Meet the CRRC Coaches
Head Men's Junior Team Coach
Owen started rowing with Camp Randall back in 2014 at one of the learn to row camps. He loved the kind and supportive team culture and stayed with the team for the next four years, including as captain in his senior year.
Owen was recruited to row at the University of Wisconsin, where he competed at The Head of the Charles, IRAs, and Canadian Henley.
He came back to Camp Randall as a novice coach in 2021 and has coached novice and varsity men's teams since then.
Head Women's Junior Team Coach
Bio coming soon!
My name is Will Russell and my hometown is Tomahawk, Wisconsin. I came to Madison to pursue a degree in biology with a global health minor.
While at UW-Madison, I walked onto the men's crew team and participated as an athlete for all four years. I ended my career as a college rower stroking the 3V at the IRA National Championships both junior and senior years. Post college, I am currently working as the Executive Assistant at Little John's Kitchens, a Fitchburg based non-profit focused on food security for underserved communities in the Madison area.
To keep my fitness and competitive edge, I now train for triathlons, hoping to one day work my way up to completing an Ironman. I've been in athletics and on teams throughout my entire life and I am excited to pass on the knowledge I have to the next generation of rowers.