CJRC Wins Midwest Championship

Newport, Kentucky, May 22, 2018

The Cincinnati Junior Rowing Club competed at the Midwest Junior Championships this past weekend, May 19 & 20th, at East Fork Lake. Over 40 teams competed from clubs across the Midwest including Pittsburgh, Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Louis. The competition consisted of Boy’s and Girl’s Varsity and Novice races. CJRC had an impressive showing by scoring the most points for both the Boys and Girls for the 18th consecutive year. In addition, the club qualified an impressive eight boats for the National Junior Championship taking place in Rancho Cordova, CA in June. (The top three places in the 1st Varsity events qualify for nationals.) In addition, CJRC medaled in 19 out of 22 races entered, highlighting the depth of this local team.

“We are proud of the Varsity and Novice crews’ spectacular performance over the weekend as well as the teamwork, camaraderie and sportsmanship displayed by our team. All the credit goes to the kids – they practice six days a week and make an incredible commitment to be able to compete at this level. We are excited to head to California in a few weeks and see how we compete against the top teams in the country,” stated Head Coach Greg Hull.

CJRC Wins Team Trophy at Head of the Hooch

Nov 10, 2017

This past weekend the Cincinnati Junior Rowing Club culminated their fall season by competing at the Head of the Hooch Regatta in Chattanooga, TN. CJRC walked away with the high point Junior Trophy essentially winning the entire youth competition. The club medaled in 4 of the 7 events in which they entered boats. This is an incredible accomplishment given over 200 Clubs competed covering the eastern half of the country including clubs from Dallas, Miami, St. Louis, Atlanta and Detroit among others. In addition to four boats receiving medals, CJRC’s second and third boats also finished strong showing the depth of the program.

Head Coach Greg Hull is thrilled with his team’s performance. "I am very excited about our success at the Hooch. The kids have put in a lot of hard work over the past few months and it is great to see that hard work result in medals at a regatta of this magnitude,” said Hull.

Girls grab Silver and Bronze at Youth Nationals


The team had incredibly exciting post-season racing this year. At the USRowing Youth Nationals in West Windsor, NJ, the girl’s lightweight eight won bronze while the girl’s varsity eight edged out Connecticut Boat Club in the closing meters of the race to earn silver. The boys lightweight and varsity eights finished fifth and seventh.

The girl’s racing was exciting, and especially courageous in the eights, remarked Varsity Girl’s Coach Andy Piepmeier. They went way beyond the race plan!

The team continues training for the USRowing Club Nationals in July.

CJRC Medals in 31 Events at the Saratoga Invitational


The Saratoga Invitational is America’s largest spring race featuring 10 lanes of 1500 meter racing and attracts the top crews of the Northeast. It is classified as a clash of titans as the scholastic teams and non-scholastic teams race head to head for an early season peek at the high school rowing landscape. There were 56 teams represented and over 1300 entries for the multiple races.
The CJRC were represented in the open weight and light weight races in the 8+ and 4+ crews. It was an impressive showing for CJRC as all of the crews made it to the grand finals and they were the only crew to place in all of the boys finals.

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Cincy Junior Rowing Club Wins 15th National Title

June 27, 2015

For the past two decades, the Cincinnati Junior Rowing Club has had one of the more dominant programs in the Midwest region if not the whole country.

Its teams have won 15 national titles in the past 21 years, picked up 14 second-place medals and six third-place finishes. The club’s boys’ and girls’ varsity teams also have won the regional regatta every year since 2001.

The whole article is available at Cincinnati.com.

CJRC wins Gold at USRowing Club Nationals

Nearly 1,900 rowers representing 102 teams from 30 states, as well as Canada and India, competed in the event, which began on July 13.

Of those entries, 24 came from the Cincinnati Junior Rowing Club, who won 17 events at the 2016 Midwest Junior Rowing Championships, held in Bethel earlier this year.

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