USRowing National Championships Returns to Ohio
By John Bartman • July 8, 2019
HARSHA LAKE, OHIO–Formerly known as the USRowing Club National Championships, the newly rebranded USRowing National Championships has headed back to Harsha Lake in Bethel, Ohio.
The 2019 regatta, which will be held July 9-14, offers national championship racing in 62 events in the under 17, under 19, intermediate, and elite/senior categories. This year’s event has 1,200 entries from 102 clubs scheduled to compete. The men’s U19 double sculls has the most entries with 53 boats. Community Rowing, Inc. leads the way with 78 entries across 21 events.
This year’s championships will be split based on event categories. The U17 and U19 events will be held Tuesday through Thursday morning, while the intermediate and elite/senior events will take place Friday through Sunday.
Racing is scheduled to begin with time trials in U19 and U17 event categories at 8 a.m. on Tuesday. Competition will continue with U19 and U17 semifinals on Wednesday, followed by U19 and U17 finals on Thursday morning. Intermediate and senior/elite racing begins Friday morning with the time trial races, which are followed by the semifinals on Saturday and finals on Sunday. Racing is anticipated to conclude Sunday around 4 p.m.
Teams at the USRowing 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.
Additionally, the 16th-Annual College Fair will take place at this year’s national championships and is an opportunity for rising seniors to meet with coaches from over 70 colleges from across the country. The event will run Thursday, July 11, from 11 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. and Friday, July 12, from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Program office hours determined by each school.
This year, USRowing has again partnered with CaptainU as its exclusive online athlete recruiting partner, providing rowers with a free recruiting profile and resources for rowing in college. The profile allows athletes to 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.
With a new format for the U.S. Lotman Challenge races, the USRowing National Championships is one of the qualifying events this year. The winner of the women’s and men’s elite/senior single sculls during this event will proceed to leg two, while award champions will be crowned on the Cooper River in Camden, N.J. for a stand-alone regatta with the Gold Cup and the Blackwall Duling Challenge. The National Championships is the third event of the first leg, following the U.S. Single Sculls Trials and U.S. Double Sculls Trials. The top four singles and the winners of the double sculls will proceed to leg two as well.
To find all entries, click here.
Live streaming of races will be available all day Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday on USRowing’s YouTube channel.
Click here for results.