Spring Season

February 26, 2018 – June 8, 2018

Monday – Friday, 4:15 pm – 6:30 pm (4:15 pm - 6:00 pm before dock is installed)

Cost: $605


Summary

The spring season is the MRC Juniors primary racing season.  The first weeks of the spring season are conducted indoors at Fight Club, as the water has yet to thaw. Once the ice breaks, and the docks are installed, practices are held on the water.  Practices are Monday through Friday, 4:15 pm to 6:00 pm, before the dock is installed.  The schedule switches to 4:15 to 6:30 pm once we are back on the water. 

The MRC competes against different schools and clubs from around the Midwest with racing beginning in April and continuing through May. Races are 2,000 meters (~1ΒΌ miles) in length.

The dock is currently scheduled to be installed March 17 If the river is still frozen, we will push that date back weekly until the ice has thawed. Practices will continue as normal regardless.

Spring Season:

  • our longest season of the year!
  • the most competitive season for rowing - the national champion is crowned in the spring!
  • high-intensity training with multiple racing opportunities throughout the season
  • of paramount importance for athletes planning to row in college

Spring Racing Schedule & Details

Monona Invite - April 21 2018- Madison, WI

Who: All Novice and Varsity Athletes
Competition: Camp Randall Rowing Club, New Trier High School, and other crews
Where: Madison, WI
GPS: Intersection of South Bedford Street and North Shore Drive, Madison, WI
Regatta Website: none
Transportation: Carpools - not provided by MRC
Trailer Loading: Friday 4/20 after practice
Tentative Arrival Time: 6:30 am
Expected End Time: 3:00 pm
Lineups and final itinerary: By 4/17
Additional Info: The Monona Invite is a local regatta hosted by Camp Randall Rowing Club in Madison Wisconsin.  It is held on Camp Randall's home course on Lake Monona.  Most athletes will race once while some will race multiple times.

Dogwood Junior Championships - April 28-29 Oak Ridge, TN

Who: Selected athletes only. The boys and girls teams will bring a two 8+'s and one 4+
Where: Melton Lake, Oak Ridge Rowing Association, Oak Ridge, TN
GPS: 697 Melton Lake Dr, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Regatta Website: https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/?job_id=4815&org_id=0
Transportation: Team Bus
Trailer Loading: 4/26
Tentative Arrival Time: 6:00 am, Friday Morning
Expected End Time: 12:00 am, Sunday Night
Lineups: TBA
Additional Info:  This is a new regatta we have added this year. This trip will be fun and challenging.  We race against stiff competition. Participants must pay an additional fee to attend.  We expect this to be approximately $325.  Final information will be communicated soon.

Judge Dunne Invitational - May 5, 2017 - Skokie, IL

Who: All Novice and Varsity Athletes
Competition: Chicago Rowing Foundation, Loyola Academy, St Louis Rowing Club
Where: Skokie, IL
GPS: 3220 Oakton Skokie, IL 60076
Regatta Website: none
Transportation: Carpools - not provided by MRC
Trailer Loading: Friday, May 4th, after practice
Tentative Arrival Time: 6:30 am
Expected End Time: 4:00 pm
Lineups and final itinerary: By 5/2
Additional Info: The Judge Dunne Invite is a series of dual races held on the channel in Skokie, IL. This is a great primer for the Midwest Championships as we get the opportunity to race top scholastic and club teams that we will see several weeks later.

USRowing Midwest Junior Rowing Championships - May 18-19 - Cincinnati, OH**

Who: All Novice and Varsity Athletes
Where: Harsha Lake, East Fork Lake State Park, Cincinnati, OH
GPS: 3294 Elklick Rd, Bethel, OH 45106
Regatta Website: http://www.mjra.org/
Transportation: Team Bus
Trailer Loading: 5/16
Tentative Arrival Time: 6:00 am, Friday Morning
Expected End Time: 11:00 pm, Sunday Night
Lineups: By 5/15
Additional Info:  This is our regional championship in which all Midwest club teams attend. This trip is fun and challenging.  We race against the best and everyone's focus is needed.  Top 3 finishers in 1st Varsity events qualify for the Junior National Championships.  Participants must pay an additional fee to attend beyond the spring registration.  We expect this to be approximately $300.  Final information will be communicated one month prior to travel.  Everyone is highly encouraged to attend.

USRowing Junior Nationals - June 8-10 - Lake Natoma, CA

Athletes must qualify at MW Championships to attend. Varsity members in a first varsity boat must medal in order to qualify.  Junior Nationals will be handled ad hoc for those who qualify and may incur additional fees.



Spring Break

Practice will continue as usual through all area schools' spring breaks.  Be sure to inform your coach ASAP of any practices missed due to vacation.  The coaches will be accommodating to such absences.