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AJRA Winter Conditioning Now Open

Varsity Men and Women

Please read the program details for the practice schedule, as it is different from the fall season schedule. Practices will be held at both the AJRA boathouse, and at the Indulto CrossFit facility, about four minutes away from the boathouse. Winter conditioning will start on Monday, November 17th. All registered athletes should plan to attend to receive important information about the winter program and to turn in their paper waiver for Indulto CrossFit.

Novice Men and Women

Please read the program details for the practice schedule, as it is different from the fall season schedule. Practices will be held at both the AJRA boathouse, and at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, about five minutes away from the boathouse. Winter conditioning will start on Monday, January 5th – coaches will be in touch with athletes with specific recommendations for the six weeks between the fall season and the start of the winter session. Paper copies of the Chattahoochee Nature Center waiver should be turned in at the first practice on January 5th.

To register, click on the white “Registration” button on the right hand side. You can also follow this link: https://camperregsecure.com/ajracrew/index.php

Please let us know if you have any questions about winter registration! We expect to have spring programs online and available in the end of December.

 

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Mother Nature took Chattanooga by storm, 2014

Literally!  Mother Nature decided to Trick or Treat at the The Head of the Hooch.  With emphasis on Trick! A crazy storm blew in Friday night causing major headaches for Saturday’s racing. Starting off with delays first thing, it looked like boats would take to the water by late morning.  But the winds had other ideas. Safety always coming first, it was decided to wait until mid day to see how the weather was playing out. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate, and all race events for the day were cancelled.

Sunday rolled around and it was a cold start. But the day soon showed some sun and Sunday’s race schedule ensued. While not all saw water time, AJRA kept their spirits high cheering on those who did get to row. And most importantly, our parent chefs kept the food flowing.

Below are the results of the AJRA boats.

Men’s 2: 6th; Women’s Lightweight 8: 5th, 10th; Men’s Lightweight 8: 10th; Novice Lightweight 8: 22nd, 29th; Mixed V8: 8th, 15th; Mixed Novice 8: 5th, 10th, 17th

 

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AJRA Novice squads take Secret City

This weekend was Varsity’s turn to take a break while the Novice squads travelled to Oak Ridge, TN For Secret City.  And living up to Oak Ridge traditions, the day started off cold and foggy.  But the fog quickly burned off and with the sun, came some warmth. And a busy day ensued.

All rowers saw plenty of water time with almost everybody racing twice.  A couple of boats raced against the “big boys” as they were entered into Varsity races. All in all, it was a great day for AJRA Novice. Below are the medal results.

 

Gold: NM A8+

Silver: WL (Women’s Lightweight) A8+, WL  A4+

Bronze: NW A8+, WL B8+, NW B4+

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AJRA impresses with showings in two states

While the Novices got a weekend off, it was work as usual for the Varsity teams! This weekend saw the Varsity team split – the WV8+ and WV4+ taking on the Head of the Charles in Boston and the bulk of the team took on the Tail of the Tiger at Clemson, South Carolina.

First two AJRA medals of the day were pulled in by the Varsity Men’s 8s, placing 1st, 3rd and 7th. All four VM 4s placed in the top 6 finishing 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th.

The VW8s finished 1st and 7th. While the 4s took 2nd and 4th with the lightweight 4s winning 1st and 2nd.

Meanwhile, with thousands watching from the Elliott Bridge, the WV8 pulled 29th out of 84 and the WV4 pulled a 34 out of 85.  Both winning bids to return to this elite worldwide stage next year.

All around, it was a SMASHING weekend with our AJRA rowers.

 

 

Tail of the Tiger medal count:

Gold-3

Silver-3

Bronze-2

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