Registration Now Open for USRowing Indoor National Championships
By Molly Bruggeman • November 8, 2018
Held in partnership with the World Rowing Federation (FISA), Long Beach Rowing Association and Concept2, the inaugural event will combine with the World Rowing Indoor Championships and Long Beach Sprints.
This combined event will feature opportunities to race for national championship medals in 160 events, as well as World Rowing indoor championship medals in 68 categories and Beach Sprints medals in 36 categories. For a complete list of events being offered, click here.
“We are excited to launch the USRowing Indoor National Championships and to partner with FISA, Concept2 and the Long Beach Sprints,” said USRowing Chief Executive Officer Patrick McNerney. “The Pyramid is an outstanding venue for our inaugural event and will provide competitors and spectators with a wonderful race experience, while Long Beach offers a great setting to enhance the trip. We hope everyone will join us this February.”
National championship racing will be contested in the open, under 15, under 17, under 19, and under 23 categories, as well as masters categories starting with the A age classification. In addition, para rowing/adaptive opportunities are being offered in 98 different categories.
Para athletes racing in the six events (PR1, PR2 and PR3) designated as World Rowing Indoor Championship events will require FISA Classification. For those athletes that have not yet been classified, a FISA Panel of International Classifiers will be present at Long Beach to classify athletes on Saturday, February 23. To participate in classification, pre-classification documentation must be uploaded to the FISA Classification Portal by January 23, 2019. All other para events are self-classified and do not require classification. More information is available in the entry packet.
USRowing will present national championship medals (gold, silver, and bronze) to the top three U.S. finishers in the 160 USRowing Indoor National Championship races and will award national championship medals to the top three finishers in the under 15 and under 17 categories, which will be determined by age from entrants in the under 19 event.
FISA will present world championship medals (gold, silver and bronze) to the top three finishers in all events designated as World Rowing Indoor Championships events. WRIC races will be run concurrently with the USRowing Indoor National Championship races, so U.S. competitors will have a chance to win both world championship and national championship medals. Only first-place medals will be awarded in the Beach Sprints events.
Members of 2018 U.S. National Team, in addition to racing in the open events, will be on-hand for a meet and greet on the day of competition.
Competitors representing organizational members of USRowing must hold at least a Basic Membership to compete in this event. Unaffiliated U.S. competitors that have a USRowing Basic Membership also are eligible to participate. Unaffiliated U.S. competitors without USRowing Basic Membership must purchase a $5 Member Day Pass in addition to the entry fee.
For more information on the event and a complete entry packet, click here. To register for the event on RegattaCentral, click here. The initial entry deadline in January 31, 2019, with late entries available as space permits.