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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

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 for Olympic hopefuls in the sport.

The OKC Boathouse Foundation is a US Olympic and Paralympic Training Site for both rowing and canoe/kayak. The USRowing National High Performance Center is headquartered in the Devon Boathouse in Oklahoma City’s Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River.

“I am grateful for this opportunity to further the program’s success here in OKC,” Dampeer said. “The USRowing National High Performance Center provides an incredible environment for developing world class rowers, and I’m excited to turn those resources into results.”

Two rowing teams from the USRowing National High Performance Center competed on behalf of Team USA in the 2016 Rio Games. Mix King, Tony Fahden, Tyler Nase and Robin Prendes made up the men’s lightweight four. Ellen Tomek and Meghan O’Leary competed in the women’s double sculls.

“We’re excited to add Reilly to the team we’ve built here,” said Mike Knopp, executive director of the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation. “She has some great experience and we’re happy to have her expertise to lead our program into the 2020 Tokyo Games and beyond.”

 Dampeer has coached US National Team athletes since 2010, including U23 World Championships, two Pan American Games, five World Cups and the 2016 Final Olympic Qualification Regatta. She has also coached many athletes to the podium at US National Championships, US National Selection Regattas and other international events like Henley Royal Regatta and the Australian National Championships.

“I am committed to the USRowing mission to continually improve the performance of our athletes representing the United States internationally, particularly in the small boats” Dampeer said. “I look forward to seeing our high performance athletes continue to share the Olympic dream with the Oklahoma City community.”

About USRowing

USRowing is a nonprofit membership organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the national governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. USRowing selects, trains, and manages the teams that represent the U.S. in international competition including the world championships, Pan American Games, Olympic Games, and Paralympic Games. More than 85,000 individuals and 1,300 organizations strong, USRowing serves and promotes the sport on all levels of competition. USRowing membership reflects the spectrum of American rowers – juniors, collegians, masters, and those who row for recreation, competition, or fitness. USRowing receives generous support from the National Rowing Foundation and its corporate sponsors and partners. For more information, please visit www.usrowing.org.

To learn more about the USRowing National High Performance Center in Oklahoma City, visit us online, email us, or call 405-552-4040.