Coaching Team

Julian Canha

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Head Coach

Coach Julian joined us in the of Fall 2018 from Montclair Rowing where he coached for eight years as the sole boys team assistant prior to joining DC NRC.  Coach Julian brings a vast array of rowing experience to DC NRC. He started as a coxswain at an early age, was a high school sculler, and rowed competitively for the University of Michigan.  He has been coaching professionally since 2007. His coaching highlights include leading Montclair's Boys Varsity Eight in undefeated scholastic seasons in 2017 and 2018 as well as winning consecutive Stotesbury and SRAA gold medals. In 2018, every varsity and junior varsity boy won a medal at Stotesbury.  He has coached 5 athletes which have been selected to the USA Junior National team. In 2018 he coached the first scholastic crew to medal at Youth Nationals in the Boys Varsity Eight since 2011. In 2017 and 2018 all of his athletes won medals at the NJ State Championships. In addition, over the years athletes he has trained have been recruited to six of eight Ivy League Schools as well as the University of California-Berkeley and the University of Washington.

Rebecca Fuchs

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Assistant Varsity Coach

Coach Rebecca has a diverse rowing background with experience coaching and rowing with many different teams. She graduated in 2019 from the University of Rochester in New York, majoring in Computational Biology. In college Coach Rebecca was the Captain of the women's team and rowed four years in their top varsity 8+. She coached at various high-school and masters clubs in Rochester while attending college. She fell in love with rowing in high school where she raced in sculling boats including the Canadian Henley.  She has also rowed at CRI in Boston and Seattle Rowing Center as a U23. She is looking forward to helping rowers at DC National Rowing Club get faster and enjoy the sport as much as she does. 

Jamie Pew

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Assistant Coach

Coach Jamie will join DC NRC in the Fall of 2019. Jamie is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan, where he was a 2-year member of the varsity eight. He has been rowing since he picked up the sport in high school, and has 8 years of experience under his belt, in both sculling and sweeping. As a member of Michigan’s rowing team, Jamie helped lead the charge to win the 2018 ACRA National Championships in the varsity eight. He is also a well-worn club racer, competing for both NYAC and Montclair RC during recent summers. Currently, Jamie is resisting retirement from the athlete life, devoting his free time to conquering his frequent nemesis and occasional best friend, the ergometer 

Jeff Ditter

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Assistant Coach


Greg Blasz

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Assistant Coach