Rowing


Athletes Without Limits relocates National headquarters to Bend Oregon

The move was made in large part due to Bend’s abundance of training opportunities and facilities, access to outdoor recreation, active lifestyle, and the community’s ethos for volunteerism.

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Brisbane to host 2019 INAS Global Games

Brisbane, AUS
For Immediate Release: 12th June 2015 Learn more on our Athlete Without Limits Global Games page. INAS – the International Federation for sport for para-athletes with an intellectual disability – has selected Brisbane, Australia to host the 5th INAS Global Games in 2019. The Games – a week long championship featuring nine sports – will attract more than 1000 of the world’s elite athletes with an intellectual disability. The opening ceremony will take place on 19th October 2019. Sport Inclusion Australia (formerly AUSRAPID) is the INAS member ...

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Meet Justin “Champion” Boatner

Justin Boatner
Justin came to an Athletes Without Limits "Learn to Row Day" with his Arlington County Schools special education class in 2012. He was very excited and enthusiastic about rowing. He asked a million questions about the boats, the ergs, equipment and technique. First and foremost was "when do I get to row my own boat on the water?!" The Athletes Without Limits (AWL) integrated rowing program made it possible for Justin to pursue that dream and much more. This spring Justin earned a spot on his Wake-field High School rowing team by beating out other students. He ...

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Venable Foundation Donates Racing Shell to Athletes Without Limits Rowing Program

Athletes Without Limits celebrated it's newest racing shell The Venable at a special event featuring Olympic Medalist Esther Lofgren and Paralympic Bronze Medalist Sgt. Rob Jones. Generously donated by the Venable Foundation under the leadership of Doug Baldridge, The Win-Tech four-person sweep racing shell has adaptive features that allow the athletes with disabilities on our Washington DC-based Integrated Rowing Team to race and train together with their non-disabled peers. Visit our Facebook page to see photos from the dedication event.

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Jones and Masters Win Paralympic Bronze in Rowing Mixed Double

Masters and Jones Mixed Double Scull
Athletes Without Limits is proud to have members of our DC-based integrated rowing team on the podium in London. The mixed double sculls crew of Rob Jones (Lovettsville, Va.) and Oksana Masters (Buffalo, N.Y.) won bronze in the Trunk & Arms category Sunday at the 2012 Paralympic Games in Eton Dorney, outside London. Theirs is the first U.S. Paralympic medal in this event since rowing became part of the Paralympic Games in Beijing in 2008. The U.S. crew was in sixth place at the start, but worked it's way through the field, crossing the line in 4:05.56 to edge out ...

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Strong Season for AWL’s DC Rowing Team

Athletes WIthout Limits Eight
Coach Patrick Johnson, brings 20 years of teaching experience at the high school and collegiate level and is the founding director for two adaptive programs including the integrated Athletes Without Limits/US Paralympic Military Program (USPMP) Rowing Team in Washington DC. Johnson and his team of coaches and volunteers are experienced in motivating athletes with intellectual disability to make rowing both fun and challenging. We invite coaches to join us at the camp to share and strengthen the growing movement for the "ID" classification in US and international rowing. ...

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50+ Athletes with Disability Compete at C.R.A.S.H.-B. Indoor Rowing Sprints

Athletes Without Limits/USPMP Rowing Team
Event shows great promise for integration of athletes with intellectual, 
physical, and visual disabilities into prominent sporting events Boston, MA - Over 50 athletes with disabilities competed amongst the 2,200+ total participants at the 2012 C.R.A.S.H.-B. Sprints, an annual indoor rowing competition that took place earlier today at Boston University’s Agganis Arena. Competitors rowed 1,000 or 2,000 meters against the clock on sponsor Concept2 ergometers in various categories including Men’s and Women’s Open, Lightweight, Under-23, Junior, Master, Veteran and ...

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2012 Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints

Mid Atlantic Erg Sprints
Sunday February 4, 2012 Alexandria, Va Members of the Athletes Without Limits/DC Strokes Rowing team will be competing. For information about the event visit www.ergsprints.com.

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Head of the Occoquan

November 5-6, 2011 Sandy Run Park, VA Members of the Athletes Without Limits/DC Strokes Rowing team will be competing. The 2011 Head of the Occoquan (HOTO) will take place November 5 and 6 at Sandy Run Park, VA. HOTO has become one of the largest regattas in the US. This two day regatta will feature Collegiate events and all singles on Saturday, November 5, and Club and Junior events on Sunday, November 6. Be sure to register early since registration will close when the number of registrants reaches the limitations imposed by the Northern Virginia Park Authority. ...

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Lea Leads US Team with Two World Championship Gold Medals at Global Games in Italy

Syd Lea
Runner Michael Murray, swimmers Leslie Cichocki and Sarah Gilbert and runners/rowers Bruce & Mark Worley round out a strong performance for the US Team. Washington, DC - Six elite athletes with intellectual disability represented the United States at the INAS Global Games World Championships in Italy from September 24 - October 3. Nearly 700 athletes from 40 countries competed in swimming, athletics, tennis, basketball, indoor soccer, cycling, and table tennis. The Global Games are a major preparatory competition for the London 2012 Paralympic Games where for the ...

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