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This program is for athletes in grades 9 - 12. Rowers from WNY schools and home-schooled youth participate and compete wearing the BSRA argyle. Rowing is a sport for anyone, whether you are a star athlete in another sport or joining a team for the first time. Rowing is the ultimate team sport, unlike any other. All members will find a place where they fit in and are appreciated for who they are. There are competitions and events for Varsity, JV and Novices. The coaches work hard to make sure all rowers get a chance at competing in a rowing shell each season. Rowers will build new friendships through this sport that will last a lifetime and life skills such as leadership, communication and accountability are tested at every practice and race.

Rowing is a low-impact and non-contact sport. Cross training does include impact exercises, but coaches have alternative exercises for those who need a strict low-impact workout. This sport is ideal for athletes who have previously participated in a contact sport and sustained knee or head injuries.

Team BSRA rowers and coxswains attend schools all over WNY including: St. Mary's HS in Lancaster, Mount Mercy Academy, City Honors, Lancaster HS, Hamburg Central HS, Clarence HS, Bishop Timon-St. Jude, Lockport HS and Buffalo Public Schools.

We welcome you to join our team!


Attention athletes in 7th and 8th grade:

Please head over to our Modified Rowing page if you are interested in continuing to row this Fall. 

Fall Season Details:

September 8th - November 8th*

*weather dependent



  • Lift Bridge (Fairport, NY) on September 25
  • Head of the Genesee (Rochester, NY) on October 10
  • Head of the Buffalo Regatta (at BSRA) on October 23
  • Pull the Plug (Pittsford, NY) on November 6


Cost: $550


Junior Women

Head Coach - Mairead Manke (

Assistant Coach -  Allison Ritting



Monday - Friday: 5-7p

Saturday: 8-10a

Junior Men

Head coach - Bob Gunn (

Assistant coach - Mike Pratts



Monday - Friday: 5-7p

Saturday: 9-11a

Payment Types

Please email us at if you must pay via cash or check



Proceed to the registration to pay via card, or bank account

Please contact to use your Health Extras card. 

Please contact if you are unable to use your Wellness card at the check out.

Applying for a Scholarship

If you would like to apply for financial assistance for the Fall 2021 season, please fill out the from below and return to BSRA before September 8th.

Do not fill out the registration forms if you are applying for financial assistance

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BSRA Board Representative for Team BSRA: Nick Zona


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