Welcome to the Cincinnati Jr. Rowing Club!


Getting Started

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

Our Fall Open House is scheduled for September 8th, at 7:00 PM.  The Open House is hosted at our boathouse in Newport, KY.  The first practice for new Fall rowers is September 9th, 4:00 PM, at our boathouse in Newport, KY.

New parents are welcome to Sign-Up and contact Coach Alex or Coach Kevin about having their child attend their first practice.

Anyone is welcome to visit the boathouse to meet the coaches, other rowers, and see our facilities first-hand. CJRC has a "rolling admissions" policy and new rowers may start at any time.

For more information please contact boy’s coach Alex Spaulding (alex@cjrc.us) or girl’s coach Kevin McCarthy (kevin@cjrc.us).

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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

About the Club

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 boys and girls teams have each won 20 team championships at the annual Midwest Junior Rowing Association competition along with over 30 medals at National Championship regattas, including 15 national titles. Following their successes at our club, numerous CJRC have gone on to compete in the Olympics and other world rowing competitions.

Many of our club’s rowers continue their rowing careers at elite colleges and rowing programs such as Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Columbia, Pennsylvania, Brown, Cornell, MIT, Duke, Virginia, Texas, Washington, etc.

Although we have experienced national recognition, we pride ourselves on being a program driven by the rowers and open to anyone--regardless of experience or income level.


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.

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