Cleveland, OH (August, 2019): Western Reserve Rowing Association (WRRA) was awarded for the first time the Masters Efficiency Team Points Trophy at the Royal Canadian Henley Masters Regatta, one of Canada’s largest regattas, with competitors competing in 1000 meter sprint races. The trophy is awarded to the Regatta’s most successful club. Notable wins include 7 gold, 4 silver, and 2 bronze medals, with several other boats finishing in the top six to add to the total WRRA club points.
Master's Head Coach, Kirk Lang, remarked on the team’s accomplishment and success from the season, stating, “I’m extremely proud of the teams continued dedication and pursuit of excellence in both technical proficiency and speed. Both the men’s and women’s squad alike have put in the extra meters over the summer, which helped contribute to WRRA’s club win. We look forward to competing at USRowing Masters Nationals in Grand Rapids, MI in two weeks and representing Cleveland on the national level.”
Achieving Henley gold include the following:
Women's Masters (AA-C) 8+
Women's Masters (C) 4+
Men's Masters (B-F) 8+
Men's Masters (AA-B) 4+
Men's Masters (C) 4+
Men's Masters (D) 4+
Mixed Masters (AA-C) 8+
Western Reserve Rowing Association provides and promotes adult competitive and recreational rowing for the Northeast Ohio community through quality programming. (WRRA) is a non- profit, volunteer-run organization with over 700 members. WRRA is affiliated with the Cleveland Rowing Foundation (CRF), a consortium of rowing clubs, which is comprised of adult, collegiate and high school programs, that owns and operates the boathouse facilities in Rivergate Park on the Cuyahoga River.
Since 1989, WRRA has offered a variety of membership and program options aimed at developing and maintaining a diverse membership of adults of all ages, whether they are new to rowing or veteran competitors. WRRA is a member of USRowing, the governing body for the sport of rowing in the U.S.
The Royal Canadian Henley Regatta started in 1880 as the first championship for the newly formed Canadian Amateur Rowing Association. The Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course is located in Port Dalhousie, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. 47 Masters teams competed on Sunday in over 300 events hosted by the Canadian Henley Regatta Joint Committee