The Midwest Scholastic Rowing Championship (MSRC) has been held at Harsha Lake since 2005. In 2010, nearly 1800 rowers competed, representing 50 teams from 12 states. It is one of the largest regattas in the nation and serves as a qualifier for both the SRRA and USRowing the National Championships.
Parts of the course were acquired from the 1984 Olympic course in Los Angeles, including the start dock and the lanes. Tim Royalty has been expertly installing and maintaining the course ever since.
MSRA Academic Athletes Recognition
The Midwest Scholastic Rowing Association (MSRA) Awards Committee will distribute award certificates to their Academic Athletes at the Championship Regatta. These Academic Athletes are high School juniors who achieved both academic and athletic requirements:
Congratulations to these 2012 honorees and their teams:
Download the official notice.
The MSRC venue is centered on the expansive public beach area of East Fork Lake State Park. It offers a variety of food and drink vendors, as well as merchandise vendors.
The Matt Maupin Pavilion was constructed in 2008, and completed in 2009, specifically to support rowing events at Harsha Lake. The large open pavilion features beautiful and durable stone supports with a stone fireplace and a unique state of the art audio visual capacity for showing closed circuit and other programs on a TV screen mounted on the fireplace. This pavilion honors our Clermont County serviceman Matt Maupin, who was a rower with the Clermont High Schools Crew in 2001 when he and his crew won a gold medal at the Midwest Championship at this very site.
The MSRC is hosted by three local rowing organizations:
These clubs are proud to show off their great water and welcome teams from all over the Midwest to what we feel is one of the most enjoyable regatta environments available.
Teams from out-of-town might want to sample some uniquely local eateries:
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