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.
UPDATE ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017: Photos here!
UPDATE ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017: Here are final results.
UPDATE @ 1 PM MOUNTAIN TIME: I am hearing unofficially that the Boys Novice 4 and Novice Single both got first place!
PRE-RACE POST: The team headed out after practice on Saturday at around 1 pm and reported in that they had arrived around 9 pm. Several on the team were not able to go with school commitments this weekend, but UC still has 8 entries--tied for the most for any team at today's event. Could we walk away with Overall Team Points trophy? Only time will tell!
Overview of teams competing here.
UC entries here.
More event info here.
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!