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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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National Learn to Row Day: Saturday, June 6th

LTR Day 2015

Saturday, June 6th, AJRA will be participating in USRowing’s National Learn to Row Day! Join us for an introduction to the sport and to Atlanta Junior Rowing Association, with some basic skill instruction and a chance to sit in a boat and take some strokes. Stop by the boathouse anytime from 9am until noon. No preregistration is required, and potential rowers ages 12 and up are welcome to try it out!

What: National Learn to Row Day with AJRA

When: Saturday June 6th, 9am – 12pm

Where: AJRA Boathouse, 245 Azalea Drive, Roswell GA 30075

For more information, contact Sarah Low, AJRA Program Manager, by email.

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AJRA Brings Home Five Regional Titles

Regional Champs 2015

Last weekend, the Atlanta Junior Rowing Association competed at the 2015 USRowing Southeast Regional Championship regatta, and brought home five regional championships. The Southeast region is made up of teams coming from Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina, and over 350 crews raced for regional recognition.

AJRA crews competed at a very high level, with 12 out of 16 boats advancing to the finals, 8 crews bringing home medals, and finishing third as a club in the Overall Team Points competition.

Regional Champions: Women’s Under-17 8+, Men’s 2nd Varsity 8+, Women’s 2nd Varsity 8+, Men’s 3rd Varsity 8+, Women’s 3rd Varsity 8+

Bronze Medalists: Men’s Varsity 8+, Women’s Varsity 8+, Men’s Novice 4+

Additionally, with their third-place finish, both the men’s and women’s Varsity 8+’s earned bids to compete at the USRowing Youth National Championship, held in June in Sarasota, Florida.

Find all results here, as well as several photo galleries from row2k (one, two, three, four).

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