2018 Under 23 Women’s Selection Camp Application

USRowing’s Under 23 National Team represents the U.S. at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships each year.

USRowing is committed to fair play. All athletes participating in selection for, and competing as a member of, all U.S. national rowing teams must be in compliance with United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), International Olympic Committee (IOC), United States Olympic Committee (USOC), World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), FISA and USRowing rules and requirements relating to banned substances, including but not limited to undergoing testing and obtaining and maintaining current therapeutic use exemptions as needed. Failure to adhere to anti-doping rules and requirements may result in an athlete losing eligibility to compete for the United States.

Applications for 2018 Under 23 Women’s National Team’s Selection Camp are open!
Application Deadline is Sunday, April 8th at midnight PST. Athletes may be invited or asked to apply after the deadline at the coach’s discretion based on performance.

Athletes must complete USRowing ECG and Health Screening requirements by April 30th in order to participate in selection camp.

Camp Details
34 sweep rowers, 12 scullers, and 4 coxswains will be selected for this camp. The Women’s U23 Camp Director will be Brett Gorman. The sweep coaches (8+, 4+, 4-) will be Megan Cooke Carcagno (Duke HC), Rob Weber (Hamilton HC), and Brett Gorman (USRowing). The sculling coaches will be Hilary Gehman (PNRA) and Kate Bertko (Stanford Lightweight HC).

Championships July 25-29 in Poznan, Poland. Additional international racing opportunities may be an option.

Location: West Windsor, NJ (Mercer)
Start Date: Sunday, June 3rd 4:00 PM

Host families and dorms will be available to all invitees. The fee to attend the camp is $800, we emphasize that the fee should not discourage anyone from applying. There are many avenues to help cover this cost, for more information email Brett Gorman at brettsg@usrowing.org.

Invitation Process
Invitation to selection camp will be based on the following criteria.
– Coach recommendations
– Past performance in international and domestic racing
– Competitive performance during training sessions
– Video and audio tapes of practice and race performances in the case of coxswains
– Athlete’s ability to match the style and technique of the crew as determined by the designated coach.

Notification process
The application deadline for the 2018 Under 23 Women’s Camp is Sunday, April 8. All athletes applying for the Under 23 camp must be born on or after January 1, 1996. (Note: The last year that an athlete can compete in Under 23 events is the year that person turns 22). Please note, you must have a USRowing championship membership that is good through August, 2018 and a valid U.S. passport.

Athletes invited to the camp will be notified no later than April 15 with any late additions to be added at the coach’s discretion.

Application Information
To apply for consideration to the selection camp, please complete and submit the online application form:

Submission Form

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