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!
This past weekend, CJRC raced at the Cincinnati High School Invitational. The racing between 16 teams, from as far away as Oklahoma City, was spectacular. The varsity crews swept all events, and the novices finished incredibly strongly as well. The race was covered on Cincinnati.com and full results are available.
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.
|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|
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...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.”
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.
Register your Kroger Plus Card on line, and CJRC will get a donation from Kroger every time you buy groceries.
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.
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.