2019 National Team Identification Camps

USRowing will be hosting these Identification Camps to identify potential 2019 Under 23, Para, and Senior team athletes.

If you are interested in being invited or applying for the U23 camp, your attendance is strongly encouraged.

The ID camp format will include the erg protocol and a brief session on the water (weather permitting). Note: these ID camps are targeted specifically for Under 23, Para and Senior National Team hopefuls, U19 athletes should be directed to the Under 19 National Team page.

Registration for these events is now open! Please click the button below to find your camp date. Registration will close February 9, 2019.

Click here to register for the 2019 National Team ID Camps!

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2018-2019 ID Camps:

  1. November 10 – Princeton University – Princeton, NJ (registration opens at 12:00 pm, camp starts at 1:00 pm)
  2. November 11 – University of Notre Dame – South Bend, IN
  3. November 17 – Boston University, DeWolfe Boathouse – Boston, MA
  4. December 1 – University of Washington, Conibear Shellhouse – Seattle, WA
  5. December 8 – Hilton Hotel, San Diego, CA (registration opens at 9:00 am, camp starts at 9:30 am)
  6. December 15 – Devon Boathouse, Oklahoma City, OK (registration opens at 9:30 am, camp starts at 10:00 am)
  7. January 27 – University of Central Florida Intercollegiate Rowing Center – Orlando, FL (registration opens at 10:00 am, camp starts at 11:00 am)
  8. February 3 – T. Gary Rogers Rowing Center – Oakland, CA (registration opens at 9:30 am, camp starts at 10:00 am)
  9. ::EVENT CANCELED:: February 10 – Arizona State University – Tempe, AZ

*Interested athletes please contact Brett Gorman at Brett.Gorman@usrowing.org  with questions, especially those who are unable to attend any of these camps.

Target Athletes: This is an open camp targeted to athletes with Under 23, Para, or Senior National Team aspirations. The erg range we are looking for is:

  • Open Women: under 7:15 for 2K or 23:15 for 6K
  • Open Men: under 6:15 for 2K or 20:00 for 6K
  • Lightweight Women: under 7:35 for 2K or 23:45 for 6K
  • Lightweight Men: under 6:35 for 2K or 20:45 for 6K
  • PR3 Women: under 7:55 for 2k
  • PR3 Men: under 6:55 for 2k
  • PR2 Women: under 9:20 for 2k
  • PR2 Men: under 8:15 for 2k
  • PR1 Women: under 11:20 for 2k
  • PR1 Men: under 9:20 for 2k

Coxswains: Interested coxswains should be the top coxswain from their respective program. Weight minimum for both male and female coxswains competing at the Under 23 World Championships is 55 kilograms (121.25 lbs). We will weigh in all athletes during athlete check in however coxswains and lightweight rowers do not need to be at race weight for the ID camps. Interested coxswains should be prepared to submit coach recommendations and race recordings to be invited to under 23 selection camp.  These items are not required to attend the ID camps.

If you do not meet these standards, but you believe you can reach them, send us your information and depending on space availability, you will be included in the camp.

Eligibility: Each athlete must be a Championship member of USRowing, and sign an online waiver. Please register or renew your membership and sign your online waiver here. This membership is valid for a full year and is required to attend USRowing camps and compete in USRowing-sanctioned events. 

General Camp Overview (Individual Camp Times are Subject to Change):

–       10:00 am Athlete check-in opens

–       11:00 am Welcome and informational meeting

–       11:30 am Erg warm up for testing

–       12:00 pm Erg testing (30’ at 22 SPM, 1’ at 120 drag factor [recommended] with 40 SPM max, max power test – 1 stroke max)

–       1:15pm Row on water (weather permitting)

Testing protocol: Erg tests will begin at a standing start. The Drag Factor recommendation is 120 for the 1′ test and 110-120 for the 30′ test, however changes may be made if there are injury concerns. The 10 second max watts test is an opportunity to see how much power you can generate in one stroke. You will have three attempts to get the highest score possible with no rate cap. The 1 minute test at stroke rate 40 will follow the max watt test followed by the 30 minute test at stroke rate 22. You are required to maintain a stroke rate no higher than the specified stroke rate. The average watts value will be recorded, and if your average stroke rate is higher than the specified stroke rate, the test is invalid.

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