Record Entries to Compete at 2018 USRowing Club National Championships
By Rachel Day • July 10, 2018
For the second consecutive year, the USRowing Club National Championships will feature record-breaking entry numbers as nearly 2,500 athletes travel to New Jersey to race in the summer’s premiere U.S. sprint championship.
The 2018 edition, which will be held July 11-15 on the Cooper River in Pennsauken, N.J., offers national championship racing in 83 events in the U17, U19, intermediate, and elite/senior categories.
This year’s event has 1,748 entries from 138 clubs scheduled to compete. The men’s U19 single has the most entries with 74 boats. Community Rowing, Inc., leads the way with 88 entries across 25 events.
This year’s championships will be split based on event categories. The U17 and U19 events will be held Wednesday through Friday morning, while the intermediate and elite/senior events will take place Friday afternoon through Sunday.
Racing is scheduled to begin with time trials for U19 and U17 event categories at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Racing will continue with U19 and U17 semifinals on Thursday, followed by U19 and U17 finals on Friday morning. On Friday afternoon, time trials in the intermediate and elite/senior racing gets underway, with the remaining time trials and semifinals following on Saturday and finals on Sunday. Racing is anticipated to conclude Sunday at 4 p.m.
Teams at the USRowing Club National Championships compete for the Colgan Cup Overall Team Points Trophy, Sulgar-Barnes Men’s Points Trophy and Marion D. Ventura Women’s Points Trophy.
USRowing also annually hosts a College Fair at this event. The fair is an opportunity for rising seniors to meet with coaches from more than 70 colleges from across the country. The event will run Friday from 2:00-4:00 p.m.. The college program meeting area will be open Friday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and Sunday from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. for office hours determined by each school.
This year, USRowing has again partnered with CaptainU as its exclusive online athlete recruiting partner to provide a free recruiting profile and resources for rowing in college. With the free recruiting profile, athletes can publish erg scores, academics and videos all in one place, connect directly with college rowing programs, search colleges to find the best fit and receive guidance throughout the recruiting process.
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Live streaming of races will be available all day Thursday, Friday morning, Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday on USRowing’s YouTube channel.
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