There’s a word that appears on the crew team’s @richmond_crew Instagram account even more than water or boat. It’s stoked.

The rowers were #stoked4kids at Trick-or-Treat Street in October. They were #stokedtoerg on the indoor rowing (“erg,” or ergometer) machines, and #stokedtospin on stationary bikes on team cross-training day.

And for Homecoming Weekend, they were stoked for racing with alumni at the annual Clough Cup at their boathouse on Rockett’s Landing east of downtown Richmond.