2016 Youth National Championships

Welcome! The 2016 USRowing Youth National Championships, June 10-12, 2016, is hosted by Princeton National Rowing Association. Thank you for joining us at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, NJ.

2017 Proposals for Regatta Changes

USRowing is calling for proposals to changes in eligible areas of the regatta packet for the 2017 Youth National Championships.

A copy of the areas of the packet that are eligible for proposals is available here: 2017 USRowing Youth National Championships Eligible Regatta Changes

Rules not listed here are governed by the USRowing Rules of Rowing. The process for submitting proposals for changes to the USRowing Rules of Rowing is listed on the first page of the rulebook.

Coaches wishing to submit proposals for changes in these areas should use the format below:

Format for Submitting Proposals:

Current Section Title

Current Rule Wording

Proposed: Type the current wording, with proposed changes highlighted in italics.

Reason/Rationale: Include a reason or rationale for the proposed change, and how the change will

promote fairness and safety at the event.

Submitted by: Name, Affiliation

Proposals should be submitted via email to no later than September 30, 2016.

Proposals, including the name and affiliation of the person submitting the proposal, will then be posted for public comment. The public comment period will occur from October 2, 2016-November 30, 2016.

USRowing and the Youth Advisory Committee will review proposals and the public comments, and the committee will make recommendations to USRowing on the proposals.

USRowing will factor in the public comments, Committee recommendations, and changes to the USRowing Rules of Rowing when posting the regatta packet no later than March 1, 2017.

We look forward to your feedback, and improving the event for next year.


Schedule & Results

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Special Events

Parents Reception – USRowing and the Princeton National Rowing Association cordially invite 2016 USRowing Youth National Championships parents and spectators to a reception on Friday evening, June 10, 2016,  at the Boathouse at Mercer Lake. Conveniently located at the 1500 mark of the Mercer Lake race course, the Boathouse will let you unwind and reflect on the first day of racing while meeting other parents and some of our Olympic athletes, past and future. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served, including a Mediterranean station, some cheese and fresh fruit, as well as a hot pasta bar. One free drink included with price of the ticket (cash bar available). Doors open at 5:30 and close at 8:00.  Tickets are $50 per person. Space is limited so book your tickets early. Click here to order tickets for the Parents Reception.

USRowing Graduation Ceremony – Check out our photo gallery! Graduating seniors are invited to celebrate their academic achievement with their rowing peers. This 30 minute ceremony will take place on Thursday June 9, at 6:30pm, at the Mercer County Festival Grounds Amphitheater. This is a great way to honor our senior student athletes, some of whom are missing their high school graduation to be at the Youth National Championships. Family, friends, coaches and teammates are all welcome.

NEW DATE! Olympic Day Meet and Greet – USRowing will host an Olympic Day Meet and Greet on Saturday, June 11 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the USRowing/Boathouse vendor tent. All are welcome to meet and greet Olympic athletes, pose for photos and get autographs. Fans will have a chance to meet the U.S. men’s eight, U.S. women’s double, U.S. men’s four hopefuls and Grace Luczak from the U.S. women’s pair.

Team Tent Information: Click here to reserve team tent options.

A limited number of “Furnished” tent spaces are available. “Furnished” tents are 20’x20′. Teams are able to reserve half of one of these tents (10’x20′ space) for $225. This includes a table and 10 chairs. A team is limited to a maximum of 2 of the “furnished” tent spaces.

There are an unlimited number of tent spaces available for reservation. A reservation is for a 10’x20′ space (maximum of 2 per team). A tent space reservation is $125 and includes a priority parking spot for a food trailer.

Spectator Parking Information

Spectators are able to purchase parking tickets in advance through PNRA’s on-line ticketing system. Click here to purchase parking options in advance.

Spectator parking will be available for $10/day, with an option for a $25 three day discounted rate. The three day discounted rate is only available through the online, advance ticket purchasing option. Parking can also be purchased with cash on-site.

Please see our Venue Map for parking area, team tent area and food trailer parking.

Volunteer Information

If you are traveling to Mercer Lake for Youth Nationals and would like to volunteer during the event, please contact Hilary Gehman at

You can check out the various volunteer options and sign up here.

Press Credentials

If you are a media member interested in covering the 2016 USRowing Youth National Championships, please contact USRowing Communications Director Allison Müller.

Travel and Lodging

The 2016 USRowing Youth National Championships will be held at Mercer County Park, 1638 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor Township, NJ 08550

Airport and Ground Transportation

Mercer County Park is accessible via Philadelphia International Airport and Newark International Airport.

  • PHL

    Philadelphia International Airport

    Located approximately 51 miles from the regatta venue. Provides flights from most major airlines.

  • EWR

    Newark International Airport

    Located approximately 48 miles from the regatta venue. Provides flights from most major airlines.

  • TTN

    Trenton-Mercer Airport

    Located approximately 15 miles from the regatta venue. Provides a limited selection of flights from Frontier Airlines.

  • ACY

    Atlantic City International Airport

    Located approximately 87 miles from the regatta venue. Provides flights from lost-cost carrier Spirit Airlines.

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