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.

“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, 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.

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.

Event List

  • Order of Events
1Womens Youth 1x
2Mens Youth 1x
3Womens Youth 2x
4Mens Youth 2x
5Womens Youth 2-
6Mens Youth 2-
7Womens Youth 4x
8Mens Youth 4x
9Womens Ltwt Youth 2x
10Mens Ltwt Youth 2x
11Womens Youth 4+
12Womens Ltwt Youth 8+
13Mens Youth 4+
14Mens Ltwt Youth 4+
15Womens Ltwt Youth 4+
16Mens Ltwt Youth 8+
17Womens Youth 8+
18Mens Youth 8+

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.

Book with EMC

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