Happy Holidays from the Lake Las Vegas
´╗┐Rowing Club
Thank you to all our members, friends and parents. This has been a huge undertaking and we are starting to see it all pay off with kids getting medals and scholarships. I wish all of you a happy and healthy holiday and New Years.
Dec 2017 Volume4
1st Annual LLVRC Club Day and Chili Contest a great success!
On October 21st, we had 5 8's and a 1x out on the water filled with Masters and Juniors. It was quite a sight to see from our new club. Then we all went inside to taste and judge over 20 different homemade chilis. The competition was fierce, but the overall winner was Maria Wilson with her Fantastic White Chili. Other group winners were: Spicy - Becky Paun, Vegan - Seth Ahlborn, and Mild - Michael Kristof. Thanks to all those that came and rowed and then ate all the good chili.
Pinecrest Academy Cadence Beats Foothill HS and All Stars for 1st Nevada State Rowing Championships
As part of our desire to make the sport more competitive in Nevada high schools, we split the junior team into their schools for a 5000m race on November 28th. Pinecrest Academy Cadence held off a fast charging Foothill HS crew to win the race in a time of 20:03 with Foothill at 20:18 and our All Star group at 20:30. This is the first of three Nevada State Rowing Championships we are hosting. The next one will be an Indoor race on January 27th and then the final 2000m race in May.
San Diego Fall Classic Results
30 Juniors and 21 Adults raced and came home with 4 medals
The LLVRC entered its first race with both juniors and adults! The Masters women 8+ raced first and had the 5th fastest time (19:37) of the 12 crews entered but are just too young!!! Adding the handicap they ended up 9th but raced well and will get faster as we train harder.

Izi Fimbres raced the varsity girls single event after only a month in the boat. Her time of 24:24 gave her a silver medal and was only 8 seconds behind a girl from Newport Sea Base that has a scholarship to University of Oklahoma next year...so the Red River rivalry begins early! "Hook 'em Horns" (Izi will be at Texas next year).

Due to a scheduling conflict with our amazing cox, Paul Her-Strum, the Adult Novice Men's crew raced against 12 College Novice crews and had the slowest time (20:37), but if we could have handicapped it for age we would have placed 8th overall.

The Junior Novice Boys entered two 8+'s and came back with a bronze medal time of (19:08) and 5th (21:11). Both crews were excited to race in their first race and did themselves proud. The Junior Novice Girls raced hard and placed 7th out of 8 crews. Not bad for a team of only 9 girls.

The Women doubled up into a 4+ and came in 7th out of 9 later in the day. The Novice Men added our only 2 experienced rowers and had to enter the college Varsity race. A good but tough experience.

Finally the Juniors also doubled up and raced 4+'s. The boys came in 2nd and 4th out of 7 boats and claimed our next silver medal. In the final race our Novice Girls 4+ raced super hard and were awarded the bronze medal. That was amazing race and we were so proud....unfortunately the next day they "fixed" the results and we ended up 4th. But still a great day for LLVRC.
SAVE THE DATE:February 21st at 6:00 pm
1st Annual LLVRC Fundraiser Lovelady Brewery.
The LLVRC Events Committee is starting work on our first fundraiser. Thanks to Lovelady Brewery and Emerald Island Casino, we will be hosting a dinner and auction at 6:00pm. Auction items can be donated to Veronica Bowers ( solarsmom@gmail.com) and tickets will be available for purchase in January at www.llvrc.org

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to help us purchase these boats; Click HERE
Junior Rower Izi Fimbres wins LLVRC's First Gold Medal at San Diego Winter Classic!
Isabella Fimbres, our only Varsity Rower, went down to the San Diego Winter Classic on December 10th with Asst Coach PJ Lloyd, her mom and truck and our Owen 1x, and came back with a nice new necklace! The LLVRC's first ever Gold Medal.

Izi raced on a crazy 5000 meter course on Mission Bay and beat her only competitor by 3 minutes. Her time was only 45 seconds short of winning the boys event!

Well Done Izi!
Lake Las Vegas to host 2 Collegiate Regattas
March 3rd and April 14th
After the resounding success of the 1st annual LLV Collegiate Regatta, the newly crowned NCAA National Champion crew of the University of Washington decided to race here twice this year and is bringing their Men to race some very fast crews.

March 3rd the Women of UW and USC hold their dual and then the Men from UW, Dartmouth, Oregon State and Santa Clara will race.

April 14th # 1 UW Women will face off against # 3 Michigan and # 4 Texas.
Still Time to Donate in 2017
The grown of the club has been amazing and we have some fantastic members, now we need to start making some progress on fundraising to get us back in the black.
We need 4 more cox boxes, 6 sets of sculling oars, and the trailer needs an overhaul for safety.

Please Donate what you can. Thanks, Jim.
LLVRC 2018 Calendar of Events and Races
For an up to date calendar go to our website: http://llvrc.org/index.php/practice-and-race-calendar/

January 8th Junior Program Starts up again
January 21st USRowing Girls ID Camp Newport Beach AC 9:00am-3:00pm
January 27th Lake Las Vegas Indoor Rowing Championships LLV Boathouse Noon
February 10th Presidents Day Regatta (Juniors Only) Long Beach All Day
February 21st 1st Annual LLVRC Fundraiser (Adults only) Lovelady Brewery 6:00pm
March 3rd 2nd Annual LLVRC Collegiate Invitational LLV Boathouse 8:00am-Noon
March 4th USRowing Boys ID Camp Newport Beach AC 9:00am-3:00pm
March 10th Southern California Cup (Juniors only) Long Beach All Day
March 24-25th San Diego Crew Classic Mission Bay All Days
April 7th Long Beach Invitational (Juniors only) Long Beach All Day
April 14th 1st Annual LLV Women's Challenge LLV Boathouse 8:00am-Noon
May 3-6th Southwest Regional Championships (Juniors only) Sacramento All 3 days
May 19th Gold Rush Masters Regatta (Adults only) Sacramento All Day
August 16-19th USRowing Masters Nationals (Adults only) Oakland All 4 days
Everyone needs and ERG!!! or at least a HR Belt...
Holiday Shoppers...Here is a great deal. For $50 less than Concept2 website plus $0 shipping, you can have a brand new erg for your child or inner child...and help the LLVRC.
$850 no shipping and we put it together. Pick up at the BH on January 27th at 2:00pm. Orders must be paid for by January 12th. Order ERG Here!

If you don't need the full erg, but want to purchase a Heart Rate belt for your athlete, You can get either the Polar H7 HR Transmitter or the Garmin HR Transmitter. Just go to Concept2.com

Hair of the Dog Row Jan 1st 9-11 am
Adults only please
One of my favorite holiday traditions started in 1991 with Roger Barbey at Marin Rowing and has followed me to all my rowing clubs is starting up here on January 1st at 9:00 am. Come for a good wake up row and then stay for a little social warmup. All Adult club members, parents and friends are happy to join us.
Sponsorship Needed for
Junior program and College Regattas
With the help of the board and members we are aggressively looking for Sponsors for the Junior team and our two Collegiate Regattas. Opportunities for Naming rights, Advertising and spots in the VIP Tents on the Finish Line are awaiting.
The reigning NCAA Div I Champions University of Washington are set to return to Las Vegas to defend their title. Click here for  Sponsorship Info