With the Rio 2016 Olympic Games less than 4 years away, an exciting opportunity is available for men and women to explore a new sport at the elite level. No experience required. The Oklahoma City National High Performance Center has developed the Talent OKC: Olympic Athlete Identification Program with a mission to select and recruit potential medal winning athletes, and to ensure clearly defined development pathways exist for the transfer of talented athletes to the sport of rowing.
Can you answer YES to the following questions?
• Have you competed in sport at the collegiate or elite level?
• Do you have a US Passport (or are you eligible for a US Passport)?
• Do you have the desire, commitment and determination to win?
• Are you up for a once in a lifetime opportunity?
If so, OKCNHPC would like you to participate in the Talent OKC Program at the OKC National High Performance Center. The OKCNHPC is located on the Oklahoma River, a US Olympic & Paralympic Training Site.
Rowing takes strength, determination, focus and patience. Regardless of your rowing experience, if you have the physical and psychological qualities to be an elite rower, you could find yourself competing as an international athlete, representing your country. Could you have what it takes to represent your country at the next Olympic Games?
Talent OKC: Where do I sign up?
The Talent OKC: Olympic Athlete Identification Program consists of three stages: 1) Talent Identification; 2) Talent Confirmation and 3) Talent Development. Each stage of the program allows OKCNHPC to identify those individuals who have exceptional physical and psychological potential to develop into a high-performance athlete.
Talent Identification: To apply, simply click on the link below to complete the online application.
If successful at this first stage, you will be contacted by a staff member of the OKC National High Performance Center, inviting you to attend stage two of the selection process, Talent Confirmation, at the Devon Boathouse in Oklahoma City, Okla.
The sport of rowing consists of four categories:
Open Men - Ideal candidates are 6’5” or taller
Open Women - 6’0” or taller
Lightweight Men - 5’10” or taller and in the 155lbs to 165lbs weight range
Lightweight Women - 5’5” or taller and in the 125lbs to 135lbs
Click HERE to start your Talent OKC journey.