OKLAHOMA CITY (November 12, 2022) – Eleven youth rowing teams from across the metro will compete in the Fall Youth Rowing League Championships on Saturday, November 12, in downtown Oklahoma City’s Boathouse District. Racing begins at 5:00p on the Oklahoma River.
The OKC RIVERSPORT Youth Rowing League is open to all middle schools and high schools, and is free to all Title I schools. Students practice for 12 weeks with RIVERSPORT coaches, then race against other local schools on the Oklahoma River.
“It’s a really great sports experience,” said RIVERSPORT OKC Executive Director Mike Knopp. “Rowing on one of RIVERSPORT’s youth teams inspires our young athletes – and sometime kids who don’t yet know they are athletes – to go for something more than they imagined possible.”
Teams competing in the 2022 Fall Youth Rowing League Championships include:
Cristo Rey HS
Mustang Area Rowing Club HS
Mustang Area Rowing Club MS
Pathways Middle College
RIVERSPORT OKC is focused on creating a sustainable model that brings Olympic sports and outdoor recreation together to make a difference in the life of our city, our youth and our families.
“Rowing doesn’t end with high school,” explained youth rowing league coordinator Gena Terrill. “We have had athletes go on to row at universities across the nation with many earning scholarships.”
Racing takes place Saturday, November 12 from 5:00p to 7:00p, on the Oklahoma River in the Boathouse District.