Three More Youth Nationals Qualifiers Set for This Weekend

Eight qualification regattas are now in the books on the road to the 2019 USRowing Youth National Championships in Sarasota, Fla. This week, crews at three regattas will get their opportunity to race for spots in the national championships and join the more than 300 boats that have already qualified to race at Nathan Benderson Park.

Held May 17-19 on Vancouver Lake in Vancouver, Wash., the 2019 USRowing Northwest Youth Championships will feature 1,639 athletes from 33 clubs racing in 822 boats. Green Lake Crew leads the way in number of entries, with 52 boats scheduled to compete across the 66 events. The women’s novice double sculls has the largest number of entries at 37, while the men’s novice double sculls has a 30-boat field.

The 2019 USRowing Northeast Youth Championships will see 1,770 athletes from 44 clubs rowing in 441 boats on the Merrimack River in Lowell, Mass. Held May 18-19, the regatta has 44 events being contested. The women’s youth four with coxswain has 22 entries, while the men’s youth four with coxswain has 19 entries. With 46 boats scheduled to race, Community Rowing, Inc., will be bringing the largest fleet to Lowell.

Held May 18-19 on Harsha Lake in Bethel, Ohio, the 2019 Midwest Junior Rowing Championships will feature athletes from 45 clubs racing in 571 boats. With 42 events being contested, the boy’s varsity single sculls leads the way in entries with 28. The girl’s varsity single has 23 entries. Three Rivers Rowing Association has the most entries, with 35 boats scheduled to race. Camp Randall Rowing Club and host Cincinnati Junior Rowing Club have 33 entries a piece.

Last weekend, 175 crews across five regattas earned qualification spots in the 2019 USRowing Youth National Championships.

At the 2019 USRowing Southeast Youth Championships in Oak Ridge, Tenn., Sarasota Crew qualified six crews for youth nationals on its way to winning the overall, men’s and women’s team points trophies. Atlanta Junior Rowing Association had the second most crews to qualify with five. Ransom Everglades Crew won the Efficiency Trophy.

Princeton National Rowing Association/Mercer Junior Rowing Club qualified nine boats in a weather-shortened 2019 USRowing Mid-Atlantic Youth Championships. Conestoga Crew Club qualified seven boats, with South Jersey Rowing Club qualifying six.

Held on Fish Creek in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., the 2019 New York State Scholastic Championships saw RowAmerica Rye qualify 12 boats for youth nationals, while Saratoga Rowing Association and Oak Neck Rowing Academy qualified seven boats each.

At the 2019 Midwest Scholastic Championships on Dillon Lake in Nashport, Ohio, New Trier High School qualified seven crews for youth nationals, winning the overall, men’s and women’s team points trophies. Skyline Crew qualified four boats.

At the 2019 Virginia Scholastic Rowing Championships on the Occoquan Reservoir in Fairfax Station, Va., Western Albemarle qualified three boats for nationals, while Albemarle High School qualified two.

Now in its 25th year, the 2019 USRowing Youth National Championships will be held June 6-9 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Fla. Athletes must qualify for the event through one of 12 qualification regattas. Click here for more information on the 2019 USRowing Youth National Championships.

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