Tennessee Crew is the coed competitive rowing club for the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Established in 1972, Tennessee Crew is not only one of the oldest club sports at the University of Tennessee, but also one of the oldest collegiate rowing programs in the Southeast.
Tennessee Crew offers both students and faculty of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville the opportunity to participate in one of the oldest, most challenging, and most rewarding intercollegiate sports in the United States. A team sport, rowing demands team work, physical endurance, and a competitive spirit.
Like many other rowing programs, Tennessee Crew is not a varsity sport, which allows for a competitive team without the demands of a varsity program. As an organization, the team is both an opportunity to achieve a high level of athleticism and develop a social group of friends that will last throughout college and life.
Tennessee Crew has worked closely with Knoxville Rowing Association (KRA), since its inception in 1975. Currently, Tennessee Crew and KRA share a boat fence, at the Governor Ned McWherter Riverside Landing.
Over the years, the club team has had many successes. In more recent history the Men's Varsity 8+ took gold in the Men's Club 8+ category at the 2008 Head of the Hooch, one of the largest head races in the United States. Then in 2010, the Men's Novice 4+ took 3rd in the Men's Club Collegiate 4+ at the Hooch.Tennessee Crew has also sent several boat to the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where the team took to the Schuylkill River and competed against some of the US's best collegiate club teams. During the Fall 2014 season, UT Crew saw one of it's most successful seasons to date, medaling at every regatta attended, coming in first place in 6 events, and winning silver in 3. The men's varsity 4+ also won first place at the Masters National Head Race in Augusta, Georgia, becoming the top masters boat in the country.
As a club, Tennessee Crew depends upon its members and its alumni, parents, and sponsors. From coaching, equipment, and finances, the club is self sustained. If you are interested in joining the Tennessee Crew team, either as a member, coach, alumni, or sponsor, please follow the appropriate link to find how you can become part of one of Tennessee's oldest traditions!