Midwest Scholastic Rowing Championship
The first Midwest Scholastic Championship Regatta was held in Culver, Indiana and was hosted by Culver Academies on May 12, 1984. Ten schools and two clubs attended the first regatta and competed in fourteen events for boys (1500 meters) and seven events, three with a single entry, for girls (1000 meters). The regatta grew into a two day format of heats and finals by its second year in 1985. The number of participating programs has continued to grow and the Association came to include crews from 12 states.
The Association even included crews from Kansas and Tennessee for a while. The number of events also grew. There were 52 schools and clubs racing in 44 final events at the 2000 Championship. Continuing conflict (racing “youth” and “varsity” crews together or separately; 1500 meters vs. 2000 meters; adding “youth” events; and the enormous size of the regatta and the number of heats and finals due to growing participation) between “club” and “single school” programs caused the Association to separate into two organizations in the fall of 2000.
Here is where you will find news & photos from our events.