Midwest Junior Rowing Championships

Updated: March 25, 2016

Bethel, OH – May 15th-16th, 2021

This is TCYR’s championship race, and will be the largest juniors-only event our team will attend this year! It is a two-day, 2000-meter regatta sponsored by the Midwest Junior Rowing Association. It is the regional qualifier for the US Rowing Youth National Championships June 10-12th (i.e. top two varsity boats move on to nationals; nationals does not apply to novice competitors). All participants in the Spring program, with the exception of novices who started Spring 2021, are eligible, and highly encouraged, to compete. New Spring 2021 rowers may attend to travel with the team.

Regatta fee includes rower entry fee, trailer cost to move boats to Cincinnati, two nights lodging for rowers, chaperones, and coaches, coach bus travel, and all food from departure to return. We will be taking two coach buses to this regatta, with 2 drivers on each bus.


East Fork State Park, 3294 Elklick Rd, Bethel, Ohio 45106

Directions to Harsha Lake, East Fork State Park – using Rt. 125

  • From I-75 or I-71 southbound, take I-275 East (South) to Beechmont Ave. – Rt. 125E
  • From 1-75 or I-71 northbound, take I-275 East (North) to Beechmont Ave. – Rt. 125E.
  • I-275 East/North to Beechmont Ave. – Rt. 125. Exit (#65).

Follow Beechmont Ave – Rt. 125 East – for 9.5 miles. You will pass through Withamsville, Amelia and Mt. Holly. The road will change names – Stay on Rt. 125 East. Note: As you pass through Amelia watch for 25 mph zone, it is closely patrolled, even at 6 am!

The park turnoff is about 2 miles past the Verbargs Furniture Store on the left.

At Bantam there is a light – turn left onto Bantam. Look for ‘Welcome Rowers’ sign. Drive .2 mile to the East Fork State Park entrance. Turn left into the park, and follow the signs to the Beach.

Drive about .9 mile, passing a cemetery and church on the left. Turn left where the park signs indicate the Beach and continue on for .6 mile to the lake. You will go down a small hill, and the lake will be in front of you. The park is roughly 1 hour east of Cincinnati.


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Need more information?  Contact  rnewman@tcyrc.org