This March marks the start of the newly formed Tennessee Sprint Series. The series of races was crafted by the coaches to provide consistent and controllable competition throughout March and April, leading into Dogwood Regatta and Southeast Regionals. The structure was set up to give each of the four TN Rowing programs (Nashville Rowing, Chattanooga Juniors, ETRO, and Atomic Rowing) the opportunity to host one weekend of a 4 weekend progression of races as their training plans build towards championship racing. Each weekend offers a slightly different format allowing each program the ability to race athletes across boat classes and begin to approach the boatings that will race at Dogwood and beyond. With regular race results going up on Row2k, we hope to continue growing the sport of rowing in our region both in visibility and competitiveness.
With each weekend, several other programs joined in for the racing. This included Masters from Lookout Mountain, ORRA, and Rocket City, as well as Juniors from The McCallie School, Rocket City, and The Baylor School. With a large volume of races, it has been great to get athletes racing across multiple boat classes, and against consistent competition. Below are links to the results to the first two weekends of the Sprint Series, but please be sure to check back for updates wrapping up of The Tennessee Sprint Series in the coming weeks!
Hosted by ETRO @ The Clinton Boathouse outside Knoxville,TN
2000 meter Time Trial Format
Hosted by Chattanooga Juniors @ Chattanooga,TN
1500 meter format for Juniors, 1000 meter format for Masters
TN Sprint Series #3
Cancelled due to weather
Hosted by Atomic Juniors @ Oak Ridge, TN
2000m for Juniors, 1000m for Masters Championship-style buoyed course
No mud would keep us from getting to TN Sprint Series #1, even when the truck couldn't pull the trailer out! (Row2k Photo of the Day)