Tempe Rowers Association
TRA Announces 2013 Grant Recipients PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kathy Moum   
Friday, 31 May 2013 16:10
TRA Announces Annual Grants for 6 Junior Rowers Heading to National Championship Six young athletes from the Valley of the Sun, representing Tempe Junior Crew and Brophy Crew, have earned berths at the 2013 USRowing Youth National Championships to be held June 7-9 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The Tempe Rowers Association (TRA) will award each athlete $250 as part of its annual junior rowing grant program. This marks the eighth consecutive year that Tempe Junior Crew has qualified at least one boat for the national regatta, and the second year for the Brophy squad. The crews qualified at the 2013 Southwest Regional Junior Championships held at Lake Natoma near Sacramento, California, in early May: TJC's Men's Lightweight Double (Galen Bernick and Trevor Day) and Brophy's Men's Quad (Cole Garcia, Max Hall, Sean McMahon and Ben Crozier) will both be competing in Oak Ridge. The TRA is proud to support these athletes who represent the Arizona rowing community on a national and international level. Congratulations!
Last Updated on Friday, 31 May 2013 16:25
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Wednesday, 06 March 2013 19:07


Over 530 participants coming to Tempe Town Lake's biggest rowing event ever this Saturday! 

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(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Tempe, AZ, March 6, 2013) — Tempe Town Lake introduces the new Albano six-lane buoyed race course at the upcoming 12th annual Desert Sprints Regatta on March 9, 2013. The $48,000 race course is one of only six such race courses in the western United States and is the international standard in rowing, kayaking, and canoeing events, including the Olympics.

"The new course is as precise as you can get, and that’s very important for establishing Tempe Town Lake as a world-class racing venue," said Kathy Moum, president of the Tempe Rowers Association (TRA), which sponsors the Desert Sprints Regatta. The TRA partnered with the City of Tempe to fund the new race course, which uses a system of anchors, underwater wires and buoys. "What’s particularly gratifying is the local angle — the course was funded by past competitors and regatta attendees, through entry fees and merchandise purchases from previous regattas."

Teams will compete in more than fifty 2000-meter and 1000-meter events in both sculling (two oars per rower) and sweep (one oar per rower) boats over the course of the day. Rowing clubs from California, Connecticut, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Illinois and Canada will compete against Arizona's best junior, collegiate and Masters crews in one of the first regattas of the spring sprint season. For the second year, the event will also feature adaptive racing to showcase a committed and growing group of adaptive athletes, many of whom are preparing for national competition in adaptive rowing.

Spectator areas are located along the lake's north shore, adjacent to regatta headquarters with boat launching at the SRP Marina. The Desert Sprints event begins at 7:00am and will continue throughout the day.

Tempe Town Lake, a 220-acre urban oasis located just north of Arizona State University and the downtown Mill Avenue District, is a favorite spot for water sports enthusiasts. The venue has hosted competitive crews including the U.S. National Team, the Canadian National Team, Denmark and other countries, and several universities across the nation. Annual rowing events include the Desert Sprints Regatta each spring and Hot Head Regatta each fall.



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Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 March 2013 19:28
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Tuesday, 19 February 2013 20:54
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 21:25
Volunteers Needed for the Upcoming Desert Sprints Regatta PDF Print E-mail
Written by TRA   
Sunday, 24 February 2013 11:39

The Tempe Rowers Association is still looking for volunteers for the upcoming Desert Sprints Regatta.  The event will be held on Saturday, March 9th beginning at 7:00am. 

Volunteers are needed each day from Thursday through Sunday for a variety of tasks ranging from setting up the course and venue (Thursday & Friday), to helping out the day of the event (Saturday) and cleaning up (Sunday). This is a great way to get spriirt hours if your school requires volunteer time or simply to say "thank you" to Tempe Rowers Association, the City of Tempe and all of the clubs for a great event!

If you can volunteer for part or all of a day, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Don't forget to follow us on Twitter (TRA_TempeRowers) and Facebook for event updates and results! 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 March 2013 19:28

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