About UDMC

The University of Delaware Men’s Crew Team is a Club Rowing program that represents the University of Delaware in the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges as well as the American Collegiate Rowing Association. Under the direction of head coaches Chuck Crawford and Joe Kleiman and with the assistance of freshmen coaches Phil Kleiman, Russell Garrett and Dan Salerno, UDMC operates similar to elite varsity rowing programs, club in name alone. This nationally ranked program offers its athletes opportunities for competition throughout the fall and spring seasons including Head of the Charles Regatta, Dad Vail Regatta, ACRA Championship, and the potential to compete in the Henley Royal Regatta.

Potential Athletes,

If you are a high school rower or coxswain and would like to find out more information on how you could row or cox for Delaware, fill out our recruitment form by clicking the recruiting tab or contact the recruiting officer at recruit@delawarecrew.com.


As a UDMC parent your support is greatly valued. For information on how you can participate in stocking the food tent for our athletes and guests at races, please contact senior parent Mary LaChant at lachant-mary@CooperHealth.edu

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Coach Chuck Crawford Named USRowing’s Collegiate Coach of the Year

Delaware Men’s Crew Head Coach Chuck Crawford was nominated for the “Collegiate Coach of the Year” title in the 2015 USRowing Fan’s Choice awards.  Crawford was one of five nominees.  Cornell’s Chris Kerber, Virginia Commonwealth University’s Yuriy Levitskiy, Bates College’s Peter Steenstra, and Ohio State University’s Andy Teitelbaum were among the other nominees. Crawford finished first in the …

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Heavyweights Make History at the Head of the Charles

This past weekend, the University of Delaware traveled to Boston to compete in the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta—the premier fall head race. Sending 5 boats total to compete, the team was set on improving from last years race where the Heavyweight 1v finished 5th and the Lightweight 1v 4th. The racing began for the team with the …

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Hens Open the Season at the Navy Day Regatta

The team attended the annual Navy Day Regatta on the Schuylkill River last Saturday and raced against fast crews in this head race. This was the team’s first race of the season and they were excited for Fall racing to have begun. The Lightweight Novice boat placed 10th in the Novice 8 category falling to some fast crews …

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UDMC Looks Forward to Fall Racing

All UDMC crews have been hard at work, logging meters on both the ergometer and the Christina River for the past month now.  With the first fall competition quickly approaching, the team could not be more excited to race. The Freshman/Novice squads feature a number of high-performing walk-ons to compliment the large numbers of recruited rowers. …

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Blue Hens Take on Summer 2015

This summer, many rowers took training to the next level and rowed at various prestigious and storied clubs including Penn AC, Undine, and Vesper on Boathouse Row as well as Riverside on the Charles in Boston. Some rowers resorted to local boat clubs such as the Wilmington Rowing Club on the Christina River to continue their training.  Four rowers …

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UDMC Produces Strong Results at 2015 Dad Vail Regatta

The Delaware Men’s Crew team had an impressive showing at the 2015 Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta with remarkable finishes by both the heavyweight and lightweight teams respectively.  The heavyweight Freshman 4 won their heat and semi final and advanced to their final, which they won in an impressive battle with Bowdin and Drexel to take home the Lindy Cup.  …

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