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Two USRowing Regional Championships to Take Place this Weekend

by Genevieve Carrillo, gcarrillo@usrowing.org | Jun 24, 2016
More than 1,200 crews will compete on opposite sides of the United States, as USRowing conducts two regional masters championships over the upcoming weekend.

PRINCETON, N.J. - More than 1,200 crews will compete on opposite sides of the United States, as USRowing conducts two regional masters championships over the weekend.

The 2016 USRowing Northwest Masters Championships begins Friday, June 24, on20438268798_6944a0f6e4_k-2 copy Vancouver Lake, in Vancouver, Wash. The largest regional masters competition in the U.S. will host 1,034 crews entered from 55 clubs, including entries from the United States and Canada.

In total, nine states will be sending crews to compete at the regatta, with 21 Washington clubs entered. In addition to clubs in neighboring states, New York Athletic Club, Saratoga Rowing Association and Penn A.C. Rowing Association will all be sending boats to compete against the Northwest crews.

Currently dominating the regatta in entries is Lake Union Crew, based out of Seattle, with 92 entries in 66 events. In addition to LUC, Sammamish Rowing Club and Station L Rowing have 80 and 65 entries, respectively.

“Every year I am amazed by the size of this regatta, and this year is no exception. We are well over the 1,000 entry mark and entries are still coming in," said USRowing Northwest Programs and Events Coordinator James Rawson. “It is going to be a packed schedule and some great racing.”

Beginning Saturday, June 25, rowers of all ages will compete at the 2016 USRowing Southeast Regional Championships on Lake Olmstead in Augusta, Georgia. The championship regatta will host 229 entries from 21 clubs in the Southeast Region. The region includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

Atlanta Rowing Club, who took the team points title over Jacksonville and Catawba Rowing Clubs, secured 34 entries in the regatta including eight entries in the men’s masters single sculls and five in the men’s masters double sculls.

Also preparing to race on Lake Olmstead are Asheville Rowing Club and Augusta Rowing Club who have 31 and 28 entries each.

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