More than 1,500 collegiate, youth, and masters rowers from Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Canada are scheduled to compete on the Cuyahoga River in the 22nd annual Head of the Cuyahoga regatta. You can watch from Merwin’s Wharf or elsewhere along the Cuyahoga River.    

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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…

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The Western Reserve Rowing Association has created its first program for veterans, and members on Friday christened a boat “U.S. Armed Forces” in their honor. About 30 veterans, military spouses, rowers and Gold Star families attended the ceremony at the Cleveland Rowing Foundation. Association board member Kerry Watterson, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, gave a…

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Coach Bob Valerian calls crew the perfect high school sport. “Everybody in high school starts from the same level,” said Valerian, waiting for two busloads of students from Shaker Heights High School at the Cleveland Rowing Foundation boathouse on the Cuyahoga River. “Unlike other high school sports, like soccer or basketball or hockey that kids…

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Meet Megan Patton, a Western Reservation Rowing Association board member who has rowed in the association summer league for seven years. She started when her oldest son joined the crew team freshman year for St. Ignatius High School. Some of the moms wanted to try. “It just looked really fun,” said Patton,  55, of Fairview…

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