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With the 2016-2017 season complete, UCSB Men’s and Women’s Rowing once again won the ACRA Team Points National Championship. Both varsity eights made their mark at ACRA, claiming both national championships.

Now, the Gaucho men and women take to the ergs and summer training plans in preparation for next season. Stay tuned in to our social media for summer updates and information leading into the 2017-2018 season.

INTEREST MEETINGS 2017

Sunday, Oct. 1st in LSB 1001 @ 7pm

Monday, Oct. 2nd in IV Theater 2 @ 7pm

Tuesday, Oct. 3rd in Rec Cen 1501 @ 7pm

Monday, Oct. 9th in Rec Cen 1501 @ 7pm

Please note that locations are subject to change. Stay tuned to our website or social media for updates.


JP Sekulich Takes Over as UCSB Men's Head Coach

JP Sekulich brings over 20 years of rowing experience to UCSB Crew. He began rowing at St. Ignatius College Preparatory (SI) in San Francisco, CA and continued to row in college for the University of California at Berkeley. After graduating from UC Berkeley, JP returned to SI to coach the Frosh boys where he coached crews to several victories in the Southwest Region. In 2006, he accepted a graduate assistantship at Marietta College in Ohio. While at Marietta, JP was instrumental in rebuilding the men’s team with successful recruiting efforts and getting crews back into the grand finals and into the medals at the Dad Vail Regatta. In addition to coaching duties, JP earned his Master of Arts in Education, focusing on the concepts of identity and burnout in athletes who choose to specialize in a single sport at a young age.

For the last decade, JP established himself as a seasoned professional in the rowing industry as both the Midwest and West Coast Account Manager for Vespoli USA. In this role, he was able to visit with and learn best practices of many of the foremost coaches in the country. This experience has been invaluable and provided JP with significant insight in the areas of athlete development (social, emotional, psychological), training/physiology, and program administration. JP’s passion for the sport of rowing extends beyond the race course and considers this role with the Gauchos to be the perfect blend of athletics, academics and life development. JP advocates for student-athletes to explore all that UCSB has to offer. He intends to continue his graduate studies by pursuing a PhD in the Department of Education, with goals of increasing retention rates and improving student-athlete success.

In his free time, JP enjoys hiking, cycling, yoga, golf, open–water swimming, reading and BBQ.
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