We are the men (and women!) of the Potomac Men’s Sweep Team. Five days a week, in Washington’s swampy summers and crisp, calm winters, we train together, race together, and compete together. We are students, we are Senior Masters; we are Veterans, we are parents; lightweights and heavyweights and coxswains and have made national teams in each of the past five decades and have the unis to prove it. We are all very different but all have one thing in common – every morning we show up to make one another better.
We’re proud of our efforts, our teammates, and our club, and the best stage to show the world is in Henley-on-Thames, England at the Henley Royal Regatta (HRR) and Henley Masters Regatta (HMR). Henley offers a March Madness-style bracket of head-to-head single-elimination racing for a week straight, and on the Sunday finals reveals who the best and bravest and toughest are. This unique race format – broadcast live all week for the whole world to see – not only requires rowers to be technically sound and physically strong, but extraordinarily mentally tough, qualities that only come with years of hard training and experience.
We’ll select the fastest crews until the spring, giving teammates an opportunity to push each other to their technical, physical, and mental best – but for anyone that makes this travel team, training began many moons ago. In other words, we’re going to Henley to show the world that we are Potomac, and this is what we do.
Interested in being a part of this effort, or otherwise joining the team and becoming a senior member of Potomac Boat Club? Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
(or message us via Instagram
, or Twitter
) and provide:
We are always looking for new talent! If you’re interested in trying out for PBC Men’s Sweep
, send us an email
, an Instagram DM
, a carrier pigeon, or whatever works best for you.
- A brief summary of your rowing experience
- Erg score (2k and/or 6k)
- Personal goals
- Referrals from Coach/Captain/teammate welcome
12/15/2018 – The Lt. CJ Miller, USMC Full Ham Triathlon
. Results to be posted soon.
12/8/2018 – PBC Float Move
– we’ll be taking apart (most of) the dock and sending it to a safe place for the winter. Don’t worry, there’s still enough ramp and dock to launch from.
10/25/2018 – The Men’s Club Eight took 5th in the Men’s Championship Club Eight at the Head of the Schuylkill.
10/19/2018 – The Men’s Club Eight took 7th, the Men’s Senior Masters Eight took 21st, and the Men’s Masters Four took 16th at the Head of the Charles.
10/14/2018 – The Men’s Club Eight took 1st and the Men’s Senior Masters Eight took 3rd in the Men’s Open Eight event at the Occoquan Chase.
10/13/2018 – PBC Men’s Sweep scrimmaged with George Washington University’s 1V, 2V, and 3V. See footage here
9/8/2018 – PBC Men’s Sweep and Baltimore Rowing Club
scrimmaged on the Potomac. See footage here
7/15/2018 – Club Nationals results here
. Potomac Intermediate and Senior Eights both finish 4th in the country.
7/14/2018 – Henley Masters Regatta results here
. Potomac wins the Masters C 4+ and Masters E 4+.
“American Club Experience” series on Rowing Related, detailing the Henley journey:
12 – Putting a Bow On It, But Not Bowing Out
11 – Henley Royal Regatta Begins With a Draw
10 – The Boys in the Boat
9 – The Schuylkill Navy Regatta
8 – The Role of the Super-sub
7 – What’s Masters Rowing Really About, Anyway?
6 – Boarding House Blues
5 – A Fine Rowing Work-Life Balance
4 – Ergos in the Ballroom
3 – Rogues, Rivalries, and Traditions
2 – What Makes Henley So Special?
1 – The American Club Rowing Experience
7/4/2018 – Henley Royal Regatta results here
. Thames Challenge Cup Eight eliminated by Cork Boat Club, Wyfold Challenge Four eliminated by Thames Rowing Club.
6/14/2018 – Schuylkill Navy Regatta results here
. Men’s Intermediate Eights finish 1-2 over Vesper and Baltimore.
5/5/2018 – Training trip and selection in Charlottesville.
3/24/2018 – Dual scrimmage vs. UVA and Hobart College.
2/24/2018 – Photos from the PBC vs. UVA scrimmage here
2/21/2018 – Aaron Moburg-Jones wins the Men’s 30-39 30′ race and Men’s Team Co-Captain Peter Clements wins the Open Marathon at World Rowing Indoor Rowing Championships; Row2k feature here