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Junior Team & Junior Learn to Row 

Thank you for your interest in the MRC Junior Team!  Learn more by 
checking out our flyer!

We welcome high school students entering their 9th grade year through those who have just completed their senior year.
Our team is open to all from new rowers who have completed one of our learn to row camps to experienced rowers.
All programming is under the oversight the Juniors Head Coach, Vicki Larson, and Juniors Coordinator, Jill Cooper.

Minneapolis Rowing Club is part of the U.S. Olympic Committee's Safe Sport program which seeks to create a healthy, supportive, and inclusive environment for all participants.

Juniors Learn To Row (LTR)

Ready to learn about our favorite sport?  We'll bring you up to speed so you can join our team, even if you've never rowed before. Just choose a class that fits your schedule, and register by clicking below. The Learn to Row class is a 2.5 hour session. Cost is $80/$40 and includes a MRC t-shirt. Scholarships are also available.

Junior Learn To Row Summer/Fall 2023 Dates
These classes are for athletes interested in joining the Junior Team for the summer or fall seasons 2023 and have no prior rowing experience. There is no obligation to join the Junior Team upon completion of a Learn To Row class.  Click the desired date to register.

Wednesday, August 16, 5:00-7:00pm Click here to register  

MRC Junior Team

Schedule & Team Fees

In order to row with the MRC Junior Team, there are two separate fees. Club membership dues are paid annually. In addition to membership, there is a seasonal program fee due for each season a rower participates. The Junior Team has three rowing seasons, spring, summer, and fall. Program fees do not automatically renew as there is no obligation for continued participation.

Season program fees may either be paid in full or upon request, an installment plan option to pay over time may be established.

The program fee for all rowers is currently $475 per season with a sliding scale available. Junior rowers new to the program will also be assessed a one time uniform fee of $40. This ensures all team members have an official MRC racing tank. Additional optional MRC gear may be available for purchase as well.
  • MRC Juniors annual membership dues are $250
  • Juniors Novice (first year, no prior rowing experience) membership dues are $195 
Become a Member Here!
Spring Season 2023: Thursday, March 16 - Friday, June 2
Practices Monday - Friday 4:00 - 6:00pm
Cost: $475

Summer Season 2023: Tuesday, June 13 - Tuesday, August 22  Register for Summer 2023 
Practices Monday - Friday 7:15 - 9:30am
Cost: $475

Fall Season 2023: Monday, August 28 - Friday, October 27  Register for Fall 2023
Practices Monday - Friday 4:00-6:00pm
Cost: $475

Once you become a MRC member, your confirmation email will include a registration link for iCrew. Please create an iCrew account. Junior Team members will use iCrew to indicate practice attendance and view workouts, line-ups, and equipment assignments.  

Log on to iCrew

Additional Information

  • Team program fees are seasonal
  • Base program fee is $475 for each season  
  • Official MRC racing tanks which cost $40 will be the only uniform item required to compete at regattas
  • On an as needed basis, MRC will offers a program fee installment plan and a sliding scale - contact

  • The program fee must be paid in full or the first payment of the installment plan must be made the first week of attending practices

  • Regatta and travel fees are additional
  • Refund Policy: There are generally no refunds after the season begins except for documented medical reasons.

Scholarship funds are available. For consideration, please complete the online Scholarship Application. Contact Jen Sowins with any questions.   

Team Member Expectations

  • Meet minimum standards for participation. Junior Team members are expected to make most practices. If an athlete needs to miss sessions on a regular basis, please consult the Junior Team Head Coach before joining the team.
  • MRC is a volunteer led organization. Members, including Juniors, are expected to volunteer at boathouse work days, middle school rowing camps, and at regattas.
  • Keep financial status with MRC current by paying regatta (and other) fees promptly.
  • The Junior Team is a competition focused team and athletes are expected to attend most regattas. Additional regatta and travel fees will be assessed prior to each regatta.

2023 Junior Team Regatta Calendar TENTATIVE

April 29 Camp Randall Invitational, Madison, WI
May 20-21 Midwest Junior Rowing Championship, Bethel, OH
June 8-11  USRowing Youth National Championships, Sarasota, FL 
June 17  Minneapolis Sprints, Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis, MN
June 24  Thunder Bay Sprints, Thunder Bay, ON
July 15  Duluth International Regatta, Duluth, MN 
July 29  Tops and Bottoms, Kenora, ON
August 18-19   NWIRA Championship Regatta, Kenora, ON
September 9  Pike Island Challenge St. Paul, MN
September 23  Head of the Des Moines, Des Moines, IA
October 7  Head of the Mississippi, Minneapolis, MN 
October 20-22  Head of the Charles, Boston, MA 

See you on the Water!

Physical Address (not mailing)
2968 West River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Mailing Address
PO Box 583102
Minneapolis, MN 55458
Club Administrator
Jen Sowins
(612) 469-7999
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 On site phone for emergencies only:
 (612) 729-1541

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