2014 Junior/Para-Rowing World Championship Trials

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USRowing is committed to fair play. All athletes participating in selection for, and competing as a member of, all U.S. national rowing teams must be in compliance with United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), International Olympic Committee (IOC), United States Olympic Committee (USOC), World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), FISA and USRowing rules and requirements relating to banned substances, including but not limited to undergoing testing and obtaining and maintaining current therapeutic use exemptions as needed. Failure to adhere to anti-doping rules and requirements may result in an athlete losing eligibility to compete for the United States.

Tentative Information for Junior & Para World Championship Trials: July 6 - 8, 2014
(Please note: Athletes and Coaches meeting will be held on July 6 at 12:00pm.)

Junior Trials Events: JW2x, JM2x, JW2-, JM2-, JW1x, JM1x
Para-Trials Events: ASW1X, ASM1X, TAMix2X, LTAMix2x

Schedule, Heat Sheets and Results


                                     

Location:
Racing will be conducted at the Princeton National Rowing Center/Caspersen Boathouse, (1 S. Post Road, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550 Website: Link). Competitors will not have access to locker rooms or showers on-site. Restrooms will be available.

Racing Format:
Please see the 2014 Junior Selection Procedures for descriptions of the Trials Procedures that will be used for the Junior Trials portion of this event. Please see Appendix A of the 2014 Para Selection Procedures for the 4-Lane Progression System that will be used for the Para-Trials portion of this event.
Juniors time trial distance is 1,900 meters. Para Trials distance is 1000 meters.

Live Streaming of Finals:
USRowing will live stream finals for this event online. Please check back periodically for information on how to access the broadcast and purchase videos after the event.

Athletes Meeting:
The Athlete and Coaches meeting will be held at the Caspersen Olympic Rowing Center in front of the national team bays (far side of boathouse) on July 6 at 12:00 pm. You or your representative MUST attend the meeting or you will be scratched from competition. Para classification will follow for those who require it.

Practice Schedule (Tentative and Subject to Change):
The first opportunity for participants to practice on Mercer Lake will be Thursday, July 3. Participants may not unload equipment or have access to the lake or boathouse prior to that day. Please follow the practice times listed below and check in with USRowing staff and the information board on site for practice traffic patterns and boat storage. Boat scales will be open and available during scheduled practice times starting Sunday, July 6th.

Thursday, July 3
12:00-2:00 pm  --  Only the first 1500 meters will be available for practice during this time

Friday, July 4
10:00am-12:00

Saturday, July 5
9:00–11:30am

Sunday, July 6
9:00–11:30am
Please note: Practice starts with the Start Light System will be held from 10:00-11:00am on Sunday, July 6.

Monday, July 7
11:00am-1:00pm

Tuesday, July 8
11:00am-Noon

Adverse Weather Policy:
Click to view the Adverse Weather Policy

USRowing Compliance:
All competitors must be current championship members of USRowing, have a signed liability waiver on file, and must complete the USRowing Anti Doping Acknowledgement. Athletes will not be permitted to launch if they are not in compliance with these requirements.
Please check your status and renew your membership and waiver before arriving for competition. This can be done online at www.usrowing.org by clicking on “Join/Renew” or by contacting member services at 1-800-314-4ROW. To sign your waiver and complete your anti-doping acknowledgement, please go to https://rosters.usrowing.org/waiver.

Membership staff will not be on-site, so it is important to ensure compliance in advance of the event.

Trials Winners Information:
Please note that the passport must be valid through December 31, 2014. If your passport expires before that date, or if you do not have a passport, please be sure to start the renewal/application process well in advance of Trials. All trials winners are also required to propose a coach at the trials, who should travel with the crew for the length of the World Championships.

All athletes winning berths at the selection trials must submit on site, in conjunction with their intent to compete, a payment per athlete to cover the expenses of food, lodging and local transportation during the world championships. Proposed coaches of boats at the world championships must submit payment in the full amount at the end of trials as well.

The cost per athlete and per coach for the 2014 Junior World Championships is $2000.
The cost per athlete and per coach for the 2014 Para World Championships is $2950

The final price does not include airfare from the U.S. to Europe, nor does it include the cost of equipment. Those plans and expenses are left to the coach and athletes. However, athletes and coaches making the trip will be advised by USRowing staff which dates the team should arrive/depart Europe. All crews are responsible for securing competition equipment while in Europe. USRowing will be able to provide contact information for international boat manufacturers at the end of trials.

Parking:
All vehicles must park in the lot as you come off Post Road and in defined parking spots. Boat trailers may park along the dirt access road behind the boathouse. No other vehicles are allowed behind the boathouse. Emergency vehicles will need to have a clear path from the paved road all the way to the tree line behind the boathouse. Any vehicle not following the outlined parking rules will be towed at the owner’s expense.
You will NOT be able to drive your car behind the boathouse in order to unload your equipment. Please walk your equipment from the designated parking zones to the boat storage area.

Boat Storage:
All boats will be stored outside on personal slings or on club trailers. There is limited rack space available at the facility and visiting competitors will not have access to boat bays. Please be mindful of emergency access roads and walkways. Equipment that is blocking a path may be moved.

Registration Information:

  • Entry fee: $25 per seat
  • Entry deadline: Sunday June 29, 2014 at midnight PST
  • Scratch/late entry fee (for changes after the deadline): $50
  • Registration at: www.regattacentral.com
  • This event is open to all Junior and Para national team candidates.
Anti-Doping:
All competitors must have completed the USRowing Anti-Doping Acknowledgement. This acknowledgement, and your USRowing liability waiver, can be signed at https://rosters.usrowing.org/waiver.
Para-athletes who are selected to the National Team will be placed in the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) Registered Testing Pool starting in the 4th quarter (October 1st, 2014). To learn more information about the Registered Testing Pool, and other Anti-Doping Information, please go to usrowing.org/NationalTeams/AntiDopingInformation.aspx

As outlined in the 2014 Rules of Rowing:
  • All competitors must be citizens or nationals of the United States
  • No competitor may wear the uniform of the U.S. national team during competition
  • Use of national team colors on oars is prohibited
Directions to Mercer Lake and the Caspersen Olympic Rowing Center
1 South Post Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

From Route 1 North or South

  • Take the Alexander Road Exit (east) off of Route 1 towards the Princeton Junction Train Station
  • At the roundabout above the train tracks, take the first right onto North Post Road (this road will take you right to the boathouse). 
  • Stay on Post Road through two stoplights, past the Conover Fields and the Mercer Oaks Golf Club. After these fields, there will be a ‘Road Closed’ sign at the entrance to the park, on the boathouse side of the lake.
  • Ignore this sign and head straight down the access road; the boathouse will be on your left as you reach lake. 

Volunteer:
Click on the dates below to sign up as a volunteer for the Trials. Please include your full name, e-mail address, and cellphone number. Please contact Ben Fields at ben@usrowing.org, or at 609-751-0708, with any questions.


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