The Clark Era

Chris Clark

Chris Clark

Named UW’s freshman coach in the fall of 1994, Chris Clark came from a similar position at the U.S. Naval Academy.

A college and U.S. National team rower, Clark also rowed for Oxford University.

Early in his tenure as head coach, Coach Clark served as an assistant coach on three U.S. National Teams that won the 8-oared event at the World Rowing Championships from 1997 to 1999. Lessons learned abroad are translating well to his efforts with the UW crews.

Since becoming head coach at Wisconsin in the fall of 1996, Clark’s squad of Badgers has won the Ten Eyck Trophy in 1997 and 1999-2002. Coach Clark has followed in the footsteps of Sonju and Jablonic, bringing back a National Championship from the 2008 IRAs.

Under Clark’s leadership, and with the prosperity of the UW Athletic Department, the future of men’s crew looks bright indeed.

Crew Art. 1905 Badger Yearbook, pg 159

Crew Art. 1905 Badger Yearbook, pg 159