Monthly Archives: April, 2013

Shop AJRA Spirit Wear Catalog for Spring/Summer Items!

April 28th, 2013 Posted by Club News 0 thoughts on “Shop AJRA Spirit Wear Catalog for Spring/Summer Items!”

Spring means it’s time to shop the AJRA online Spirit Wear catalog for warm weather items.  Show your pride by ordering an AJRA yard sign for your favorite rower!  Or stock up on practice gear, t-shirts, shorts and tanks for summer camps and workouts.  Check out the AJRA Spirit Wear catalog under the Important Info tab on the website.  Stacy Boyd at will be happy to help you with ideas as well as payment and pickup options.  Act now and you can pickup your order at SE Regionals or the Annual End-of-Season Banquet.AJRAyardsignphoto  GO AJRA!

AJRA Shines in Final Spring Tune-Up

April 15th, 2013 Posted by Races & Regattas 0 thoughts on “AJRA Shines in Final Spring Tune-Up”

VWDogwood2013AJRA showcased great depth in the program this past weekend, with impressive results from the Oak Ridge Dogwood Regatta. Teams from across the Southeast and Midwest come to Tennessee for a full day of racing, and AJRA rowers were able to race at a high level and perform well against tough competition. This was the last regular-season regatta for the team, and all squads are looking forward to building more speed in these last few weeks before SE Regionals.

Results from the AJRA racing squad were highlighted with a gold-medal performance by the Varsity Men’s Lightweight 8+, which puts the team into a good position heading into Regionals. The women’s varsity team was led by the Varsity 8+, losing a hard-fought battle to St. Louis Rowing Club, with the team also posting top-3 finishes in the 2nd Varsity and 3rd Varsity 8+’s. Both novice teams faced the stiffest competition yet of the spring season, bringing home 5 medals between them and gaining important race experience.

AJRA Medalists

1st place: Men’s Lightweight 8+, Women’s U17/3rd Varsity 8+, Men’s 2nd Varsity 4+, Men’s U17/3rd Varsity 4+, Women’s U17/3rd Varsity 4+, Women’s 2nd Novice 4+AJRA NW Dogwood 2013

2nd place: Women’s Varsity 8+, Men’s 2nd Novice 8+, Women’s 2nd Novice 8+, Men’s Lightweight 4+, Women’s Varsity 4+, Women’s Lightweight 4+, Women’s 2nd Varsity 4+, Women’s 1st Novice 4+, Men’s Youth 2-

3rd place: Men’s 2nd Varsity 8+, Women’s 2nd Varsity 8+, Women’s U17/3rd Varsity 8+ B

For full results, please check RegattaCentral. Team points trophies will be announced by the regatta later this week.

AJRA Cruises at Clemson Sprints

April 9th, 2013 Posted by Races & Regattas 0 thoughts on “AJRA Cruises at Clemson Sprints”

On Saturday April 6, a select squad of AJRA rowers traveled to Clemson University to race in Clemson Sprints. Each varsity squad raced their top two 8’s in several events, and each novice squad brought their top 8 to the regatta. Despite the smaller numbers for the team, AJRA still dominated their events, and each rower came home with at least one medal.

The Men’s Varsity 8 raced as an exhibition entry in several collegiate events, meaning they were ineligible for medals or for advancing for the final, but still exceeded expectations against their older competition, including a strong 2nd in the Men’s Collegiate 8 event. The JV 8 raced as the top junior entry, bringing home a gold medal in the Men’s Varsity 8 event, and medals in many other races. The women’s Varsity 8 won their flight, as did the women’s JV 8 and the women’s Novice 8, making it a sweep on the day for AJRA in the women’s junior 8 events. Great racing, AJRA!

Medalist finishes for Clemson Sprints:

1st place: Men’s Varsity 8, Women’s Varsity 8 A, Women’s Varsity 8 B, Women’s Novice 8, Men’s Lightweight 4, Women’s Varsity 4 B, Women’s Novice 4 A, Women’s Novice 4 B
2nd place: Men’s Collegiate 8, Men’s Novice 8, Men’s Varsity 4, Men’s Open 2-, Women’s Varsity 4 A, Men’s Novice 4 A
3rd place: Men’s Novice 4 B

Full results can be found on Regatta Central