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Northwest Youth Championships Begin on Vancouver Lake

15 May, 2015


One of the largest of the USRowing youth regional championships is set to begin today on Vancouver Lake in Vancouver, Wash., and run through the weekend.

Some 633 crews from 25 clubs will compete in the 2015 USRowing Northwest Youth Championships, May 15-17, 2015. The regatta features 60 events and there are 54 bids available for the 2015 USRowing Youth National Championships, June 12-14 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla.

“There has been some major growth in some of our smaller programs this year,” said USRowing events coordinator James Rawson. “It will be exciting to see how that impacts the results and team points trophies. With the 60 events the region offers, there is a great chance that some of those crews will go home with some brand new hardware.”

Racing will begin Friday with heats and end Sunday with finals.

The Northwest Youth Championships is one of two youth regional regattas being run this weekend and one of six held through May leading up to youth nationals. It is USRowing’s version of March Madness. Also being held this week is the 2015 USRowing Northeast Youth Championships on the Merrimack River in Lowell, Mass.

For full regatta information, schedule and results, go here.

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 has 75,000 individual members and 1,300 member organizations, offering rowing programs for all. USRowing receives generous support from the National Rowing Foundation and its corporate sponsors and partners: ANXeBusiness Corp, Boathouse Sports, Bucket List Events, Connect-A-Dock, EMCVenues, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Rudy Project and Shimano. USRowing’s official suppliers include Concept 2, Croker Oars, JanSport, Nielsen Kellerman, Vespoli and WinTech.  USRowing relies on strong partnerships to enable continued success. America Rows, which supports diversity in rowing and provides opportunities for those with disabilities, also benefits from corporate support.

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