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
- 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.
For crews from the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Northeast that need to declare a qualification regatta.
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.
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.
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.
- Order of Events
|1||Womens Youth 1x|
|2||Mens Youth 1x|
|3||Womens Youth 2x|
|4||Mens Youth 2x|
|5||Womens Youth 2-|
|6||Mens Youth 2-|
|7||Womens Youth 4x|
|8||Mens Youth 4x|
|9||Womens Ltwt Youth 2x|
|10||Mens Ltwt Youth 2x|
|11||Womens Youth 4+|
|12||Womens Ltwt Youth 8+|
|13||Mens Youth 4+|
|14||Mens Ltwt Youth 4+|
|15||Womens Ltwt Youth 4+|
|16||Mens Ltwt Youth 8+|
|17||Womens Youth 8+|
|18||Mens 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.