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Our Mission

We are collectively committed to habitual excellence in the pursuit of learning our craft. Once we can hold ourselves accountable for our actions and how they affect the team, rather than the individual, we have done our job. Above all, our true desire to push ourselves beyond our limits and our compassion for one another is why we will always thrive on and off the water.


Crew is offered Fall, Winter (indoor conditioning) and Spring – we have athletes who do one, two or all three seasons. We want to ensure athletes have every opportunity to be multi-sport athletes. 


Fall Season 2017

Wednesday August 16th 1st day of Fall Season – VARSITY TRYOUTS

Tuesday August 22nd 1st day of Fall Season – NOVICE

Tuesday August 15th Required Fall Meeting – 645pm – Auditorium – Skyline

Please make sure you have completed all the registration items, found in our team handbook, click HERE to access it.

Please contact Head Coach Kit Bennett for more details

Incoming freshmen/novices

The great thing about crew, is you don’t need to have touched an oar prior to high school. But if you want to find out what it is like and see what all the fuss is about, the Washtenaw Rowing Center offers short learn to row classes all year round.

What to know why crew is great? Please see testimonials from athletes and parents below CLICK here

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Kate Burns takes 9th at U19 World Championships!

Kate Burns and Morgan Eddins sign with the University of Michigan and Temple University

Alum, Zach Burns takes Silver at Paralympics in Rio

Kate Burns takes 5th at World Championships

Kate Burns wins two golds with US National Team!

Crew wins US National Championship and 7 top 10 finishes!

Crew dominates Midwest regionals, punches 10 tickets to Nationals!

Juniors Kate Burns and Ronnie Cantrell, National Team Trials bound!

Women’s Crew Wins Canadian National Championship amidst a program best set of finishes

Crew captures 3rd straight National Championship

Crew Nationals bound after dominant performance at Midwest Regionals

Margeaux Frayleigh signs with Eastern Michigan Rowing

Head Coach Kit Bennett joins University of Michigan coaching staff, retains duties at Skyline.

Crew athletes earn scholarships to Oklahoma and Eastern Michigan.

Skyline Crew’s Zach Burns takes Silver at World Championships!

Crew’s Zach Burns will represent the United States at the World Championships in the Legs, Trunks, Arms Coxed 4!

Skyline Crew has back to back National Championship seasons, Spring 2014 showcased our Men’s Varsity Lightweight Four winning the 66kg event at the Canadian National Championships, only the second US crew in 10 years to win the event. The crew consisted of Olivia Chapman, Quentin Faro, John Houghton, Zach Burns and Ben Bavonese. GO EAGLES!

Skyline Crew strives for long term success; on and off the water.

Skyline wins National Championship!

Skyline Crew secures  best ever finish at Midwest Championships, takes 5th overall and qualifies four boats to Nationals!

Skyline Crew’s head coach Kit Bennett  heads up US Junior National Team for CanAmMex Games in Mexico City. See video of Men’s 8+ final 500m here.

Skyline Crew three years on: International accolades and more.


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  • US National Team GOLD!

  • National Champions!

Crew’s Kate Burns takes 9th at Worlds

Kate Burns (pictured on the right) with coach Laura Simon and pairs partner Kaitlyn Knifton. Kate raced to a 9th place finished at the U19 World Championships for Team USA in Trakai, Lithuania. This is Kate’s second year on the U19 National Team and has prepped her well for her first season as a Wolverine […]

Skyline LOI Signees

We are happy to congratulate 10 student athletes from the Skyline Class of 2017 who signed Letters of Intent to continue their playing career at the next level! Photos from the event along with the college choice of each student athlete are below.   Kate Burns: Crew -University of Michigan           […]

Crew athlete, Kate Burns wins two golds with US National Team

July 18th 2016, Sarasota, Florida Kate Burns rowed her way to two golds with the US National Team this past weekend. Selected for the CanAmMex squad, the US takes on the Canadian and Mexican National teams each year. Kate rowed in the eight and coxless four. This is the first step towards a spot on […]

Crew National Champions

Crew wins National Title and 7 top 10 finishes Crew traveled to Zanesville, Ohio to take on the rest of the country for the marquee event of our season. Skyline had qualified the 5th most number of entries out of all teams racing and hopes were high for to make finals (top 6 in the […]

Crew athletes Kate Burns and Ronnie Cantrell selected for U19 National Team Trials

We are excited and fortunate to announce that two athletes from Skyline have been selected to Team USA trials camps this summer. These camps serve as opportunities to be selected for the CanAmMex international regatta this summer and represent Team USA. This is the first step of two, which could see both athletes represent the […]

Senior Crew Captain signs with Michigan State

Sophia Klein, recently crowned Varsity Double Sculls US National Champion and U19 Silver and Bronze medalist at Canadian Nationals, signed her letter of intent with Michigan State University today. An extremely hard worker and leader for the program, she has set a new level of expectations for future athletes in Skyline’s crew program.


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