The mission of Blair Crew is to facilitate instruction in the sport of rowing, and to promote physical fitness, teamwork and competition among students.
Collin Silvers started rowing in the winter of 2012 for Gonzaga College High School after competing in cross-country for the fall. He continued to row for Gonzaga throughout high school. Collin was selected as a senior to the bow seat of the First Varsity Eight, which won Stotesbury and went 5th overall at the USRowing Youth National Championships, being the only scholastic program in the grand finals that year. Colin was named to the 2016 Washington Post All Metropolitan team.
After Gonzaga, Colin rowed for the University of Maryland men’s team, where he stroked the First Varsity Eight his freshman year. During his time at Maryland, the club grew from a developing team to one of the best clubs on the East Coast, before the season was cut short due to Covid-19. Colin also rowed for TBC and PBC Men’s Sweep during college, traveling domestically and internationally to compete.
Colin started his coaching career in the Fall of 2020 at Blair Crew, where he oversaw the novice group (shoutout to the “mediocre novices”). “One of the highlights of my coaching career was seeing the Women’s Novice 4+ win WMIRAs 2021 by a landslide margin. However, even better than that is seeing the consistent, individual improvement of each and every rower I coach.”
Aside from coaching, Colin currently works as a QA Software Engineer in Georgetown. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends and family, gaming, and programming computer games.
Jordan Croll began rowing in the fall of 2013 for Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, PA. During his first season, his boat placed 2nd at the SRAA National Championship in the First Freshman 8+. Jordan continued rowing with Central throughout high school and by Spring 2017, he found himself in the stroke seat of the First Varsity 8+ placing 10th at SRAA.
Jordan graduated from the University of Maryland where he studied geophysics and rowed for the Club Rowing Team. During his stint with Maryland Rowing, Jordan held the Executive Board positions of Social Chair and Public Relations Officer for 2018 and 2019-2020 respectively. In 2019, Jordan competed at the Dad Vail Regatta where his 4+ placed 10th.
From Fall 2019 through Spring 2021, Jordan coached for Elizabeth Seton high School as the Assistant Novice Coach. During Summer and Fall 2021, Jordan coached the Washington Rowing School U19 Girls’ team where the team competed at races such as The Philadelphia Youth Regatta, The Head of the Occoquan, and the Head of the Schuylkill.
Aside from coaching, Jordan currently works for AASHTO Resource as a Construction Materials Laboratory Auditor. “In my free time, I enjoy playing guitar, listening to music, spending time outdoors, and seeing friends and family.”
Elle Johnso is from Severna Park, MD and currently a junior at UMD. She is studying Criminology and Criminal Justice with minors in Music, Spanish, and History. After graduation Elle plans to go to law school and become a defense attorney. Outside of school, you can find Elle usually playing music or rowing.
Elle has a background in competitive swimming. Since starting college she switched to rowing moving from the novice team, to varsity boats and is now the current president of Women’s Club Crew at UMD. Elle’s experience as a swim coach included leading their 150-person team through an undefeated season last summer. She is excited to bring that same competitive spirit and work ethic to this team. “I’m looking forward to a fun and successful season with Blair Crew!”
Luca Consalvi began his rowing career in the fall of 2015 as a freshman at Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, PA. As a freshman in the first frosh 8+, we won gold at the SRAA Midwest Regatta. Luca continued rowing through the remainder of high school. He briefly entertained rowing for several competitive college programs but ultimately decided to pursue studies at American University in Washington, DC. Luca will be graduating this spring with a dual major in data science and political science. He will matriculate into a Master’s of Public Policy program (MPP) at American after graduation. Professionally, Luca is very involved in Pennsylvania politics. When not in class he can be found on Capitol Hill interning for a member of Pennsylvania’s Democratic caucus in the House of Representatives. After graduation, Luca hopes to work as a legislative staffer for a member Congress. “I enjoy spending time with my friends, girlfriend, and family to explore new restaurants and activities in DC and Pittsburgh.”
Caroline Dollymore,a rower of 6 years, has rowed since her freshman year of high school. She rowed for St. John’s College High School and served as the women’s team captain for her junior and senior years. She graduated from SJC in 2020.
In the 2020-21 school year, Caroline rowed D1 for Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA and has just recently transferred to the University of Maryland. She is now a sophomore rowing for UMD’s Women’s Crew team and is very excited to get back out onto the water! She is currently pursuing a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
This is Caroline’s first season coaching for Blair Crew and she is very excited to see some boats go fast!
Luna Springe is a transgender woman aerospace engineer at the University of Maryland, and a guest coach for Blair Crew, focusing on sculling. Luna has been rowing for six years since high school, where she was placed on the Washington Post All-Met first boat. At UMD, Luna was the President of the crew team, and novice coach. Simply put, “I love this sport, and I always strive first as a coach to impart my love of it onto my rowers. I strive second, of course, to make people row fast, with haste and vengeance always on the mind. The faster my rowers go, the happier I am.”
Perrin Salewood grew up in St. Louis, MO where she rowed for 4 yeas for St. Louis Rowing Club. Perrin finished her high school rowing career in the V4+ that won the Midwest Junior Rowing Championship and placed fifth at youth nationals. After graduating high school, she
attended Hamilton College in central New York where she majored in Psychology and minored in Hispanic Studies.
During Perrin’s four years at Hamilton, she served on the Campus Activities Board, Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and was a member of the Women’s Rowing team. Perrin held two on campus jobs: working as a chemistry TA and in the varsity weight room. As a member of the rowing team, she was elected co-captain her sophomore, junior, and senior years. At Hamilton, Perrin had the opportunity to race at the Head of the Charles, Head of the Schuylkill, conference championships, as well as the NCAA championships. Hamilton had its most successful season in program history during the spring of 2021. During that season, Perrin sat six seat in the V8+ that finished second in the conference. Hamilton then received an at large bid to the NCAA championships where Perrin’s boat finished third, which, combined with the 2V8+’s second place finish, allowed Hamilton to earn silver in team points. Following the season, Perrin was named an All-American and to the all-conference team.
After Hamilton, Perrin moved to DC and wound up coaching for Elizabeth Seton and WRS. Aside from rowing, Perrin works in property management for Cushman and Wakefield, and loves to spend my free time hiking and exploring DC!