New York State Scholastic Rowing will be well represented with 40 entries competing at the US Rowing Youth National Championships this weekend.
Time trials begin at 8 a.m. at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida with the top 12 teams advancing to the A-B semifinals. Those out of the top 12 will advance to the ‘C’ and ‘D’ finals.
Here is a pdf of the NYS Teams entries with time trial times listed.
I had a chance to stop by Albany Rowing Center at the Corning Preserve earlier this week to talk to the staff and members of the girls eight and boys four prior to their flight out to Florida.
Coach Mike McMinn kept the squad busy after qualifying for Youth Nationals almost a month ago
“I like it, but I almost wish that we took that time to train, but we qualified on May 14 or 15 but then raced the next weekend and the weekend after that, Northeast Regionals to feel out the 2k distance and then at the Pittsford Regatta, just 1,200-meter sprints, which is nice top end speed prep and then last weekend off,” Albany Rowing Center girls head coach Mike McMinn said. “I almost wish we had one of those two weekends off to just train, but its fun for the kids, so it’s good to keep them racing a little bit, they enjoy it.”
Here is a link to the story in the Troy Record.
Here is a link to the heat list.
Here is a link to the US Rowing Youth Invite results.