The UnFormal 2019

The UnFormal was a great success! We had 42 people in attendance. Thank you so much to those who were able to attend or donate!

We also moved $675 closer towards our $20,000 goal for the year. Quick financial breakdown of the event as we hope to continue to bring together the community.

  • Ticket Sales & Donations: $1,925 each
  • Food & Beverage Cost: $775
  • DJ & Decorations Cost: $475

The UnFormal reunited teammates for a fun evening of catching up and reminiscing on old photos from the OSU Crew archives. We also got to hear a little bit more about what's going on within the community.

  • BRAA President, Brandon Buyaki shared an update on the fundraising efforts of the BRAA and asked that we make an effort to cast a wider net, reaching out to alumni and supporters who may not be in the database.
  • Rachel Bushman talked about the newly established Ohio Rowing Association and their goal of guiding the team towards long term success.
  • Current team president, Jake Bridges, recognized the community for their support of the program and shared his excitement for a team with a new found resilience under Head Coach Andy Wimmer.
  • Coach Andy shared his observations of a team that's ready to compete with any boat this spring and asked that the alumni support them along the way. We even celebrated Andy's birthday with a big birthday cake.

We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

If you were unable to attend this year you can make a donation to the Buckeye Rowing Alumni Association, 100% of which will go towards supporting the Ohio State Crew team. Click HERE TO DONATE.

If you have questions, please contact Jason Yung via email at