CJRC Dominates Cincinnati High School Invitational

April 8, 2017

Newport, Kentucky, April 11, 2017—The Cincinnati Junior Rowing Club began its spring racing season by hosting and competing in the Cincinnati High School Invitational this past Saturday at East Fork Lake. Over 21 teams competed from high schools and clubs across Ohio as well as high schools from as far away as Pittsburgh, Chicago, Nashville and Dallas. The competition consisted of Men’s and Women’s Varsity and Novice 8 and 4 boats along with Lightweight 8 and 4 boats. CJRC had a successful Regatta winning 10 out of the 14 Varsity events. “This is a great showing for CJRC – especially so early in the season. While we are really excited about these results, there is still a lot of work to do to prepare for the Midwest and National Championships held in May and June,” replied Head Coach Greg Hull.

Summit Rowers Recognized

CJRC was featured on the cover of the 2015-2016 Summit Magazine Annual Report. The article hi-lights the accomplishments of 5 of our Summit Country Day rowers: Caroline Kranz, Whitt Massey, and Dane Franke, Alex Ragland, and Maya Warren. You can read the article online.

CJRC Featured In River City News

A recent article in the River City News high-lights some of the accomplishments of CJRC.

Tucked neatly along the shores of the Licking River on the Newport side near the 4th St. Bridge, sits a rather nondescript brown metal building. …But while the structure may not immediately impress, the individuals that frequent the place are unquestionably champions.

Read the rest of the article online.

Boathouse Project Update

With the completion of another successful rowing season, it is now time to shift attention to Phase II of the Boathouse project. We need your donation by August 15th to begin Phase II.

Check out the project update here. The groundwork is in place and Greg and the project team are ready to move forward. Our alumni and Community Rowing friends have been very generous in helping CJRC receive pledges for over 50% of the needed funds.

All donations are greatly appreciated. It takes us all working together to Move The Boat.

Make your online donation at today!!

Girls grab Silver and Bronze at Nationals


The team had incredibly exciting post-season racing this year. At the USRowing Youth Nationals in West Windsor, NJ, the girl’s lightweight eight won bronze while the girl’s varsity eight edged out Connecticut Boat Club in the closing meters of the race to earn silver. The boys lightweight and varsity eights finished fifth and seventh.

The girl’s racing was exciting, and especially courageous in the eights, remarked Varsity Girl’s Coach Andy Piepmeier. They went way beyond the race plan!

The team continues training for the USRowing Club Nationals in July.

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 [www.krogercommunityrewards.com][1]. 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.


2016 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 14th @ 7:00 pm

WHAT: Everyone will get a chance to meet the team and coaches, parent volunteers, and see the boats.

Our Fall Schedule is available here.

For more information please contact boy’s coach Greg Hull (greg.hull@gmail.com) or girl’s coach Andy Piepmeier (apieps@yahoo.com).