8th-12th Grade Rowing

Three Rivers Youth Rowing’s competitive rowing program is one of the strongest programs in the Midwest region, the largest youth rowing program in Western Pennsylvania, and has enjoyed a significant amount of success on the national level.  This level of success is achieved by creating an environment where students are encouraged to pursue individualized goals while being supported by their coaches and teammates.  The goal of TRYR is to create a community steeped in athletic excellence and made up of young people who care deeply about those around them. 

 

No experience is necessary to join our team. Any athlete, regardless of experience or background, is welcome to row with us. Financial support is available.

 

Join

Register for our Fall 2021 season using the links below:

 

Three Rivers Youth Rowing is always accepting new rowers!  No experience is necessary. You are welcome to come to observe or participate in a few practices before you make a commitment. Please email Head Coach Matt Grau to set a time to visit practice, or to ask more questions about our program. 

 

Rowing is a unique sport in that there is an entire segment of our sport devoted to new athletes - novice rowing. When a new rower joins our team, they will train and race with other rowers in their first year of rowing. After completing a year of novice rowing athletes will move on to the varsity program.  

 

Rowing Seasons 

This year, Three Rivers Youth Rowing will operate three rowing seasons. Our fall season for 8th - 12th graders will begin on Monday, August 23rd and run through Monday, November 16th. More information on the fall season is below. Our winter season will run from Monday, November 30th and go until Friday, March 11th while our spring season will begin on Monday, March 14th and conclude in mid-May or mid-June depending on results at the Midwest Regional Championship. Most athletes will be done rowing in mid-May. 

Practice Schedule

Our varsity athletes practice 5-6 times per week depending on the season while our novice athletes practice 4-5 times a week. 

 

Our Fall 2021 practice schedule is: 

  • Varsity: 4:00 - 6:30 PM M/Tu/W/Th/F + 7:00 - 9:30 AM Sa

  • Novice: 4:00 - 6:30 PM M/Tu/Th/F

Race Schedule

The team typically races 5-6 times in the fall and 6-7 times in the spring. TRYR seeks to offer as many racing opportunities to athletes as possible while also maximizing the team's performance at championship races.

 

Our Fall 2021 race schedule is: 

  • Sunday, October 3rd - Head of the Ohio | Pittsburgh, PA 

  • Saturday, October 9th - Hoover Fall Classic | Westerville, OH

  • Saturday, October 23rd - Head of the Charles | Boston, MA (accepted varsity boats only)

  • Saturday, October 30th - Head of the Schuylkill | Philadelphia, PA 

Saturday, November 6th - Allegheny Boat Race/Pittsburgh Fall Classic | Pittsburgh, PA

 

6th & 7th Grade Rowing

Three Rivers’ 6th & 7th Grade Rowing program is ideal for both inexperienced and experienced rowers.  This program is designed to prepare athletes for our 8-12th grade program by instilling each athlete with the confidence and good character necessary to succeed at the varsity level.  This is accomplished through skill development, team-building activities, and competition. 

 

Any athlete, regardless of experience or background, is welcome to row with us. Financial support is available.

Join

Register for our Fall 2021 season here.  

 

Please email Head Coach Matt Grau to set a time to visit practice, or to ask more questions about our program. 

Rowing Seasons

Our 6th & 7th Grade Program has two seasons. Our fall season will begin on Wednesday, September 8th and run through Sunday, November 13th. More information on the fall season is below. Our winter season will take place following winter break, and exact dates will be available soon.  TRRA does not offer a spring 6th & 7th grade program as our experience is that the river and weather conditions are too unpredictable for this age group.   

Practice Schedule

Our Fall 2021 practice schedule is: 

  • 4:30 - 6:30 PM on Wednesdays 

  • 11:00 - 1:00 PM on Sundays

Race Schedule

The 6th & 7th Grade Program has one showcase event for the season, which is the Head of the Allegheny. This is a intra-squad race hosted specifically for this program. The race takes place towards the end of the fall season, and the exact date is TBD.

 

4th & 5th Grade Rowing

Three Rivers’ 4th & 5th Grade Rowing Program is designed to introduce students to the athletic principles that will serve as the foundation to their sporting careers. These principles are introduced in a fun way, that blends physical education and competency with social and emotional awareness 

 

Any athlete, regardless of experience or background, is welcome to row with us. Financial support is available.

Join

Register for our Fall 2021 season here.  

 

Please email Head Coach Matt Grau to set a time to visit practice, or to ask more questions about our program. 

Rowing Seasons

Our 4th & 5th Grade Rowing Program has two seasons. Our fall season will begin on Wednesday, September 8th and run through Sunday, November 13th. More information on the fall season is below. Our winter season will take place following winter break, and exact dates will be available soon.  TRRA does not offer a spring 4th & 5th Grade Rowing Program as our experience is that the river and weather conditions are too unpredictable for this age group.  

Practice Schedule

Our Fall 2021 practice schedule is: 

  • 4:30 - 6:30 PM on Wednesdays 

  • 11:00 - 1:00 PM on Sundays

Race Schedule

The 4th & 5th Grade Rowing Program has one showcase event for the season, which is the Head of the Allegheny. This is an intra-squad race hosted specifically for this program. The race takes place towards the end of the fall season, and the exact date is TBD.

 

Three Rivers Youth Rowing Staff

Three Rivers Youth Rowing employs a strong group of coaches, with a mix of youth, junior, collegiate, and junior national team experience.  Our current coaching staff is: 

Matt GrauHead Coach

DJ CivilettiVarsity Coach

Kim ThomsonVarsity/Novice Coach

Josh HockenberryVarsity Coach

Nella MatthewsVarsity/Novice Coach

Dylan LukasVarsity/Novice Coach

Tim DesrosiersVarsity Coach

Financial Aid

Three Rivers Rowing Association is committed to ensuring that anyone who wants to row, can row in our programs.  We are able to offer a limited amount of financial aid each season to help those individuals and families with the greatest need.  

 

To apply for Financial Aid, individuals or families must complete the Financial Aid Application and provide supporting documents, including a tax return. Please be as clear and thorough on the application as possible. All information you provide is confidential and reviewed only by the TRRA Financial Aid Review Committee.