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Competitive 8th - 12th Grade Rowing

Three Rivers Youth Rowing’s competitive rowing program is one of the strongest programs in the Midwest region, the largest youth rowing program in Western Pennsylvania, and has enjoyed a significant amount of success on the national level.  This level of success is achieved by creating an environment where students are encouraged to pursue individualized goals while being supported by their coaches and teammates.  The goal of TRYR is to create a community steeped in athletic excellence and made up of young people who care deeply about those around them. 

No experience is necessary to join our team. Any athlete, regardless of experience or background, is welcome to row with us. Financial support is available. 


Register for our Fall 2021 season using the links below:

Three Rivers Youth Rowing is always accepting new rowers!  No experience is necessary. You are welcome to come to observe or participate in a few practices before you make a commitment. Please email Head Coach Matt Grau to set a time to visit practice, or to ask more questions about our team.  

Rowing is a unique sport in that there is an entire segment of our sport devoted to new athletes - novice rowing. When a new rower joins our team, they will train and race with other rowers in their first year of rowing. After completing a year of novice rowing athletes will move on to the varsity program.   

Rowing Seasons

This year, Three Rivers Youth Rowing will operate three rowing seasons. Our fall season for 8th - 12th graders will begin on Monday, August 23rd and run through Monday, November 16th. More information on the fall season is below. Our winter season will run from Monday, November 30th and go until Friday, March 11th while our spring season will begin on Monday, March 14th and conclude in mid-May or mid-June depending on results at the Midwest Regional Championship. Most athletes will be done rowing in mid-May.     

Practice Schedule

Our varsity athletes practice 5-6 times per week depending on the season while our novice athletes practice 4-5 times a week. 

Our Fall 2021 practice schedule is: 

  • Varsity: 4:00 - 6:30 PM M/Tu/W/Th/F + 7:00 - 9:30 AM Sa
  • Novice: 4:00 - 6:30 PM M/Tu/Th/F

Race Schedule 

The team typically races 5-6 times in the fall and 6-7 times in the spring. TRYR seeks to offer as many racing opportunities to athletes as possible while also maximizing the team's performance at championship races.

Our Fall 2021 race schedule is: 

  • Sunday, October 3rd - Head of the Ohio | Pittsburgh, PA 
  • Saturday, October 9th - Hoover Fall Classic | Westerville, OH
  • Saturday, October 23rd - Head of the Charles | Boston, MA (accepted varsity boats only)
  • Saturday, October 30th - Head of the Schuylkill | Philadelphia, PA 
  • Saturday, November 6th - Allegheny Boat Race/Pittsburgh Fall Classic | Pittsburgh, PA

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