2017 Youth National Championships

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.

Registration Information

Qualified crews are now able to submit entries into their respective events.

Click here for a List of Qualified Crews  (updated May 23)

Registration for these crews is available until Friday, May 26, 2017. After Friday, any unused bids will be rolled down to eligible crews.

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Spectator Tickets

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.

Purchase Tickets Here

“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

Registration Information

  • 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.
Regatta Packet

Updated March 13.

Qualification Regatta Declaration Form

For crews from the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Northeast that need to declare a qualification regatta.

Entry Fee Information

Click here for more information on the 2017 Entry Fee structure.

Petition Form

Click to submit petitions after your qualification regatta. Petitions are due 3 days following your qualification regatta.

Spectator Information

General Admission Tickets: $10/day, or $25 for a 3-day pass

Tickets must be purchased online.

All teams will receive 2 coaches passes, and 1 support person pass, as part of their registration. To request more contact USRowing at

Purchase Tickets Here

Click here to purchase spectator tickets for this year's event.

Team and Parent Information

Click here for information about Nathan Benderson Park, team tents, food trailers, and more.

Volunteer Opportunities

Click here to register for volunteer opportunities.

Special Events

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.

Registration information and event details will be included with your team’s bid invitation in May.

Parents Reception

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.

Olympic Day

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.

Planned Schedule

Below is the planned schedule, based on the new racing format for this year's event. This is intended to be a guide to help coaches plan their entries. This schedule will change once registration has completed at the end of May.

  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • Time Trials, Semis for events with weigh-ins
  • Semis for remaining events, C & D Finals
  • A & B Finals
1Womens Youth 1xTime Trial8:00 AM
2Mens Youth 1xTime Trial8:12 AM
3Womens Youth 2xTime Trial8:24 AM
4Mens Youth 2xTime Trial8:36 AM
5Womens Youth 2-Time Trial8:48 AM
6Mens Youth 2-Time Trial9:00 AM
7Womens Youth 4xTime Trial9:12 AM
8Mens Youth 4xTime Trial9:24 AM
9Womens Ltwt Youth 2xTime Trial9:36 AM
10Mens Ltwt Youth 2xTime Trial9:48 AM
11Womens Youth 4+Time Trial10:00 AM
12Womens Ltwt Youth 8+Time Trial10:12 AM
13Mens Youth 4+Time Trial10:24 AM
14Mens Ltwt Youth 4+Time Trial10:36 AM
15Womens Ltwt Youth 4+Time Trial10:48 AM
16Mens Ltwt Youth 8+Time Trial11:00 AM
17Womens Youth 8+Time Trial11:12 AM
18Mens Youth 8+Time Trial11:24 AM
Done with Time Trials11:36 AM
LUNCH BREAK11:40 AM - 1:40 PM
9Womens Ltwt Youth 2xSemifinal AB2:00 PM
9Womens Ltwt Youth 2xSemifinal AB2:08 PM
10Mens Ltwt Youth 2xSemifinal AB2:16 PM
10Mens Ltwt Youth 2xSemifinal AB2:24 PM
11Womens Youth 4+Semifinal AB2:32 PM
11Womens Youth 4+Semifinal AB2:40 PM
12Womens Ltwt Youth 8+Semifinal AB2:48 PM
12Womens Ltwt Youth 8+Semifinal AB2:56 PM
13Mens Youth 4+Semifinal AB3:04 PM
13Mens Youth 4+Semifinal AB3:12 PM
14Mens Ltwt Youth 4+Semifinal AB3:20 PM
14Mens Ltwt Youth 4+Semifinal AB3:28 PM
15Womens Ltwt Youth 4+Semifinal AB3:36 PM
15Womens Ltwt Youth 4+Semifinal AB3:44 PM
16Mens Ltwt Youth 8+Semifinal AB3:52 PM
16Mens Ltwt Youth 8+Semifinal AB4:00 PM
17Womens Youth 8+Semifinal AB4:08 PM
17Womens Youth 8+Semifinal AB4:16 PM
18Mens Youth 8+Semifinal AB4:24 PM
18Mens Youth 8+Semifinal AB4:32 PM
Done with Last Race4:40 PM
1Womens Youth 1xSemifinal AB8:00 AM
1Womens Youth 1xSemifinal AB8:08 AM
2Mens Youth 1xSemifinal AB8:16 AM
2Mens Youth 1xSemifinal AB8:24 AM
3Womens Youth 2xSemifinal AB8:32 AM
3Womens Youth 2xSemifinal AB8:40 AM
4Mens Youth 2xSemifinal AB8:48 AM
4Mens Youth 2xSemifinal AB8:56 AM
5Womens Youth 2-Semifinal AB9:04 AM
5Womens Youth 2-Semifinal AB9:12 AM
6Mens Youth 2-Semifinal AB9:20 AM
6Mens Youth 2-Semifinal AB9:28 AM
7Womens Youth 4xSemifinal AB9:36 AM
7Womens Youth 4xSemifinal AB9:44 AM
8Mens Youth 4xSemifinal AB9:52 AM
8Mens Youth 4xSemifinal AB10:00 AM
Done with Semifinals10:08 AM
1Womens Youth 1xFinal C10:30 AM
2Mens Youth 1xFinal C10:37 AM
3Womens Youth 2xFinal C10:44 AM
4Mens Youth 2xFinal C10:51 AM
5Womens Youth 2-Final C10:58 AM
6Mens Youth 2-Final C11:05 AM
7Womens Youth 4xFinal C11:12 AM
8Mens Youth 4xFinal C11:19 AM
9Womens Ltwt Youth 2xFinal C11:26 AM
10Mens Ltwt Youth 2xFinal C11:33 AM
11Womens Youth 4+Final C11:40 AM
12Womens Ltwt Youth 8+Final C11:47 AM
13Mens Youth 4+Final C11:54 AM
14Mens Ltwt Youth 4+Final C12:01 PM
15Womens Ltwt Youth 4+Final C12:08 PM
16Mens Ltwt Youth 8+Final C12:15 PM
17Womens Youth 8+Final C12:22 PM
18Mens Youth 8+Final C12:29 PM
1Womens Youth 1xFinal D2:30 PM
2Mens Youth 1xFinal D2:37 PM
3Womens Youth 2xFinal D2:44 PM
4Mens Youth 2xFinal D2:51 PM
5Womens Youth 2-Final D2:58 PM
6Mens Youth 2-Final D3:05 PM
7Womens Youth 4xFinal D3:12 PM
8Mens Youth 4xFinal D3:19 PM
9Womens Ltwt Youth 2xFinal D3:26 PM
10Mens Ltwt Youth 2xFinal D3:33 PM
11Womens Youth 4+Final D3:40 PM
12Womens Ltwt Youth 8+Final D3:47 PM
13Mens Youth 4+Final D3:54 PM
14Mens Ltwt Youth 4+Final D4:01 PM
15Womens Ltwt Youth 4+Final D4:08 PM
16Mens Ltwt Youth 8+Final D4:15 PM
17Womens Youth 8+Final D4:22 PM
18Mens Youth 8+Final D4:29 PM
Done with Last Race4:36 PM
1Womens Youth 1xFinal A8:00 AM
2Mens Youth 1xFinal A8:12 AM
3Womens Youth 2xFinal A8:24 AM
4Mens Youth 2xFinal A8:36 AM
5Womens Youth 2-Final A8:48 AM
6Mens Youth 2-Final A9:00 AM
7Womens Youth 4xFinal A9:12 AM
8Mens Youth 4xFinal A9:24 AM
9Womens Ltwt Youth 2xFinal A9:36 AM
10Mens Ltwt Youth 2xFinal A9:48 AM
11Womens Youth 4+Final A10:00 AM
12Womens Ltwt Youth 8+Final A10:12 AM
13Mens Youth 4+Final A10:24 AM
14Mens Ltwt Youth 4+Final A10:36 AM
15Womens Ltwt Youth 4+Final A10:48 AM
16Mens Ltwt Youth 8+Final A11:00 AM
17Womens Youth 8+Final A11:12 AM
18Mens Youth 8+Final A11:24 AM
BREAK11:36-12:30 PM
1Womens Youth 1xFinal B12:30 PM
2Mens Youth 1xFinal B12:37 PM
3Womens Youth 2xFinal B12:44 PM
4Mens Youth 2xFinal B12:51 PM
5Womens Youth 2-Final B12:58 PM
6Mens Youth 2-Final B1:05 PM
7Womens Youth 4xFinal B1:12 PM
8Mens Youth 4xFinal B1:19 PM
9Womens Ltwt Youth 2xFinal B1:26 PM
10Mens Ltwt Youth 2xFinal B1:33 PM
11Womens Youth 4+Final B1:40 PM
12Womens Ltwt Youth 8+Final B1:47 PM
13Mens Youth 4+Final B1:54 PM
14Mens Ltwt Youth 4+Final B2:01 PM
15Womens Ltwt Youth 4+Final B2:08 PM
16Mens Ltwt Youth 8+Final B2:15 PM
17Womens Youth 8+Final B2:22 PM
18Mens Youth 8+Final B2:29 PM
Done with Last Race2:36 PM

Travel and Lodging

The 2017 USRowing Youth National Championships will be held at Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL 34235.

Airport and Ground Transportation

Nathan Benderson Park is accessible by both Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) and Tampa International Airport (TPA).

Driving Distances to Nathan Benderson Park From:
  • St. Petersburg- 41 miles
  • Tampa- 55 miles
  • Naples- 114 miles
  • Orlando- 126 miles
  • Palm Beach- 181 miles
  • Miami- 214 miles
  • Jacksonville- 240 miles
  • Tallahassee- 283 miles
  • SRQ

    Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport

    SRQ Airport serves over one million passengers each year as a gateway to Florida’s Gulf Coast.
    • Located just 8 miles from Nathan Benderson Park
    • Daily non-stop flights to Chicago, NYC, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, and Washington D.C.
  • TPA

    Tampa International Airport

    Tampa International Airport is just one hour from Sarasota-Bradenton and provides nonstop and connecting flight services to popular national and international destinations.

Travel and Lodging Partner

USRowing has partnered with EMC Venues to provide accommodation options for teams and spectators traveling to the 2017 USRowing Youth National Championships.

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