Rowing Opportunities

Athletes Without Limits offers athletes with intellectual impairment the opportunity to compete in mainstream national and international rowing events.

Rowing is one of a handful of sports with emerging opportunities for athletes with intellectual disability to compete at a high level at Local, Regional, National and International events.  If you are interested please contact us. For a complete list of USRowing Events, which may offer opportunities for the newly recognized “ID” class visit: www.usrowing.org.

Join the Athletes Without Limits DC Rowing Team (DC, Maryland, Virginia)
Athletes Without Limits partnered with DC Strokes, the US Paralympic Military Program and USRowing’s America Rows program to start an Athletes Without Limits Integrated Rowing Team. If you live in the DC, Maryland or Virginia area and are interested in participating in our learn to row or competitive programs please contact us. and learn more on our  DC Team Page.

INAS Rowing with Athletes Without Limits
(Inas) introduced indoor rowing (on ergometers) as a demonstration sport at the 2009 Global Games where US swimmer Gail Morning ranked in the top 12 on the 1,000m ergometer challenge. Since then the sport has grown to include on water racing.  Athletes Without Limits organizes trips to Inas rowing events based on interest. Athletes must apply for Inas Eligibility. Competitions are held according to the rules of and officiated by the International Federation of Rowing Associations (FISA) and Inas.

FISA & Paralympic Rowing (Coxed 4)
In addition to INAS rowing competitions, there are FISA sanctioned rowing events (on water) that are open to INAS-registered athletes. The International Federation of Rowing Associations (FISA) promotes the inclusion of athletes with intellectual disabilities into mainstream rowing world championships by including an adaptive rowing classification for a mixed coxed four for athletes with intellectual disability (LTAIDMix4+) racing 1,000 meters. Read more about adaptive rowing at FISA’s website.

Other Rowing Opportunities throughout the US
Athletes Without Limits supports the identification and development of US rowers with intellectual disability in mainstream rowing. The USRowing website provides a list of rowing clubs by area. Interested athletes should register for a learn to row (sweep boats) program at their local rowing club. The website also contains information on how to qualify for the US National Teams. Please contact us if you know of or need help finding opportunities for rowers with intellectual disability to train and compete.

Rowing Staff

Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson

Rowing Program Director & Head Coach
Athletes Without Limits DC Rowing Team
Dan Voigtsberger

Dan Voigtsberger

Senior Assistant Rowing Coach
Athletes Without Limits DC Rowing Team
Jacobi Stalica-Galeano

Jacobi Stalica-Galeano

Assistant Coach
Athletes Without Limits DC Rowing Team
Josh Martini

Josh Martini

Assistant Coach
Athletes Without Limits DC Rowing Team
Esther Lofgren

Esther Lofgren

Olympic Gold Medalist & Volunteer Rowing Coach
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Rowers (Nationwide)

The athletes below are US rowers with intellectual impairment who have Inas International Level Eligibility, National Level Eligibility or Pending Eligibility.

Ben McGann

Ben McGann

Rowing, National Eligibility
Athletes Without Limits DC Rowing Team
Bruce Worley

Bruce Worley

Rowing, Athletics, Inas International Eligibility
Athletes Without Limits DC Rowing Team
Syd Lea

Charles "Syd" Lea

Cycling, Equestrian Rowing, Cross Country, Inas International Eligibility
Maryland
Chris Byrnes

Chris Byrnes

Rowing
Athletes Without Limits DC Rowing Team
Daniel Gulyn

Daniel Gulyn

Rowing, National Eligibility
Athletes Without Limits DC Rowing Team
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Dianna Yeniscavich

Rowing
Washington D.C.
Eric Navarro

Gustavo Perez

Rowing, National Eligibility
RowNY
Jesse Garcia

Jesse Garcia

Rowing, National Eligibility
Athletes Without Limits DC Rowing Team
Eric Navarro

Jessica Baker

Rowing, National Eligibility
RowAmerica Hamilton
Justin Boatner

Justin Boatner

Rowing
Athletes Without Limits DC Rowing Team
Kathleen Crean

Kathleen Crean

Rowing
Athletes Without Limits DC Rowing Team
Lucia Lecce

Lucia Lecce

Rowing
Athletes Without Limits DC Rowing Team
Eric Navarro

Luke Arnold

Rowing
Athletes Without Limits DC Rowing Team
Marie Ottinger

Marie Ottinger

Rowing
Athletes Without Limits DC Rowing Team
Mark Worley

Mark Worley

Rowing, Athletics(T20), Inas International Eligibility
Athletes Without Limits DC Rowing Team
Michael Lautenberger

Michael Lautenberger

Rowing, Inas International Eligibility
Athletes Without Limits DC Rowing Team
Sarah Gilbert

Sarah Gilbert

Swimming, Rowing
Florida
Viney DSouza

Vinay D'Souza

Rowing, National Eligibility
Athletes Without Limits DC Rowing Team
Eric Navarro

William Choe

Rowing, National Eligibility
RowNY