AJRA Varsity Men rowers and coxswains at Head of Oklahoma
AJRA split the varsity teams this weekend in order to compete in two separate regattas, and came back to Atlanta with great early-season results.
The men’s varsity 8+ went to Oklahoma City for the first time in AJRA history to race in the Head of the Oklahoma. The varsity men had an opportunity to race several times throughout the weekend, gaining significant race experience and earning a few medals along the way.
On Saturday, the AJRA V8 raced in the Men’s Youth 8+, finishing 2nd, and raced again that evening in a 500-meter sprint against collegiate teams, finishing 1st. Sunday, the same varsity men split into two Men’s Youth 4+’s, finishing 1st and 7th in a very competitive race.
The rest of the varsity men’s squad, as well as the whole varsity
women’s team, traveled to this year’s Tail of the Tiger regatta. Since
AJRA only raced varsity teams, it was a great opportunity for
all rowers to get a few trips down the racecourse and get back into
the swing of fall racing.
The depth of the AJRA varsity program was on full display in Clemson,
where even with the top 8 varsity rowers racing in Oklahoma, the A-
and B-entries in the Men’s Youth 8+ still finished first and second.
Additionally, the women’s varsity 8+’s finished 2nd, 3rd, and 4th,
narrowly missing a podium sweep in the event, in addition to many
other medal-winning placements for both squads.
Head of the Oklahoma:
2nd, Men’s Youth 8+
1st, Men’s Collegiate 8+ Petite Final
1st, Men’s Youth 4+
Tail of the Tiger:
1st, Men’s Youth 8+ (A)
2nd, Men’s Youth 8+ (B)
2nd, Women’s Youth 8+ (A)
2nd, Women’s Youth 4+ (A)
2nd, Men’s Youth Light 4+ (B)
3rd, Women’s Youth 8+ (B)
3rd, Men’s Youth 4+ (B)
Full results: https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/results.jsp?job_id=3178&org_id=0