Top Rowers to Compete at Vancouver Lake

Posted on May 3rd, 2012

One more great reason to come to Camas or Vancouver on May 18-20. This will be so much fun!

TOP ROWERS FROM THE NORTHWEST TO COMPETE AT VANCOUVER LAKE
High school regatta event with over 1,000 participants is the largest of its kind in the U.S.

VANCOUVER, Wash. – From May 18-20, high school rowers from throughout the Northwest will converge at Vancouver Lake for the annual US Rowing Junior District Championships, sponsored by the United States Rowing Association. With over 1,100 participants, the three-day regatta competetion is the largest US Rowing District Championship in the United States.

“Vancouver Lake is an ideal location for an event of this magnitude and size and we couldn’t be happier to host this competition here,” said Ashley Shimer, Sports Sales Manager at the Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office, which operates the Vancouver USA Regional Sports Commission. “Not only do these athletes, parents, coaches and volunteers get to experience our region and natural beauty but they also provide a boost to the local economy.”

All of the competitors are limited to two events throughout the weekend and will compete for spots in the US Rowing Youth National Championships, held June 8-10 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. While the Junior District Championship is open to the Northwest District, which includes Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, typically only teams from Washington, Oregon and Idaho attend.

The competition was booked by the Vancouver USA Regional Sports Commission and is organized annually by the Portland Vancouver Rowing Association (PVRA). The PVRA is an umbrella organization that has a representative from each of the eleven rowing organizations in the Portland Vancouver metro area. Its primary mission is to maintain the fully buoyed race course on Vancouver Lake, and to provide infrastructure to host rowing competitions there.

For more information on the event, visit www.usrowing.org or contact Nick Haley, Head Coach of Rose City Rowing, at 503-799-9440 or by email at nickhaley@comcast.net.TOP ROWERS FROM THE NORTHWEST TO COMPETE AT VANCOUVER LAKE
High school regatta event with over 1,000 participants is the largest of its kind in the U.S.

VANCOUVER, Wash. – From May 18-20, high school rowers from throughout the Northwest will converge at Vancouver Lake for the annual US Rowing Junior District Championships, sponsored by the United States Rowing Association. With over 1,100 participants, the three-day regatta competetion is the largest US Rowing District Championship in the United States.

“Vancouver Lake is an ideal location for an event of this magnitude and size and we couldn’t be happier to host this competition here,” said Ashley Shimer, Sports Sales Manager at the Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office, which operates the Vancouver USA Regional Sports Commission. “Not only do these athletes, parents, coaches and volunteers get to experience our region and natural beauty but they also provide a boost to the local economy.”

All of the competitors are limited to two events throughout the weekend and will compete for spots in the US Rowing Youth National Championships, held June 8-10 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. While the Junior District Championship is open to the Northwest District, which includes Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, typically only teams from Washington, Oregon and Idaho attend.

The competition was booked by the Vancouver USA Regional Sports Commission and is organized annually by the Portland Vancouver Rowing Association (PVRA). The PVRA is an umbrella organization that has a representative from each of the eleven rowing organizations in the Portland Vancouver metro area. Its primary mission is to maintain the fully buoyed race course on Vancouver Lake, and to provide infrastructure to host rowing competitions there.

For more information on the event, visit www.usrowing.org or contact Nick Haley, Head Coach of Rose City Rowing, at 503-799-9440 or by email at nickhaley@comcast.net.


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