Kyle Stanley began rowing his first week of high school and hasn't looked back. After first discovering rowing as a freshman on the first year of St. Francis de Sales High School's rowing team in Toledo, OH, where he rowed for 8 seasons, he attended Marquette University, and immediately knew that he wanted to remain rowing and joined Marquette Crew. During his 4 years on the team, Kyle competed in the team's top lightweight boats and spent a year as President of the club.


After spending summers coaching various rowing camps, Kyle rejoined Marquette Crew as a coach in 2014, coaching the women's team for 3 years before moving back to Ohio to take over as Head Coach for Great Miami Crew in the winter of 2017. In the Fall of 2018, Kyle moved to Columbus to take on the challenge of coaching the Men for Westerville Crew.


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Becky Kirwin

After a long break from her college rowing years, Becky joined Westerville Crew in 2013. She started coaching as an assistant to the novice men’s and women’s teams. She continues to help the other coaches, providing help where needed. She is also a masters rower and a USRowing referee. 

Kyle Stanley

Victor Shilling


Derek Blazo

Program Director

Derek, originally from New Jersey, started rowing in college at The Ohio State University in 1990. Influenced by some of his early coaches (Tim, Jimbo and Brian), he developed what would become a lifelong passion for the sport. After moving to Westerville in 1998, he found the WRC rowing program and has been involved as a volunteer, a coach and a board member ever since. 

He currently also sits on the USRowing Referee Committee representing the Midwest Region where he has a wonderful opportunity to help support and expand the sport on a national level. 

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Inspired by his daughter, Tatiana, a very successful Westerville Crew varsity and then division 1 rower, Walter started his career as a competitive master rower in 2008. As a past squash coach and teaching pro, he was glad to help out at Westerville Crew. Since then, he has coached the novice and the varsity women as well as being head coach for the novice men. Even though Walter started as a sweeper, he spends more time sculling his single,  and he would love to inspire more masters to learn how fun sculling can be. 

Walter Lundstrom

Masters Coach

Elisa Kreiman

Masters, Juniors Coach