July 26, 2005

SCU Grad Claims USRowing National Titles

July 24, 2005

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Reilly Dampeer, a 2000 graduate of Santa Clara University, won two national titles at the 134th running of the USRowing National Championships which concluded Sunday on Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis.

The Weston, Conn. native captured the gold in both the women's senior and elite single sculls. Her wins were part of a twelve medal, seven national title performance for Seattle's Pocock Rowing Center where she has been training since 2003.

At Santa Clara, Dampeer helped the Broncos to a 1999 Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association title in the women's four with coxswain. At Seattle's Pocock Rowing Center she won a silver medal in the women's senior single sculls at the 2004 USRowing National Championships.


The five-day national championship regatta featured more than 1,200 of the country's top rowers including past, current and future U.S. National Team members. The event included elite, senior, intermediate and junior-level rowers representing more than 80 clubs from across the country competing for titles in more than 80 different events.

There are an estimated 120,000 competitive rowers at all levels in the U.S. according to RegattaCentral, the official online registrar for USRowing.

About the George Pocock Rowing Foundation
The George Pocock Rowing Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, serves as a community resource for the support and advancement of the sport of rowing in the Northwest. The Foundation was established in 1984 as a tribute to the late world-renowned shell-builder George Y. Pocock. Its facility, the Pocock Rowing Center on north Lake Union in Seattle, is home to over 400 rowers, six rowing clubs, public learn-to-row classes, and serves as a gathering place for community events. The George Pocock Rowing Foundation is active in the development of new rowing programs throughout the Northwest, provides rowing opportunities for "at risk" children and adults in the community, and sponsors men and women training for the U.S. National Rowing Team.