2017 USRowing Club National Championships

The 2017 USRowing Club National Championships will be held July 12-16, 2017, on Harsha Lake in Bethel, Ohio.

The event features national championship-racing in 79 events in the U17, U19, intermediate, and elite/senior categories.

“To have the opportunity to once again host the USRowing Club Nationals is an honor. To see the park full of rowers and to have all of the excitement on the water was an incredible experience.”

Mark Calitri, President of the Clermont Visitors Bureau

More than 2,100 athletes and 1,750 boats from 115 clubs will compete over five days at the 2017 USRowing Club National Championships on Harsha Lake.

Sunday Live Streaming Video


Friday Live Streaming Video


Registration Information

Initial Registration Opens: March 15, 2017
Initial Registration Deadline: June 25, 2017
Online Late Entry Deadline: June 28, 2017

Regatta Packet

Updated June 27

Entry Fee Information

Click here for information about the 2017 Entry Fee structure.

Confirmation Packet

Parking, practice times, and other information to help finalize your planning.

Time Trial Traffic Pattern

Traffic pattern for time trials. (Updated June 28)

Sprint Racing Traffic Pattern

Traffic pattern for sprint racing. (Updated June 28)

Practice Traffic Pattern

Traffic pattern for practice sessions.

Clermont County Visitor's Guide

From the Clermont County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Sponsor Coupons, Flyers and Volunteer Information

From the Clermont County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Race for the Colgan Cup

Click here for updated team point trophy standings.

Teams at the Club National Championships compete for the Colgan Cup Overall Team Points Trophy standings, the Sulgar-Barnes Men’s Points Trophy standings and the Marion D. Ventura Women’s Points Trophy.

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U.S. Lotman Challenge

The Philadelphia Gold Challenge Cup Foundation created the Lotman Challenge to further promote and develop single sculling in the United States and will award prize money to the top American men and women scullers accumulating the most points over the course of the three-race series.

The Lotman Challenge will comprise of three separate open weight events starting with the USRowing Club National Championships on July 12-16 in Bethel, Ohio followed by the Head Of The Charles Regatta on Oct. 21 and culminating on Oct. 28 at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta.

At the conclusion of the series, the American sculler in the men’s and women’s divisions with the most points will receive $9,000 with second place earning $3,500, and $1,500 going to third. In the event a rower finishes in the first position for all three events, the foundation will award $14,000.

Scullers interested in competing in the 2017 Herb Lotman United States Challenge can find additional information on the RegattaCentral website.

**The Mens and Womens Elite/Senior 1x at Club Nationals will include “Placement Finals” to determine the standings for the Lotman Challenge. These races and their progressions are included on the online heat sheet below.**

Heat Sheets and Results

Online heat sheet now updated after Saturday's racing.

Additional Information

College Fair

USRowing annually hosts a “College Fair” at this event. The fair is an opportunity for rising seniors to meet with coaches from 70+ colleges from across the country.  The event will run from 2:00-4:00 p.m., on Sunday, July 16.

Click on the buttons below for more details and registration.

College Fair Info for Students

Athletes entering their senior year this fall, click here to register for the College Fair.

College Fair Info for Colleges

College programs, click here to learn more about the college fair changes and to register.

List of Attending Colleges

This is the final list of colleges as of 7/15/17.

Travel & Lodging

Airport and Ground Transportation

Driving Information

Cincinnati is less than a half day car ride and a two hour flight from 60% of the U.S. population. Interstates I-75, I-71 and I-74 link Cincinnati to the continental U.S.

Travel and Lodging Partner

USRowing has partnered with EMC Venues to provide a variety of accommodation options near the Bethel venue and surrounding areas. Click the button below to secure your lodging for the event.

Book with EMC

Click the button to secure your rooms through EMC Venues.

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