Summer Camp 2021

Long Beach Junior Crew’s 2021 Summer Camps will run from every two weeks from June 14- August 20!   Please visit the “camps” tab above in our menu for the registration packet.      

                                    

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Winter Camp 2020

The 2020 Winter Camp will be held from Dec. 21 – Dec. 31, Monday – Thursday, 11am – 1pm. Space is limited so please sign up soon.

The Winter Camp registration packet is below.  All 7 pages need to be printed, signed and returned to LBJC to register for the Winter camp.  

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2020 USRowing Virtual Youth National Championships

LBJC had 15 athletes compete in the first ever USRowing Virtual National Championships. LBJC had three men’s boats entered and three women’s boats. Highlighting LBJC’s efforts was the Women’s Lightweight 2x of Isabela Camerino and Jasmine Macklin who WON their event and are 2020 USRowing Virtual National Champions! In addition to that, the Women’s Freshmen 4x of Allegra Steege, Taylor Donato, Hayley Bergstrom, and Lilyanne Morse finished second, earning a silver medal. Congrats LBJC!

Women’s Lightweight 2x Results: https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/results2/eventResults.jsp?job_id=7058&event_id=1

Women’s Freshmen 4x Results: https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/results2/eventResults.jsp?job_id=7058&event_id=15

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Cal Cup 2020 Schedule

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ijlZBwc7V6UsJWSl5cruaxJI0sIt1Qkj/view?usp=sharing

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Revised President’s Day Schedule

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President’s Day Regatta

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2019 Nationals

LM2X on the docks before their race

 Long Beach Junior Crew competed at the 2019 USRowing Youth National Championships in Sarasota, FL on June 6 – 9. In order to qualify for this regatta, crews from all over the country had to place in the top three in their respective qualifying regional championships.   
   More than 1,500 athletes in 350 boats from 150 teams qualified from 12 different Regional Qualifier Regattas.  LBJC was fortunate to qualify three boats for the National Championships:  The Women’s Lightweight Double (WL2X), the Men’s Lightweight Double (ML2X), and the Men’s Quad (M4X).  
   The team arrived in Florida on Tuesday in preparation for Time Trials on Thursday.   This is the first year that the Nationals was pushed out to a 4 day regatta as opposed to the usual 3 day format.      On Thursday, there were Time Trials held for all events.   Each boat was sent down the course one after the other and clocked from start to finish.  This style of racing can be difficult because during the race the athletes do not know how they are doing relative to their competition.  They must race all out and hope they have enough speed to make it to the next round.   The race progression was the top eight or nine crews  advancing directly to the Semi Finals on Saturday, while the remaining boats would go to a Repechage (second chance race) on Friday.       First up for LBJC was the Men’s Lightweight 2x of Logan Chakos and Zachary Friedrichs. After having won the Southwest Regionals, our guys race a solid time trial and finishing in 8th place, snagging the last qualifying spot by 0.6 secs to advance directly to the Semis!  Next up was the Women’s Lightweight 2x of Charlotte Burnham and Ella Scales. The girls finished in 11thjust 3 seconds shy of qualifying directly for the Semis.

LW2X racing at Nationals


   

After that, the Men’s 4x of  Isaac Medina, Cooper DeRudder, Andrew Mathison, and stroke Benjamin Chait-Walter finished in 10th place just 0.9 seconds out of qualifying directly to the Semis.   All in all, these were very solid performances across the board for LBJC in the time trials.     On Friday, the Women’s Lightweight Double was up first racing in the 2nd of 3 repechages.  The progression was pretty cutthroat, Top 1 to Advance.   The girls turned in a blistering time of  7:47.7 and finished just 0.6 secs behind Seattle Preparatory School.   The girls should be extremely proud of this race as they beat crosstown rivals RowLA by 40 seconds.  The girls showed tremendous improvement since the Regional Championships a month earlier.   Their 2nd place finish qualified them for C final (places 13-18).  
   Next up was the Men’s Quad.  In a must win race, Ben, Andrew, Cooper, and Isaac really put the hammer down leading from start to finish.  They finished in a time of 6:20.5, their fastest time of the year and qualified for the Semifinal.        LBJC’s first race on Saturday was the ML2X Semifinal.  This was truly a nail-biter of a race.  Zach and Logan needed to place top 3 to qualify for the final on Sunday.  With 500m to go, they were in 4th place and 2 seconds behind the next boat.   With everything on the line, Logan and Zach sprinted like madmen and melted not one but two boats.  They sprinted through Pocock and then kept going through Belen Jesuit Crew.   They finished in 2ndplace and qualified for the A final on Sunday.  Just amazing.    

M4X launching for their Final


   Next, the LBJC Men’s 4x raced in their semi final.  The guys raced well but finished in 6th place, two lengths out of qualifying for the A final.  Their final race would be the B final on Sunday (places 7-12).  
   The last race on Saturday for LBJC was the Women’s Lightweight 2x C final.  The girls raced their hearts out and rowed very well.  They finished in 3rd place after aggressively pushing into the top two boats the whole way down the course. You can watch their whole Final race (bow #3) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6945F1IBO8&feature=youtu.be&t=289m12sThe girls performed very well and finished 15th in the country.  Well rowed ladies!     On Sunday, we had LBJC’s final two races, the Final A for the ML2X and Final B for the M4x.   First up was the lightweight 2x of Zach and Logan.  This race was for all the marbles.  You can watch the entire race here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvwPnAcJQw8&feature=youtu.be&t=33m23sLast year Zach and Logan finished 5th at nationals.  This year, they were 8th in the time trial and had the 5thfastest time in the semifinals.   The guys knew they would need a big effort if they wanted to realize their dream of medaling at Nationals.   Zach and Logan delivered big time and took destiny into their own hands.  They pushed incredibly hard in the 1st 1km to put themselves in 2nd place and then rowed a gutsy last 1km to chase down Seattle in 1st and push away from Belen Jesuit in 3rd.  It was an amazing performance and awesome to see these young men cap off a great career at LBJC with a Silver Medal and a personal record of 6:47!  Well rowed gents!      The last race of Nationals for LBJC was the Men’s Quad.  Their B final can be found here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvwPnAcJQw8&feature=youtu.be&t=214m00sThis was a great last race for these guys.   The guys were in 5th place at the halfway mark.  Then in the last 500m they really turned on the afterburners.   In the video you can see that they were the fastest boat on the course in the last quarter of the race.  Their last 500m split was 1:31, that’s some juice!  They finished in a time of 6:17, their fastest time of the season and 9th place in the country.     What a great way to end the season.   All three of our boats showed big improvement at Nationals.   Each boat turned in their fastest time of the season on the biggest stage in the country by a significant margin. I know these times might not mean much to most people out there, but to a rowing coach it is really important and impressive:  The WL2X went 7:47, the M4x went 6:17, and the ML2X went 6:47 and collected a silver medal.   Well done to everybody: athletes, coaches, and parents alike.  LBJC was represented well at the 2019 Nationals.  Now time to regroup for next year!  See you at summer conditioning!
The LBJC Coaching Staff

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2019 Southwest Regionals

  Long Beach Junior Crew finished its regular season at the 2019 USRowing Southwest Youth Championships on May 5th .  The regatta serves as a championship for crews from Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Hawaii and California.   The format for this big 3-day regional event is time trials on Friday, then heats, semi-finals and finals on Saturday and Sunday.  This is not only a championship regatta for all youth rowers in the region, but it is also a qualifier for the USRowing National Youth Championships.   A top 3 finish in a varsity event at Regionals earns an invitation to the  USRowing Youth National Championships in Sarasota, Florida in early June.         LBJC had a great regatta overall with 6 boats earning medals and 3 boats qualifying for Nationals.  We had all four teams (Novice Men, Novice Women, Varsity Men, and Varsity Women) win medals at Regionals, which was outstanding!   LBJC had several crews racing in time trials that just missed qualifying for the semis.  We also had many crews who made it out of the semi finals, but just missed the medals such as Brooke Barry who finished an impressive 4th place in the women’s single, a first for LBJC in this event.     On Saturday afternoon, the Men’s Novice Team kicked off the weekend’s medal haul.   Both of the Novice Men’s 4+ made it to the finals and the Novice Men’s 4+ of Nick Gonzalez, Willem Walden, Tanner Bello, Malik Karteron, and Jacob Bazulto finished in 3rdplace in a time of 7:07.1.   Shortly afterward, the Men’s Novice 4x+ of Derek Milton, Liam McDermott, Zachary Hutchings, Mitchell Cruz and coxswain Auburn Marriot also finished in third place in a time of 7:18.8.   The Men’s Novice team showed some good depth by not only earning medals in the four and the quad, but also performing well in the eight.  Both of the Novice Men’s 8+ made their finals and finished 5th and 6th respectively competing against much larger clubs.  No doubt the future is bright!  

  After the novice racing, the women’s lightweight double of Ella Scales and Charlotte Burham had a very tight race in their final.  The girls battled with RowLA the entire way down the course.   Our young combination did a great job to make the final but to hang on to a slight edge over RowLA showed real promise.  Ella and Charlotte finished third in a time of 8:11.3 clinching the last qualifying spot for Nationals, just 0.5 seconds ahead of 4th.  Hot on the heels of the women’s performance, the men’s lightweight double of Logan Chakos and Zach Freidrichs raced their final and gave everyone something to cheer about.   The boys were in second place entering the last 500 to the cheering of the crowd.  They raised their rating multiple times in the final 50 strokes and eventually rowed down the leaders from California Yacht Club.  LBJC’s time was 7:07.0 to CYC’s 7:07.3, 10 seconds ahead of third place. Wow!  Our guys made an incredible push to the line to take the victory.  This is the second year in a row that Logan and Zach have won this event.  We can’t wait to see what they do at Nationals!
   On Sunday morning the Men’s Quad of Isaac Medina, Cooper DeRudder, Andrew Mathison, and Benjamin Chait-Walter had an amazing race in their final.  The Men’s quad fought well down the course and was in 5th position. In the last quarter of the race, they found more speed and sprinted from 5th to 3rd  finishing in a time of 6:29.3, 1.7 seconds ahead of the Redwood Scullers.  Not only did they win a Bronze medal, but the boys also punched their ticket to National in Sarasota, Florida.  Well rowed! Good to note that the Varsity Men have the fewest number of rowers yet almost half of the rowers qualified for the National Championship!
   At roughly the same time, the Women’s Quad of Alex Benson, Lauren Brandmeyer, Molly Gold, and Brooke Barry had an equipment issue in the final less than a minute into their race and were forced to stop rowing.  While this was heartbreaking, it does happen.  The Women will go through a petition process to get an entry at Nationals.    
   Last but not least, the Novice Women finished off the regatta and the season with a bang.  On Saturday, the Novice Women’s 4x+ finished in 4th place just outside of the medals, 3 seconds back.  On Sunday afternoon, Sydney Macklin and Tessa Griffin, who rowed in the Novice 4x+, were back to prove themselves in the Frosh 4x+.  Joined by teammates Ella Chiu, Samantha Hutchings, and Annika Morallos,  the Frosh 4x+ raced their hearts out and won the final in a time of 8:15.6.  The women beat Redwood Scullers by 0.4 seconds and were over 17 seconds ahead of the next crew, amazing!    What a fantastic end to a great season.  Well rowed LBJC!      The crews that qualified for Nationals have 3 more weeks of training left before flying out for the National Championship in Sarasota, FL.  Good Luck to them, let’s finish strong LBJC! 

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2019 Summer Camp

Our Summer Camp registration packet has been posted.

Please click on the “Camps” Tab in the menu above and scroll to “Summer Camp 2019” for details

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Spring Break Learn-to-Row Camp! April 22nd – 26th


Please join us for our 2019 Spring Break Camp!   This is a great opportunity for boys and girls ages 12-18 to learn all of the basics of the sport in a fun environment with our rowing coaches. Many of our athletes who have gone on to row in college took their first rowing strokes at one of our camps!  It is a fantastic introduction to the sport and there no better place to give it a try!

A number of you have asked what clothing should be worn at camp. Your rower should come prepared to exercise with running shoes, shorts and a T-shirt. Baggy shorts and shirts should be avoided to prevent interfering with the oar handles and seat tracks.

Those campers missing signatures or forms, can complete the information during camp check in. Registration and payment may be placed in the boathouse mailbox or mailed to the LBJC PO Box.

Space is limited, so please sign up now!
Registration forms below:

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