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Get Answers From College Coaches and National Team Athletes on Junior Day at the 2015 USRowing Convention

by Ed Moran, ed@usrowing.org | Nov 19, 2015
PRINCETON, N.J. – One of the largest and fastest growing segments of the rowing community is the junior population. Each year, more and more of America’s youth turn to rowing and every year they get younger.
2015_usrowing_convlogo_72dpiPRINCETON, N.J. – One of the largest and fastest growing segments of the rowing community is the junior population. Each year, more and more of America’s youth turn to rowing, and every year they get younger.

Today there are rowing programs across the country that begin in middle school and feed into the club and scholastic programs in their communities. Because they, and their parents and guardians, are so new to the sport, the questions they face are many.

Where to row? What discipline should they pursue – sweep or sculling, or both? What opportunities exist for participation on the junior national team level and what does it take to become a college rower?

These questions and more will be among the topics discussed on Junior Day at the 2015 USRowing Annual Convention in Philadelphia, Pa., on December 5.

"This year's Junior Day has one of the fullest programs we've offered. It's a mixture of both informative and interactive sessions that will be really helpful to junior athletes. Attendees will find both a fun and valuable experience," said USRowing Events Manager A.J. Dominique.

hartsuff2015-copyAttendees will have a chance to hear speakers like University of Michigan coach Gregg Hartsuff, the all-time winning club coach in the history of college rowing and winner of USRowing's 2015 Man of the Year Award; Washington College assistant and recruiting coach and former U.S. national team member Kari Huges; and University of Virginia assistant coach and four-time U.S. national team athlete Brett Gorman.

Also on hand to meet and discuss topics related to youth and junior rowing will be U.S. national team athletes Devery Karz, Tom PeszekYohann Rigogne and Grace Luczak.

Online registration for the session will remain open until November 20. On-site registration will be available. For complete Junior Day program offerings and registration information, click 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 1,200 member organizations, offering rowing programs for all. USRowing’s official suppliers include Concept 2, Croker Oars, JanSport, Nielsen Kellerman, Vespoli and WinTech. USRowing also 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, New Balance, Rudy Project and Shimano. 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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