Jackson-Reed Crew is the oldest high school rowing program in the District of Columbia and remains the only public school rowing program in DC. In the the spring of 2022, the program changed its name from Wilson Crew to Jackson-Reed Crew to align with the name changes at its host high school.
New athletes join the novice/freshmen squad. Continuing athletes row with the varsity squad.
The team consists of over 100 student-athletes and fields four independent squads: Varsity Boys, Varsity Girls, Novice Boys and Novice Girls. In addition, Jackson-Reed Crew runs Learn-to-Row programs for DCPS middle-school students.
Jackson-Reed Crew is not funded through DCPS or Jackson-Reed High School like most of the major sports teams at the school. Instead, Jackson-Reed Crew is a 501c3 nonprofit organization (Tax I.D. 46-0878484). Fundraising and team operations are managed by the Jackson-Reed Crew Booster Club Board responsible for raising all of the funds necessary to operate Jackson-Reed Crew. We appreciate your support!
Based at the Thompson Boat Center (TBC) in Georgetown, the program was founded in 1985 and now has more than 30 years of history rowing on the Potomac, with indoor training space at Jackson-Reed High School in Tenleytown in Northwest Washington DC.
Jackson-Reed Crew is a founding member of the Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Rowing Association (WMIRA). The team competes in a number of regional regattas and races throughout the Fall and Spring seasons and also competes at the national level each year at the Head of the Charles, Stotesbury Cup Regatta, and SRAA National Championships.
L. Bijeau 2022