In 2014, competitive rowers from Arizona were the focus of this site.

Now, one of those rowers, Galen Bernick, has overcome terrific obstacles to qualify for World Rowing’s most competitive, pre-Olympic category.

Here’s a blast from the past:

Send an Arizona Junior Rower to Germany for Team USA!

Galen Bernick at Southwest RegionalsGalen Bernick, a newly-minted Tempe Junior Crew (TJC) alum and Tempe High School graduate has just earned a spot on the 2014 USRowing Men’s Junior National Team. From August 6-10, 2014, Galen will compete in the World Rowing Junior Championships held in Hamburg, Germany, representing the United States (and Arizona)!

Any funds remaining from Galen’s World Championship trip were donated to support Arizona competitive rowers through the Tempe Rowers Association scholarship program.