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USRowing has canceled its entire spring youth racing series, including the Youth National Championships and the Under-17 and Under-15 National Championships.
The association announced its decision Thursday afternoon. However, in making the announcement, USRowing’s statement stipulated that the Club National Championships are still scheduled.
Additionally, consideration is being given to finding, “additional summer racing opportunities, as well as some spring virtual racing opportunities, to provide to our members,” the association announced.
“Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, USRowing is announcing the cancellation of all of our USRowing Youth Series events through June including the USRowing-owned Youth Regional Championships, USRowing West Coast Scholastic Championships, USRowing Youth National Championships and USRowing Under 17/Under 15 National Championships,” the association statement reads.
“While we understand that this decision is disappointing to our athletes and youth programs, our first priority is the health and well-being of our athletes, coaches, referees, volunteers, regatta organizers, local organizing committees and our communities at large.
“While our spring racing season has been canceled, USRowing is hopeful that our summer racing season can move forward. Currently, the USRowing National Championships scheduled for July 14-19 on the Cooper River in Camden County, N.J., is slated to take place as planned.
“USRowing also is looking at additional summer racing opportunities, as well as some spring virtual racing opportunities, to provide to our members. We will be reaching out to our member organizations to discuss these options, and more information will be announced as it becomes available.”