Three High Point Rowers Earn Top 10 Results at World Indoor Rowing Championships

Alexandria, Virginia – Three High Point youth rowers earned top ten results at the World Indoor Rowing Championships today.

2527 competitors from 23 nations raced over the weekend in the two-day international rowing event.

Junior Ognovich, Ainsley Fox, and Molly Hilemn all earned top 10 results in deep international fields in each of their junior age classes. The results were also personal best results for the three rowers over the 2000m distance adding to their satisfaction.

William Hundley also represented High Point Rowing Club in Alexandria, finishing in 15th place out of 79 rowers in the Junior 17 and under lightweight event. He covered the 2,000 meter distance in a personal best time of 6 minutes 55.4 seconds.

HIgh Point rowers Ainsley Fox, William Hundley, Molly Hilemn, and Junior Ognovich all broke personal records at the 2018 World Indoor Rowing Championships.

Junior Ognovich, a junior at Bishop McGuinness High School in Kernersville, finished 4th in the Women’s Junior category for 18 year olds.  Racing against 60 other rowers, Junior earned her 4th place result with the time of 7 minutes 22.4 seconds. Coincidentally, her older sister Katie Ognovich recorded the exact time in February of her junior year to win the 2013 Durham Indoor Rowing Championships. Katie is now a senior on the women’s rowing team at the University of Oklahoma.

Ainsley Fox earned High Point’s next top 10 finish. Racing against 47 competitors in the women’s junior lightweight class for 17 year olds, Ainsley completed the 2,000 meter distance in 7 minutes 52.2 seconds to finish in 5th place.

Molly Hilemn raced in the women’s 16 year old junior competition in Alexandria. Her 8th place finish against 77 other competitors was another tribute to her hard work throughout the winter months.

High Point head coach Gene Kininmonth says the results are awesome for the club and a testament to the hard work each of the rowers has put in. “Each of them has truly taken ownership of their path in this sport,” says Kininmonth. “They can be proud of their results this weekend.”

Congratulations High Point youth rowers!

High Point Rowing Club will host a new round of Learn to Row classes in early March and the team is hoping more middle school and high school students from years 9-12 will be inspired to join.

March 12-16 (4:30pm – 6pm each day) – Sneak Peek Week
Learn to Row ($20 for the week for new students)
Oak Hollow Lake – 3700 Waterview Road in High Point.

Students and parents interested in learning more about the program should email contact@highpointrowing.com

Junior Ognovich finished in 4th place in the women’s 18 and under event at the 2018 World Indoor Rowing Championships.

William Hundley earned a top 15 ranking with a personal best time at the 2018 World Indoor Rowing Championships.

Ainsley Fox finished 4th at the World Indoor Rowing Championships for the 17 and under lightweight category.

Molly Hilemn places 8th out of 77 rowers at the 2018 World Indoor Rowing Championships.

 

Registration Now Open for Boys & Girls Middle School Rowing

Registration is now open for the upcoming spring middle school rowing clinic.

Email Coach Gene with questions: contact@highpointrowing.com

When students join the Middle School program they are also joining a community of young students from public and private schools from across the Triad, which make High Point Rowing Club so special. They are at the beginnings of a sport in which they will forge friendships that can accompany them throughout their entire life.

High Point – Greensboro Rowing Club 5th Anniversary Row from Carolina SkyWorks on Vimeo.

REGISTER HERE for Middle School rowing spring 2018 for $385.

Registration is not complete until receipt of payment and waivers received, so parents are strongly encouraged to register quickly to avoid disappointment.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

WHEN: The middle school spring season begins on Monday, February 26 and runs through to the third week of May.   Rowing sessions are offered Tuesday & Thursday afternoons from 4:15pm until 6:15pm and on Saturday mornings from 9:00am – 11am. During the week we can accommodate Winston-Salem rowers arriving as late as 4:35pm.

WHERE: Initially the team will meet in the Club’s Jamestown Erg Room and then move practice to Oak Hollow Lake as the weather warms. Click for DIRECTIONS.

RACING: In 2018 the Middle School squad will race at the Hunter Regatta in Gainsville, GA on March 24, the State Championships in High Point on April 14 and the Middle School Regatta in Greensboro on April 21. Select middle school rowers may participate in the Dogwood Regatta in Tennessee on April 27-28 and Southeast Regionals in Florida on May 12-13. Please note, it is not mandatory that students participate in all races.

WHAT TO WEAR: Students should wear normal athletic attire suitable for the weather and flip flops rather than running shoes as participants will walk the boat into the water.

This program is designed for students in Grades 6 – 8.  No experience is necessary but participants must be confident swimmers for safety reasons. New members must have a parent complete the waiver and swim form found on the registration page.

FAQS:
Is rowing for both boys and girls? 
Yes!

 Where does the team row? 
The team rows at beautiful Oak Hollow Lake and during inclement weather trains inside at our Jamestown Indoor Rowing Studio. For directions see this link

Are all practices mandatory? 
No. So, if you cannot make it to all practice sessions that is OK. Keep in mind that like anything in life you only get out of something what you put into it. We find that the longer our rowers are on the team the more committed they become. If you cannot make a practice on a certain day please ask the coach if you can row on a different day instead.

Does everyone get to race? 
Everyone who regularly attends rowing practice gets to race at Clemson Sprints and the NC State Championships. A student will not be eligible to race if he/she has missed practices and their rowing ability is deemed by the coaches to potentially have a negative affect the performance of their fellow rowers.

What if I cannot start February 26 due to other sports commitments? 
No problem. Students can begin as late as April 1. Late comers will have fees pro rated. Just email Coach Gene with the date you are available to begin.

The middle school crew at the 2015 High Point Regatta.

The middle school crew at the 2015 High Point Regatta.

Rowers Hope to Raise $30,000 from Ergathon

We are raising funds to build a stronger fleet for High Point Rowing Club!

To kick off fundraising the Crew will host its annual Ergathon by rowing 100 kilometers in our erg room at 124C Wade Street in Jamestown on March 3, 2018. The purpose of this year’s Ergathon is to raise funds to build a floating dock and upgrade the Club’s fleet of boats and equipment. We ask all our rowers, Masters and youth, to vigorously seek financial support from friends, neighbors and family. We hope you will support them!

Last year the Ergathon raised over $24,000 and allowed the team to purchase new shells. Individual rowers who raise over $500 from family and friends will be recognized with some special exclusive apparel. Family’s who contribute over $125 will see their name proudly displayed on the team banner in the erg room and on race day at regattas.

“High Point rowers really step up for this vital event for the club,” says club founder Gene Kininmonth. “The Ergathon is not only the most important event we do for the development of our team, it is also one of the most fun events of the year.”

Donation/Ergathon forms will be handed out to rowers next week.

The 2016 Ergathon raised funds to install boat racks at Oak Hollow Lake.

The High Point Rowing Club Donors of 2017

Club Patrons
$5,000 & greater
Jackie & Herschel King
City of High Point

HPRC Masters are generous supporters of the club.

The Stewards Society
$2,500 to $4,999

Kiwi Mike Hitchcock
Erin & Richard Sanders
High Point CVB

Power 10 Club
$1,000 to $2,499

Beth & Russ Heer
Kim & Gregory Hundley
Steve McCusker
Shelli & Brandon York

The Last 500 Club
$500 to $999

Anonymous
Mandy, Eric & Colin Greene
Gene Kininmonth & Amy MacArthur
Beverly & Lawrence Snively
Nancy Yohn

Gifts from rowers & friends helped get Junior and Maddie to Nationals in 2017.

Oak Hollow Club
$250 to $499
Kristen Bremer
Robbin & Jerry Bryant
Bruce Cantrell
Henry Dorn
Nandita & VC Harish
Anne & Parker Huitt
Catherine & John Li
Bobbi Long
Debbie & Matthew O’Connell
Girl Jeanne McPherson
Elizabeth Nowell
Jerald Winter

Family Banner Club
$125 to $249

Marlena & Joshua Abantollans
Therese Blewitt & Therese Keaton
Jacqueline Broach
Ann & George Clendon
Connie & Mark Curri
Elizabeth & Mark Davidson
Paul Delaney
Katherine & Christopher Dickson
Lori & David Gignac
Leslie & Duncan Hicks
Julie & Gregory Higgins
Michele Krantz
Traci Loria
Alisha & Arthur Maynard
Susan Michel
Kellie & Todd Owsley
Rebecca & John Parker
Ashley & Matt Pipkin
William & Catherine Scarpa
Courtney Sparrow
Sarah & Donnie Sparrow
Susan Stephenson
Premalata & Komal Sundaram
Laura Tanley
Anu & Venky Venkatesh
Greta & Jason Tilley

Varsity Blues Club
$50 to $124

Anonymous
Rachel & Haywood Alexander
Tracy Bragdon
Jackie & Jerry Bryant
Jane Critchley
Mack Duncan
Deborah & Alan Gale
Mr & Mrs Paul Gibson
Paula Guenther
Lauren Hawthorne
Brenda & Robert Hilemn
Nanette Hutchison
Allie Jannetta
Kimberlie Kaltenbach
Tony Meyers
Christopher Murray
Brenda Planes
Erica Reisberger
Michael Shea
Lindsay York
Caren & Greg York

*Note, some of these names reflect gifts designated to Greensboro Crew

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR GENEROUS DONORS FOR THESE 2017 GIFTS!
Please email contact@highpointrowing.com to note any errors or omissions.

Youth Rowing Sneak Peek this Week – Just $10 for 6 Days!

Try out youth indoor rowing. Just $10 for a whole week – this is ideal for true beginners!

If you are in grades 6-12 at any Triad area school, this is your chance to give indoor rowing a try. It is easy and will prepare you for real rowing in racing boats when we hit the water on Oak Hollow Lake in March! Click for more information on our Spring Season.

No experience necessary.

WHEN:
Monday – Friday (January 22 -27).

Start either week on any of these days and row with our youth squad for any or all of these days for just $10.  Arrive at 4:30pm on Mon – Friday. We finish at 6pm. On Saturday we row at 9am and finish at 10:45am.

WHERE: 124C Wade Street, Jamestown.

This Sneak Peek Week opportunity is for students who have never tried rowing before. It is the perfect way to try a new sport to see if it is for you.

Students must bring the waiver signed by a parent. These forms can be downloaded on the Registration page. Bring $10 cash or check payable to “High Point Rowing Club.”

Also bring the following:
• running shoes and wear general sporting attire
• water bottle

Still have questions? See our Rowing FAQs page or email our coach, Gene, at contact@highpointrowing.com or call him at (336) 257-9009.

Watching movies makes for a fun way to train in a group on the rowing machines, known as 'ergs.'

Watching movies makes for a fun way to train in a group on the rowing machines, known as ‘ergs.’

We have an amazing rowing club and this is a fantastic opportunity for middle school and high school students to try out this incredible Ivy League sport and make friends for a lifetime! Here’s a video look at our club last fall.

High Point – Greensboro Rowing Club 5th Anniversary Row

2017: Another Boom Year for High Point Rowing

2017 will be remembered fondly as another boom year for High Point Rowing Club. We hosted the inaugural North Carolina State Championships, won our first regional youth title and witnessed our rowers in finals at national championships for the first time.

Club Founder Gene Kininmonth says from start to finish there were many wonderful moments this past year. “Since the formation of the club in 2012, each year at this time I actually worry about how we can improve things even more in the new year. Thanks to our amazing rowers and their families we continue to see new high water marks.”

We kicked off the year in Virginia with the MidAtlantic Erg Sprints where Junior Ognovich, Molly Hilemn and Matthew Hronich each won medals in their age class.

Junior Ognovich, Morgan Epling, and Molly HIlemn are all smiles at the 2017 Mid Atlantic Erg Sprints in Alexandria, VA on Saturday.

Our youth and masters were then out in force in late February for the High Point hosted annual 124C Erg Sprints in Jamestown. This annual indoor rowing event continues to attract rowers from across the region.

Following 124C’s our rowers were ready to once again put their erging abilities to good use, this time for the annual Ergathon. This important fundraising campaign saw our rowers and Greensboro Crew divided into three groups to race 100 kilometers. The club’s rowers and families raised well over $20,000 to fund upgrades to the fleet of boats and equipment.

In early March the crews were eager to return to the water and it wasn’t long before we hosted the US Naval Academy women’s rowing program at Oak Hollow Lake for that team’s spring break training. Navy feel right at home in High Point – so much so that this year they invited Army to race them right here on our home waters of Oak Hollow Lake in a historic first ever duel. The inaugural Army – Navy Boat Race was held at Festival Park with Navy sweeping the regatta.

High Point Rowing Club hosted Navy Women’s Crew to a potluck feast in its Jamestown Erg Room during the Midshipmen’s spring training camp.

Two Navy Women’s Crews raced Army in the two programs’ historic first ever encounter on Saturday, March 18, 2017 on Oak Hollow Lake in High Point, NC.

While returning to the water was a refreshing change for the rowers it wasn’t without challenges for the ranks of our coaches, who were now challenged with also staffing the new team of Greensboro Crew rowers at Lake Brandt. With head coach Gene Kininmonth dividing his time between the two cities each week, a huge responsibility was placed on the High Point youth varsity rowers to step up and maintain standards whilst not under his watchful eye.

“The irony is that most of our rowers performed better when left alone,” says Gene looking back. “They took ownership of the process and this led to even greater success for them.”

High Point Hosts Inaugural North Carolina State Youth Championships

Our volunteers, led by Mandy Greene and Girl Jeanne MacPherson, hosted the inaugural North Carolina Youth Rowing State Championships in April, which drew hundreds of rowers and thousands of spectators to High Point.

Coaches from across the state unanimously voted High Point’s Festival Park at Oak Hollow Lake as the championship venue for its central location and the local organizing committee’s proven success at hosting regional rowing events.

Racing as HPG Rowing to reflect the addition of the Greensboro chapter of the organization, High Point/Greensboro rowers cleaned up in the Olympic class of sculling events and ultimately won 7 out of the 14 state titles it entered.

Cheers to us!

Festival Park on Oak Hollow Lake was unanimously selected by coaches as the venue for the 2017 North Carolina Youth Rowing State Championships.

Success at the state championships led to the club earning its first ever medals at the USRowing Southeast Regional Championships. Racing on the Olympic rowing course at Lake Lanier just outside of Atlanta, Maddie Mullins and Junior Ognovich struck gold in the women’s pair. Hours later Ainsley Fox, Lindsay York, Molly Hilemn, and Charlotte Curri won bronze in the women’s Under 17 quad sculls final.

Winning the regional championship qualified Maddie and Junior for the USRowing Youth National Championships – another first for our club. “This was in itself an incredible achievement for Maddie and Junior,” says Coach Gene. “But they then proved that they and their club belonged at the national championships.”

This year’s youth national championships were held in Sarasota, Florida and began with a time trial to seed the top 12 crews and dismiss the remaining. Maddie and Junior finished with the 6th fastest time and from there qualified for the final with a top 3 finish in the semi final round. By the time racing was complete High Point’s finest were ranked sixth in the nation!

High Point’s ‘Fab Five’ crew of Kristen Bremer, Jackie King, Erica Reisberger, Shelli York, and Morgan Epling won silver at the Dogwood Masters Regatta in Oak Ridge, TN.

High Points Masters enjoyed racing and socializing over the summer at the Ist annual Staygatta.

High Point’s masters rowed to a new standard as well in 2017, winning silver in the women’s coxed four at the Dogwood masters Championships and then racing at the Masters National Championships.

With the change of season from Summer to Autumn, the 5th Anniversary Row & Potluck showed off the growth of the club with the addition of Greensboro Crew. Rowers from both chapters united for an exhibition Row and races by class year for youth and age by decade for the Masters. We like to think of Oak Hollow Lake as beautiful one day, perfect the next. And the 5th Anniversary Row was no exception.

High Point and Greensboro again united in September, this time for the High Point Autumn Rowing Festival. A record 500 rowers and an estimated 1,500 spectators again gathered at Festival Park at Oak Hollow Lake.

But this year’s regatta will be most remembered for the brisk 15 mile per hour winds at the start of racing, which lifted the regatta’s iconic giant inflated rubber duck from its anchors and sent it flying down the lake.

Mayhem ensued, as the first round of crews, fearing possible disqualification for not ’rounding the duck’, began chasing the duck down the lake at full speed.

The giant duck soon ended up on land by Centennial Avenue and rowers were directed back on the race course. HPG led the day with the most gold medals won.

High Point closed out the racing season with historic performances at the Head of the South, winning gold and bronze in the women’s quad sculls, gold in the youth lightweight single sculls event, bronze in the men’s quad sculls, women’s novice eight and U16 mixed youth eight and women’s masters eights. The squad also won two silvers in the middle school eight and fours event.

High Point quad scullers Charlotte Curri, Ainsley Fox, Ashley Walker, and Junior OGnovich with Kira Grinko (center) widow of the late great sculling coach Igor Grinko, who coached the United States to silver at the 1996 Olympic Games. The High Point scullers were presented with the Igor Grinko plate for posting the fastest women’s sculling time at the 2017 Head of the South.

Molly Hilemn, Lindsay York, Anna Lewis, and Emily Winberg showed off the depth of the High Point women’s sculling squad with a bronze medal finish at the 2017 Head of the South.

 

High Point varsity rowers Will Hundley, Harry Capizzi, William Scarpa III, and Govind Harish won bronze in the youth varsity quad sculls event at the 2017 Head of the South.

Nothing caps off the racing season better than the Celebration of Rowing banquet and this year’s gala, chaired by Jackie King at Sedgefield Country Club, lived up to reputation. High Point prides itself on inviting legendary guest speakers for the dinner and this year Jason Read wowed guests with his story of tragedy to triumph.

A volunteer rescue squad fire chief from the age of 21, Read received the call to Ground Zero on the morning of September 11, 2001 shortly after the first plane hit the World Trade Center in New York.

Just three years later Jason Read represented his country again, bringing home the Olympic gold as part of the men’s eight rowing crew at the 2004 Athens games.

911 Hero and Athens Olympic gold medalist Jason Read gave the keynote address at the 2017 Celebration of Rowing banquet.

But the year 2017 wasn’t over yet. In December the good times continued with two more social events, the Masters Mingle and Holiday Youth Dance.

We have much to be grateful for at High Point Rowing Club – not least is our wonderful rowing members. 2017 was certainly a year to remember for High Point rowers for the wonderful bonds of friendship and fast rowing by our crews – may there be many more!

The Erg Room at 124C has become more than just a place for working out. In December it was the venue for the Masters’ Mingle and Youth Holiday Dance.

Registration is Open for the New Year Indoor Rowing Session

 

Jamestown, NC – Registration is open for the season of adult indoor rowing at the Jamestown Indoor Rowing Studio. The indoor rowing workout was created to give anyone and everyone a uniquely smart, low-impact, high cardio, full body workout.

No prior rowing experience is necessary.

High Point Rowing Club is home of the high energy, low impact, full-body workout for everyone. Working every muscle in every stroke, our famously effective group classes combine cardio and strength training with authentic crew rowing techniques (and a great soundtrack) in one smart, highly efficient workout. Increase your endurance, train all your major muscles, and row your way to your leanest, strongest arms, legs, core, and back.

Club founder Gene Kininmonth

Club founder Gene Kininmonth

“You are going to torch those calories with indoor rowing,” says Aussie Coach Gene Kininmonth. “After this winter session you are going to feel stronger and healthier than you have in years – and you will know it after just your first class.”

Format: Participants with no prior experience will start with a learn-to-row format on the Concept2 rowing machines. As technique and stamina improve, a more competitive format will be adopted.

Dates and Times: Participants may sign up for either weekday or weekend sessions, or both.

Weekday Sessions: Tuesday and Thursday mornings starting January 2 ending February 22, 2018. Choose to attend either morning sessions from 8:45am to 10:15am or evening sessions at 6pm to 7:30pm.

Weekend Sessions: Saturday mornings at 7:30am-9am and Sunday afternoons at 4:00pm – 5:30pm, starting January 6 and ending February 25, 2018.

Note, you can mix and match between weekend and weekday classes to fit your schedule. 

WinterMania Unlimited: Participate in any and all sessions!

Attire: Tee shirt, form-fitting shorts, and running shoes are usual attire. Loose fitting shorts will likely catch in the “slide” (where the rowing seat moves back and forth on the rower). Bring a water bottle too!

Address: 124-C Wade Street, Jamestown, North Carolina.

Cost: $200 per participant for weekday or weekend sessions. $265 per participant for New Year Unlimited sessions. No partial refund for missed sessions or weather related cancellations. Check with your company’s wellness program for full or partial reimbursement.

More Info: Email Gene at contact@highpointrowing.com with questions about the program.

REGISTER NOW

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124C Erg Sprints is Set for February 24, 2018


Jamestown, NC – High Point Rowing Club will host the 124C Erg Sprints on February 24, 2018 at the Jamestown Indoor Rowing Studio, at 124-C Wade Street in Jamestown, the team’s board of directors is pleased to announce.

Competition will take place on Concept2 Model D rowing machines in categories for Youth, Collegiate, Cross-Fit, and adult Masters over varying distances. Entry fee is $30 per athlete and this fee includes a regatta ‘Henley style’ shirt.

Coach Allie Davis with her winning rowers Emma Lloyd (lightweight), Jaclyn Hronich (J18), and Maddie Mullins (J16) at the 2016 124C Erg Sprints.

First up, middle school rowers will race over a 1,000 meter distance. Later in the morning, high school and collegiate competitors will race over 2,000 meters and then Cross-Fit and Masters will race over 1,000 meters. After lunch, all competitors will have the chance to race a 500 meter sprint.

While rowing is traditionally a team sport, erging competitions place the individual athlete in the spotlight.

Registration for this event is available on RegattaCentral.

We can’t wait to see you in Jamestown, North Carolina!

Triad Rowers and Families Gather for 2017 Celebration of Rowing Banquet

Greensboro, North Carolina – American hero and Olympic gold medal winning rower Jason Read gave the keynote address at the 2017 Celebration of Rowing banquet held at Sedgefield Country Club on Saturday night and he did not disappoint.

Almost 200 rowers, parents and friends from across the Triad gathered into the Sedgefield Country Club ballroom for what has quickly become the most prestigious social event on the rowing calendar.

High Point Masters rower ‘Kiwi Mike’ Hitchcock, serving as Master of Ceremonies, opened the evening by introducing Greensboro youth rower Benjamin Huitt to give the invocation.

After enjoying a delicious feast, Kiwi Mike then returned to the podium to begin the formal ceremonies, which began with High Point rower Charlotte Curri, who recited “The Oarsman’s Poem” by legendary rowing coach Steve Fairbairn.

Mary Hollingsworth then presented the High Point Parent of the Year award to Conni Curri for her service to the crew. Greensboro parent Julie Higgins then presented the Greensboro Parent of the Year award to Sara Nichols.

Jackie King, last year’s Masters MVP winner and this year’s chair of the Celebration of Rowing banquet, was then invited to the podium to introduce the 2017 recipient – ‘Girl Jeanne’ MacPherson. Congratulations Girl Jeanne – Masters Rower of the Year! Unfortunately, Jeanne could not be at the banquet due to work commitments.

Greensboro coach and 2004 Olympian Lisa Schlenker then talked about the progress of Greensboro Crew and concluded by presenting the Katherine Dickson Award for youth service to Greensboro Crew to MaryBlake Murphy.

Maddie Mullins then presented the Caroline Howard Cup for youth service to High Point Rowing Club to Junior Ognovich. Words can not do justice to the inspiration that Maddie filled the ball room with her theme of excellence and giving to your team mates.

Jason Read was then introduced to guests by club founder and High Point Coach Gene Kininmonth, who shared his own personal experience of 911: “As we wondered how we would flee this madness, elsewhere a small number of others were heading straight for it….driving directly into this abyss with full expectations in that moment that the horror would only get worse. Jason Read was one of those few. I am looking forward to hearing Jason’s story from tragedy to triumph this evening.” 

And our keynote speaker did not disappoint.

A volunteer rescue squad fire chief from the age of 21, Read received the call to Ground Zero on the morning of September 11, 2001 shortly after the first plane hit the World Trade Center in New York.

Just three years later Jason Read represented his country again, bringing home the Olympic gold as part of the men’s eight rowing crew at the 2004 Athens games.

After his speech, which received a standing ovation from the 200 guests, rowers and parents alike approached the rowing legend to thank him for sharing his story of inspiration.

911 Hero and Athens Olympic gold medalist Jason Read gave the keynote address at the 2017 Celebration of Rowing banquet.

JR continues a banquet tradition of introducing world renowned rowing leaders to the Triad. Rowing Blazers author and archaeologist, Jack Carlson spoke in 2016, while cutting edge rowing boat maker Misha Joukowsky spoke in 2015. Double Olympic gold medalist Caroline Lind was the 2014 guest speaker.

Mary Hollingsworth presented the High Point parent of the year award to Connie Curri at the 2017 Celebration of Rowing banquet.

Julie Higgins presented the Greensboro Crew Parent of the Year award to Sara Nichols (Ella’s mum) at the 2017 Celebration of Rowing banquet.

Former High Point Masters MVP’s Erin Sanders, Mandy Greene, Jackie King, and her daughter Alexis holding the MVP trophy and a camera picture of 2017 MVP Girl Jeanne MacPherson.

Greensboro coach Lisa Schlenker (center) presented the Katherine Crowley Dickson award for youth service to MaryBlake Murphy (right)

Maddie Mullins presented the Caroline Howard Cup for 2017 to Junior Ognovich at the Celebration of Rowing banquet.

Greensboro Sports Commission CEO Kim Strable, with his wife Cindy and Olympic champion Jason Read.

Jamie Atkinson is all smiles at the Celebration of Rowing banquet with fellow rowers Katie Todd and Sidney Briggs.

Greensboro Crew oarsmen were out in force at the 2017 Celebration of Rowing banquet to meet 911 hero and Olympic gold medalist, Jason Read.


High Point rowers Lindsay York and Giacomo Arnaboldi at the 2017 Celebration of Rowing banquet.

 

High Point – Greensboro Rowers Enjoy Historic Day of Racing at Head of the South Regatta

Augusta, Georgia – High Point Rowing Club teamed up with Greensboro Crew to race as HPG Rowing at the Head of the South regatta over the weekend.

The combination proved to be a powerful one-two punch for HPG with the combined squads coming away with two victories and multiple other medals on the Savannah River.

HPG won the men’s youth lightweight single sculls and then the women’s youth quadruple sculls title at the prestigious season capping regatta.

All up thousands of rowers of all ages in 725 boats raced down the 5,000 meter Savannah River course in Augusta.

Anna Lewis, Lindsay York, Molly HIlemn, and Emily Winberg won bronze in the women’s quad sculls on the Savannah River in Augusta at the 2017 Head of the South.

William Hundley made history for his HPG club in the opening race of the day when he won the youth lightweight singles title. Hundley sculled his shell with ease down the 5,000m winding river course, finishing in the time of 19 minutes 2 seconds, well ahead of Stanton River Boat Club’s Sanjay Mohka.  Atomic Rowing Club’s Benjamin Marshall rounded out the medals. finishing almost 90 seconds later.

HPG then won a pair of silver medals in the middle school boat races. Silver medals could easily have been gold but for the eight being trapped by the earlier masters singles event and forced to stop on the race course. “The crew raced so fast we caught up to the previous event,” recounted High Point’s skillful navigator Collin Greene after the race. “We were forced to stop. It was either that or mow them down like road kill on the Savannah River.”

Greene commended his crew of stroke Matthew Hronich, Ben Huitt, Stratton Murphy, Keagan O’Connell, Ethan Mangum, Abigail Higgins, Samantha Hogsett, and bowseat Hannah Tooley for remaining cool under the pressures of boat racing on a fast flowing river due to the current. 

HPG Rowing’s middle school four enjoyed their best race of the Autumn season to also win silver on Saturday morning. Ellie Schroeder set up the perfect rhythm from stroke seat for her crew of William Thompson, Charles Richards, Savannah Royals. “We had a great race,” said Charles after the race. “We passed some of the middle school eights so we knew we were in serious contention for medals.”

Katherine Messick, Grace Denenny, Eduarda Blaschke, Corinne Alt, Eva Keel, Claire Howard, Holly Spong and Anna Hicks teamed up to win silver at the 2017 Head of the South in Augusta, GA.

HPG’s next medal was won in the women’s junior novice eights event. The all-Greensboro crew of Margaret McIntyre, stroke Katherine Messick, 7 Grace Denenny, 6 Eduarda Blaschke, 5 Corinne Alt, 4 Eva Keel, 3 Claire Howard 2 Holly Spong, and bow Anna Hicks showed poise and grace as they swept their 60 foot long shell with the river current passing half a dozen other crews during the race. 

“It was an incredible feeling rowing so fast down the Savannah with such strong, powerful young women,” said Eva Keel. “It feels like yesterday that we introduced rowing to Greensboro. Now we are introducing Greensboro rowing to the world.”

HPG’s next medal came from an all High Point cast of masters rowers in the Masters women’s eight-oared event. HPG finished third in the age handicapped fleet of crews.

Medals for Masters: Mandy Greene steered straight and true to help her crew win bronze at the 2017 Head of the South. The crew was comprised of Jackie King, Erin Sanders, Shelli York, Alexis King, Laura Tanley, Traci Loria, Jeanne MacPherson, and Beverly Snively.

High Point-Greensboro’s next medals were won in the women’s youth quad sculls event. HPG had two boats entered in the event, which finished first and third fastest times on the day.

High Point has announced plans to send a women’s quad sculls crew to England’s Henley Royal Regatta and competition for seats in the boat has been intense ever since.

Charlotte Curri, Ainsley Fox, Ashley Walker and Junior Ognovich were in the winning crew, setting the fastest time of any female quad scull on the day. The feat earned them the Igor Grinko Plate, which they beat out all club and collegiate crews for.

High Point quad scullers Charlotte Curri, Ainsley Fox, Ashley Walker, and Junior OGnovich with Kira Grinko (center) widow of the late great sculling coach Igor Grinko, who coached the United States to silver at the 1996 Olympic Games. The High Point scullers were presented with the Igor Grinko plate for posting the fastest women’s sculling time at the 2017 Head of the South.

Emily Winberg, Anna Lewis, Lindsay York, and Molly Hilemn won bronze in the same event, an indication of the strength of the High Point sculling program.

HPG rowers then won bronze in the mixed U16 eight-oared event and William Hundley then lead his fellow scullers Harry Capizzi, William Scarpa III, and Govind Harish to bronze in the men’s youth quad sculls event.

FULL RESULTS HERE

The club would like to express its gratitude to Holly Messick and Shelli York for their service as parent chaperones to the team during its weekend travels.

HPG’s novice boy’s eight at the 2017 Head of the South regatta in Augusta, GA.

Registration is Open for Youth Winter Indoor Rowing

Watching movies makes for a fun way to train in a group on the rowing machines, known as ‘ergs.’

Jamestown, NC – High Point Rowing Club is excited to announce a new season of Youth Indoor Rowing for high school and middle school students at its Jamestown Indoor Rowing Studio. The purpose of the Youth Indoor Rowing is to foster healthy living in a fun team environment for students through the wonderful sport of rowing. Students will be be prepared for the challenges of the spring boat racing season after completing the indoor rowing program.

No prior rowing experience is necessary. 

“Indoor rowing has taken off as the new spinning and we have received lots of interest from students wishing to try out this sport,” says club organizer Gene Kininmonth. “Rowing is low-impact making it safe from the types of head and knee injuries we see in other sports.”

In addition to indoor rowing, students will also participate in strength and conditioning as well as a boxing fitness regimen (which does not involve students hitting each other).

Format: Participants with no prior experience will start with a learn-to-row format on the Concept2 rowing machines.  As technique and stamina improve, a more competitive format will be adopted.

Dates and Times: Each day, Monday – Friday from 4:30pm – 6:00pm (students travelling from further away can arrive later) and at 9am on Saturday mornings. Students are not expected to be at every session. The season begins on Monday November 13 and will go through to February 24, 2018

Attire: Tee shirt, form-fitting shorts, and running shoes are usual attire. Loose fitting shorts will likely catch in the “slide” (where the rowing seat moves back and forth on the rower). Bring a water bottle too!

Address: 124-C Wade Street, Jamestown, North Carolina.

Cost: $275 per participant. No partial refund for missed sessions or weather related cancellations.

More Info: Email contact@highpointrowing.com

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911 Hero and Olympic Champion Jason Read will Give Keynote Address at Rowing Banquet

Jason Read serves as flag-bearer for Team USA at the 2011 Pan American Games.

American hero and Olympic gold medal winning rower Jason Read will give the keynote address at the 2017 Celebration of Rowing banquet, event chair Jackie King is pleased to announce.

The banquet is scheduled for Saturday, November 18, at Sedgefield Country Club with admission open to the general public.

“Jason Read’s life story is one of unwavering dedication, representing his country proudly and with courage at moments of unimaginable tragedy and great triumph,” says Jackie King.

A volunteer rescue squad fire chief from the age of 21, Read received the call to Ground Zero on the morning of September 11, 2001 shortly after the first plane hit the World Trade Center in New York.

Just three years later Jason Read represented his country again, bringing home the Olympic gold as part of the men’s eight rowing crew at the 2004 Athens games.

King says it is an incredible honor to have Jason Read join the Triad rowing clubs for this occasion. “Earlier this year High Point Rowing Club purchased an eight-man shell bearing his name from his alma mater Temple University. None of us knew who he was then. We do now and we are so looking forward to welcoming Jason to North Carolina.”

Jason Read (standing) served as a rescue squad chief at Ground Zero on 911. Less than three years later he won gold with the USA men’s eight at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

 

B U Y   T I C K E T S

The Celebration of Rowing banquet is in its fourth year of recognizing an appreciation for our sport and our local rowing community. Celebration of Rowing is the one time each year when the Triad rowing community gathers to honor its own and enjoy hearing from a keynote speaker who has made a national impact on the sport of rowing.

Read will follow a illustrious line of guest speakers in recent years who have each had a national impact on the rowing community:

2014 Caroline Lind, 2X Olympic gold medalist
2015 Misha Joukowsky, Resolute shells
2016 Jack Carlson, Rowing Blazers
“The Celebration of Rowing banquet is a special night for rowers,” says the event chair Jackie King. “It is about coming together to celebrate the sport we all love and for many of us a sport that has held a profound transformational effect on our lives.”

Double Olympic gold medalist Caroline Lind was inducted into the Triad Rowers’ Hall of Fame at the High Point Country Club on November 19, 2016.

Maddie Mullins was awarded the Caroline Howard Cup for service and inspiration to her fellow rowers at the 2016 Celebration of Rowing banquet.

Almost 200 rowers and their families gathered at High Point Country Club for the 2016 Celebration of Rowing banquet.

Author, archeologist, and international rower Jack Carlson regaled the almost 200 rowers at the Celebration of Rowing banquet with his historical account of rowing’s social attire.

Caren and Greg York hold their silver cup for ‘service above and beyond’ to the youth rowing program at the 2016 Celebration of Rowing banquet at High Point Country Club.

Former Masters MVPs Erin Sanders and Mandy Greene presented the 2016 MVP Cup to Jackie King (center).

Save the Date! Celebration of Rowing banquet set for November 18, 2017

Refreshments with Hors d’oeuvres, Silent and Live Auctions, Dinner, Keynote Speaker, & Award Presentations 

Cocktail attire with ‘team colors’.

B U Y   T I C K E T S

The rowing clubs of the Triad are pleased to announce the fourth annual Celebration of Rowing banquet, scheduled for Saturday, November 18, at Sedgefield Country Club.

The Celebration of Rowing banquet is in its fourth year of recognizing an appreciation for our sport and our local rowing community. Celebration of Rowing is the one time each year when the Triad rowing community gathers to honor its own and enjoy hearing from a keynote speaker who has made a national impact on the sport of rowing.

An incredible keynote speaker for 2017 will be announced shortly. He or she will follow a talented line of speakers in recent years who have each had a national impact on the rowing community:

2014 Caroline Lind, 2X Olympic gold medalist
2015 Misha Joukowsky, Resolute shells
2016 Jack Carlson, Rowing Blazers
“The Celebration of Rowing banquet is a special night for rowers,” says the event chair Jackie King. “It is about coming together to celebrate the sport we all love and for many of us a sport that has held a profound transformational effect on our lives.”

Double Olympic gold medalist Caroline Lind was inducted into the Triad Rowers’ Hall of Fame at the High Point Country Club on November 19, 2016.

Maddie Mullins was awarded the Caroline Howard Cup for service and inspiration to her fellow rowers at the 2016 Celebration of Rowing banquet.

Almost 200 rowers and their families gathered at High Point Country Club for the 2016 Celebration of Rowing banquet.

Author, archeologist, and international rower Jack Carlson regaled the almost 200 rowers at the Celebration of Rowing banquet with his historical account of rowing’s social attire.

Caren and Greg York hold their silver cup for ‘service above and beyond’ to the youth rowing program at the 2016 Celebration of Rowing banquet at High Point Country Club.

Former Masters MVPs Erin Sanders and Mandy Greene presented the 2016 MVP Cup to Jackie King (center).

New Season of Rowing for Adults starts next week

Masters celebrate after their first regatta on Oak Hollow Lake.

Masters celebrate after their first regatta on Oak Hollow Lake.

Registration is now Open for the Masters Rowing AutumnMania, which starts on October 10, 2017. 

High Point Rowing Club is excited to announce the upcoming season of “Masters AutumnMania” – Rowing for adults on Oak Hollow Lake and indoors in Jamestown.

No prior rowing experience is necessary.

“The purpose of Masters AutumnMania is to foster healthy living in a fun team environment for adults through the wonderful sport of rowing,” says club organizer Gene Kininmonth. “This is a wonderful community of adults all encouraging each other to be the best they can be. The highlight of AutumnMania will be the opportunity for all rowers to participate in the 2016 Head of the Hooch (Chattanooga) and South (Augusta, GA) Regattas in November.”

Format: Participants with no prior experience will start with a learn-to-row format.  As technique and stamina improve, a more competitive format will be adopted. Experienced rowers will row together in boat orders as assigned by the coaches. For safety reasons, participants must be confident swimmers. In addition to rowing, participants will be expected to serve on occasions as coxswains, the member of the crew that steers the boat and makes the calls.

Dates and Times: Participants may sign up for either weekday or weekend sessions or AutumnMania Unlimited. Note, there will be no guaranteed weekend rowing during either the Head of the Hooch or South weekend (Nov 4-5 and 11-12) unless a volunteer safety launch driver is available within the team. No rowing during Thanksgiving Week. 

Weekday Rowing Oak Hollow Lake (AM): Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:45am to 10:15am starting October 10 and ending December 7.

Weekday Erging Jamestown (PM): Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 7:30pm starting October 10 and ending December 7.

Weekend Rowing Oak Hollow Lake: Saturday mornings at 7:15am and Sunday afternoon at 3pm starting October 15 and ending December 11. (Note, see above note about weekend rowing during regattas. Sunday times will move to 2:30pm in November due to shorter daylight hours).

AutumnMania Unlimited Sessions: participants can attend all of the above sessions.

Attire: Tee shirt, form-fitting shorts, and flip-flops are usual attire. Loose fitting shorts will likely catch in the “slide” (where the rowing seat moves back and forth in the boat). Bring a water bottle too! Sunglasses are good.

Cost: $200 per rower for AutumnMania. No partial refund for missed sessions or weather related cancellations. Check with your company’s wellness program for full or partial reimbursement. Participants can attend all sessions by upgrading to the Fall Unlimited membership for $275.

More Info: Call Gene at 257-9009 or email contact@highpointrowing.com

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Mayhem Ensues at High Point Rowing Festival as Rowers Chase Giant Duck Down Oak Hollow Lake

The Duck looked resplendent in the morning sun at the 2017 High Point Autumn Rowing Festival until winds lifted it from its anchors and sent it hurtling down Oak Hollow Lake with rowers in pursuit.

High Point, North Carolina – A record 500 rowers and an estimated 1,500 spectators were at Festival Park at Oak Hollow Lake on Saturday for the 2017 High Point Autumn Rowing Festival.

The annual regatta, hosted by High Point & Greensboro Rowing Clubs, attracted a record number of participant entries from youth, collegiate and adult rowing clubs across the southeast region.

Boat racing at the rowing festival was a 4,500 meter time-trial in 42 boat classes defined by size of boat, age, and experience level. Boats race across Oak Hollow Lake and around a giant inflatable rubber duck some three stories high.  The penalty for crews not racing around the duck was instant disqualification.

Brisk 15 mile per hour winds at the start of racing, however, lifted the duck from its anchors and sent it flying down the lake.

Mayhem ensued, as the first round of crews, fearing possible disqualification, began chasing the duck down the lake at full speed.

The giant duck soon ended up on land by Centennial Avenue and rowers were directed back on the race course.

“The winds blowing the duck away certainly messed up timing and results for the first two rounds of racing,” said regatta co-chair Mandy Greene. “But in hindsight it may add to the lore of this regatta, which continues to grow in leaps and bounds.”

Race organizers quickly restored the race course. The duck was quickly deflated but nothing could dampen the enthusiasm among the rowers which remained high. 

High Point – Greensboro, racing as HPG Rowing, led the medal table at the conclusion of racing with 8 gold medals. Raleigh based Triangle Rowing Club finished in second place with gold medals.

The College of William & Mary from Virginia led the medal table for universities with six first place finishes. NC State won 3 golds. Wake Forest University were third on the medal count. The local student club program from High Point University declined to participate on Saturday.

Raleigh Rowing Center picked up 6 first places in the adult or Masters division races. Carolina Masters won three gold medals.

Highlights for HPG Rowing came in the women’s Open pair, which saw Molly Hilemn and Ainsley Fox beat out two crews from NC State.

HPG also won prominent victories in the boys and girls quad sculls, the middle schools boys eight and the mixed masters eight-oared event.

Ainsley Fox and Molly HIlemn return to dock after winning the Women’s Open pairs event at the High Point Autumn Rowing Festival.

Triangle youth rowers carry their 60′ long shell to the dock at the 2017 High Point Autumn Rowing Festival.

The all High Point HPG Masters women’s crew prepares for their race at the 2017 High Point Autumn Rowing Festival.

Rowers Prepare to Race ‘Round the Duck’ on Saturday

Festival Park at Oak Hollow Lake, High Point, NC – The largest rowing event ever to take place in North Carolina will be held in High Point on Saturday.

High Point will welcome over 500 rowers from across the southern states for the 2017 High Point Autumn Rowing Festival. Thousands of spectators are expected to view the once a year boating event.

“We have a wonderful turnout expected for this rowing regatta in High Point,” says event co-chair Mandy Greene. “Registered boat entries are almost double from when we first began the festival just three years ago.”

“Participation in rowing has exploded in North Carolina,” says Gene Kininmonth, who is the founder of youth and adult rowing clubs in High Point and Greensboro. “It is gratifying to see the City of High Point and the CVB seeing the opportunity of embracing this wonderful sport.”

Kininmonth says that thanks to local civic interest, High Point is now the epicenter for the sport of rowing in North Carolina.

The festival has attracted a number of marquis college names this weekend including NC State, Wake Forest University and William and Mary. High Point University declined the opportunity to participate on Saturday.

Also competing are Masters (adult) and youth programs from Atlanta, Raleigh, Charlotte and Asheville.

Round the Duck

Boat racing at the rowing festival is a 4,500 meter time-trial. Crews will line up their sleek rowing shells at the Skeet Club Bridge end of Oak Hollow Lake and then race out toward Johnson Street Bridge before making a 180 degree turn “Round the Duck” in the center of the lake, around the golf course toward the finish line at Festival Park.

That’s right. There’s a duck. A giant bright yellow inflatable duck. Race officials decline to disclose the actual size of the duck but it clearly dwarfs the rowers on the water.

Racing begins at 9:10am and runs through 4pm. Following the races the duck will return to shore for children’s photographs.

Directions: Use 1841 Eastchester Drive, High Point for GPS directions to Festival Park.. The regatta is open to the general public and admission is free. Limited free parking is also available. Oak Hollow Lake will be closed to fishing boats during the boat races. There will be a $5 fee for cars parking at Festival Park.

MEDIA: PRESS INFORMATION
Media Center
Media headquarters for the 2017 Rowing Festival will be the Command Center at
Oak Hollow Lake. The Media Center is equipped with Wi-Fi access. The Media Center will also accommodate interviews at the conclusion of each event. Race winners will be brought to the interview area for media access. Limited parking is available for daily print, online and television media (advance notice requested). All television stations that will be bringing in satellite trucks should call Mandy Greene (office: 336-314-1116) to arrange for vehicle access.

Photographers
Photographers wishing to obtain action shots on the racecourse may be accommodated in a media boat on a first-come, first-served basis. The media boat will be restricted to designated sections of the course and cannot “race” to keep pace with competing boats. Please arrive at the Media Center 60 minutes before you need to be on the water.

High Point’s Junior Ognovich to Race for Southeast Region at Youth Regional Challenge

Junior Ognovich has been selected for the Southeast Region crew to race at the Regional Youth Challenge as part of the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota, Florida.

Sarasota, Florida – The 2017 World Rowing Championships kicks off today and High Point rower Junior Ognovich has been selected to race in the women’s quad sculls for the Southeast region in the first ever ‘Youth Regional Challenge’.

The Youth Regional Challenge event will feature 312 of the top Under-19 rowers from across the United States, racing in eights and quadruple sculls. The Southeast region team comprises the best athletes from Florida, Texas, the Carolinas, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana.

Junior Ognovich was picked for the Southeast squad from over 900 rowers who applied for selection. Her race in Sarasota this weekend will no doubt feel like a home course for her. Earlier this spring she teamed up with Maddie Mullins to finish 6th in the nation at the women’s U19 pairs event.

2017 has been an incredible year for Junior Ognovich.  In addition to the finals appearance at youth nationals, she and Maddie won the North Carolina State Championships in the women’s double sculls and then were crowned regional champions in the women’s pair. The win was the first in history for High Point.

Smiling in Sarasota: Junior Ognovich and Maddie Mullins enjoyed a successful outing on Day One at the 2017 USRowing Youth National Championships.

Junior is not short of athletic genes in her DNA. Her older sister Katie won gold on board the United States women’s eight at the CanAmMex Games Regatta and is now rowing at the University of Oklahoma. Her grandfather is Nick Ognovich, the renowned Wake Forest University Hall of Fame “blocking quarterback” in the 1940s when the program was regarded as one of the toughest in the South.

When not rowing, Junior lives in Greensboro and attends Bishop McGuinness High School. Junior will return to the Triad next week in time to prepare for the High Point Autumn Rowing Festival on Oak Hollow Lake on Saturday, September 30.

Anniversary Row & Potluck Scheduled for Saturday

10639690_10152639569904376_4959141144622408802_nHigh Point-Greensboro Rowing will celebrate its 5th birthday on Saturday, September 16 with a Bridge to Bridge Time Trial for club members followed by a potluck breakfast at Oak Hollow Lake. Students will be boated by their class year and masters by age.

Families and friends are invited to join the rowers for the potluck brunch after the boat races.

The club has much to celebrate after 5 years, with a record number of rowers joining the Masters program for adults and the scholastic program for students from public and private schools across the Triad. The club earned its first medals at youth regionals, and made first ever appearances at both youth and masters nationals.

Last year 9 eight-man crews as well as some smaller boats lined the start of the race course at Skeet Club Bridge to race the full extent of Oak Hollow Lake to Johnson Street Bridge and club founder Gene Kininmonth predicts there could be more crews this year.

All rowers participating in the Crew’s 5th Anniversary Boat Races should arrive at Oak Hollow Lake by 7:30am and be dressed appropriately for the weather on the day. Rowers and families should park on the grass behind the sailboats. A Signup Genius email will be sent to all members and parents with details of the potluck.

All participating rowers will receive the HPG Spirit shirt to race in on Saturday upon arrival.

Boys and girls attending any Triad area school (Grade 6 -12) are eligible to join the team. No experience necessary. Adults will have the opportunity to join a learn to row class in August. Email contact@highpointrowing.com or see the Registration page for details.

Back to School Sneak Peek Week Coming Up: Youth ages 12 – 18 can try rowing for one week for free!

Come try out youth rowing for free!

If you are in grades 6-12, and maybe looking for a new sport then come give rowing a try. Six days of rowing for free. Just register and show up. It is that easy!

No experience necessary but you must be able to swim as a safety precaution. Participants must also be at least 12 years of age.

REGISTER HERE FOR BACK TO SCHOOL FREE SNEAK PEEK: August 28 – Sep 2, 2017 from  4:3opm to 6pm.

WHAT? Sneak Peek Week is one week of rowing, where students will learn the technique needed for rowing in racing boats on the water.

WHEN? 4:30pm to 6pm from Monday, August 28 though Saturday September 2. You do not have to participate every day.

WHERE? Oak Hollow Lake: 3700 Waterview Road, High Point, NC.

COST? FREE!

Also, be sure to have a parent sign the waiver and swim form certifying that you can swim. These can be downloaded on this page. Bring these forms with you.

Also bring the following:
• flip flops and normal athletic attire
• water bottle

Questions? Just email our coach, Gene, at contact@highpointrowing.com or call him at (336) 257-9009.

 

Buy Your New HPG Spirit Shirt Today

Show your support for our rowers with the new ‘HPG Spirit Shirt’.

Available now for a limited time only, this incredible High Point Greensboro ‘Spirit Shirt’ is for sale to parents, spouses, siblings, alumni, and friends of our rowers for just $25.

P U R C H A S E  H E R E ! ! !

Designed with a European soccer shirt in mind, the HPG Spirit Shirt features the embroidered club crest, as well as logos from High Point Rowing Club and Greensboro Crew embroidered on the sleeves.

This shirt looks great on men and women in all sizes! Get yours for a limited time only.

New Adults Season of Rowing Starts Next Week

Masters celebrate after their first regatta on Oak Hollow Lake.

Masters celebrate after their first regatta on Oak Hollow Lake.

“Row Well and Live!”

High Point Rowing Club is excited to announce a new season of “Masters Fall Rowing” for adults at Oak Hollow Lake. The purpose of Masters Fall Rowing is to foster healthy living in a fun team environment for adults through the wonderful sport of rowing.

No prior rowing experience is necessary.

“Masters” is High Point Rowing Club’s answer to the high interest in rowing among adults in the Triad.

“Since High Point Rowing Club was founded less than three years ago we have received lots of interest from adults wishing to try out this sport,” says club organizer Gene Kininmonth.

Format: Participants with no prior experience will start with a learn-to-row format.  As technique and stamina improve, a more competitive format will be adopted. Experienced rowers will row together in boat orders as assigned by the coaches. For safety reasons, participants must be confident swimmers. In addition to rowing, participants will be expected to serve on occasions as coxswains, the member of the crew that steers the boat and makes the calls.

Dates and Times: Participants may sign up for either weekday or weekend sessions, or both. 

Weekend Sat AM and Sun PM: Saturday 7:15am to 8:45am and Sunday 4pm – 5:30pm. Starts August 19 and concludes October 8.

Weekday PM TUES and THURS: 6pm – 7:30pm starting August 15, ending October 5.

Weekday AM TUES and THURS: 8:45am – 10:15am starting August 15, ending October 5.

Masters Fall Unlimited! $275 Get it all the above sessions for one low price!

Attire: Tee shirt, form-fitting shorts, and flip-flops are usual attire. Loose fitting shorts will likely catch in the “slide” (where the rowing seat moves back and forth in the boat). Bring a water bottle too! Sunglasses are good.

Cost: $200 per rower for 14 sessions. No partial refund for missed sessions or weather related cancellations. Check with your company’s wellness program for full or partial reimbursement.

More Info: Call Gene at 257-9009 or email contact@highpointrowing.com

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