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Row New Jersey Athletes are going to Worlds!

After an exciting week at Youth Nationals, where seniors Emmett Infante (Mountain Lakes 21’) and Wilson Morton (Delbarton 21’) earned  a silver medal in the Mens 8+, these teammates stayed behind in Sarasota, FL to get a little more rowing in.  Switching gears, joining 140 U19 athletes from across the country, Emmett and Wil became pair partners to compete  in the time trials for the Junior National Team.  

After a few practice sessions and looming bad Florida weather, Emmett and Wil gave it their all to take first in the time trials.  Despite the bad weather and racing delays, the skies cleared and  Emmett and Wil took to the course at Nathan Benderson once again.  Coach Rob described the finals as “one more final barnburner—trailing most of the race before pulling ahead at the end to cross the lines first over entries from the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and West Coast regions.”

An incredible last 200 meters, with a photo finish worthy .12th of a second ahead of the pair from PNRA/Mercer, these Row New Jersey athletes earned the bid to represent the United States in the Under 19 Mens 2- competing in the 2021 World Rowing Junior Championships , Plovdiv, Bulgaria this August.  

Earning the title as the first Row New Jersey team members in program history to make the Junior National Team,  Emmett and Wilson will head to Chula Vista, California to train for the next few weeks before heading to Bulgaria in August.

Row New Jersey s a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation located on Lake Hopatcong. It is devoted to developing the strength, character, and confidence of middle school and high school students as well as masters rowers, through the discipline and teamwork of rowing. Rowers and Coxswains come from multiple communities including Summit, Basking Ridge, Boonton, Budd Lake, Califon, Chester, East Hanover, Far Hills, Hackettstown, Hopatcong, Kinnelon, Madison, Mendham, Morristown, Mountain Lakes, Oak Ridge, Randolph, and Roxbury. To learn more about Row New Jersey and  the sport of rowing  contact Rowing Director, Robert Welsh or visit 

Introducing ROW NEW JERSEY!

Top NJ rowing team leans into a future of growth with a name change - in the wake national performance

This summer  the Mountain Lakes Rowing Club situated on Lake Hopatcong  re-launched as “Row New Jersey”.

Row New Jersey is a competitive pre-collegiate rowing team established in 2007. The team draws on middle school and high school students from over 15 towns in North and Central New Jersey, including Mendham, Morristown, Summit, Madison, Bernardsville, Roxbury, Chester, Boonton and Mountain Lakes. “As we lean into a position of growth for the future, it’s important that our team name reflects the diversity of the communities that we pull from” states Rob Welsh, Coaching Director of Row New Jersey.  Row New Jersey provides participation opportunities for beginners and novice rowers all the way to competitive varsity crew teams for boys and girls.