WHAT              2024 Youth Rowing League Championships 
WHEN              4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2024 
WHO                OKC Youth Rowing Teams 
WHERE             RIVERSPORT OKC – 800 Riversport Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73129  

OKLAHOMA CITY – A dozen metro-area middle school and high school rowing teams will compete in RIVERSPORT’s spring Youth Rowing League Championships on May 11, 2024, on the Oklahoma River in the Boathouse District. More than 124 participated in the league this spring after 12 weeks of team practice.

Racing begins at 4:30 p.m. and continues into the evening with teams racing under the lights on the 500m course. An Awards Ceremony will be held at 8:30 p.m.

The Youth Rowing League gives youth from Title 1 Schools and area nonprofit organizations the opportunity to row on a team at no cost. The program is funded via grants and sponsorships including CompSource Mutual Insurance Company, Mercy, Love’s County Stores, Cox Communications, Bank of Oklahoma, Devon Energy, Apel Foundation, Express Employment Professionals, OG&E, Kimray, Stewart, Title of Oklahoma, American Fidelity Bank, TSET, Oklahoma City Public Schools and A Most Beautiful Thing Inclusion Fund.

Teams competing in the spring championship include:

ASTEC High School
ASTEC Middle School
Boys and Girls Club
Cristo Rey HS
Mid Del Schools (Del City, Midwest City, Carl Albert)
Mission Academy
Southeast High School
Southeast Middle School
St John Bosco Institute
Mustang Area Rowing Club High School
Mustang Area Rowing Club Middle School

RIVERSPORT Youth Rowing League will begin its fall season in August. To learn about starting a team, contact RIVERSPORT at (405) 552-4040 or email [email protected].

For media inquiries or additional information, please contact Kelli Teel at [email protected].

ABOUT: RIVERSPORT OKC is a US Olympic and Paralympic Training Site for both rowing and canoe/kayak. The nonprofit organization has hosted numerous national and international canoe/kayak race events including 2016 US Olympic Team Trials for Canoe Slalom, 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint Super Cup and 2022 Stand Up Paddling World Cup. RIVERSPORT has been selected to host several upcoming international events including the 2025 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Cup and 2025 ICF Canoe Slalom and Sprint Super Cups. In 2026, RIVERSPORT will host the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships. RIVERSPORT is a 501c3 nonprofit located in Oklahoma City.