
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Years Rowing: 2
“Joining the rowing club has been the best decision I have
made in college hands down. From the friends I’ve made and the sport that has
become an addiction I have learned more than can be put into words. The time I
have spent with MURC has reshaped the way I carry myself both on and off the
water and molded me into a person that I am proud to be. On top of developing
character, rowing is probably the most physically demanding sport I have ever
done and has challenged me to pursue personal fitness goals. In all, MURC and
rowing has given me a family within which I can develop myself both mentally
and physically while enjoying every single second of it. My hope is that
everyone has the opportunity to experience this at some point in their lives.”
Vice President: Erin McGovern | email@example.com
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Years Rowing: 3
Years Coxing: 1
“Of all the sports I’ve ever participated in, I’ve never experienced anything like the sense of competition and companionship that I’ve found in rowing. It has redefined for me what it means to be an athlete; not only do you learn more about the sport every day, but you learn more about who you are as a person and your ability to push yourself to succeed. MURC has taught me a new kind of personal discipline and given me a family that has already changed my college experience.”
Captain: Brandon "Bubba" Rosborough | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hometown: Concord (Mentor), Ohio
"Having never rowed before college, I thought that trying out for Miami's crew team would be a fun thing to do since I had the time. I didn’t think I’d make the team, let alone could have anticipated how attached I would become to the sport. Since my first day on the water, rowing has become an addiction. It has shown me more than any other sport the importance of teamwork, the incredible reward of hard work and patience, and the unmatched feeling of camaraderie. The men and women of MURC are just as much my teammates as they are my friends and family."
Women's Captain: Maddie Spurlock | Spurlomc@miamioh.edu
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
able to row for Miami has been a dream come true. Growing up, I always
wanted to try rowing, but never had the opportunity. This team embraced me
despite the fact I didn't know how to row and taught me everything I needed to
succeed. Rowing has provided the mental and physical challenge that I think
every college student needs to balance out classwork, not to mention the
opportunity to travel, compete, represent Miami, and be a part of an amazing.
I’m so grateful I get to be a part of giving that experience to other people.”
Treasurer: Sawyer Smith | email@example.com
Hometown: Granville, OH
Years rowing: 2
“I joined rowing after hearing about it through a friend, and
little did I know it would become the best part of my time here at Miami.
Countless 6ams, erg pieces, and technique days are tough, but the friends I
have made on this team get me through every practice. There’s nothing like
having eight other girls in a boat share the moment of crossing the finish line
after a race; an unforgettable experience I will always cherish.”
Meet the Chair Heads
Fundraising Chair: Tori Lineweaver | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hometown:Broadview Heights, OH
Years Rowing: 1
"I joined MURC having never rowed in my life, and have found more in the club than I could have ever imagined. Not only did I find a sport I love, I have made friends with incredible people of all age levels that have helped to make Oxford my "home away from home." I am eager to be as involved as possible in the team as I am the internal fundraising chair and am striving to raise tons of money for our club so that we can buy new equipment & fix old equipment. My favorite memory from rowing was definitely the Head of the Hooch regatta in Chattanooga, Tennessee."
External Fundraising Chair: Grant Crawford
Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN
Years Rowing: 2
“Rowing is more than just a sport and I should know I’ve tried them all from tennis to bowling and none of them have given me the experience that rowing has. The sense of accomplishment and camaraderie after finishing a race is unparalleled. And the caliber of people on the team is among the highest I have found at Miami. These people are not only my teammates but my best friends I would recommend this team to anyone and everyone.”
Spring Equipment Chair: Zachery Wiese | email@example.com
Major: Economics & Business Legal Studies
Hometown: Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
Years Rowing: 8
"I still remember my first day rowing as if it were
yesterday. I was terrified of the boat flipping and that I was going to get
impaled by an oar. Since then I have moved on to absolutely love the sport, every
practice is a lesson on how far I can push myself."
Fall Equipment Chair: Trevor Holm | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hometown: Concord (Mentor), Ohio
Years Rowing: 3
“I came into college at Miami University with
zero rowing experience and only a faint idea of what the sport was as a whole.
Fast forward two years, and rowing is absolutely the most important thing in my
life. Nothing to me is more amazing than the motivation to succeed and push
yourself that rowing grants you. And even more so than rowing, MURC is the most
important thing in my life. Since joining the team, I have met so many of my
now closest friends, and I have created some of my most treasured memories
here. MURC means everything to me, this is my family.”
Safety Chair: John Misey |
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
"Having rowed since Freshman year of High School, I already knew I was going to join the Rowing team when I came to Miami. That said, rowing here has become an incredible experience. Being on a team committed to each other's success, focused on the water, and willing to put in the work to be competitive is an uplifting experience. The support I've received from team members in my own individual rowing pursuit of going to U23 World Rowing Championships eventually has been astounding. Consequently, this team has become my second family, a place where I'll spend time and make experiences I'll never forget."
Publicity Chair: Will Loxterkamp| email@example.com
I joined MURC spring of my freshman year having never seen a racing shell before. My primary reasons for joining were to meet new friends and also to get in better shape. It turns out I'm now in the best shape of my life and have a group of lifelong friends I can always count on because of this decision. I think MU Rowing is a unique organization where we all become good friends through seeing each other daily at practice, but also through travelling several times per semester. It's a great way to break up a typical weekend in Oxford and to enhance your college experience.
Spring Regatta Chair: Matt Dunn | firstname.lastname@example.org
Major: Software Engineering
Hometown: Littleton, CO
Years Rowing: 2
I am from Littleton, Colorado and am a Freshman majoring in Software Engineering here at Miami. I have been rowing for 2 years and have learned so much from the sport. Joining MURC was easily one of the best decisions I made when coming to college. Coming from out of state I was worried about meeting new people and new friends but rowing made that part of the college transition easy. The sport has helped me keep in physical shape and has taught me how to manage my time well. One of the best part of my days is when I get to escape from my school work and practice with my boat. MURC has been a great experience for me so far and I’m looking forward to all the great memories I will make in the future.
Chair: Ronan Driscoll | email@example.com
Major: Engineering Management
Hometown: Madison, WI
Years Rowing: 4
I picked up rowing my sophomore year of High School after
trying out a few other sports. I rowed lightweight in high school and go to
experience regattas like the Head of the Charles and the US Rowing Youth
Nationals. After committed to Miami, I looked into rowing here. I tried out and
joined the Miami University Rowing Club my first semester here, and it was the
best decision I’ve made so far. All my closest friends I met through MURC, and
I’ve had some amazing experiences. I plan to continue rowing the rest of my
time here at Miami.
Secretary: Sophie Fitzhugh | firstname.lastname@example.org
"I joined rowing as a way to meet new people and get some exercise at the same time. I never knew that I would end up meeting some of my best friends and becoming part of the family that is MURC. This team has given me the opportunity to experience a sport I was not at all familiar with, travel to parts of the country I had never seen, and meet people who I will be friends with for years to come. Rowing has taught me a lot about teamwork, communication, and commitment that I wouldn't have been able to learn anywhere else. Any time spent on the lake with the team is time well spent."
Head Coxswain: Alex Barr | email@example.com
Shaker Heights, OH
"MURC has provided me with one of the best experiences of my life. I joined the team as a coxswain the first semester my freshman year and have returned every semester since. I had no idea what a coxswain was when I joined, yet the team has helped build me into the best coxswain I could be. This organization has taught me how to be a leader, exposed me to so many types of interesting people, and provided me with lifelong friendships."
Activities Chair: Samantha Long | firstname.lastname@example.org
Major: Sports Management
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Years Rowing: 3
"I am a junior, sports management major from Salt Lake City, Utah. I picked up rowing when I came to college, I was very active in high school and was looking for a way to continue to fuel that passion. I spent one year coxing and the past two rowing for MURC. I also enjoying riding horses and outdoor actives in Utah such as hiking and skiing. My favorite parts about rowing are getting to be outside, having my a little escape from campus, and spending time with my friends on and off the water. "