USC Rowing is pleased to announce a gift match challenge to fund new training equipment for the team. This will include additional RP3 training machines, which simulate the feeling of being on the water and allow coaches to teach “on the water” techniques, delivering both fitness and technical benefits to our student-athletes. The RP3 erg reduces the chance of injury and supports rehabilitation with a full-body, low impact, high intensity workout. These machines will have an immediate impact on the experience of our student-athletes and will provide our Women of Troy with state-of-the-art equipment to enhance their success in the water.
“ I’ve seen the RP3 machines be a real tool for both the athletes and coaches on our team. The athletes have been able to feel and identify movements that are happening in the boat but get easily hidden—both positive and negative! The coaches also get to see this and have what they already know get reinforced with data from the machines. They have exposed a lot of learning points for us (and have caused some necessary frustration!) but ultimately have resulted in a greater understanding of the rowing stroke for all of us, directly translating to more speed on the water.”
-Eden Cooper-Squires, Class of '23, USC Women’s Rowing Team
This new equipment will cost $80,000. To fund this effort, an extremely generous rowing family has pledged to match up to $40,000 for any donations towards this equipment until January 15, 2022. This means your gift will be matched dollar for dollar! By making a gift today, you can show your Trojan pride and double your impact. Additional dollars raised during this challenge will provide leadership development opportunities for our student-athletes in the areas of athletic excellence, holistic development, and career development.
Thank you for your support of USC Rowing and your commitment to helping provide the best resources for our student-athletes. Fight On!
About USC Rowing
The women’s rowing team has been active since the early 1970s, and scholarships were first awarded in 1998. USC has emerged as one of the nation’s top programs with six NCAA Top 10 finishes. The Women of Troy train in the Port of Los Angeles, near San Pedro, just a short, 20-minute drive from USC. The USC Boathouse is located just steps from the water and contains ten racing eights, five fours, six pairs, and several singles.
The Port provides great weather year-round (60s and 70s in the winter months and 70s and 80s in the early fall and spring) and calm water. With very little boat traffic and 12 miles to row on, the Port of Los Angeles provides an almost flawless rowing environment.