July 31, 2010

Juniors Row With US National Team Members at OKC HPC Camp

Local juniors had a lot of fun while expanding their knowledge of the sport of rowing at the OKC National High Performance Junior Camp, July 26-August 1. The athletes were coached by local members of the US National Team and were introduced to technologies like Dartfish Video Analysis and Biorow Visual Immediate Feedback System.

Juniors camps will take place summers and during spring break. Information on upcoming camps will soon be available at USROWINGOKC.ORG

July 26, 2010

Lightweight Men Make Finals at World U23 Championships, A First for USA

The lightweight men’s pair that trained in OKC raced in the A Final at the World Rowing U23 Championships this Sunday, July 25 in Brest, Belarus.

The duo faced tough competition and challenging race conditions to pull out a 6th place finish overall out of 19 crews.

Additionally, the USA Lightweight Men’s 4-, which was selected at the Oklahoma City High Performance Center earlier this month, won a bronze medal – the first ever for the USA in this event.

USRowing has been working with John Parker, head coach of the OKC High Performance Center, to develop the talent pool of lightweight rowers in the country to ensure more international success for team USA.

July 21, 2010

OKC High Performance Rowers Medal at Club Nationals

OKC National High Performance Center athletes brought home the gold…and silver and bronze…at the USRowing Club National Championships, July 14-18 at Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, TN.

Join us in congratulating these athletes and their coaches – Cam Brown, Katie Johnson, Melanie Borger, Jeremy Ivey and Head Coach John Parker – on their performances!

Bronze: Women's Intermediate 1x
Kathryn Schiro (OCU)

Silver: Women's Intermediate 2x
Kathryn Schiro (OCU), Megan George (Texas)

Silver: Women's Intermediate 4x
Kathryn Schiro (OCU), Megan George (Texas), Jessica Lawson (UCO), Ellen Manovich (Ohio State)

Silver: Women's Intermediate 2-
Megan George (Texas), Ellen Manovich (Ohio State)

Bronze: Women's Senior 2x
Hilary Cumbest (Clemson), Hydi Gibson (OCU)

Silver: Women's Open 1x dash
Kathryn Schiro (OCU)

Gold: Men's Senior 4+
Michael Lehman (Notre Dame), Brendan Shald (Cal Berkley), Bronson Shafer (Oregon State), Jack Trimble (Hobart), Stuart Sloan (Colorado)

Silver: Men's Senior 8+
Michael Lehman (Notre Dame), Brendan Shald (Cal Berkley), Bronson Shafer (Oregon State), Jack Trimble (Hobart), Stuart Sloan (Colorado), Matt Zapel (Washington), Greg Flood (Notre Dame), Lucas Goodman (MIT) Ryan Shelton (San Diego)

Bronze: Men's Senior 2x
Lucas Goodman (MIT), Greg Flood (Notre Dame)

July 20, 2010

World Rowing U23 Championships

Christian Klein, Michael Kerrigan & coach Jeremy Ivey get used to their surroundings at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Brest, Belarus. Klein and Kerrigan, who have been training at the Oklahoma City National High Performance Center, will race 17 other crews in the Ltwt Men's Pair event. Heats take place Thursday, July 22. Follow their results on www.worldrowing.com. And, check out the News 9 OKBlitz.com article on the duo.

July 11, 2010

OKC Crew Wins Repechage, Falls Short in Semi’s at Rowing World Cup III

The OKC 4- won their repechage, coming from behind to advance to the semi-finals. In that race the crew came up just short, advancing to the B Final. There they finished 3rd or 9th overall establishing that they are competitive with some of the fastest fours in the world. See full results.

July 08, 2010

OKC’s Residents Race at Rowing World Cup III in Lucerne, Switzerland

Row2K shines the spotlight on Tom Peszek, Ross Grant, James Grant and Justin Stangel, four of the rowers in residence at the OKC High Performance Center who are representing the US in the Men’s 4-. The crew did well in their heat, racing against teammates in the USA “1” line-up, pulling even with this crew at the halfway point. Even though the OKC-based crew did not advance, their performance illustrates they are at a level to be competitive on the international stage.

OKC National High Performance Center TV

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