Monthly Archives: February, 2012

Tri-Race is now a Quad at Lake Lanier

February 26th, 2012 Posted by Races & Regattas 0 thoughts on “Tri-Race is now a Quad at Lake Lanier”

AJRA rowers will take to the water for the first races of the Spring Season on March 3rd in a quad-race at Lake Lanier with Augusta Rowing, Capital City Rowing and St. Andrews.  These events will give our rowers valuable race experience and will help coaches see how our boats stack up this early in the season.

Varsity and Novice rowers should arrive at Lake Lanier by 11 am and are expected to stay through the loading of the trailer at the conclusion of racing.


Details will follow shortly along with a TENTATIVE SCHEDULE.

Please look for the AJRA tents and come cheer on our athletes.   We are looking forward to watching some great rowing!

"College Rowing 101" to be held March 29

February 23rd, 2012 Posted by Club News 0 thoughts on “"College Rowing 101" to be held March 29”
All AJRA Varsity and Novice rowers and parents are invited to attend a brief information session about college rowing on Thurs., March 29 at 7pm at Roswell River Landing.  After general introductory remarks, separate meetings will be held for men and women to address the different recruiting opportunities, process, and timelines.  Varsity coaches will review  athletic standards college coaches are looking for, and several rowers and parents who have recently been through recruitment will be on hand to answer questions about their experience.  Don’t miss this informative event if you are interested in learning about college rowing!

Parent Learn to Row Begins Sunday, Feb. 26

February 15th, 2012 Posted by Club News 0 thoughts on “Parent Learn to Row Begins Sunday, Feb. 26”

Calling all parents who want to see what it’s like to be on the water!  Signup now for AJRA’s Spring Parent Learn to Row.

No Experience Necessary

  • Day and Time:  Sundays, 1-3 pm
  • Dates:  Feb. 26; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 22, 29; and May 6 (a total of 8 sessions, skipping the two Sundays of Fulton/Cobb spring break and April 15 because of returning from Fla. Sprints)
  • Cost:  $100 per participant to be paid by check made payable to AJRA.  Put in the Comm box in the boathouse or mail to PO Box 126, Roswell, 30077.  You must include a signed Parent Release and Waiver of Liability Form completed for yourself.  The form is available at, Important Info tab, click on Forms.
  • Signup:  email Dottie Cecil at
  • Coxswains:  Let us know if your rower is a coxswain who wants to help out
  • Makeups:  No makeups unless more than 2 are cancelled because of weather. Check the Crew Line (404-365-2400) after 11:30 am on Sunday for any weather cancellations.
  • Questions:  Email Dottie Cecil at or Mary Kay Snyder at

AJRA has strong showing at Atlanta Erg Sprints

February 14th, 2012 Posted by Races & Regattas 0 thoughts on “AJRA has strong showing at Atlanta Erg Sprints”
Golden Hammer Team Points Award 2012

Golden Hammer Team Points Award 2012

AJRA brought home the gold hammer for Junior Team Point Winner in our first race of spring 2012 at Georgia Tech’s Atlanta Erg Sprints on Feb. 11.  With more than 80 rowers and coxswains competing, our club had strong performances in all categories, including 5 gold medals in 6 events entered.  Nice work, AJRA!


Junior Coxswain Women: Harper Lucas 1st, Camille Coe 2nd
Junior Men: Morgan Bean 1st, Alex Weeks 2nd, Trevor Appier 3rd
Junior Women: Lindsay Gibson 1st
Junior Novice Women: Lily Trapkin 1st, Katherine Malcolm 2nd
Junior Team Relay: Morgan Bean/Hayley Liebenow/Lindsay Gibson/Trevor Appier 1st

Detailed results can be found online:





Erg Sprints Schedule Announced

February 11th, 2012 Posted by Races & Regattas 0 thoughts on “Erg Sprints Schedule Announced”

The schedule for the Feb. 11 Georgia Tech Erg Sprints is as follows:

Junior Novice Women: 9:45, 10:00, 10:15 am
Junior Novice Men: 10:30, 10:45, 11:00 am
Junior Women: 11:15, 11:30, 11:45 am
Junior Men: 12:00, 12:15, 12:30 pm
Junior Coxswain: 12:45 pm

Coaches for each squad have told their rowers what time they need to arrive, with most squads reporting by 8:30 am.  Rowers are required to stay until after the final event to support the team.  Go AJRA!

Location: Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center – 750 Ferst Drive Atlanta, GA 30332


Parent Social

February 8th, 2012 Posted by Club News 0 thoughts on “Parent Social”

Our Spring Season Parent Social is this Sunday night, February 12th, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  This event is a “Pot Luck” so please bring an appetizer, a salad, or a dessert to share.  The social is a great opportunity to talk to the coaches and ask them any questions you may have.  Plus, you will meet many other parents that will be standing along the water’s edge with you.  We’ll have the drinks and paper goods covered so just bring your dish and we look forward to seeing you there!

The Parent Social will be held at the Inverness neighborhood clubhouse.

Directions: Leaving the AJRA Boathouse turn LEFT onto Azalea Drive and follow along the river to the light.  Stay on Azalea Drive and go STRAIGHT through the light into the Inverness neighborhood.  Take your 4th RIGHT onto Club Drive at the top of the hill.  There are only two homes on that road other than a large parking lot and the clubhouse.

Questions?  Please contact Karen Geng:

See you Sunday!

Greenblatt Nominated for NW Coach of the Year

February 6th, 2012 Posted by Club News 0 thoughts on “Greenblatt Nominated for NW Coach of the Year”
Congratulations to AJRA Head Coach and Varsity Men’s Head Coach Sam
Greenblatt, who was nominated for Northwest Rowing Coach of the Year.
Before joining AJRA, Greenblatt was Junior Men’s Coach at Sammamish
Rowing Association in Seattle, where most recently, the Men’s
Lightweight 4+ placed 1st at US Rowing Youth Nationals in 2011.
Greenblatt was recognized as one of four nominees at the NW Rowing
Awards Reception on Feb. 4. He said he was honored to be in the
company of the other nominees, especially given that the winner was
his college coach: Michael Callahan, Head Men’s Coach at University
of Washington.

Five Varsity Women Recruited to Row at Top Colleges

February 2nd, 2012 Posted by Alumni, Club News 0 thoughts on “Five Varsity Women Recruited to Row at Top Colleges”
Varsity Women recruited to Top Colleges!

Congrats, Varsity Women recruits!

Five members of AJRA’s Varsity Women’s squad have signed NCAA national letters of intent to row at prestigious  crew programs — continuing the club’s record of athletes recruited by colleges at the highest levels of rowing and academics.

Three of the recruited rowers attend Roswell High School:  Katherine Christel, Stanford University; Lindsay Gibson, University of Southern California; and Harper Lucas, University of Tennessee.  Northview’s Quinn Snyder has committed to row at the University of Rhode Island, and Kelsey Webb, Johns Creek, will row at the University of Louisville.   Pictured left to right are AJRA Varsity Women’s Assistant Coach Julie McQueen, Christel, Snyder, Webb, Gibson, Lucas, and AJRA Varsity Women’s Head Coach Skye Elliot.  Congratulations, ladies!