Nike Women’s Crew Camp University of Minnesota

Nike Women’s Crew Camp University of Minnesota
Nike Women’s Crew Camp University of Minnesota

Nike Crew Camps is excited to announce its new location at the University of Minnesota! Head Coach Wendy Davis and the Women's Rowing Staff have created a culture of commitment and passion to become a competitive, accomplished team.

As one of the newer progams, University of Minnesota Women's Rowing continues to showcase its strength and talent. With the help of their knowledgeable and dedicated coaching staff, rowers gain a deeper understanding of the sport and become competitive athletes.

Highlights Include

  • Train out of one of the best boathouses in the country, located right on campus
  • Expert video analysis on the erg and on the water
  • Insight into the student-athlete experience as a Golden Gopher
  • View more details »

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Cassie Drozynski
Camp Director

Cassie Drozynski

Cassie Drozynski is in her third year as the Golden Gopher Assistant Varisty Coach. Drozynski joined the Golden Gopher staff full-time after one semester as a graduate assistant with Minnesota and a four year letter winner with the Gophers. 

Read Full Bio

Prior to her coaching at Minnesota, Drozynski served as an assistant coach for the Three Rivers Rowing Association in Pittsburg, Penn. While there, she coached the novice men’s junior team, masters women team and directed both the summer corporate program and winter rowing leagues.

During her time as a student-athlete at Minnesota (2008-2013), Drozynski was a four-year letter winner and a member of the First Varsity Eight. As a Gopher, she also earned First Team All-Big Ten, CRCA National Scholar Athlete, and Scholar-Athlete honors.

Drozynski graduated from Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. She is in the process of completing her master’s degree in sport management.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she was a member of the Mt. Lebanon High School rowing team and spent two summers training with the US Junior National team.  

More Coaches
Wendy Davis
Coach

Wendy Davis

Starting the program from scratch, Wendy Davis has built the Minnesota rowing program into one of the top programs in the country. Her team had a breakout year in 2007, accomplishing three...

Read Full Bio

Starting the program from scratch, Wendy Davis has built the Minnesota rowing program into one of the top programs in the country. Her team had a breakout year in 2007, accomplishing three goals, which she set out to do when she was hired in 2000. Davis led her team to a sixth-place finish at the 2007 NCAA Championships, including a event championship in the Second Varsity Eight. Along with the team's national recognition, Davis led the Gophers to their first Big Ten Championship when they set a record of 150 points. The Gophers won four of six events at the conference title, garnering her Big Ten Coach of the Year honors. She was later named regional coach of the year as well. Along with the Gophers' on-the-water success, Davis and Minnesota opened its doors to its newly constructed boathouse in May of 2007.

Davis' program made great strides in the 2005-06 season when her team made its first appearance at the NCAA Championships as an at-large bid in May of 2006. The Gophers' First Varsity Eight finished eighth overall, the highest finish by an at large team last year. Davis also led the Gophers to a second-place finish at the 2006 Big Ten Championships on their home course of Lake Phalen. The Gophers qualified for every Grand Final and won three events. With their second-place finish, Davis was named Big Ten Coach of the Year, an honor she shared with Ohio State's Andy Teitelbaum.

In 2005, the Gophers' First Varsity Eight earned its first ranking in school history in the College Rowing Coaches Association poll. The Gophers were ranked as high as 15th in the country last season and nearly made it to the NCAA Championships as an at-large bid. Minnesota was named the Big Ten Boat of the Week twice last year after wins against non-conference opponents Louisville and No. 14 UCLA. The Gophers finished fifth in the Big Ten Championships and sixth in the region.

The fourth season was highlighted by a fifth-place finish at the 2004 Big Ten Championships and an eighth place showing at the Lexus South/Central Regional Sprints. While at the regional sprints, the Second Varsity Eight made its first appearance in the Grand Final race since the inception of the program. Minnesota's fall season showed promise for the future as the Gophers finished 22nd at the Head of the Charles in the Championship 8+ race. The Maroon and Gold then swept three races at the Head of the Iowa, winning the Varsity Eight, Varsity Four and Novice Eight action. It was the first time the Gophers won all three races in school history.

With the completion of the third year of the program, the Golden Gophers made their mark not only in the Big Ten, but also the nation. Minnesota's highlight of the fall season was a 22nd-place finish at the Head of the Charles Championship 8+ race. The Golden Gophers kicked off the spring season with dual wins against Tennessee and Louisville. Minnesota received its second Big Ten Boat of the Week honors in the second consecutive season, after defeating UCLA at home on April 26. The Gophers ended the season sixth in the Big Ten, and 10th at the Lexus South/Central Regional Sprints.

In the 2001-02 season, the Golden Gophers finished 11th at the Head of the Charles, qualifying for the 2002- 03 Championship 8+ competition. Under Davis' guidance, the Gophers defeated Iowa and Wisconsin at Big Ten Racing in Iowa City, Iowa. Minnesota's First Varsity Eight went on to earn Big Ten Boat of the Week, the Gophers' first weekly conference award. Minnesota finished fifth in the Big Ten Conference, a spot ahead of its 2000 sixth place finish, and gained its first votes in the CRCA national college poll.

Prior to Minnesota, Davis spent three years coaching national team members in preparation for the 2000 Olympic Games. Before accepting the position at Minnesota, Davis directed all aspects of training for U.S. National Team members Cindy Brooks and Emily Dirksen. Brooks was the 1999 National Women's Double Sculls champion and represented the U.S. at the World Rowing Championships in Canada the summer of 1999. Dirksen, was a member of the U.S. fours in 1998. Davis was a member of the Wo m e n 's Olympic Rowing Committee in 1997. Davis was the head coach at Yale from 1993-97. Her squad finished fifth at the first NCAA Rowing Championships in 1997, while her Varsity Eight placed second at the Collegiate National Championships in 1994.

Davis spent 10 years at Stanford. She was the women's novice coach from 1983-1991, before being promoted and serving as the head women's rowing coach from 1991-93. Davis led the Cardinal to a second-place Varsity Eight finish at the Pacific Coast Championships in 1992 and a fourth-place showing in 1993. Her 1988 novice team holds the distinction of being the only Cardinal squad to accomplish an undefeated season in the 60-plus year history, both men and women, of Stanford rowing. Under Davis the 1984 novice team was ranked third in the nation.

Davis competed in collegiate rowing at UCLA, earning team MVP honors in 1982. During her career, she was a member of the Bruins' women's four that placed second at the Collegiate National Championships in 1981 and sixth in 1980. Davis graduated from UCLA in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in Spanish and linguistics, then began her coaching career as the Bruins' women's novice coach in the 1982-83 season.

Camp Details

TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT CAMP: JULY 23rd-27th

Check-In: Sunday at 3:00 PM at the Boathouse
Check-Out: Thursday at 2:00 PM at the Boathouse
Daily Camp Hours: SUN 3PM-8PM, MON-WED 8:30AM-5:30PM, THUR 8:30AM-2PM

ELITE HIGH PERFORMANCE RACING CAMP: JULY 27th-30th

Check-In: Thursday at 3:00 PM at the Boathouse
Check-Out: Sunday at 2:00 PM at the Boathouse
Daily Camp Hours: THURS 3PM-8PM, FRI-SAT 8:30AM-5:30PM, SUN 8:30AM-2PM

Both camps will focus on sweep rowing. 

Please click on "More Important Camp Details" for specific information about each camp.

More Important Camp Details

TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT CAMP

Ages: 13-19
Suggested skill level: 0-3, out of 10

This camp is open to all high school aged athletes; prior rowing experience is not needed. The focus is to build a strong, skill based rowing foundation. This camp will help athletes develop a basic understanding of the sport and how to move a boat by understanding and improving rowing skills. The Minnesota Rowing Staff will focus on fitness, strength, mobility, injury prevention, nutrition, and video analysis to help improve rowing stroke. The camp will be divided between erg, water, tank, land, and video analysis for the skills sessions. Coxswains will be given individual feedback and the opportunity to review recordings of their race calls.

ELITE HIGH PERFORMANCE RACING CAMP

Ages: 13-19
Suggested skill level: 3-10, out of 10

This camp open to all high school aged athletes, but is geared towards experienced rowers with at least one racing season completed. This camp is ideal for rowers who would like to get a first-hand look at what it is like to train and race at the next level and experience what it is like to row at an elite Division I university. This camp is designed to cover the breadth of rowing with a focus on skill development, conditioning work, and race preparation and strategy. There will be in-depth lectures and discussions of the rowing stroke, training regimens, and racing tactics. Coxswains will be given individual feedback and the opportunity to review recordings of their race calls.

 

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS

HOUSING & ROOMMATES

If you have a roommate request and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, if you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age.

Bathrooms: Shared
Linens: Not provided
Air-conditioning: TBD
Pool: No
Room Key Deposit: TBD
Suggested Spending Money: TBD

SUPERVISION

Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol, and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.

TRANSPORATION

Due to University and NCAA Policies, we are not allowed to offer any transportation to and from camps. The airport closest to the Minnesota campus is Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. 

SUPER SHUTTLE
Website: www.supershuttle.com
Phone: 1-800-258-3826

SCHOLARSHIPS

We cannot offer scholarships due to NCAA regulations. Our affiliation with NCAA coaches and schools puts us in a position where any scholarship money can be seen as an inducement to a future collegiate athlete. This puts our coaches and our host universities in jeopardy of damaging their status with the NCAA and incurring penalties at the hands of their organizing body.

GROUP DISCOUNTS

If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $40 discount. 

  • To register your group online: Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

Facilities

The University of Minnesota boasts one of the nation's best facilities with an on-campus boathouse, located on the banks of the U of M campus. Nestled in the midst of the East River Flats Park, the Golden Gophers opened their new facility in winter of 2007. The University Boathouse houses a 31-seat erg room, an indoor tank, which seats 12 rowers, a full locker room, coaches' offices and boat storage area.

The University of Minnesota Boathouse is located at 550 East River Parkway in the East River Flats behind Coffman Memorial Union. The Boathouse is on campus, just a few minutes’ walk from the dormitory where the campers will be staying.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 AM Breakfast
  • 8:00 AM Depart for first workout
  • 11:30 AM Return from workout
  • 11:30 AM-1:30 PM Lunch
  • 2:00 PM Depart for second workout, lecture, row
  • 5:30 PM Return from workout
  • 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM Dinner
  • 9:00 PM Evening activities with counselors
  • 10:00 PM Lights out

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.
REVIEWS NOT YET AVAILABLE.

This is our first year hosting a Nike Crew Camp at this location! For more information, feel free to contact us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP. We hope to see you this summer!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Skill Development
Age Group: 13 - 19
Gender: Girls
Boys welcomed as coxswains only. Camp is open to participants of all abilities and is restricted only by gender and age.
OVERNIGHT $795.00
Availability: Open

DAY 8:30AM - 5:30PM $595.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: High Performance Training
Age Group: 13 - 19
Gender: Girls
Boys welcomed as coxswains only. Camp is open to participants of all abilities and is restricted only by gender and age.
OVERNIGHT $795.00
Availability: Open

DAY 8:30AM - 5:30PM $595.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.