High Performance Center Rowing Talent ID

Identifying athletes with the potential to successfully represent the United States at the World Rowing Championships and Olympic Games is a major objective of the USRowing National High Performance Center.

Oklahoma City hosts several ID camps throughout the year to determine the ability of potential athletes and conducts ongoing talent assessment of both U23 and senior athletes in lightweight and open weight categories. The goal is not only to develop new elite athletes from the pool of existing young rowers but to recruit athletes from other sports to rowing.

Our Team
Our team is made up of athletes dedicated to the pursuit of the highest level of excellence in the sport of rowing. Our goal is to earn the honor of competing for our country internationally and bring prestige to ourselves, the United States and the USRowing National High Performance Center. We champion each other as teammates and challenge each other as competitors. Our dedication, perseverance and drive embody the vision for the USRowing National High Performance Center as we strive to reach our goals.

Mission Statement
Our mission is to develop world-class athletes, and to ensure a clearly defined pathway for excellence in the sport of rowing.

If you are interested in learning more, please email us.

USRowing National High Performance Center
2021 U23/U19 Summer Training Program
June 15 – July 18, 2020*
Oklahoma City, OK

OK28 Plan: Our vision in Oklahoma is to impact the podium at the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. The USRowing National High Performance Center has played an import role in developing world-class athletes over the past ten years and continues to grow that legacy. We are committed to developing our future Olympic rowers.

The USRowing National High Performance Center is hosting a Summer Program for highly-motivated U23 and U19 athletes. This program provides framework for developing and improving small boat skills and race performance. Through intensive technical work, focused training and racing, athletes will build their stroke and refine their approach to competition. This program is for athletes who have the long term goals of competing in World Championships and the Olympic Games.

Coaches select athletes based on rowing experience/accomplishments, erg scores, and recommendations. Practices consist primarily of rowing, supplemented with erg work, cross-training, core strengthening and lifting. Weekly program workshops will focus on nutrition, sports psychology, biomechanics and goal setting. Racing includes Club National Championships and U23/U19 Worlds Trials.  Expect to adhere to a strict COVID-19 Infection Reduction Plan.

Monday-Friday, AM and PM sessions, Saturday AM session. Sunday off.


•  Stars & Stripes Regatta (incl. 500m Night Sprints), OKC, OK: June 19
• U23/U19 World Championships Trials, Sarasota, FL: June 15-18 (High Performance Group)
•  USRowing Club National Championships, Camden, NJ:  July 12-18
•  *World Rowing Championships for U23&U19 (Trial Winners)

Optional:  Canadian Henley, St. Catharine’s, ON: August 1-8. For those athletes who to continue training, there will be the option to also compete at Canadian Henley, at the additional cost of $300 (OKC expenses and entries/boat rental in Canada). This does not include travel to Canada.

Program fee: $700 (coaching, equipment, and race entry fees, boat transport fees).

Other considerations: Race travel, nationally and internationally, and incidentals are the responsibility of the athlete. Trial Winners will receive scholarships to offset USRowing fees.

Race Travel
Responsibility of the athletes and parents to make arrangements for athlete travel and accommodations. To be discussed after application has been accepted. Equipment will be transported by OKC NHPC staff. 

Erg Standards
U23:  2k – 6:10, 6k – 20:10
Lightweight U23:  2k – 6:22 and 6k – 20:50
U19:  2k – 6:25, 6k – 21:10

U23: 2k – 7:10, 6k – 22:40
Lightweight U23: 2k – 7:20 and 6k – 23:10
U19:  2k – 7:20, 6k – 23:20


Application:  Apply HERE. Deadline is May 21, 2021.

For questions please contact Reilly Dampeer at rdampeer@riversportokc.org