2015 Junior High Rowing Camps

Once again, CJRC will be offering week-long summer camps for middle school students. Your child may sign up for one or more camps, and no experience is necessary. The camp dates will be:

  • June 22- 27 (11:00 Am - 1:00 PM)
  • July 6th- July 11 (11:00 Am - 1:00 PM)
  • July 20-July 25th (9:00-11:00 Am)
  • July 27th- August 1st (9:00-11:00 Am)

Online registration is now available!

CJRC Crews win at Opening Day


This past weekend, the CJRC boys and girls' varsity eights raced at the Opening Day Regatta in Seattle. Hosted by Windermere and the University of Washington, the Opening Day race is a spectacle like none other in American rowing. The CJRC girl's boat defeated Mt. Baker to win the McElvaine Cup. Two minutes later, the CJRC boys defeated Sammamish to win the Honebein Cup. Full results are available here.

Lots of race photos, videos, and live commentary can be found on Boathouse Facebook page.

Boathouse Expansion

CJRC's plans to expand the Licking River Boathouse are moving along. The team has begun to deposit fill and gravel along the western side of the existing facility. Plans for the expanded boathouse have been drafted, to be posted here soon.

Other recent improvements to the Newport property include a new patio, stretching, and exercise area and the installation of out-door racks to accommodate overflow from the boathouse.

YOU can contribute to the boathouse expansion! The total cost of the expanded facility is estimated to be $200,000. Please donate today!

2014-2015 Team Schedule

Date Race Location Other
2/8 Cincinnati Indoor Rowing Championship Villa Hills, KY All Crews
2/22 CJRC Winter Dinner Montgomery Inn, Montgomery All Rowers and Parents
3/14 vs. Upper Arlington Newport Boathouse Crews TBD
4/11 Cincinnati HS Invite Cincinnati, OH All Crews
4/25 Dogwood Regatta Oak Ridge, TN All Crews
5/2 Opening Day Regatta Seattle, WA Select Varsity Crews
5/3 Indianapolis Invitational Indianapolis, IN All Crews
5/16-17 Midwest Jr Rowing Championship Cincinnati, OH All Crews
6/12-6/14 USRowing Youth Nationals Sarasota, FL Select Crews
6/22-7/20 CJRC Summer Rowing for HS Students Newport Boathouse Varsity, Novice, and Alumni are Invited

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.

CJRC Featured in River City News..

A recent article in the River City News hilights some of the accomplishments of CJRC.

Tucked neatly along the shores of the Licking River on the Newport side near the 4th St. Bridge, sits a rather nondescript brown metal building. ...But while the structure may not immediately impress, the individuals that frequent the place are unquestionably champions.

Read the rest of the article here

CJRC Races in Pittsburgh

...a few squads took part in an impromptu friendly competition further down the Allegheny River by the Heinz lofts, where the water was calmer.

Those teams included the Vikings, Cleveland's St. Ignatius and Cincinnati Junior Rowing Club — all teams that were expected to compete in the 8+ event.

Hammond said the first and second boat races belonged to the Ohio squads.

“Both St. Ignatius and Cincinnati are really good,” Hammond said. “They're much better than we are right now. It certainly was a wake-up call for us. We knew we were not where we wanted to be, but as far back as we were was really eye-opening.”

Read the entire article here

2013-2014 Season Comes to a Close

In June, qualifying CJRC rowers travelled to Rancho Cordova, CA to compete at the USRowing Youth National Championships. This event was the last race of our 2013-2014 season which began with the Charlie Doyle Memorial Regatta back in October, 2013.

Some season highlights include the boys and girls teams winning the Midwest Championships, the boys team winning the first four and team trophy at the Founder's Day Regatta, and the girls lightweight eight placing fourth at Nationals. Please see our results page for details.

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 www.krogercommunityrewards.com. 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.

Fall Open House

The fall Open House is for all high school students interested in rowing. Come down to the rowing tanks to meet the coaches, other rowers, and get more information about the team. Fall practice for new rowers will start a couple of days after the Open House.

  • WHERE: Montgomery Inn Boathouse
  • WHO: Any HS age student interested in rowing
  • WHEN: Wednesday, Sept 10th @ 7:00 pm
  • WHAT: Everyone will get a chance to meet the team and coaches, parent volunteers, and see our indoor facilities. Interested students will get to try out the rowing machines and indoor rowing tanks.

For more information please contact boy's coach Greg Hull (greg.hull@gmail.com) or girl's coach Andy Piepmeier (apieps@yahoo.com).