TYRA Rower To Attend Junior National Team Development Camp

On Thursday 19th of June, Booker T. Washington student Rose Stewart-Maddox will represent Tulsa Youth Rowing Association at the Women’s Junior National Team Development Camp. The three-week camp will take place at Connecticut College, Old Lyme, CT.

Stewart-Maddox Rowing at the 2013 Wichita Frostbite Regatta In The Girls Novice Eight


The development camp is a three-week intensive training environment for athletes that are young and are showing future promise for the junior national team two years from now. The camp activities include on the water workouts where campers will learn about technique and boat moving principles. The camp will also feature land workouts that emphasize physiology, nutrition, flexibility and strength. More information on the camp can be found here.

This is the first time in the history of the Tulsa Youth Rowing Association that an athlete from the program has been selected to take part in this camp. Athletes must take part in a junior national team selection camp held in various locations across the nation. As a result of an erg test and an on the water video session Rose received an invite to the camp in early April.

Stewart-Maddox has just completed her first year with TYRA and has won multiple medals at the Wichita Frostbite, SWEAT Indoor Rowing Competition (2nd in Freshman Girls Category) and the Route 66 Regatta.

“I am so excited for the US rowing national team development camp! I am looking forward to training and learning all I can to push myself to be the best I can be. I have had so many amazing opportunities this year since I have been a part of the Tulsa Youth Rowing Association and I know there are many more to come.” said Stewart-Maddox of the opportunity.

TYRA is currently running summer camps in June and is actively recruiting new students from 7th to 12th grade for the 2014-15 rowing season. For more information visit the club website www.okrowing.org or contact Head Coach Neil Bergenroth at coachb@okrowing.org.