National Selection Regatta Held In Princeton, NJ

25.04.2014 BY: National Rowing Foundation

The official start to the 2014 racing season is here. This weekend’s National Selection Regatta held in Princeton, NJ marks the first opportunity for athletes to make the 2014 Senior National Team that will compete in Amsterdam later this summer. While the selection procedure can be a bit complicated and depends on both the event and number of entries in international competition, many participating athletes are on their way to being named to the team.

There’s no question that the ability to compete internationally earlier in the summer is crucial not only for team selection, but also for better results come the World Championships. The National Rowing Foundation is hugely responsible for sending American rowers to compete in the World Cup circuit by covering airfare, room and board, equipment and other costs. By supporting the NRF, you directly enable American rowers compete at their best abroad. Consider donating here: http://natrowing.org/about/

Here’s what you need to know about how NSR I events may lead to a place on the 2014 Senior National Team:

The events competing at NSR I:

  • Men’s Single (M1x)
  • Women’s Single (W1x)
  • Men’s Pair (M2-)
  • Women’s Pair (W2-)
  • Lightweight Men’s Pair (LM2-)
  • Lightweight Men’s Single (LW1x)
  • Lightweight Women’s Single (LW1x).

The events that will send NSR I winners to World Cup #2 and/or World Cup #3:

  • Men’s Single (M1x)
  • Women’s Single (W1x)
  • Women’s Pair (W2-)

The events that will determine automatic camp qualification spots for camp boats (M8+, W8+, W4x, M4-, and LM4-)

  • Men’s Pair (M2-)
  • Women’s Pair (W2-)
  • Lightweight Men’s Pair (LM2-)

The events that treat NSR I as a speed order and have to be selected later in the summer at Senior Trials:

  • Lightweight Men’s Single (LM1x)
  • Lightweight Women’s Single (LW1x)

If the NSR I winners of the M1x and/or the W1x finish in the top 6 at either World Cup #2 or World Cup #3, those athletes are officially named to the 2014 US National Team (unless there are fewer than 12 entries at the World Cup).

Similarly, if the winner of NSR I in the W2- finishes in the top 4 at either World Cup #2 or World Cup #3, those athletes will be officially named to the 2014 US National Team should they accept it (unless there are fewer than 8 entries at the World Cup).

You can follow results and see heat sheets here: http://www.usrowing.org/NationalTeams/OlympicSeniorNationalTeam/SrNTSelectionEvents/2014NSR1/2014NSR1Results.aspx

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