National Teams

National Team Testing

The main objective of the USRowing National Team Testing Program is to help identify athletes who may have a future with the United States National Team. Athletes who submit competitive times may be approached by U.S. National Team coaches. National Team coaches will seriously consider athletes who submit both a 6k and a 2k (4k for junior women) time.

As of February 1, 2016, National Team Testing erg score submissions (for selection camp considerations) should be sent to the following coaches for camp consideration.

Juniors – Steve Hargis – shargis@snet.net
Under 23 Men – Luke McGee – luke@usrowing.org
Under 23 Lightweight Men – Cam Kiosoglous – ckiosoglous@gmail.com
Under 23 Women – Laurel Korholz – korholz@gmail.com
Senior Women – Laurel Korholz – korholz@gmail.com
Senior Men – Luke McGee – luke@usrowing.org
Senior Lightweight Men – Cam Kiosoglous – ckiosoglous@gmail.com
Para – Tom Darling – tdarling@usrowing.org

Please read the current selection procedures to determine which boat classes are determined through selection camp. Athletes interested in participating in a boat class selected through Trials should look at the USRowing National Team Calendar of Events for selection event dates.

Below is a list of opportunities for athletes interested in pursuing the National Team.

Junior National Team (age 18 and under) Opportunities:

  • 2016 Junior World Championship Team (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Junior National Team High Performance/World Development Camps (Sweep/Scull) held in various locations in the United States. Please check our 2016 camp schedule for details, when available.
  • Junior National Team Development Camps (Sweep/Scull) held in various locations in the United States. Please check our 2016 camp schedule for details, when available.

Under 23 National Team Opportunities:

  • 2016 Under 23 World Championship Team (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Pre-Elite Development Camps (dates, locations TBD)
  • Freshman Development Camps (dates, locations TBD)

Senior National Team Opportunities:

  • 2016 Olympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • 2016 Senior Non-Olympic World Championship Team (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Summer Pre-Elite and Development Camps (Sweep/Scull) held in various locations in the United States. Please check our 2016 camp schedule for details, when available.
  • Princeton Training Center Residency (Princeton, N.J.)
  • United States Olympic Committee Athlete Support program

Para-Rowing National Team Opportunities: 

  • 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • 2016 Para Team Selection Camp (dates, location TBD)
  • 2016 Development and Identification Camps: Invitation Only with erg score and coaches recommendation. Send recommendation letters to Tom Darling (for TA prospects) at tdarling@usrowing.org and Ellen Minzner (for LTA4+ prospects) at ellen@communityrowing.org

Testing Schedule

Tests for the month of: Test Deadline: Sr. Men, Sr. Lightweight Men  Sr. Women, Sr. Lightweight Women  Junior Men Junior Women  Para 
November ’15 11/30/15 2k or 6k 2k or 6k 2k or 6k 2k or 20 min 20 min
December ’15 12/31/15 2k or 6k 2k or 6k 2k or 6k 2k or 20 min 20 min
January ’16 1/31/16 2k or 6k 2k or 6k 2k or 6k 2k or 20 min 20 min or 1k

Testing Guidelines

Time standards are to assist participants in determining competitiveness for national team programs.

A minimum of one 6k (20-minute for junior women) and one 2k are required for consideration for national team programs outlined above. All erg scores submitted for National Team consideration must be done on a static erg (not sliders).

Senior Men 6000m 2000m
Elite 19:15 or less  5:56 or less
Development / Under 23 19:30 or less  6:02 or less

 

Senior Women 6000m 2000m
Elite 21:30 or less 6:45 or less
Development 22:30 or less 6:55 or less

 

Lightweight Men
FISA Max = 72.5kg
FISA Avg = 70 kg

 

Lightweight Men Elite  6000m  2000m
 FISA AVG  20:05.0  6:18.0
 FISA MAX  19:55.0  6:14.0
 FISA MAX + 3%  19:45.0  6:10.0

 

Lightweight Women
FISA Max = 59 kg
FISA Avg = 57 kg

 

Lightweight Women Elite 6000m 2000m
FISA AVG 23:00.0 7:15.0
FISA MAX 22:45.0 7:10.0
FISA MAX + 3% 22:30.0 7:05.0

 

Lightweight Men Under 23 6000m 2000m
FISA AVG 20:15.0 6:22.0
FISA MAX 20:05.0 6:18.0
FISA MAX + 3% 19:55.0 6:14.0

 

Lightweight Women Under 23 6000m 2000m
FISA AVG 23:15.0 7:20.0
FISA MAX 23:00.0 7:15.0
FISA MAX + 3% 22:45.0 7:10.0

 

Junior Men (Under 18)  6000m 2000m
Gold Medal Standard 20:00.0 or less 6:10.0 or less
Elite Junior 20:28.0 or less 6:20.0 or less
Development Junior 21:36.0 or less 6:35.0 or less

 

Junior Women (Under 18) 2000m 
 Gold Medal Standard  7:05.0 or less
 Elite Junior  7:15.0 or less
 Development Junior  7:32.0 or less

 

Adaptive AS-M 20 minute 1000m
Elite  2:23 split or less  4:20.0 or less
Development  2:38 split or less  4:40.0 or less

 

Adaptive AS-W 20 minute 1000m
Elite 2:47 split or less 5:20.0 or less
Development 3:08 split or less 5:50.0 or less

 

Adaptive TA-M 20 minute 1000m
Elite 2:13 split or less 3:50.0 or less
Development 2:23 split or less 4:15.0 or less

 

Adaptive TA-W 20 minute 1000m
Elite 2:26 split or less 4:20.0 or less
Development 2:42 split or less 4:50.0 or less

 

Adaptive LTA-M 20 minute 1000m
Elite 1:51 split or less 3:16.0 or less
Development 2:05 split or less 3:31.0 or less

 

Adaptive LTA-W 20 minute 1000m
Elite 1:58 split or less 3:41.0 or less
Development 2:13 split or less 4:01.0 or less

For all 1k, 2k and 6k tests, you must submit a time. For adaptive and junior women 20-minute tests, please submit the average split. For 1’ watt tests, please submit the average watts.

Senior Lightweights

Lightweights are encouraged to test at FISA maximum weight.

  • FISA Max for Men: 72.5 kg (approximately 159.8 lbs)
  • FISA Max for Women: 59 kg (approximately 130.0 lbs)

There is no lightweight category for junior (under age 18) athletes.

Adaptive

Classifications for Adaptive Rowing: AS-M, AS-W, TA-M, TA-W, LTA-M, or LTA-W. If you are unsure of your classification or have not been classified before, please read the FISA classification guidelines at http://www.worldrowing.com/medias/docs/media_354738.pdf.

Junior National Team Letter of Recommendation

Submitting a letter of recommendation is suggested, but not required, to be considered for the junior national team.

Letters of recommendation for junior men can be mailed to Kevin MacDermott, Trinity College, Ferris Athletic Center, Hartford, CT 06106, or electronically to kevin.macdermott@trincoll.edu.

Letters of recommendation for junior women can be mailed to USRowing attn. Liz Trond, 2 Wall Street, NJ 08540, or electronically (preferable) to lizabethtrond@yahoo.com.

Junior National Team Coxswains

Coxswains interested in participating in summer national team, pre-elite and development camp programs may submit a coxing resume and/or recordings to Laura Simon. Instructions can be found at http://www.usrowingjrs.org/coxswains.html.

Final Notes

Athletes are encouraged to participate in Concept2 satellite-qualifying events for the C.R.A.S.H.-B. Sprints. Please visit www.crash-b.org.

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