Welcome to our Fundraiser!
This is the United States Under 23 Women's 8+! We have been selected to represent the United States at the Under 23 World Rowing Championships in Plovidiv, Bulgaria from July 19th-23rd.
This year's women's U23 8+ is a fresh mix of returners and new blood. It is a boat that brings the United States’s best together. This team is prepared to hunt the line in Bulgaria and fight for the podium. The team has been shaped by 35 of America’s fastest women and has only supported growth and unity for the fastest boats possible.
Meet the Crew:
Leigh Warner is a rising senior at Stanford University who is originally from Portland, Oregon. In her free time, Leigh is attempting to teach herself German and French!
Elise Beuke is a rising junior at the University of Washington. She is originally from Sequim, Washington.
Maddie Wanamaker is a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is originally from Neenah, Wisconsin, and hopes to one day make her own brand of goat cheese.
Mariam Soufi is a rising junior at University of Texas at Austin, and is from Atlanta, Georgia. Mariam took a gap year after high school where she learned to surf, worked as a barista, and traveled. She started rowing in college, and we are so happy that she did!
Ellen Heile is going to be a senior at the University of California, Berkeley! She is originally from Seattle, Washington and does research in a lab studying concrete!
Dana Moffat is another rising junior at the University of California, Berkeley. She is originally from Manlius, New York. In 2013, Dana's team was runner-up on a local high school game show.
Emily Froehlich is a rising senior at the University of Texas at Austin. She is originally from Fishers, Indiana. Emily will be bringing her special blanket with her to Plovdiv to keep her safe for the voyage!
Claire Collins is a rising junior at Princeton University. She is originally from McLean, Virginia, and loves all things related to bears and baking!
Jess Thoennes is a rising senior at the University of Washington, originally from Madison, Wisconsin. Jess walked on the team at UW, and helped her team sweep NCAAs this past spring!
Funding the Trip
With big dreams of success also come the prices of elite competition, this year our team is looking to cover the costs for plane tickets, lodging, food, equipment, transportation and fuel. This total sum rounds out to $4,900 per athlete. Because of our amature status and desire to stay eligible for our schools, we are hoping to add you to our incredible supportive base of coaches, families, teams and fans and contribute to our fundraiser and our dreams.
Please feel free to share with all of your own networks and join team USA in our pursuit of greatness.
If you prefer to donate by check - please make your check payable to The National Rowing Foundation with the name of your crew (i.e. 2017 LW4x) included on the memo line should be sent to the NRF’s lockbox:
The National Rowing Foundation, Inc
PO Box 4110
Woburn, MA 01888-4110
Your donation will go to the National Rowing Foundation and directly support these athletes. Your donation is considered tax deductible and you will receive an email receipt with important tax document necessary for any available federal income tax deduction. Thank you again!