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Nathan Benderson Park to Host 2016 CanAmMex Regatta

by Sarah Marshall, smarshall@usrowing.org | May 27, 2016
The United States will be the host country for the 2016 CanAmMex Regatta. The event, which brings together junior rowers from the U.S., Canada and Mexico, will be held July 10-18. Training and racing will take place at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida.

CanAmMexPRINCETON, N.J. – The United States will be the host country for the 2016 CanAmMex Regatta, USRowing announced Thursday.

The regatta, which brings together junior rowers from the U.S., Canada and Mexico, will be held July 10-18 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida.

“The CanAmMex regatta has proven to be a very rewarding and highly experience for our developmental athletes, said USRowing Junior National Team Development Coach Steve Hargis. “The ability to interact with aspiring national team athletes from Mexico and Canada during the training week and then be part of a highly competitive international regatta as a culminating experience is unique and will help them grow in the sport. As the host nation this year, we look forward to providing great training and racing at the world-class race venue in Sarasota as well as some fun cultural programs for the athletes.”

Nathan Benderson Park hosted the 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team Trials last month, and will be the site of the 2017 World Rowing Championships.

Racing will be contested in twelve sculling and sweep events, including the men’s and women’s youth single sculls, men’s and women’s youth double sculls, men’s and women’s youth pair, men’s and women’s youth quadruple sculls, men’s and women’s youth four with coxswain and men’s and women’s youth eight.

In 2015, Canada won the event with 104 total points, followed by the U.S. with 99 and Mexico with 91. Read the race recap here.

Athlete rosters will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information on junior national team opportunities go here.

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