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: www.usrowingjrs.org
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: http://www.usrowing.org/Events/YouthNationals/2012YNCResults.aspx
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.