2018 Fall Open House

You can get started with rowing today! No previous experience is necessary. No Tryouts!

The fall Open House is for all high school students interested in rowing. Come down to the boathouse to meet the coaches, other rowers, and get more information about the team. Fall practice for new rowers will start a couple of days after the Open House.

WHERE: Cincinnati Jr Rowing Club (Directions)
WHO: Any HS age student interested in rowing
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept 12th @ 7:00 pm
WHAT: Everyone will get a chance to meet the team and coaches, parent volunteers, and see the boats.
For more information please contact boy’s coach Greg Hull ( or girl’s coach Andy Piepmeier (

Welcome to CJRC

The Cincinnati Junior Rowing Club is a competitive rowing team, open to any high school student in the greater Cincinnati area.

Located in Newport, Ky, the club has both boys and girls teams, totaling around 130 rowers from area schools.

Since our inception in 1993, CJRC has emerged as one of the dominant programs in the Midwest region if not the whole country. The club has won team championships for the 17th straight year in the annual Midwest Junior Rowing Association competition and has also earned 34 medals in National rowing meets, including 15 national titles. In addition, members of the CJRC have competed in the Olympics and other world rowing competitions.

Many of our club’s rowers continue their rowing careers at colleges such as Stanford, Indiana University, Clemson, Princeton to name a few. While we have experienced national recognition, we prides ourselves on being a program driven by the rowers and open to anyone – regardless of experience or income level.

About Our Facilities

CJRC maintains a boathouse in Newport, KY, at the western-most end of Riverboat Row. We also have a winter training facility beneath the Montgomery Inn Boathouse, located downtown.

During the Fall and Spring, practice takes place at the Newport facility, with the teams moving indoors for inclement weather. Our winter training camp happens at the Montgomery Inn.

Our mailing address is:
Cincinnati Jr. Rowing Club
PO Box 541122
Cincinnati, OH 45254

CJRC Wins Midwest Championship

Newport, Kentucky, May 22, 2018

The Cincinnati Junior Rowing Club competed at the Midwest Junior Championships this past weekend, May 19 & 20th, at East Fork Lake. Over 40 teams competed from clubs across the Midwest including Pittsburgh, Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Louis. The competition consisted of Boy’s and Girl’s Varsity and Novice races. CJRC had an impressive showing by scoring the most points for both the Boys and Girls for the 18th consecutive year. In addition, the club qualified an impressive eight boats for the National Junior Championship taking place in Rancho Cordova, CA in June. (The top three places in the 1st Varsity events qualify for nationals.) In addition, CJRC medaled in 19 out of 22 races entered, highlighting the depth of this local team.

“We are proud of the Varsity and Novice crews’ spectacular performance over the weekend as well as the teamwork, camaraderie and sportsmanship displayed by our team. All the credit goes to the kids – they practice six days a week and make an incredible commitment to be able to compete at this level. We are excited to head to California in a few weeks and see how we compete against the top teams in the country,” stated Head Coach Greg Hull.

Support CJRC When You Shop

Register your Kroger Plus Card on line, and CJRC will get a donation from Kroger every time you buy groceries.


  • Visit Be sure to have your Kroger Plus Card handy.
  • Click on Sign In. If you are a new online customer, click CREATE AN ACCOUNT.
  • Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering your email address, and creating a login and password.
  • You will get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
  • Click on LOG IN TO YOUR ACCOUNT and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
  • Click on COMMUNITY REWARDS tab at the bottom of the page.
  • Click Edit Kroger Community Rewards information entering your address.
  • Update or confirm your information.
  • Enter our NPO number: 83387.
  • To verify you are enrolled correctly, make sure you see CJRC’s name in the Community Rewards tab.

Purchases will not count for CJRC until after your card is registered. If you use your phone number at the register, call: 1-800-576-4377 to find out your Kroger Plus Card number.

Kroger Plus Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to the registered card when shopping for purchases to count.

About The Club...

The Cincinnati Jr. Rowing Club is a competitive rowing team, open to any high school student in the greater Cincinnati area. There are separate boys and girls teams, totaling around 130 rowers from area schools. We offer competitive fall and spring seasons, as well as a winter conditioning program. No prior experience is necessary and getting started is easy. CJRC is a non-profit 501.3c, all donations are tax-deductible. Our mission is to provide boys and girls in the greater Cincinnati area with the opportunity to learn to row and compete at a national level, while nurturing the value of commitment, development of character, and a life-long passion for excellence.