CREW CHRISTENS SHELLS AND ALUMNI ROW
5/18/2018 - This past Friday, the crew christened two racing eight-man shells into Minnesota's fleet and took both out for their first official row on the Mississippi. The additions were named after Dr. Art Erdman, a former rowing coach that was an essential part of building the beautiful Minnesota boathouse, and Tom Altenhofen, a former coach that helped make Minnesota Men's Rowing into the dominant force as it stands today.
“Perhaps the seeds of redemption lay not just in perseverance, hard work, and rugged individualism. Perhaps they lay in something more fundamental—the simple notion of everyone pitching in and pulling together.”
― Daniel James Brown, The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
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