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 - RowBuffalo U17 & U19 Competitive Program -

This program is for rowers with previous competitive experience

Why choose RowBuffalo/BSRA?

  • Our coaching staff has over 42 years of coaching experience

  • Learn the most efficient and effective physical training for rowing

  • We will teach you the latest research into what moves a boat

  • Having won a Worlds Championship in 2022 and having placed our crews in 10 finals at the 2022 Royal Canadian Henley we are energized to achieve more in 2023.

  • Our focus is to win


The women’s program features Claire Martin Doyle and Mairead Donnelly. Claire was the MIT Women's Head Lightweight Coach from 2006 - 2023. Some of her highlights include earning  a gold and silver medal at the Head of the Charles Regatta. 


The men’s program features Ryan Ficorilli, who led the Columbia University Rowing Team as captain for two years. He holds gold metal victories in eights at the Sprints. He has coached college and high school programs for over 10 years with gold metal results at NYS Championships SRAA, and CSSRA events. He was a member of the US National Team and represented the US at the Pan Am Games. Ryan has won/medaled at every major regatta in North America. Alongside Coach Ficorilli, his assistant coaches are Peter Spira and Lars Finlayson. They have won 2 Club National titles and Henley gold. In addition, RowBuffalo has four Senior Coaches with national and international records of success.


We want to make you a winner.

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RowBuffalo Summer Competitive Head Coach: RJ Rubino

The summer programs feature RJ Rubino, a former US National Team Oarsman who won and medaled at both national and international regattas. RJ has coached programs to win a World Championship, four USRowing Youth and Summer National Championships, four US Schoolboys titles and five Canadian Schoolboy titles.

U17 & U19 Men

Head Coach: Ryan Ficorilli

Assistant Coaches: Peter Spira & Lars Finlayson

*Practice Schedule*

Practice begins on Saturday, June 17th @ 8-10:30a

Monday-Friday 5:30-7:30/8a and a few  evenings 5-7p. Saturday mornings 7- 9;30am

*schedule will be finalized by coaches with coaches & athletes availability in mind*

U17 & U19 Women

Head Coach:

Assistant Coaches: Claire Martin-Doyle & Connor Schafer

*Practice Schedule*

Practice begins on Saturday, June 17th @ 8:30-11:00a

Monday-Friday 6-7:30/8a and a few afternoon evenings 5:30-7:30p. Saturday morning 8-11am

*schedule will be finalized by coaches with coaches & athletes availability in mind*

- 2023 Summer Regatta Schedule -

West Side Invitational - Sunday, July 9th @ Buffalo, NY (all athletes)

USRowing Summer National Championships - July 13th- 16th @ Bethel, OH (select athletes who meet standard)

RowOntario Championships - Saturday, July 29th - Sunday, July 30th @ Welland, ON (all athletes)

139th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta - August 8th - 13th @ St. Catharines, ON (most athletes)

2023 Club Nationals Travel Fee 

$330 Fee includes transportation, hotel and rowing tank top. Meals are not included. 

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