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Spiritwear FLASH Sale!

Don’t miss out! This Saturday, April 30, we are holding a spiritwear sale with clearance items and other favorites. Think $5 bargain bin — but a whole tent full of bargains!

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Come to the AJRA boathouse on Saturday between 9am and 1pm, and grab some gear for spring, summer, and friends and family!

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Congratulations to Five College Recruits!

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Five high school seniors at Atlanta Junior Rowing Association (AJRA) have committed to row at prestigious college crew programs. All five currently row with the AJRA Varsity Women’s squad, coached by Jordan Smith and Lauren Smeeding.

Pictured left to right are:

Samantha Morton (Alpharetta HS) – Boston University

Amy Pitzel (Chattahoochee HS) – University of Tulsa

Ariane Fong, coxswain (Westminster Schools) – Princeton University

Kira Koziak (Walton HS) – University of Miami

Amelia Herrera (Roswell HS) – University of Louisville

Congratulations to these athletes and their families! Click here to read our full release.

 

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Nashville Tri-Meet: Tuning Up for Regionals

Saturday, April 23rd, Nashville Juniors hosted both AJRA and Chicago Rowing Foundation for a full day of racing, giving many AJRA rowers the chance to race two or even three times down the course. The tri-meet provided great opportunities for competitive races, for gaining valuable experience, and for a sun-filled day at the lake!

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With some of the strongest teams from the Southeast and Midwest regions in action, each program  took a few wins and traded pieces back and forth. A big highlight for AJRA was a win in the Men’s Varsity 8+ by less than two seconds over Chicago, continuing to build on a strong spring season for the whole program.

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Winning crews: Men’s Varsity 8+, Men’s 2nd Varsity 8+, Women’s 3rd Varsity 8+, Men’s Lightweight 8+, Men’s 1st Novice 8+, Men’s 2nd Novice 8+, Men’s Varsity 4+, Women’s 2nd Varsity 4+, Men’s 2nd Varsity 4+, Women’s Lightweight 4+, Men’s 2nd Novice 4+, Men’s Varsity 2x

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Full regatta results can be found here, and photos will be posted on the AJRA photo page when available!

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AJRA Names New Executive Director

The Atlanta Junior Rowing Association (AJRA) recently announced the promotion of Sarah Low to the newly created position of Executive Director as part of an effort to align the organization to best meet the goals, mission, and vision of the AJRA.

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Ms. Low began duties as Executive Director in March, overseeing AJRA programming, staffing, logistics and communications. She has been with AJRA since 2012, coaching several crews and most recently serving as Program Director. Under her leadership and guidance AJRA rowers have earned 12 Southeast Regional Championships, two top ten finishes at the Youth National Championships, and an undefeated season for the Novice Men’s 8+ crew in the 2014-2015 season.

To read the rest of our exciting news release, please click here!

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