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Boathouse Cleanup RESCHEDULED!

Tomorrow’s scheduled boathouse work day has been moved to NEXT Saturday, August 1st. We will still meet from 8am to noon. All rowers and parents are welcome, even if you have not yet signed up!

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Registration for AJRA Fall Programs Now Open!

LTR 7-1-15Online registration for all fall programs is now open and available! Returning and new rowers interested in signing up for Varsity, Novice, Recreational Team or Development Squad for Fall 2015 should click on the white “Registration” button on the right-hand side of the main AJRA webpage to get started.

If you are returning from any Spring or Summer 2015 program, you can log in with your existing RegPoint registration account and add any of the new fall programs to your cart. Payments will be accepted by credit card or by e-check, and will be processed immediately at the completion of your registration. For both Varsity and Novice, only $50 is due immediately, with the option of either a full or split payment plan for the remainder of fall fees.

Registration for Technical Development Camp, Returning Rower Camp, Preseason Novice and Varsity Camps, and all Learn to Row Summer Camps remains open, with just a few spaces in each session!  Just follow the same registration link on the homepage.

Questions?  Contact Coach Sarah at ajra.information@gmail.com.

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AJRA Coxswain Selected for Junior National Team Development Camp

Victoria Shelton has been selected to participate in this summer’s US Junior National Team Sweep Development Camp. Shelton, a rising junior at Lambert High School, is a coxswain for the AJRA varsity men’s squad, and most recently competed in the Men’s Varsity 4+ at Southeast Regionals, finishing 5th in the final.
Shelton 2015
The USRowing Development Camps are designed to improve the skills of younger, talented rowers and coxswains with the aim of future participation in Junior National Team Selection Camps.
For more information on the USRowing Junior National Team system, please visit their website.
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Varsity Men Race at Nationals in Florida

Nationals 15

AJRA sent a Varsity Men’s 8+ to the USRowing Youth National Championship, held June 12 – 14 in Sarasota, Florida. This was the second year in a row the Men’s V8+ has qualified for the event, bringing 9 rowers down to Sarasota for the national competition. Over 1500 rowers were in attendance at the regatta, setting a record high for the level of participation and bringing the event to new levels of competition.

The Men’s 8+ raced well in heats and reps on Saturday, but failed to advance to Sunday’s finals, and placed 21st overall with their time.

Of the 9 AJRA athletes racing at Nationals, 8 were seniors, and had two great races to cap off their junior career. Several of them will continue rowing next fall for their collegiate teams, and we look forward to cheering them on!

USRowing also hosted a graduation reception for all participating senior student-athletes, and you can view a recording of the ceremony here.
Full results: click here

Photos from Row2k: here

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