Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Rowing Scholarships: Getting noticed

How to get noticed for a Rowing Scholarship

Other than the obvious:  rowing for a club, going to great regattas, etc.  There are a number of things you can do for exposure to College Rowing coaches looking to provide athletic scholarships to great rowers.  Below are some great tips:

  1. Sign up at U.S. Rowing  U.S. Rowing is the National organization for rowing here in the United States.  You can sign up for free, and it is a great source of rowing scholarship information, and just the sport in general.  As a member, you can also work with your coach to submit ERG times for National Team Testing, a great way to get exposure.
  2. Sign up for the log at Concept 2 ERG  If you row, you know the personal torture device that is the ERG, made by Concept 2.  They have an online tracking system that is fantastic, and it can give you some great exposure as the results are public.
  3. Compete in National Events.  There are a number of great national events, the top being the Crash B Sprints.  You can find a listing of them here: Row2K Events.
  4. Sign up at Recruiticus.  This site has an ERG rankings list that is distributed to coaches.  Link here:  Recruiticus Rowing Scholarships

This is just a short list of things you can do for exposure.  Want to know what a good ERG time is?  Here is a table of ERG Times for College Scholarships

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