The Youth Competition team is for novice and experienced rowers who are interested in traveling and competing at serious level. We travel at least once per season. If you do well in the spring at our regional championship, you can even qualify for Youth Nationals. Utah Crew has qualified boats for Youth Nationals the past two years in a row. Our next Competition season starts in late August and registration will open in July. Check back here for registration details.
Novice rowers race their first year against rowers from other team who also have one year or less of rowing experience. So even if you have never sat in a boat, you can join this team and compete against rowers at similar levels.
Rowing has two main competitive season, fall and spring. In the fall, we race in what are called "head races." These are 5km time trials. Every fall, we compete at Wasatch Mountain Head in Park City and then we travel to a regatta, typically in Seattle or San Diego. In the spring, we race locally at the Brine Shrimp Sprints and then travel to the Mountain West Regional Championships in Colorado. Varsity crews that win there qualify for Youth Nationals.
Abby Powers (Women's Intermediate Ltwt 1x) and Zoe Glasgow & Samantha Kelsey (Women's Intermediate 2-) advanced to the semi-finals at 2017 Club Nationals at Harsha Lake, Cincinnati, OH!
Placing second in their heat with just .001 seconds to spare, our women's pair of Zoe Glasgow and Samantha Kelsey became the first ever Utah Crew team boat to make the grand finals at Southwest Regional Championships and only the second ever after Max Milavetz in the M1x last year.
Zoe and Sam placed 6th in the final after fighting a tough crosswind. Overall, they had a great weekend facing some of the fastest rowers in the country and setting Utah Crew records!
In Utah Crew's first ever international competition, our M4+ made it to the final four of the Britannia Challenge Cup of the 2016 Henley Royal Regatta. Making semi-finals day at Henley is a rare accomplishment for any rower, with over 12 crews eliminated in just our event.
Rowers Tyler Stevens, Harrison Unruh, Maxwell Milavetz, Samuel Hack, and cox Vibha Bajji won two hard fought races against Tideway Scullers and Stratford-Upon-Avon before falling to a powerful Sport Imperial Crew. In addition to this, the crew racked up our first ever international victory by winning the Reading Town Regatta.
Watch the full races below.