Dear Supporters of Tulsa Rowing Club Juniors,
I wanted to update you as to the status of our Henley/UK planning for the summer. After careful consideration by the coaching staff, we have elected to postpone our trip to the UK until the summer of 2013. While we have made significant progress toward making this trip a reality for the program, we feel strongly that the program needs another year to develop before we take a trip of this magnitude, both in terms of our competitiveness and our fundraising efforts.
At the current time of writing, we have raised $34k towards this goal. We will continue to fundraise over the next year and should be well poised to subsidize this trip for next summer.
Obviously, this will come as a short-term disappointment for some. However, in order to make this a productive and worthwhile experience for all involved, we want to approach this without feeling rushed. In essence, if you are going to do something, do it the right way the first time.
As a result of this decision, we have placed USRowing Youth Nationals back on the calendar for this season (June 8-10). Varsity level crews that place in the top two at Central District regionals will have the opportunity to compete at this event. With our current rate of progress, I see this as an attainable and realistic goal for our team.
We’ve been having a great season so far, and there is already much to celebrate. Our team is performing well, and I can’t remember a time that I have seen such great team spirit. We are proud of what this team has accomplished so far and look forward to an exciting future.
Yours in Rowing,
Coach Neil Bergenroth
Tulsa Rowing Club Juniors – Head Coach
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