The 2017 USRowing Youth National Championships, June 9-11, 2017, will be hosted by the Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates at Nathan Benderson Park.
The championships, which serve as the premier junior rowing event in the United States, sees approximately 1,500 athletes competing in more than 350 crews, representing some 150 teams from across the country – all vying for national titles in 18 boat classes.
General Admission tickets are now available for all spectators attending the 2017 Youth National Championships.
Daily tickets are $10, or a 3-day pass is available for $25.
Tickets include admission to the spectator and team tent areas during race days.
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“Sarasota -Bradenton is a wonderful destination for all to enjoy and this is a great event to help us usher in the 2017 World Rowing Championships taking place at Nathan Benderson Park later in the fall.”
Sarah Kupiec, Event & Volunteer Manager, SANCA (Suncoast Aquatic and Nature Center Associates)
“The amenities and experience that Nathan Benderson Park can provide for athletes, competitors, and spectators, both on and off of the water, are exactly what those audiences have grown accustomed to at this event.”
AJ Dominique III, Senior Events Manager, USRowing
- Crews must qualify at a recognized qualification regatta.
- Qualified crews will receive an email invitation to submit their entries by the Monday following their qualification regatta.
- Qualified crews must submit their entries no later than the Thursday following their qualification regatta (3 days after receiving the invitation).
- On the Friday following the qualification regatta, qualified crews that have not entered an event will lose the bid, and the bid will be available for petitioning crews.
- See the “Regatta Packet” for full information.
Updated March 13.
Click here for more information on the 2017 Entry Fee structure.
Online General Admission Tickets: $10/day, or $25 for a 3-day pass (+$2 processing for on-site ticket purchases)
All teams will receive 2 coaches passes, and 1 support person pass, as part of their registration. To request more contact USRowing at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to purchase spectator tickets for this year's event.
Click here for information about Nathan Benderson Park, team tents, food trailers, and more. Updated May 24.
USRowing Graduation Ceremony
In 2015, USRowing introduced the Graduation Ceremony to recognize the academic accomplishments of seniors competing at the Youth National Championships. Since that year, the ceremony has had nearly 1,000 attendees from around the country.
The ceremony will return this year, scheduled for Thursday, June 8, 2017, beginning at 6:30pm.
“Rowing in College” Program
Parents and athletes with aspirations of rowing in college are welcome to attend an informational session during lunch breaks at the regatta.
Topics covered will include; differences between rowing at the varsity or club level, recruiting timelines, initial eligibility and more.
CaptainU will also be on hand to share how they can help athletes get the most out of their recruiting process and have all the tools necessary to take the next step in their collegiate careers. USRowing will also have a staff member on hand at the USRowing information tent to answer any specific questions parents or student-athletes may have.
As part of the festivities around the final day of racing, USRowing will again host an Olympic Day in conjunction with the Youth National Championships.
Olympians will be on-site for meet-and-greet opportunities, autographs, and photos.
To recognize and celebrate the parents that make participation in the sport possible for youth rowers, USRowing and Nathan Benderson Park will host a Parents’ Reception.
The reception is scheduled for Friday, June 9, 2017.
Tickets and information will be posted to the USRowing web site as it becomes available.
Heat Sheets and Results
Heat sheet now updated with Sunday's revised schedule.
Travel and Lodging
The 2017 USRowing Youth National Championships will be held at Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL 34235.