Cape Town- The 2017 edition of the USSA Rowing Sprints championships ended on a high note. The famous Blues and Grudge Crews were selected which battled against each other. The crews are always the pinnacle of the Sprints Championships as the total of the 280 participants all seek to earn a spot at either of the crews. The 2017 edition was organised by University of Cape Town, hosted at the Misverstand Dam which is situated just over 140km on the north side of Cape Town.
The Championships consisted of 9 Universities with a record number of 280 participants and over 30 officials who ensured that the 3 day competition is a success. The USSA Rowing Championships continues to enjoy the support of Rowing South Africa which was represented by its President who ensured that the University body are able to stage a successful championships.
The USSA Rowing Sports Association is a very unique code compared to other 37 USSA Sports Associations as it has established a USSA Rowing Trustees Committee which is made out of former USSA Rowers, and this year they have raised over R30 000 for the overall winners and purchased new individual and team trophies. The USSA Rowing Boat race event will be hosted later in the year by Rhodes University in Port Alfred. The overall winners for the 2017 edition went to University of Pretoria who also won the men and women division.
The University of Johannesburg have also welcomed a new member in their Technical Team , Mr. Lawrence Ndlovu the 2012 London Olympics Gold Medallist. The 2018 edition of the USSA Rowing Sprints will be hosted again by UCT at Misverstand dam.
Posted by USSA Communications on 01 Apr, 2017.