Crew begins practicing

Although the men’s crew team cannot go out on the water just yet, the team began its winter training on Monday for what is set to be the final season for the program.

The team will spend much of the next few weeks indoors, lifting, perfecting its rowing techniques on erg machines, and doing towers in Wachman Hall.

“Towers, you run up 14 flights of stairs and back, senior co-captain Zephyr Dippel said. “That is one tower and we do that over and over until you pretty much throw up.”

The team will begin practicing on the water a couple weeks before spring break.