This is a list of answers that we hope will help provide more information and transparency regarding the Michigan Rowing Association and what we do. If you have any additional questions or comments, feel free to reach out to us anytime!



What is MRA?

MRA stands for Michigan Rowing Association. It is the non-profit organization that funds, supports, and sustains the Michigan Men’s Rowing Team.

What does MRA Do?

MRA processes funding to allow the Michigan Men’s Rowing Team to support its athletes. Every year, MRA ensures that the team is able to accomplish its critical goals to maintain the highest level of success.

Where does MRA funding come from?

MRA funding comes from our fantastic alumni, parents of athletes, and the many friends of the team.

can I help out?

Yes! Help is always welcome. Whether you hire an athlete for an afternoon as part of our Rent-A-Rower program, attend a regatta and cheer us on, volunteer with MRA, or support us financially, we greatly appreciate the level of engagement our alumni, parents, friends, and fans provide. Feel free to reach out to us about ways to help!

what is the goal of mra? 

The goal of MRA is to fund the Michigan Men’s Rowing Team and provide oversight and guidance for team objectives.

What kind of people are on the Michigan Men's Rowing team?

The Michigan Men’s Rowing Team is made up of the hardest working, dedicated, and disciplined men and women at the University of Michigan. The team has athletes in all academic categories. An 11 year American Collegiate Rowing Association winning streak with a team made up of mostly walk-on athletes is a true testament to the level of commitment and perseverance our athletes exemplify.

What are some of the team's results highlights?

See all of the team’s results and media here.

American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA) National Championship Regatta — 11 year winning streak

2018-2019 Season

Music City Regatta (October 13, 2018) — Won Gold and Bronze in the Collegiate 8 event, Won Gold, Silver, and Bronze in the Collegiate 4 event

2017-2018 Season

MACRA Championships (April 30, 2018) — 1V placed 1st, 2V placed 1st, 3V placed 1st, 1F placed 1st, 2- placed 1st, Men’s Team Points Trophy winners, Overall Team Points Trophy winners

George Washington Invitational (April 6-7, 2018) — 1V defeated MIT

Murphy Cup (March 31, 2018) — 1V placed 3rd, 2V placed 4th, 3V placed 3rd, 4V placed 3rd, 1F placed 3rd, 2F placed 5th, Novice 4+ placed 3rd

Wolverbuck 2017 — 1V and 2V placed 1st and 2nd, 1F placed 1st

Bald Eagle Invitational (November 2017) — 1V placed 3rd, 2V placed 1st, 3V placed 1st, our A and B 4+ boats medaled, Novice 4+ placed 1st

Head of the Charles (October 20-22, 2017) — 1V placed 4th, 4+ placed 8th

Head of the Rock (October 8, 2017) — 1V placed 1st, 4x placed 1st, 4- placed 1st, 1F placed 1st, Novice 4+ placed 1st and 3rd.

2016-2017 Season

ACRA National Championship (May 27-28, 2017) — 1V placed 4th, 2V placed 1st, 4x placed 2nd, 2x placed 1st, 4+ placed 6th, 1F placed 4th, 2F placed 1st, 2- placed 1st, Lightweight Novice 4+ placed 2nd, Novice 4+ placed 1st, Men’s Overall Team Points Champions, 2nd in Team Overall Points, Men’s Small Boats Trophy winners

Dad Vail (May 12-13, 2017) — 1V won the Petite Final, 2V placed 5th, 3V placed 3rd, Varsity 4+ placed 6th, 1F placed 4th, 2F placed 3rd in the Petite Final, Lightweight 4+ placed 5th in the Petite Final, Men’s 2- placed 4th, JV 4+ placed 1st in the Petite Final, Novice 4+ placed 4th.

MACRA Championship (April 30, 2017) — 1V placed 2nd, 2V placed 1st, 1F placed 1st, 2F and 3F placed 1st and 2nd in the same event, Novice 4+ placed 1st, both Men’s 2x placed 1st and 2nd in the same event, 1x placed 2nd

Kerr Cup (April 15, 2017) — 1V placed 3rd, 2V placed 2nd, 1F placed 3rd, Novice 4+ placed 1st.

Don Lubbers Cup (April 8-9, 2017) — 1V, 2V, 3V, Open Four, Novice Four all placed first

San Diego Crew Classic (April 1-2, 2017) — 1V placed 6th, 2V placed 3rd, 1F placed 5th

John Hunter Regatta (March 25-26, 2017) — 7 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze

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