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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

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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

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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

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Rowing Athletes

The USRowing National High Performance Center has provided training opportunities for a number of athletes who’ve gone on to compete on the world stage, including Pan American Games, World Championships and the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games

Most recently in the 2016 Olympic Games, OKC rowers Tony Fahden, Mix King, Tyler Nase and Robin Prendes competed in the men’s lightweight four, and rowers Ellen Tomek & Megan O’Leary raced in the women’s double sculls. Rowers who have previously trained in Oklahoma City include Grace Luczak, who competed in the women’s pair, along with Devery Karz & Kate Bertko, who competed in the women’s lightweight double sculls. 

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 season

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Program Basics:

Small boat development for men and women. Program provides a comprehensive and individualized program for U19, U23 and Senior-level men and women to become world-class athletes. 

Erg Guidelines:

Men:
Senior: 2k – 6:10, 6k – 19:40
U23:  2k – 6:15, 6k – 20:10
Lightweight U23:  2k – 6:24 and 6k – 20:50
Junior:  2k – 6:36, 6k – 21:20
 

Women:
Senior: 2k – 7:05, 6k – 22:10
U23: 2k – 7:15, 6k – 22:40
Lightweight U23: 2k – 7:25 and 6k – 23:20
Junior: 2k – 7:30, 6k – 24:20 
 

Schedule: Monday-Friday, AM1, AM2 and PM sessions, Saturday AM1 & AM2 sessions. Sunday off.

Races: 

Targeted regattas are based on athletes’ abilities and could range from Club Nationals, National Selection Regattas, Henley Royal Regatta and World Cups. The ultimate goal of the program is to development athletes for the Olympic podium.

USRowing National High Performance Center 2017 Summer Training Program

Pay Program Deposit

June 10 – July 30*
Oklahoma City, OK

The USRowing National High Performance Center Summer Training Program provides framework for developing and improving small boat skills and race performance. Through intensive technical work, focused training and racing, athletes will build their stroke and refine their approach to competition. This program is for high school and collegiate athletes who have the long term goals of competing in World Championships and the Olympic Games.

Program: Coaches select athletes based on rowing experience/accomplishments, erg scores, and recommendations. Practices consist primarily of rowing, supplemented with erg work, cross-training, core strengthening and lifting. Weekly program workshops will focus on nutrition, sports psychology, biomechanics and goal setting.

Program Goal: Provide athletes with comprehensive training, education and racing experience in order to promote long-term USRowing National Team success. 

Target Boat Classes: JrM2x, JrW2x, BLW2x, BW2x, BLM2x, BLM1x, BM2x, BM1x, BM2-

Erg Standards:

Men:

U23 Erg Scores:  2k – 6:15, 6k – 20:20
Lightweight U23 Erg Scores:  2k – 6:24 and 6k – 20:50
Junior Erg Scores:  2k – 6:36, 6k – 21:20

Women:

U23 Erg Scores: 2k – 7:10, 6k – 22:40
Lightweight U23 Erg Scores: 2k – 7:25 and 6k – 23:20
Junior Erg Score: 2k – 7:30, 6k – 24:20 

Schedule: Monday-Friday, AM and PM sessions, Saturday AM session. Sunday off.

Races: 

Junior/U23 World Championship Trials, Mercer Lake, NJ: June 26-30
USRowing Club National Championships, Bethel, OH:  July 12-16
World Rowing Under 23 Championships, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, July 20-23, winning crews at Trials
World Rowing Junior Championships, Trakai, Lithuania, August 4-7, winning crews at Trials

*Optional:  Canadian Henley, St. Catharine’s, ON: August 6-13. For those athletes who do not win Trial events, but wish to continue training, there will be the option to also compete at Canadian Henley, at the additional cost of $300. This does not include travel to Canada.

Costs:  Program fee for the summer is $1000 (including $300 non-refundable deposit) and includes housing, coaching, equipment, and race entry fees, boat transport fees. Lunch is also provided at the training center Monday-Friday. Race travel, nationally and internationally, and incidentals are the responsibility of the athlete. Trial Winners will receive scholarships to offset USRowing fees.

Race Travel:  Responsibility of the athletes and parents to make arrangements for athlete travel and accommodations. Equipment will be transported by OKC NHPC staff. 

Housing:  Housing in athlete dorm is included.

Stewardship:  The OKC Boathouse Foundation is the program’s host for the summer and will provide facilities, as well as boats, oars, coaching launches and equipment. Participating athletes are guests of the boathouse and are required to act as mature and respectful athletes at the boathouse and while representing the OKC National High Performance Center at races. 

Application:  Registration closed March 20, 2017. 

For questions please contact Reilly Dampeer at rdampeer@okcbf.org.