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 rowing “there were 2,053 men competing for 48 schools in 1982 compared with 1,187 women for 43 programs. This year there were 2,364 men at 60 schools and 7,282 women at 145 schools, many of them on scholarship”. As junior rowing has increased in popularity, there has been a rise in collegiate rowing programs most dramatically for women as a result of Title IX.
Row2k’s new feature called “Headquarters” is a great resource for specifics about collegiate teams-which can be really helpful when starting your college search and recruiting process. Kudos to Ed and Row2k.
You have worked so hard in high school. Now is the time to maximize options for your college rowing career.
Photo Credit: Kawakahi Amina, D’09