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In This Catch: 
  • Battle of Vienna Erg-a-Thon!
  • Winter Break Practice Schedule
  • Nikky Hindle - Session #2 
  • Fundraising Notes
  • January Board Meeting
  • Shout Outs & High Fives

SAT. Dec 22 - Jan 6: Winter Break Practices
TUES. Jan 8, 5:30 - 6:30 pm: Nikky Hindle, Session #2 
SAT. Jan 12, 8-11 am: ERG-A-THON!
THURS. Jan 24, 7:15 - 9 pm: Winter Conditioning Pasta Party - Details coming in January


1st Annual Battle of Vienna!

January 12, 2019, 8 - 11 a.m.
James Madison High School Cafeteria

Oakton Crew and Madison Crew coaches have scheduled a team-wide indoor rowing challenge, and teammates can take pledges per meter to meet fundraising goals - over the break make sure to ask your family, friends, and neighbors to sponsor your efforts, and forms were distributed during practice last week.  Each rower will erg for 20 minutes, and the best team average wins friendly bragging rights until we host the competition next January.  Coxswains can compete in a 500 meter challenge, so everyone can participate.  

More information about the event, and additional sponsorship forms are available on our FUNDRAISING page, so check it out!


ALUMNI & ALUMNI PARENTS:  If you'd like to sponsor a rower, please contact that teammate, and if you'd like to sponsor Oakton Crew as a whole based on the team average, reply to this Catch and we'll get you signed up! 

Spectators are welcome so come on out!!!


SAT. DEC 22nd:  8 to 11 a.m.  ($1 team stickers will be for sale so bring cash if you're interested
DEC. 23 - JAN 1st: No Official Practice, check Slack for suggested workouts to stay in shape or for rest recommendations.
WED. JAN 2nd: 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
THURS. JAN 3rd: 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
SAT. JAN 5th:  8 - 11 a.m. 

Sports Nutritionist Nikky Hindle, RD, CPT
Second Session: TUES Jan. 8th, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

A big thanks to Nikky Hindle for coming to practice last week for a presentation on what to eat and when to eat it both for fueling efforts and for recovery from exercise.  The next session on Jan. 8th is open to parents, and will focus on meal planning for you and your athlete.  Location at OHS will be announced on Slack and Twitter, depending on the construction schedule.   

Ms. Hindle is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Personal Trainer, and if you believe you would benefit from one-on-one nutrition counseling, please contact her at
Nova Sports Nutrition.  

This season Oakton Crew is reaching out to businesses and corporations in Oakton, Vienna, and Fairfax for corporate sponsorships, both to promote awareness of our team and to expand options for local funding. 

For sponsorship information and donor levels, visit our revised FUNDRAISING page, and if you have a corporate lead or suggestion for outreach, please send the information to Fundraising VP Deborah Ginsburg: - Thanks!

OCCBC January Board Meeting
Oakton Cougar Crew Boosters Club
WEDNESDAY JAN 16th, 7 to 9 pm
Oakton Public Library, Enter through Side Door 

January's meeting will focus on gearing up for racing season, operations and logistics needs, hospitality planning, fundraising, and a mid-year budget recap. 
Parents and teammates are welcome and encouraged to attend monthly meetings of the Oakton Crew BoardPlease join us! 
"It was quite the specatcle" - Congrats to senior Michael Lee, whose U18 quad took 4th place at the 2018 USRowing Youth Regional Challenge in Sarasota, Florida, last weekend despite breaking an oar in the last 500 meters.  Michael has signed to row at Columbia University next fall, so double congrats are in order!

Teammates, we'd love to hear from you as collegiate offers continue to roll in - please send an email to with college announcements, or with anything else we should be shouting out and high fiving!

ALUMNI - Send us a photo of you rowing at college, and we'll get you on the website! Check out our ALUMNI PAGE here!


ON TO 2019!!!!!

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