WHERE: Lake Wheeler Park pavilions near Sand Volleyball
WHAT: 10,000 meters High School on the Erg; Middle School 5,000 meters on the Erg
TRC is hosting our 3rd Annual Erg-A-Thon on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 7:30am-11:30am to raise money for a NEW 4+ VESPOLI VHP WORLD CLASS RACING SHELL BOAT!!! Our High School squad will each row 10,000 meters and our Middle School squad will each complete 5,000 meters. This goal will push all of our members to their maximum capacity!
RALEIGH, NC, February 18, 2019 - Triangle Rowing Club (TRC), the Triangle’s premier youth rowing program, is proud to announce that rower, Camryn Harris recently committed to row at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Camryn Harris, daughter of Tchad Compton and Rufus Harris originally of Naperville, Illinois, is a senior at Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough, NC. In the Fall of 2019, she will be joining the Rutgers University Rowing Team, which was ranked in the top 30 last year in the NCAA Coaches Poll. She is interested in studying Psychology/Cell Bio and Neuroscience at Rutgers. Outside of rowing, Camryn is the editor of her high school yearbook and captain of the swim team. Her other interests include reading and sports medicine. She is an accomplished and experienced rower who came to TRC only a year ago. The Triangle Rowing Club is very proud of Camryn!
Tonight Triangle Rowing Club has won the WRAL Voters Choice Award for Best Youth Sports Organization for the second year in a row! The TRC family is proud of this achievement and excited for the future of youth rowing in North Carolina!
Triangle Rowing Club (TRC), the Triangle’s premier youth rowing program, had two athletes sign National Letters of Intent to row for top college rowing programs in the country on National Signing Day this past Wednesday.
Brooke Benestad, daughter of Angela and Leif Benestad of Cary, NC, is a senior at Cary High School. She will be joining the Ohio State Women’s Rowing Team, which has won three back to back D1 National Championships, along with sweeping the Big Ten Championships for six years in a row. In addition to rowing for TRC for 6 years, Brooke has received the Hammer Award for Fastest Novice Girl in 2016, the MVP Award in 2018, as well as medaling in countless events over her rowing career. She is the holder of the Triangle Rowing Club Women’s Team 2k Record and is a leader among her peers as Team Captain 2018-2019. She is also on the Cary High Honor Roll-2018.
Natalie Timinskas, daughter of Mindaugas and Barbara Timinskas of Cary, NC, is a senior at Cary Academy. She will be joining the up and coming D1 Women’s Rowing Team at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Natalie is a multi-sport athlete with a successful background in tennis. She was ranked top 20 in the State. She also played for her high school team and was awarded Girls All-Conference. She has also enjoyed being a part of the NC Abilities Tennis program, where she has volunteered her time to coach athletes with disabilities. While relatively new to rowing and rowing for TRC just under one year, she has quickly risen to make a significant impact on the Triangle Rowing Club Varsity Women squad. Natalie is a 4 Year Honor Roll Student.
CHATTANOOGA, TN - November 3-4, 2018– At the Head of the Hooch, one of the world’s largest rowing regattas, and against some of the best competition in the nation and abroad, Triangle Rowing Club made club history bringing home the Silver Medal in the Mixed Youth 8+ competition, and the Bronze Medal in the Mixed Youth Novice 8+ competition! Triangle Rowing Club competed in 14 events with 22 total entries. Overall, TRC finished 13th out of over 40+ youth rowing clubs!
The Head of the Hooch boasts a crowd of over 20,000 spectators, with more than 9,000 seats racing over two days. It is a logistical wonder to witness the coordination of over 2,000 entries of rowing shells getting launched rigged and removed in this epic two day event. 1,200 boats compete on Saturday alone, more in one day than any other regatta. Participants came from over 200 different organizations from all across the United States, as well as entries from Canada, Germany, Sweden and Australia. Click herefor detailed results.
TRC brought recognition that the Triangle is a place for developing top youth rowers. Our team will finish out their season this weekend, November 10 at the Head of the South Regatta in Augusta, GA on the Savannah River.
Triangle Rowing Club (TRC) just made N.C. Rowing HISTORY!!! TRC’s Women’s Youth 4+ are the first N.C. Youth boat to ever to get an automatic rebid for the Head of The Charles Regatta (HOCR)!! Brooke Benestad of Cary High School, Sophia VonDauber and Isabella Humbert, both of Apex Friendship, Jane Atkeson of Ravenscroft School and Ella Hill (Coxswain) of Broughton High School, navigated and rowed a phenomenal race on Sunday, October 21st in one of the most prestigious regattas in the world. There were 84 boats entered in their race from some of the oldest and largest rowing clubs in the US, Canada and the UK. The HOCR welcomes 400,000 spectators from all over the world each year. Our TRC Youth Womens 4+ were newcomers to the event, however they managed to finish 16th out of 84 boats! Typically the top half of the finishers are awarded an automatic rebid for the next Fall. Of the 42 boats awarded rebids, only 6 were newcomers to the event, with TRC being the fastest newcomer to join the group. With staggered start times for the serpentine 5K course, boats who have not rowed in the HOCR previously are given later launch times; return boats are able to launch in the first spots. What this means for newer boats is needing to maneuver more passes throughout the race. Finishing well within the top twenty is an EPIC feat for TRC, especially given that they were the 71st boat to launch! The TRC Youth Women’s 4+ is now automatically invited back next year with a launch position of 16. This is a wonderful advancement for North Carolina Rowing! “I’m extremely proud of this crew. This was a big step forward for TRC and youth rowing in North Carolina,” said Head Coach Will White. “We took a lineup that had never even raced together, and were able to compete at the highest level, against the best programs in the country and beyond. Earning a rebid to this event in 2019 puts TRC into some very elite company.”
Our athletes continue their unwavering commitment to training and are eagerly anticipating another stellar TRC performance at the Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga, TN November 3-4.
As the High Point Autumn Rowing Festival continues to grow each year, Triangle Rowing Club reliably delivers outstanding performances from Middle School to Varsity. This year was no exception with TRC fielding multiple boats (A, B and sometimes C) in 8 races. The Club fielded 27 boats in 13 of 20 possible youth races. With a total medal count of 19, our men and women’s youth boats boasted 10 Gold, 4 Silver and 5 Bronze! Cox'ns navigated those tricky turns and our rowers powered to the finish on mirror smooth waters past the cheering crowds!
Triangle Rowing Club is a team to watch not just in N.C., but in the entire Southeast region! Our athletes continue their unwavering commitment to training and are eagerly anticipating a TRC Womens 4+ competing at The Head of the Charles October 19-21, one of the most prestigious and oldest competition in the world!
Sophia VonDauber and Brooke Benestad represented Triangle Rowing Club in the team's first ever appearance in National competition. They raced against the best of the best, and did not disappoint! They dominated in the C Finals race on Saturday, June 10 finishing first with open water between their competition. TRC teammates cheered them on virtually via live video. We could not be more proud!
About the USRowing National Championships:
The 2018 USRowing Youth National Championships was held June 8-10, 2018, on Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif.
The championships, which serve as the premier youth rowing event in the United States, saw approximately 1,500 athletes competing in more than 350 crews, representing some 150 teams from across the country – all vying for national titles in 18 boat classes.