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Georgia Senate Recognizes AJRA

Rowers with SenatorsThe Georgia Senate today recognized AJRA with a Senate Resolution honoring the success of the program over our 27-year history, and our results at the regional and national level the past few years. State Senators John Albers, Judson Hill, and Brandon Beach brought forward this Resolution, which was read and adopted in January.

Several of our senior athletes and their families attended the event, with four athletes representing AJRA before the legislature along with Head Coach Skye Elliot: Kathryn Cosgrove (Johns Creek HS), Matt Morelli (Roswell HS), Robbie Osborne (Roswell HS), and Kate Snyder (Northview HS).

Full Group Please click here to read the full text of the Resolution recognizing AJRA.

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Medals, Medals, and More Medals: Atlanta Erg Sprints!

NM MedalsFor the fourth year straight, AJRA brought home the Team Points trophy from the 2015 Atlanta Erg Sprints, held Saturday, February 21st. Most impressively, however, AJRA rowers and coxswains turned in dominant performances across all categories, taking all three podium finishes in six different events.

VW Medals

AJRA Medalists

Junior Novice Women
Gold – Riley Anderson
Silver – Chloe O’Brien
Bronze – Kitt Curry

Junior Novice Men
Gold – Jim Stewart
Silver – Oliver Babb
Bronze – Chaz Torres

Junior Women
Gold – Kathryn Cosgrove
Silver – Hayley Liebenow
Bronze – Amelia Herrera

Junior Men
Gold – Jack Tucker (2nd year in a row!)
Silver – Chandler Boyd
Bronze – Rob McKenzie

Junior Coxswain Women
Gold – Morgan Griffin
Silver – Maggie Sweeden
Bronze – Jasmine Renkin

Junior Coxswain Men
Bronze – Connor Slawin

Junior Team Relays
Gold – Chandler Boyd, Kathryn Cosgrove, Hayley Liebenow, Jack Tucker
Silver – Allie Filan, Matt Morelli, Samantha Morton, Hunter Smith
Bronze – Riley Anderson, Oliver Babb, Chloe O’Brien, Jim Stewart

AJRA Alumni
Bob Olliffe, former AJRA parent, Silver in Men’s 60+ event
Caitlin Brennan, AJRA alum racing for Emory, Bronze in Open Women’s event

Detailed results for the 2015 Atlanta Erg Sprints can be found online, and Row2k also has posted two photo galleries (AM and PM) of the event.

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“Recruiting 101″ to be held February 8th

College Banners

All AJRA Varsity and Novice rowers and parents are invited to attend a brief information session about college rowing and recruiting on Sunday, February 8th, from 2 – 4pm. This session will be held at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30068.

After general introductory remarks, we will have a guest speaker from Sparks Consulting to address the different recruiting opportunities, process, and timelines. Coaches will also review athletic standards college coaches are looking for.

Before the meeting, and for general information, we recommend reviewing this USRowing article “Be Recruited”, published in their January 2015 Rowing magazine.

Don’t miss this informative event if you are interested in learning about collegiate rowing! Questions? Ask Coach Elliot at coachelliotajra@gmail.com.

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Save the date!

This year’s end of season banquet will be held Saturday, May 23rd. All novice and varsity rowers and parents are invited to attend.

More information will be forthcoming as the season progresses, and we wanted you to have this information for planning purposes going forward.

Thank you for your support of AJRA!

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