Executive Board

Alec Greenberg

President 

Alec Greenberg

Bio: Hi – I’m Alec Greenberg and I have the pleasure of serving as the President for the 2021-2022 school year. I’m a Junior Engineering Management major with a minor in Economics, originally from Richmond, Virginia. I started my rowing career in high school with River City Crew where I was on the team for 4 years and served in both Head Coxswain and Men’s Captain roles. At Miami, I’ve been with the team for 3 years, since the fall of my freshman year, and I’ve previously had the opportunity to serve as Head Coxswain. MURC welcomed me from the very first week on campus, and my goal is to ensure that everyone has the same welcoming and fun experience that I did, while still successfully competing at the high level of racing events we attend, as one of the only completely student-run clubs on the water. 

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Vice President

Tristan Sprenger

Bio: Hello - My name is Tristan Sprenger and I am serving as the Vice President for the 2021-22 season. I’m from Blue Ash, Ohio and a trained martial arts instructor for over four years in the Cincinnati area. I am a Senior Kinesiology major with a minor in Nutrition wanting to pursue Physical Therapy post-undergraduate. I’ve been with the team since fall of my freshman year and have loved welcoming both experienced and new members to our incredible family ever since. This team has been the catalyst for my incredible time here at Miami. The competitive atmosphere, incredible people, and the willingness to help others in all aspects of life continue to grow my love for the team and the sport.

Janie Petraglia

Women's Captain

Janie Petraglia

Bio: From Lincoln, Massachusetts. I have been on the team for five seasons, joining MURC in the spring of my freshman year. I began rowing inspired to compete after swimming competitively in high school. Making a similar commitment to MURC has unmistakably been one of the best decisions I have made in college. I can testify that if you’re willing to try something new, this is the team to join! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you’re interested! I’m majoring in Kinesiology on a Pre-Physical Therapy track and minoring in Nutrition. I grew up an avid Boston sports fan and remain one today, and love attending sporting events. Through my great experiences on the team, I have met so many amazing people and developed some of my lifelong friendships.

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Men's Captain

Ivan Wehner

Bio: Hi! My name is Ivan Wehner, and I am a senior studying anthropology and environmental sustainability from Columbus, Ohio. I started rowing my junior year of high school, and have continued to row at Miami University for the past 4 years. Since joining MURC, I have made my closest friends and had some of my best experiences at college. Off the water, I enjoy hiking in the natural areas around Oxford.

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Treasurer

Taj Simmons

Bio: My name is Taj Simmons, I’m a junior journalism major from nearby Monroe, Ohio. Growing up, I played football, baseball and ran track and coming into college, I knew I wanted to try something new. MURC has not only given me that, but has also helped me make friends, gave me new leadership positions to work under and helped to make my college experience memorable. From day 1, I’ve felt so embraced by my teammates, and I knew serving as an exec member would be a great way to give back. Off the water, I’m also an assistant editor for the Miami Student newspaper, Orientation Leader for Miami University and a worker at Miami’s Marcum Hotel.

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Regatta Coordinator

Kaelyn Conaway

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Ben Champagne

Equipment Manager

Ben Champagne

Bio: Hi! I’m Ben Champagne and I am serving as the Equipment Manager for the 2021-22 season. I am a Junior Engineering Management major with a minor in Supply Chain Management. I’m from Columbia Station, Ohio and I grew up playing football and baseball. This is my 3rd year as a part of this team, all of which have been extremely enjoyable. Although I came in with no prior rowing experience, my decision to join the team has been one of the best I’ve ever made.

Chairs

Emma Lehman

Secretary

Emma Lehman

Bio: Hi! My name is Emma Lehman, and I am from Dayton, Ohio.  I’m a junior Biology major. I am serving as the Secretary Chair on the 2021-2022 rowing team. I joined the team the first semester of this year without ever rowing before. Joining the team is the best decision I have made since coming to Miami, and it has helped me meet all of my closest friends. 

Safety Chair

Liam Griffin

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Internal Fundraising

Julia Korpusik

Bio:  Hi! My name is Julia Korpusik and I am from Cleveland, Ohio. I am a junior Kinesiology major with a dance and nutrition double minor. I joined MURC in the spring of my freshman year and it was one of the best decisions I have made since coming to college! I have had such a positive experience being on this team and have met so many amazing people along the way! 

Ella Kadlic

External Fundraising

Ella Kadlic

Bio: Hi! I’m Ella Kadlic and I am from Granville, Ohio. I’m a junior majoring in Biomedical Engineering and double minoring in Process Control and Humanitarian Engineering. I am serving as the External Fundraising Chair on the 2021-2022 rowing team. I joined the team my spring semester freshman year without having any prior rowing experience. Joining this team was the best decision I have made while being at Miami. I’ve made my closest friends and found a family here in Oxford.

Publicity Chair

Riley Wilson

Bio: Hi! I’m Riley Wilson and I am a junior majoring in Marketing from Cleveland, Ohio. I joined the team my second semester freshman year without ever rowing before. Being on the team has been a great experience and it has been so fun learning about the sport!

Tina Suto

Social Chair

Tina Suto

Bio: Hi my name is Kristina (Tina) Suto! I am a junior and currently studying biochemistry with a co-major in premedical studies. I also am minoring in Spanish and nutrition. I am from the Chicago suburbs and joined rowing my second semester of sophomore year. I really enjoy traveling and trying new things! If you’ve never rowed like me, come out for a practice and you’ll be surprised how much you’ll enjoy it!

Zach Kim

Head Coxswain

Zach Kim

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Coaches

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Student Coach

Tim Binnig

Bio: My name is Tim Binnig and I am the current student coach for the program. I am in my 9th year of rowing experience and started in Westerville, Ohio at the Westerville Rowing Club. I am a Senior with a double major in Political Science and Psychology with a Philosophy and Law minor. Miami's rowing club puts students in a unique situation to gain real leadership experience in a world where student-run rowing programs are the exception, not the rule. This has allowed the club to not only build competitive rowers but also gain professional experience that is unparalleled by any other student organization on campus.

Avery Riekhart

Student Coach

Avery Riekhart

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