Pursuing Excellence through the Sport of Rowing
Junior Rowing has a rich history at Minnesota Boat Club. Many members who have rowed at MBC for over 20 years, began as juniors with the club. Many alumni of the program continue to be involved in the sport within the region and country.
Joining the Team:
High school rowers are welcome to join the team at any point in the year. We offer group learn to row classes for juniors in the summer and the fall. Information can be found here.
The Junior Team practices year-round at the Minnesota Boat Club boathouse on Raspberry Island. During the school year, practices are held Monday through Friday 3:30-5:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00-11:00 am. During the summer, practices are held Monday through Friday 7:00-9:00 am and Saturdays from 9:00-11:00 am. Those participating in other sports for their schools are encouraged to join the team for the seasons they are able- MBC supports all of our multi-sport athletes.
The Junior team is led by Head Coach Miriam Baer. Miriam has been developing high school junior rowers since 1983. As a decorated lightweight rower, Miriam enjoys sharing both her love and knowledge of the sport with the next generation.
Miriam is supported by two assistant coaches. The assistant coaches for 2019 are Isabella Granse and Sophia Becker.
Junior Rower Accomplishments:
Minnesota Boat Club Juniors have rowed at Pan Am Games, World Championships, National Championships, and the Olympics, among other major regattas. Juniors have gone on to row at dozens of colleges in the NCAA, IRA and ACRA rowing associations. Many of these Juniors pursing post-secondary rowing and education earned scholarships or had their admissions assisted by their rowing credentials. All of this has happened under the direct guidance of Miriam Baer.