USRowing Scholastic Honor Roll
Congratulations to Kate Ely, Cara Lammers, Evan Roper and Liam Cox for excelling ON and OFF the water!!
Varsity Rower - Fatuma Ayaan Rinderknecht - in the news!
RCRC Seniors - committing to colleges!!
USROWING Youth Nationals Recap
SPRING 2011 was a season of breaking records.
The official end to the tough, winter training was the annual Indoor Rowing Championship at Canada College in Redwood City in February. Several of our athletes showed early speed and medal performances! Full results.
At the San Diego Crew Classic, the Women's Varsity Eight with Coxswains qualified for the Grand Final (finishing sixth overall). This was a first for any RCRC Varsity Women's Crew!
The entire team consisting of 88 rowers on the racing squad competed well through the spring league races leading up to the Southwest Regional Championships. RCRC History was made again as 9 crews earned their way into the the grand finals. 5 crews earned medals and invitations to the USRowing Youth National Championships in Oak Ridge, TN.
GOOD LUCK to Carson Green at the Men's Junior National Team Selection Camp! He will be one of 45 Junior men competing for 12 spots on the US team competing in the 2010 World Junior Championships in Racice, Czech Republic Aug 5-8.
Congratulations to Naomi Hester, Clair Premzic, Sage Purkey and Keira Nocetti for being invited to the US Junior Team Development camps also held this summer.
June - The RCRC Juniors wrapped up their 2009-2010 season with an excellent showing at USROWING Youth Nationals in the W4x. We are extremely proud of the girls placing 9th in the nation!!! Click here for more information.
RCRC Rower, Samantha Warren - Junior National Team!
Congratulations to RCRC rower Sam Warren, who will be representing the United States in the women's quad event at the 2009 Junior World Championships in Briva-La-Gaillarde, Fance this August 5th through 8th. Sam qualified for the quad after winning the Junior World trials in the double event. This is the latest in a long string of rowing success for Sam this season including a gold medal at the Southwest Regional Championship and a silver medal at the National Championship, both in the single (1X) event. Sam joins recent alumnus Justin Hopkins on the list River City rowers who have represented the U.S. at the Junior World Championships. Justin rowed in the U.S. junior men's 8+ winning a bronze medal last summer before competing for the University of Washington. Sam will continue her rowing career at Columbia University next fall.
Women's 1x earns Silver at Youth Nationals! Congratulations Samantha Warren!
2008-2009 Season Recap
The 2008-2009 season started with change in leadership on the parent level as well as a complete replacement of the coaching staff. The team saw many improvements both in terms of competitive success and program function. During the fall season, many athletes enjoyed wins at the Head of the American regatta and RCRC fall regatta. Both regattas featured RCRC novice crews for the first time in club history. The fall concluded with the Erg-A-Thon where the team raised nearly ten thousand dollars, the largest amount it has raised in many years. This especially impressive given the team used to be more than twice as large. After productive winter training, the team gained momentum across the spring season. The team saw early success in the small boat events and some strong performances by the novice women's crew before going south to enjoy the sun and competition of the San Diego Crew Classic regatta.The men's and women's varsity eights each had their best perfomances to date as well as the strongest results in recent history. The challenging early regattas prepared the team well for a strong showing in the Deep Water Dash, where the team took home gold in 13 of the 18 events entered, and was within one event of taking the team point title from a much larger Berkeley High crew. Nearly every athlete came home home with a gold medal, some athletes winning as many as three medals. The team continued the success at a league regatta in Oakland before preparing for the highly competitive Southwest regional championships. The team held its own against some of the fastest crews in the southwest region, the strongest in the country. In the women's single event, history was made as Sam Warren won the gold medal and qualified for the national championship regatta. She was the first athlete from River City ever to compete there. At the youth national championship, Sam raced phenominally well, leading to a silver medal performance. She continued racing in the summer to earn a spot on the U.S. Junior National Team, racing in the women's quad.
RCRC Rower, Justin Hopkins - Junior National Team!. Justin will represent te US Team at Junior Worlds in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria, July 22-27 in the Men's 8+.