Updated: February 21, 2013

The mission of Twin Cities Youth Rowing Club is to build teamwork, responsibility and excellence in youth through the sport of rowing.



Twin Cities Youth Rowing Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the sport of rowing within the youth community in the Twin Cities metro area.

TCYR is a member of:
-USRowing (national governing organization)
-Midwest Junior Rowing Association (regional championship conference)

TCYR offers a rewarding experience for rowers of all abilities, including a very competitive varsity and a novice program. The team offers the opportunity to sweep row, the prominent discipline of American scholastic rowing, at both the high school and collegiate levels. Varsity rowers compete against other top club programs from all over the Midwestern United States in 2,000 meter races in the spring and summer seasons. In the fall, rowers compete in several longer head races throughout the Midwest (Milwaukee River Challenge, Head of the Mississippi, and Head of the Rock,) before going on to the premiere head race in the world – The Head of the Charles. The Novice Team is made up of athletes with no prior rowing experience. Novices are taught sweep rowing and compete against similarly experienced rowers from other clubs in the spring, summer, and fall seasons.

Since our team inception in 2008, our Men’s and Women’s Varsity and Novice teams have won numerous medals at regattas all over the Midwest region, including the largest fall regatta in the Midwest: the Head of the Rock. Our alumni are rowing at premiere colleges all across the country, from the club level all the way up to Division 1.

On the national scene, the team has made great strides over the years. We received our first entries into the prestigious Head of the Charles regatta in 2011 . The women’s four has continuously re-qualified each year. Starting in June of 2012, three of our rowers were named to the Junior National Team and attended the Women’s High Performance Camp in New London, Connecticut, where they trained and raced with some of the top junior rowers from around the country. Since then, many of our rowers have continued to qualify for the Junior National Teams.