Monthly Archives: June, 2012

AJRA coach sets new powerlifting records

June 27th, 2012 Posted by Club News 0 thoughts on “AJRA coach sets new powerlifting records”
Congratulations to AJRA Strength and Conditioning Coach, Ty Tucker.  At a  recent powerlifting competition — The American Powerlifting Committee USA Nationals — Coach Ty set new squat (551 lbs), deadlift (556 lbs) and combined total of squat-bench-deadlift (1416 lbs) American records in the 181 lbs weight class.  Watch the winning lifts at the YouTube links. 

Returning rowers! What are you doing to get ready for Fall?

June 22nd, 2012 Posted by Club News 0 thoughts on “Returning rowers! What are you doing to get ready for Fall?”
AJRA has summer camps for returning rowers at all levels– Development Squad, Novice and Varsity.  There are still a few openings for the 2-week Returning Rower camp in mid-July.  Click on the Ronin link for details and to register online.  Note that the time has been changed to evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm.  Head Coach for Returning Rower camp will be veteran coach, Jim Price.  The only requirement is to have rowed for a minimum of one season.   Focus of this camp is improving rowing stroke and technique.
Registration is also open online for the 3-week pre-season Novice and Varsity camps beginning in late July.  Check out the Ronin link for complete details.  These camps will be led by regular season Novice and Varsity coaches and are intended only for those rowers planning to signup for fall.   The focus will be both fitness and rowing technique.

Appier Selected for USRowing Development Camp

June 20th, 2012 Posted by Club News 0 thoughts on “Appier Selected for USRowing Development Camp”

 Trevor Appier, a rising senior at Roswell High School, has been selected to attend USRowing’s Junior National Development Camp this summer. This camp is designed to identify high-performing athletes early in their rowing careers, and to give them the skills and tools necessary to become a better and faster rower, with the ultimate goal of earning a seat on the 2013 Junior Worlds team.

Appier is one of about fifty rowers and coxswains selected from across the country who will be attending Development Camp, and will compete at 2012 Club Nationals in Camden, New Jersey. Appier has rowed with AJRA for four years, and competed this past year in the Men’s Varsity 8+. Trevor also raced in AJRA’s Men’s Varsity 2- at Youth Nationals earlier in June. He is pictured above, left, with partner Alex Weeks.

More information about all USRowing Junior National Team Camps can be found at:

AJRA competes at Nationals

June 20th, 2012 Posted by Races & Regattas 0 thoughts on “AJRA competes at Nationals”

During the weekend of June 6 – 9, 25 members of the AJRA team raced at USRowing’s Youth  National Championships, held in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.   AJRA brought a Women’s  Varsity 8+, Women’s Varsity 4+, Men’s Lightweight 8+, and Men’s Varsity 2- to Nationals, after qualifying these boats by placing in the top three in the
Southeast Region in early May.

The highlight of the weekend was the performance of the Women’s Varsity 8+, finishing 2nd in the C-level final, good for 14th overall.  The Women’s Varsity 4+ also competed in the C-level final, finishing 6th, and therefore 18th overall. The Men’s Lightweight 8+ and Varsity 2- faced tough competition in the heats on Friday and in the repechages on Saturday, and did not qualify for finals on Sunday.

While seven of the rowers racing at Nationals were seniors competing for the final time in their AJRA career, several rowers from each boat will return in the fall, bringing valuable experience to next year’s varsity squads.

Full results can be found here:

Tell Your Friends: Sign up now for our summer Learn To Row camps!

June 7th, 2012 Posted by Club News 0 thoughts on “Tell Your Friends: Sign up now for our summer Learn To Row camps!”

Learn to Row this summer!Spread the word to friends, neighbors, and classmates looking for a new sport.  If they love being out on the water and want to get a taste of an exciting, challenging Olympic sport, sign up now for one or more sessions of our Learn to Row camps this summer.

Starting June 4, we’re offering four two-week co-ed sessions for ages 12 to 18 at the AJRA boathouse.  No experience necessary.  Campers will learn rowing fundamentals, boat safety, how to use rowing equipment, and terminology.   Plus, Learn to Row helps you get ready for our exciting fall season.  For details on dates and times, click on the orange Learn to Row Camp button to go directly to Ronin Registration.