This past weekend, AJRA traveled to USRowing’s Southeast Junior Regional Championships to wrap up the spring season and race for bids to Youth Nationals. Continuing the strong performances of the spring season, AJRA brought home six regional championships in a record-breaking day for the club.
While there are many crews worth highlighting, the most impressive result was found in the overall points standings — AJRA finished second overall of all 43 clubs attending the regatta, and with their finish in the point standings, brought home the Women’s Points Trophy for the first time!
This was the final spring competition for many of the AJRA crews, including the novice squads. The men’s novice team competed in the Novice 8+ and 3rd Varsity 8+ events, entering four competitive entries and showcasing their strength from top to bottom. The women’s novice team had their best racing of the spring, bringing home a silver medal in the Novice 8+, and finishing with strong placement in their second and third boats.
AJRA earned six bids to the USRowing Youth National Championships by earning a top three finish in these varsity-level events: Men’s and Women’s Varsity Pairs, Men’s and Women’s Lightweight Fours, Women’s Varsity Four, and Women’s Varsity Eight.
Gold: Men’s Varsity 2-, Women’s Varsity 2-, Women’s Varsity 4+, Women’s Lightweight 4+, Women’s 2nd Varsity 8+, Women’s 2nd Varsity 4+
Silver: Women’s Novice 8+ A, Men’s 3rd Varsity 8+ A
Bronze: Women’s Varsity 8+, Men’s Lightweight 4+ B, Men’s 2nd Varsity 8+, Women’s 2nd Varsity 8+ B, Men’s 3rd Varsity 8+ B