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AJRA Varsity Races in DC

AJRA c Varsity Washington DC April 2014This past weekend, a select group of AJRA rowers traveled to Washington, DC to race in a tri-meet, against three scholastic programs. National Cathedral School (NCS), St. Alban’s School (STA), and Bethesda-Chevy Chase (BCC) all hosted AJRA rowers at the small regatta and provided tough competition for an exciting mid-season out-of-region race.

Both AJRA men’s and women’s Varsity and Second Varsity 8+’s were able to gain valuable experience at the regatta, coming home with two wins and several well-rowed races. The Women’s 2V 8+ and the Men’s Junior 4+ (rowed by stern 4 of the Men’s 2V 8+) both defeated their DC counterparts by open water, and provided the highlight on the day for AJRA.

Full regatta results can be found here (men) and here (women) on row2k.

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AJRA Rower’s Prom (CROM) May 3

CREW+PROM= CROM — It’s Back This Year by Popular Demand!

We know that many of our juniors and seniors sacrifice attending their high school prom when rowing events present a conflict in schedules.  As a result, AJRA sponsors CROM for all AJRA Junior and Senior Spring Varsity or Novice Rowers and Coxswains (+1 guest, non-rowers welcome).

Don’t miss this fun chaperoned event!

WHEN: Saturday, May 3 from 8-11 pm
WHERE: Gallery Events, 10700 State Bridge Rd, Johns Creek 30022
ATTIRE: Formal (Ladies, long or short cocktail/formal dresses. Men, suit and tie, tuxedo optional)
COST: $30/person, includes music and dancing; photo ops; desserts and refreshments
Tickets sales online only: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ajra-crom-2014-tickets-10885734525

Note: AJRA code of conduct applies to rowers and non-rowers. The AJRA CROM code of conduct is attached to each ticket that is purchased and must be signed and turned in with each ticket for admittance the night of the event.

Questions?  Contact Tracy Morton at tracytaftmorton@gmail.com.

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Strong Spring Continues with Team Performance at Clemson

After competing in tough wind and weather last weekend, AJRA rowers were excited to compete on a sunny day at Clemson Sprints. All squads continued to build on their spring season with great races and results throughout the day.

AJRA had a dominant day in the 8+’s, winning the Women’s Varsity 8+, Men’s Novice 8+, and Women’s Novice 8+, as well as taking bronze medals with the Men’s 2nd Varsity 8+ in the Varsity 8+ event, and the Women’s Novice B 8+ in the Novice 8+ event.

Just as last year, AJRA’s Men’s Varsity 8+ raced up in the collegiate events, competing as exhibition entries, which means that the boats were unable to advance out of heats or earn medals in those races. However, that didn’t stop them from winning the Men’s Collegiate 8+ event, and placing first in both heats of the Men’s Collegiate 4+.

All results can be found through Regatta Central. Additionally, a photo album from the regatta can be found through Row2k.
AJRA Medal Finishes

Gold: Women’s Varsity 8+, Women’s Lightweight 8+, Men’s Novice A 8+, Women’s Novice A 8+, Women’s Lightweight 4+, Men’s Novice B 4+, Women’s Novice A 4+, Women’s Novice B 4+, Men’s Open 2- (B entry)

Silver: Men’s Open 2- (A entry), Men’s Novice A 4+

Bronze: Men’s Varsity 8+, Women’s Novice B 8+, Men’s Lightweight A 4+

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AJRA Kicks Off Spring Season with Multiple Medals at John Hunter

On Saturday, March 29, AJRA competed at the John Hunter Regatta on Lake Lanier, and as usual for early spring regattas, inclement weather and winds threatened the racing all day. However, the mood of the AJRA rowers couldn’t be dampened, and they still went out to compete with local and regional teams and bring home several medals.

The highlight of the day was AJRA sweeping the Junior Eight Championship races, winning both the Men’s and Women’s Varsity 8+’s by a significant margin. Additionally, AJRA also won the Men’s Varsity 4+ in a tight race featuring four boats across at the finish line.

Medal Finishes:

Gold: Men’s Varsity 8+, Women’s Varsity 8+, Men’s Varsity 4+, Men’s 2V 8+ (A entry), Women’s 2V 8 (A entry), Women’s Novice 8 (B entry), Women’s Light 4+, Men’s 2V 4+ (A and B entries), Women’s 2V 4+ (A entry), Men’s Novice 4+ (C entry)

Silver: Men’s 2V 8+ (B entry), Men’s Novice 8+ (A entry), Women’s Novice 8+ (A entry), Women’s 2V 4+ (B entry), Women’s Novice 4+ (C entry)

Bronze: Men’s Novice 8+ (B entry), Men’s Light 4+ (A entry), Women’s 2V 4+ (C entry)

All John Hunter results can be found HERE.

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