The number of competitors at Club Nationals has increased steadily in recent years as youth rowing becomes more mainstream. Junior rowing has exploded with many programs now attracting middle school student athletes. http://www.row2k.com/news/news.cfm?ID=73445#.UAB17o6qZzR
Edward “Ned” Hanlan, winner of the World Professional Rowing Championship in 1880 is recognized as the first international superstar athlete. http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303290904579276413187407476
Duke will increase rowing scholarships to maximum allowed by NCAA. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/12/16/4550133/duke-upgrades-womens-sports-programs.html#.
Temple University decision to reduce varsity teams from 24 to 17 affects both men’s and women’s rowing. http://news.temple.edu/news/2013-12-06/temple-reduces-its-varsity-sports-24-17
Take a look at the 2012 Head of the Charles entries and you will see that junior rowing is exploding. The youth 8+ and 4+ events each had 85 entries for boys and 85 entries for girls totaling 340 events for youth for just 4’s and 8’s. The Boston Globe recently reported that for college […]