Four Cleveland high schools are competing in the Scholastic Rowing Association National Championships this weekend.
Magnificat, Saint Joseph Academy, Shaker Heights and St. Ignatius will among the 556 boats from 185 schools racing on a 1,500-meter course in the Cooper River in Camden, New Jersey, on Friday and Saturday.
St. Ignatius and Shaker Heights practice out of the nonprofit Cleveland Rowing Foundation boathouse in Rivergate Park, next to Merwin’s Wharf. Magnificat and Saint Joseph are across Columbus Road at the nonprofit Foundry.
Crew teams can quality in different events, for one, two, four or eight rowers, who work as a team to power a 200-pound, 60-foot shell through the water. Here’s what each school is taking to the regatta.
Magnificat: Girls Varsity 8
Saint Joseph Academy: Girls Varsity 4 and Girls Varsity Lightweight 4
Shaker Heights: Girls JV 4
St. Ignatius: Boys
Freshman 8, Boys JV 8, Boys Lightweight Varsity 4, and Boys Lightweight Varsity 8