2016: TN Sprint Series Updates

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Spring 2016 marks the second year of the Tennessee Sprint Series between some of the major club and scholastic programs from TN and even a few bordering states. We are excited to continue seeing rowing and competition grow and take route in our Southeast region as the results get posted on Row2k.

TN Sprint Series #1 was held at Oak Ridge Rowing Center on Saturday March 19th, which made for an excellent start to the season on their buoyed course. Many months of winter training and a cold beginning to Spring were put in to high volume racing where some athletes raced 2-3 times across boat classes. The opportunity to line up next to crews from Atomic Juniors, Asheville Youth, ETRO, and even some of their own teammates was a welcome chance to take a first shot at competitive 2000 meters outside our own practices. With even conditions, and only a headwind for the last few races of the day, the coaches were very happy to be able to set a baseline speed for many of these crews that will continue racing throughout the Spring.

Official results for the day can be found posted HERE

TN Sprint Series #2 was hosted here at Percy Priest Lake and featured some familiar faces, along with a few new additions to the racing lineup. Nashville Rowing Masters and Juniors, ETRO, MBA, McCallie, GPS, Rocket City Masters, and Row Huntsville all piled into the parking lot for a great day of racing. Despite the very strong westerly winds, we were able to successfully complete all races with the exception of some of the later 2- and 2x boats. This was a great opportunity to race at home, and work to improve on previous weekends racing and all the meters logged at practice since. Thank you to all the Nashville Rowing volunteers who worked to set up, break down, and make sure everything in between ran smoothly. As always, these days would not run as well as they do without all of your efforts!

Official results for the day can be found posted HERE

Any parents or spectators that have pictures from these races, or others for that matter, please send them to Coach Cory (cory@nashvillerowing.org) so that he can add them to the articles and our team Flickr account. With all the boats launching and docking, it has become much more difficult for him to play paparazzi during regattas as well!