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$45M Whitewater Center Grand Opening Set for May 7-8 

RIVERSPORT Rapids, Oklahoma City’s new $45.2 million whitewater rafting and kayaking center, will hold a grand opening celebration May 7-8, 2016. The whitewater center was built in the city’s Boathouse District as part of MAPS 3, ... Read More

OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Crew Wins Overall Trophy at USRowing Central Youth Championships

The OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Crew competed in the 2015 USRowing Central Youth Championships on May 2-3. Twenty crews from around the region gathered in the Boathouse District to compete in several qualifiers for the 2015 ... Read More

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City Leaders Sign RIVERSPORT Rapids Steel Beam

Members of the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board, the MAPS 3 Oklahoma River Improvement Subcommittee and City Council met on April 9 to sign a steel beam that will be used in the construction of ... Read More

MAPS 3 Whitewater Construction Update

February 20, 2015 - MAPS 3 Program Manager David Todd provides a construction update on the Oklahoma River Improvements project. Jeffrey Gustin, senior project manager with whitewater consultant S2O Design discusses upcoming project milestones and ... Read More

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OKCBF Hires New High Performance Training Center Coach

OKLAHOMA CITY – The USRowing National High Performance Center at the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation has named Reilly Dampeer as the new head coach. Dampeer will work in collaboration with USRowing in providing coaching and training ... Read More

RIVERSPORT Rapids in the News

Looking forward to the RIVERSPORT Rapids Grand Opening on May 7-8? Read the latest national news stories that mention RIVERSPORT Rapids and share in the excitement! Learn more about RIVERSPORT Rapids or buy your All Access Annual Pass ... Read More

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OKCBF Hires New High Performance Training Center Coach

OKLAHOMA CITY – The USRowing National High Performance Center at the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation has named Reilly Dampeer as the new head coach. Dampeer will work in collaboration with USRowing in providing coaching and training ... Read More

RIVERSPORT Rapids in the News

Looking forward to the RIVERSPORT Rapids Grand Opening on May 7-8? Read the latest national news stories that mention RIVERSPORT Rapids and share in the excitement! Learn more about RIVERSPORT Rapids or buy your All Access Annual Pass ... Read More

2014 RIVERSPORT Indoor Championships Results

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Champions were named and a world record was set at the 2014 RIVERSPORT Indoor Championships, Feb. 22 at the Cox Convention Center in downtown OKC. OKC RIVERSPORT rowers and canoe/kayakers tested their strength and stamina, and the stage was set for the spring sprint season as the Chesapeake Junior Crew squared off against rivals from Tulsa Rowing Club and Dallas. Masters and para-rowing events were also held, and members of the Winter Corporate Rowing League raced in their season finale. The championship took place during the Bart & Nadia Sports Experience, an event that encourages families to take ownership of their health through activities that embrace Olympic, Paralympic and Special Olympics ideals with an emphasis on sports, nutrition and wellness.

OKC National High Performance Center athletes competed in an exhibition Erg Challenge at the Bart & Nadia Sports Experience where Nicole Dinion set a new world record for the women’s light weight 500m with a time of 1:38.8. This record was previously 1:39.3 and was set by a New Zealand rower in 2003. 

In the Corporate Rowing League Co-ed division, the INTEGRIS team won gold with Love’s taking silver and OU Physician’s team Row U earning the bronze medal. In the Women’s Corporate League division, OU Physician’s team Row U won the gold medal, followed by Love’s with silver and the VA team Heart of a Warrior taking bronze. The OK National Guard team Thunderbirds collected the gold medal in the Open Corporate division, SandRidge won the silver medal, and Devon’s C3P-Rows took bronze.

“I knew we were all pretty strong,” said Bonnie Lofton, INTEGRIS Team Captain. “You know your training, you know what you can do, and in the end you just let it go.”

In both the men and women’s Adaptive divisions, the VIARP Vipers team dominated and took home all medals.

OKC RIVERSPORT youth and adult rowers earned nine gold, 11 silver, and 10 bronze medals in various divisions in the Erg Challenge.

Complete rowing and canoe/kayak results are here.