Fall 2017 Season (High School Team)

August 28, 2017 - November 4, 2017

Monday - Friday, 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Cost: $360


Summary

The fall season consists of head races. The MRC Junior team competes in races in Wisconsin, Illinois, Boston, and Chattanooga this season. Our first race is right here in Milwaukee with college and high school teams throughout the midwest in attendance. This is followed by races in Rockford, IL and Chicago, IL. The MRC also intends to compete against teams from all over the world in the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta (HOCR) held in Boston, Massachusetts. We will finish the season against some of the top teams in the country at the Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga, TN. Only select rowers and coxswains attend the Head of the Charles and Head of the Hooch, but all athletes will have the opportunity to race in The Milwaukee River Challenge, Head of the Rock, and Rowtoberfest.

What to expect:

  • Long-distance and high-intensity training & racing.
  • An opportunity for the athletes to test their ability under competitive conditions.
  • Highly recommended for those desiring to make the top boats during the spring season & athletes planning to row in college.
  • Highly recommended for new team members

Fall Calendar

  • August 28 - Begining of fall season (practices Monday - Friday; 4:15pm - 6:30pm)

  • September 4 - Labor Day - No Practice

  • September 16 - Regatta - Milwaukee River Challenge - Milwaukee, WI

  • October 8 - Regatta - Head of the Rock - Rockford, IL

  • October 14 - Regatta - Rowtoberfest - Chicago, IL

  • October 21-22 - Regatta - Head of the Charles, Boston, MA (Select athletes only)

  • October 23 - No Practice

  • November 2 - Last practice of fall season

  • November 4 - Regatta - Head of the Hooch - Chattanooga, TN


Fall Racing Schedule and Details

The Milwaukee River Challenge - September 16 - Milwaukee, WI

  • Who: Varsity Athletes & Select Novices
  • Where: Milwaukee River, Milwaukee, WI
  • GPS: 1555 N Rivercenter Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Regatta Website: http://www.milwaukeeriverchallenge.com
  • Transportation: N/A, Its right in town!
  • Trailer Loading: N/A
  • Food: Breakfast and lunch provided at the race. Volunteer are needed to help purchase food and assist at the regatta site.
  • Additional Info: Invite your family and friends! Breakfast and lunch are provided for rowers and coxswains, but bring your own water and any additional snack foods you would like.  Arrival time will be announced as the race nears.  Expect to be done around 3 pm.

Head of the Rock - October 8 - Rockford, IL

  • Who: All Novice and Varsity Athletes
  • Where: Rock River, Rockford, IL
  • GPS: 200 Y Blvd, Rockford, IL 61107
  • Regatta Website: Head of the Rock
  • Transportation: Carpools - not provided by MRC
  • Trailer Loading: TBD
  • Food: Volunteers are needed to help purchase food and assist at the regatta site. Please see the "volunteer" section below to sign up.
  • Additional Info: Arrival time will be announced as the race nears.  Expect to be done around 4 pm.

Rowtoberfest - October 14 - Chicago, IL

  • Who: All Novice and Varsity Athletes
  • When: Saturday, October 14, 2017
  • Where: Rock River, Rockford, IL
  • GPS: 3400 N Rockwell St, Chicago, IL 60618
  • Regatta Website: Rowtoberfest
  • Transportation: Carpools - not provided by MRC
  • Trailer Loading: Friday, Oct. 13
  • Food: Volunteers are needed to help purchase food and assist at the regatta site. Please see the "volunteer" section below to sign up.
  • Additional Info: Arrival time will be announced as the race nears.  Expect to be done around 4 pm.

Head of the Charles - October 21-22 - Boston, MA

  • Who: Select Varsity Athletes
  • Arrive: By evening on Thursday, 10/19.
  • Depart: Anytime after race
  • Where: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Regatta Websitewww.hocr.org
  • Transportation: Airplane, selected participants must purchase their own tickets
  • Trailer Loading: TBA
  • Food: Handled by chaperones and coaches
  • Additional Info: Selected athletes are responsible for the cost of the trip including airfare. The past two years, this has been approximately $600.
  • Selection: End of September, mandatory meeting following selection announcement.

Head of the Hooch - November 4 - Chattanooga, TN

  • Who: Select Novice and Varsity Athletes Only
  • Where: Chattanooga, TN
  • GPS: Ross' Landing Park, Chattanooga, TN
  • Regatta Website: http://headofthehooch.org/
  • Transportation: Team Bus
  • Lodging: Team Hotel
  • Trailer Loading: TBD
  • Food: Volunteers are needed to help purchase food and assist at the regatta site. Please see the "volunteer" section below to sign up.
  • Additional Info: We will travel on a team bus and stay in the team hotel. Trip dates are Friday - Sunday. The bus will depart early on Friday (need to miss school) and return on Sunday in the early evening hours. Racing takes place on Saturday. This trip has an additional fee.