Try Rowing Anytime


You can get started with rowing today! No previous experience is necessary. There are no tryouts. Everyone is welcome.

Our fall season has begun, but it’s not too late to get started with rowing. All high school age students are welcome to come down and hop in a boat. We practice each day, after school, at our boathouse in Newport, KY. Directions are available here. You can learn more on our getting started page.

For more information please contact boy’s coach Greg Hull ( or girl’s coach Andy Piepmeier (

Summer Roundup


The team had incredibly exciting post-season racing this year. At the USRowing Youth Nationals in Sarasota, FL, the boy’s lightweight four won gold by 6.6 seconds. A few weeks later, the team competed in the USRowing Club Nationals, held right here in Cincinnati. At this event, the boys and girls won medals in four events – including a gold in the Men’s U19 Four, silver in the Women’s U19 Four, silver in the Men’s U19 Eight, and bronze in the Women’s U17 Four.

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the post-season training and racing. Your commitment to excellence is inspirational to everyone.

Midwest Champions

4/15 – Lake Harsha, OH

The CJRC boys and girls both won their 15th consecutive team-points championships at the 2015 Midwest Junior Rowing Championship. This years squad was especially dominant, winning gold medals in fifteen events, silver six events, and bronze in one. The team qualified seven boats for the USRowing Youth Nationals to be held in June.

The qualifying boats are the Boys Eight, Girls Eight, Boys Four, Girls Four, Boys Lightweight Four, Girls Lightweight Four, and the Girls Lightweight Eight. The boys and girls victories in the varsity eight makes both boats undefeated in regular season racing.

Congratulations to all 125 boys and girls who raced at the event!

2015-2016 Team Schedule

When What Where Who
9/3 First Day of Varsity Practice Newport Boathouse All Returning Rowers
9/9 Open House Newport Boathouse Anyone Interested in Getting Started
10/10 Columbus Fall Classic Westerville, OH All Varsity Crews
10/24 Blake Haxton Fall Invitational Upper Arlington, OH All Varsity and Novice Crews
11/7-11/8 Head of the Hooch Chattanooga, TN Select Varsity Crews
2/14/16 Cincinnati Indoor Rowing Championship Villa Hills, KY All Crews
TBD 2/2016 CJRC Winter Dinner Montgomery Inn, Montgomery All Rowers and Parents
TBD 3/2016 vs. Upper Arlington Newport Boathouse Crews TBD
4/16 Cincinnati HS Invite Cincinnati, OH All Crews
TBD 4-5/2016 Away Races TBD Varsity and Novice Crews
5/21-5/22 2016 Midwest Jr Rowing Championship Cincinnati, OH All Crews
TBD 6/2016 USRowing Youth Nationals Mercer Lake, NJ Select Crews
TBD 6-7/2016 CJRC Competitive Summer Rowing Newport Boathouse Varsity, Novice, and Alumni are Invited
TBD 6-7/2016 CJRC Junior High Summer Rowing Newport Boathouse Any Jr. High Student

Use this link to import the team calendar into your smart phone or computer.


About the Club…

The Cincinnati Jr. Rowing Club is a competitive rowing team, open to any high school student in the great Cincinnati area. There are separate boys and girls teams, totaling around 125 rowers from area schools. We offer competitive fall and spring seasons, as well as a winter conditioning program. No prior experience is necessary and getting started is easy. CJRC is a non-profit 501.3c, all donations are tax-deductible.

Support CJRC When You Shop

Register your Kroger Plus Card on line, and CJRC will get a donation from Kroger every time you buy groceries.


  • Visit Be sure to have your Kroger Plus Card handy.
  • Click on Sign In. If you are a new online customer, click CREATE AN ACCOUNT.
  • Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering your email address, and creating a login and password.
  • You will get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
  • Click on LOG IN TO YOUR ACCOUNT and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
  • Click on COMMUNITY REWARDS tab at the bottom of the page.
  • Click Edit Kroger Community Rewards information entering your address.
  • Update or confirm your information.
  • Enter our NPO number: 83387.
  • To verify you are enrolled correctly, make sure you see CJRC’s name in the Community Rewards tab.

Purchases will not count for CJRC until after your card is registered. If you use your phone number at the register, call: 1-800-576-4377 to find out your Kroger Plus Card number.

Kroger Plus Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to the registered card when shopping for purchases to count.

Boathouse Expansion

We are making progressing on the boathouse expansion. O'Rourke construction has completed modifications to the property around the existing boathouse and parking lots to accomodate the expansion. Fund-Raising efforts for the building itself will begin soon!

The expanded boathouse will feature 3 additional bays on the southside of the building, effectively doubling storage space. There will also be an erg loft facing the river on the west side of the building. This climate controlled area can be used to train in inclement weather.