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Rutgers University


Steve Wagner •

Coach Wagner is the head coach of the Rutgers University Men’s Crew and has over 35 years of experience coaching both sweep rowing and sculling. Under Steve's direction, the Rutgers Crew has been ranked in the top 10 nationally numerous times, and has produced twelve National Team members, four 1992 Olympians, six 1996 Olympians, four members of the 2000 Olympic team, and one 2008 Olympic Team member. Steve’s 2003 Men’s Heavyweight Varsity 8 advanced all the way to the final of the Henley Royal Regatta in England.

Wagner is a former captain of the Rutgers Lightweight Crew and holds a B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering and a M.S. Degree in Environmental Science from Rutgers. For over 25 years, Steve was the director of the Craftsbury Sculling Camp, and currently directs Black Bear Sculling, the most prestigious sculling camp in North America.

Max Borghard •

Max has been the Head Coach of the Rutgers Women’s Crew since 1995. In 1997, Rutgers completed its best season ever, and was one of only eight schools invited to send a full team to the first ever NCAA Women's Rowing Championship in California, finishing 6th. Max led the Rutgers Women’s Crew back to the NCAA Championships in ‘98 and ‘01. Before coming to Rutgers, Max coached at Dartmouth College for 6 years on the freshmen level, with his 1991 freshmen lightweight crew winning the Eastern Sprints Championships. In 1992 and 1994, Max served as an assistant coach for the Men's Junior National Team that won a gold and a bronze medal at the World Championships.

Max is a former captain of the Rutgers Lightweight Crew and was twice a member of the U.S. National Lightweight Team. He holds a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Education from Rutgers. During the summers, Max has been a regular on the staff of Black Bear Sculling Camp and Craftsbury Sculling Center, along with coaching the junior men's double to a gold medal at the 1991 Olympic Sports Festival.

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