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Rochester Rowing Club team changes plans but still successful

May 10, 2017

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — This past weekend the Rochester Rowing Club Juniors opened their spring season with an outstanding performance at the Greater Chicago Junior Rowing Area Championships.

The boys varsity quad, girls varsity quad and boys open quad took first place. All three quads won their races with a commanding lead and no other boats near them.

The girls second quad, which also raced in the girls varsity quad category, came in fourth place out of seven.

Rochester Rowing Club has been training this spring since March 13.

“The team has been practicing in all kinds of weather and conditions,” coach Bryan Little said. “This past weekend really showed how hearty and committed the team is. Even though they were scheduled to go to Indianapolis, that race was canceled last minute due to flooding. They were able to get entered into the race at Crystal Lake last minute so they could have one race this spring before heading to their regional championships.”

The next race for the Rochester Rowing Club Juniors is their regional regatta, Midwest Junior Championship, in Cincinnati, Ohio. This race will be the largest that they attend in the spring. The Midwest Junior Championship will have over 40 teams from the Midwest area competing for a right to attend the Youth National Regatta in Sarasota, Fla., on June 10-12, 2017.

The Rochester Rowing Club is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non profit organization that promotes physical, mental and social wellness in youth and adults of all backgrounds, using the sport of rowing, and related educational programs, in an environment that nurtures character development and excellence.

Rochester Rowing Club offers year-round training options and welcomes youth and adults. If you are interested in joining, please contact Little at rrcmn.coachlittle@gmail.com for more information and visit rrcmn.org.