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Team Hosts Learn To Row Week Jan 7th- 11th, 2013

TULSA OK – The Tulsa Rowing Club Juniors Team will offer a Learn-To-Row week to recruit high school age athletes interested in learning how to row in racing shells.  Lessons will be held TU Indoor Rowing Tank, The Tulsa Rowing Club Boathouse and the University of Tulsa Boathouse in Catoosa. Learn To Row sessions run Monday, Jan 7th through Friday, Jan 11thth from 4:30PM to 6:30PM.  The week long learn to row will be offered at for $75. Interested participants must complete a swim test at a local YMCA or a similar location. Required enrollment forms and information about the juniors program can be found by contacting Coach Bergenroth at coachb@tulsarowing.org.

Rowing is a year round sport and the athletes are much safer than in other contact sports. The activity is a full body workout and many athletes transfer from other sport. In addition other students are trying the sport for the first time. The Tulsa Rowing Club endeavors to teach the youth athletes involved life skills that extend well beyond their time in the club. The Tulsa Rowing Club is a melting pot and athletes in the program are students at fifteen different high schools from across the Tulsa area. Students also have the opportunity to earn college scholarships while developing a life long passion for the sport. In addition, the student athletes in the club are encouraged to be studious and maintain excellent GPAs.

This past season the Tulsa Rowing Club Juniors won medals in Oklahoma City, Austin, TX and Wichita, KS in the many different events. In addition, Cascia Hall senior, Victoria Richter signed to row at the Division I level for the University of Tulsa starting in the fall of 2013.

The club is currently planning a trip to row in the UK next summer. The trip will feature a chance to compete at local regattas and Henley Royal Regatta.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the club and I can sense how excited our athletes are at the prospect. Our training has intensified and competing on an international stage has become a primary focus for our varsity athletes”, said Head Coach Neil Bergenroth.

Full information on the program and for enrollment, please contact Coach Bergenroth at coachb@tulsarowing.org.

 

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