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Sacramento State Aquatic Center to Host 2014 USRowing Youth National Championships

June 04, 2013

PRINCETON, N.J. – USRowing and the Sacramento State Aquatic Center are pleased to announce that the 2014 USRowing Youth National Championships, presented by Rancho Cordova Travel and Tourism, will be held June 13-15 on Lake Natoma.

“We are extraordinarily excited to host the 2014 USRowing Youth National Championships,” said Sacramento State Aquatic Center Director Brian Dulgar. “Some of the fastest crews in the country have raced on Lake Natoma, and we want to raise the bar for this championship event.”

Lake Natoma has played host to numerous high-caliber national events including the NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships, Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) Championships, Pac-12 Conference Championships, Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) Championships and USRowing Southwest Junior Regional Championships.

In addition, Rancho Cordova Travel and Tourism has come on board as a title sponsor of the 2014 event.

“Rancho Cordova Travel and Tourism is thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with USRowing to bring the Youth Nationals to the Sacramento State Aquatic Center. We, the hoteliers in Rancho Cordova, as well as the staff at the Aquatic Center are looking forward to reinforcing why we are a premier location to host and conduct a prestigious event of this magnitude,” said Josiah Kitonga, chairman of the board.

Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn., has been the site of the youth championships for the past three years, including the 2013 USRowing Youth Nationals to be held June 7-9, where national titles will be awarded in 18 boat classes.

"The venue and staff in Oak Ridge have been fantastic hosts for the past three years. Next year, USRowing is excited to bring this event to the West Coast for the first time in its history,” said USRowing Events Manager A.J. Dominique. “The course at Lake Natoma is one of the best in the country, and certainly a fitting venue for this premier event."

Rancho Cordova Travel and Tourism Corporation

The Rancho Cordova Travel and Tourism Corporation (RCTT) is a California tourism business improvement district established in 2011. RCTT is a destination marketing organization created for the purpose of increasing overnight stays in member hotel properties by marketing Rancho Cordova as a desirable travel destination.

 

Sacramento State Aquatic Center

The Sacramento State Aquatic Center is a cooperative operation of the Associated Students Inc., of California State University, Sacramento, the University Union of Sac State, California Department of Boating and Waterways and the California Department of Parks and Recreation. The center was established in 1981 and has provided instruction to thousands of students. The center offers university kinesiology classes, leisure classes for the general public, competitive teams, and a series of progressive summer camps and youth programs. The center was established to augment the academic curriculum at Sacramento State. The Aquatic Center is open to students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Sac State as well as the general public. All students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Sac State receive a discount with their Sac State identification card. Our facility occupies eight acres of land and is one of the finest in the state. Features include: beach area, picnic tables, barbeques, four docks, classrooms, and convenient parking. For more information, contact the Aquatic Center at (916) 278-2842 or email aquaticenter@csus.edu.

About USRowing
USRowing is a nonprofit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. USRowing’s official suppliers include Vespoli, WinTech, Filippi, Croker Oars, Rudy Project, Concept2, Nielsen Kellerman, and Ludus Tours. USRowing also receives generous support from the National Rowing Foundation and its corporate sponsors and partners ANXeBusiness Corp, EMCVenues, Connect-A-Dock, JanSport, Rudy Project and Boathouse Sports. For more information, visit www.usrowing.org. The USRowing National Team program relies on strong partnerships to enable continued success. New opportunities exist to support the teams through the next quadrennial, culminating with the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. America Rows, which supports diversity in rowing and the USRowing adaptive programs also benefit from corporate support. Free basic membership and championship level membership to USRowing is available and encouraged. For more information, please contact Beth Kohl at beth@usrowing.org.

Allison Frederick, allison@usrowing.org

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