Saturday’s schedule was abbreviated due to wind, cutting the broadcast short also. But Sunday looks great for rowing and broadcasting.
Catch it all on the NYSRowing YouTube channel.
Its the full weekend schedule, so skip over Saturday and get to the good stuff for Sunday!
Don’t forget to catch the live stream from the finish line and the live blog too!
Sunday States Schedule
There are 19 towns in the U.S. that carry the name Waterford and at this year’s Saratoga Invitational it was Waterford Crew from Utah that traveled cross country to row on Fish Creek at Saratoga Lake, just 30 mninutes north of Waterford, New York.
It got even more interesting when the Waterford Coach, Andrew Henrickson, graduated from Skidmore College (the S-turn for the Head of the Fish) and coached one summer with SRA.
Here is the story from The Saratogian.
Rain wasn’t so bad, but the thunder and lightning did in the remainder of Saturday’s Saratoga Invitational.
That caused some races to be cancelled from the Saturday schedule, but raced as Champs Only races on Sunday.
Sunday’s entire schedule will then begin being raced at approximately 7:50 a.m.
Click on the link for the schedule.
SUN INVITE SCHEDULE
With 1,400 entries from 60 teams the Saratoga Invitational has gotten bigger and if possible better as winter has finally been brushed off the racing shells and spring racing officially begins.
Here is the link from Saratogian.com
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – If you row in your final fall regatta on Fish Creek and it’s a time trial-style head race called the Head of the Fish and it rains throughout the day and you are as wet as a fish, if you win your respective category it only makes sense that you go home with a fish head.
For the more than 100 winners over the weekend, a fast time covering the 2.3 mile course from above the Stafford Bridge and finishing a few hundred yards in front of the Route 9P Bridge, you will be awarded with the most interesting trophy in sports – a mounted fish head.
Continue reading “The most unique trophy in sports belongs to Head of the Fish rowers”
Nine New York State Rowing entries have placed themselves in Saturday’s semifinals to see if they will advance to the A or B finals Sunday at the US Rowing Youth Nationals championships in Sarasota, Florida.
Four New York State Rowing entries have punched their ticket into the national championship finals – The Amadeusz Rowing Academy women’s double, the Row America Rye women’s quad and the Rye High School men’s lightweight quad have a day off before rowing for the top honors in high school aged rowing.
Attached are the entries, time trial finishes and current semifinal times for today along with the scheduled C and D finals. NYS Teams Fri results
Keep up with the results at www.herenow.com or follow @NYSRowing on Twitter.
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.