Texas State Rowing Championships to be held at White Rock Lake for the first time

White Rock Lake near Winfrey Point. Photo by Renee Umsted.

This year’s Texas State Rowing Championships will be held at White Rock Lake for the first time in the event’s history.

The competition has been held in Austin for over 20 years, but White Rock Rowing got the opportunity to host it this time.

More than 500 athletes from across Texas will participate in the 2,000-meter, six-lane, fully marked course. According to the contest websiterowers from Austin Rowing Club, Dallas Rowing Club, Dallas United Crew, Episcopal School of Dallas, Founders Rowing Club, Rowing Club of the Woodlands, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Texas Rowing Center, The Hockaday School, Ursuline Academy of Dallas and Rowing of Roche Blanche.

Here is a map of the route.

Course for the Texas State Rowing Championships at White Rock Lake.

Additionally, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson names April 23 as Texas State Rowing Championship Day.

Neighbors are invited to attend the free event. A space will be available near the White Rock Boathouse (2920 White Rock Road) to encourage rowers.

Race heats will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 23.

And the finals are scheduled from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 24. The 8+ Varsity Finals start at 7:40 a.m., the 4x Varsity Finals are at 9:40 a.m. and the team points trophy presentation is scheduled for 12:45 p.m.

For more information about the event, click here.


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