Important Updates

SCHEDULE UPDATE (Saturday, June 8, 2:00 p.m.): Due to tomorrow’s weather forecast, Sunday’s racing schedule has been changed. Racing will begin at 7:00 a.m. with A finals, followed immediately by the B Finals. All races will be run on 7-minute centers. An updated schedule will be posted on Here Now within the hour.

Gates to the venue will open at 5:00 a.m. Launching will begin at 6:10 a.m. The first weigh-in window opens at 5:28 a.m.

Medal ceremonies will be held on land in the finish line tent behind the grandstands. Medal ceremonies for events 1-8 will begin 8:10 a.m. Ceremonies for events 9-18 will begin 9:20 a.m. We will be running medal ceremonies in event order.

2019 USRowing Youth National Championships

The 2019 USRowing Youth National Championships will be held June 6-9, 2019, at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida.

Click here to read the official announcement.

The championships, which serve as the premier youth 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.

Ticket Information

VIP Experience and General Admission tickets for the 2019 USRowing Youth National Championships in Sarasota are now on sale at

Ticket pricing is as follows:

General Admission

Four-day Pass – $35

Single-day pass – $10 per day

VIP Experience – SOLD OUT

Four-day VIP pass – $120 – SOLD OUT

Single-day VIP pass – $35 – SOLD OUT

The VIP Experience tickets Includes admission to the venue and exclusive access to the second floor of the Nathan Benderson Park Finish Tower. Premiere viewing of the finish line, air-condition, snacks, refreshments and a cash bar. VIP will be open daily from 7:30 a.m. until the end of racing. *Limited number of tickets sold*.

Nathan Benderson Park will open starting at 6:00 a.m. each day and will close each day one hour after the conclusion of racing.

We encourage customers to purchase tickets ahead of time to minimize their wait time upon entrance.

Heat Sheets and Results

“Nathan Benderson Park is a beautiful facility and will provide our young athletes with a world-class racing experience to end their racing season.”

– Patrick McNerney, Chief Executive Officer, USRowing

“Hosting the USRowing Youth National Championships for three consecutive years provides SANCA with the opportunity to raise the bar, providing an enhanced experience for the coaches and athletes each year. We look forward to providing the athletes and coaches a memorable and first-class racing experience in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida.”

– Stephen V. Rodriguez, President and CEO, SANCA/Nathan Benderson Park

Travel and Lodging

The 2019 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

Travel and Lodging Partner

USRowing has partnered with EMC Meetings and Events to provide accommodation options for teams and spectators traveling to the 2019 USRowing Youth National Championships.

Book with EMC

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