Congrats to the 2017 Board of Directors!

Many thanks to all who voted in the elections. Please find below Capital’s 2017 elected Board of Directors and Program Reps. Congratulations to our newest leadership team; we are excited for 2017!

A HUGE thank you to our Volunteer of the Year: Jim Aust. Jim, you spend countless hours fixing boats, gluing oar handles, ordering parts, driving trailers, teaching others how to follow in your footsteps and so much more. Thank you for your time and wisdom (and thank you to your wife for the space in the fridge for the glue). Words can not express our gratitude for all you do for the club.

2017 Capital Rowing Club Elected Officials 
President — Kirsten Peterson (2 year term, entering 1st year)
VP of Resources –Jame Mauro (2 year term, entering 2nd year)
VP of Operations — Gretchen Abell
VP of Membership — Toni Kerns
Secretary — Karen “KZ” Zareski
Directors at Large:
Abigal Potter
Caryn Muellerleile
Kate Beukenkamp
Steven Fondriest
Social Director
Jacqueline Battistini
Program Reps:
CARP — Joe Tezak
Club AM — Mark Lance
Club PM — Mary McMenamin and Lain Wilson
Club Sculling — Chantel Sheaks
Comp Sculling — Rob Best
Comp Men — Craig “Capital Will Be Great Again”  McKay
Comp Women — Lauren Cisek
SAW (co-reps) — Sarah Grimes and Susie Allen Serpinski
If you have any questions, please submit them to On behalf of the 2016 Board of Directors, it has been a pleasure to serve the Club, and we look forward to closing out another successful year at Capital Rowing Club and welcoming the 2017 officials.

Capital Rowing Club @ HOCR52

Cheer on Capital @ the 2016 Head of the Charles! Here’s who’s racing:


  • Men’s Veteran 1x @8:32am: M. Melanick
  • Women’s Senior Master 2x @11:27am: Hollins/Dinion
  • Men’s Senior Masters 1x @11:43am: Steve Neumann
  • Women’s Club 4 @1:10pm – bow #54
  • Women’s Club 8 @1:51pm – bow #18
  • Men’s Masters 8 @2:58pm – bow #10
  • Women’s Masters 8 @ 3:08pm – bow #6


Directors Challenge Mixed 8s @2:54pm

  • Capital/PBC bow #9
  • Capital Bow #23
  • Beat Cancer BC Bow #2

Helpful Links:

Capital Juniors is hiring for coaches!

Are you in the DC area and interested in coaching juniors? Capital Juniors is looking for a few more coaches for this fall.

Check out the posting on row2k and below, and reach out to with a resume if you are interested.


Capital Rowing Club Juniors is seeking head novice coaches for the 2016-2017 rowing season. We are a competitive co-ed club program committed to providing rowing opportunities to all students in the Washington, DC area, particularly those from low-income areas. Now in its 7th year, Capital has a history of success both on and off the water, and is seeking candidates who can continue this tradition.

More information can be found at


  • Leading our novice girls or novice boys program
  • Recruiting and retaining new athletes
  • Fostering a positive, accepting, and competitive environment
  • Working with athletes of varying backgrounds and athletic ability
  • Maintaining all safety standards
  • Promoting the culture and mission of the program


Capital Juniors offers fall, winter, and spring programs from September 6th through mid-May. We practice Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 4:30-6:30 pm at the Anacostia Community Boathouse


  • Positive, inspirational attitude
  • Leadership and strong communication skills
  • Rowing and/or coaching experience
  • Ability to work with a diverse population

Interested applicants should submit a resume to