PRINCETON, N.J. – Shimano North American Holding Inc., and USRowing have signed a partnership agreement designating Shimano as the official Results and Live Streaming Sponsor of the 2014 USRowing Masters National Championships and an official sponsor of the2014 USRowing Youth Coaches Symposium, the organizations announced on Thursday.
“We are excited to have Shimano increase their support for USRowing and the sport of rowing in general,” saidUSRowing Events Manager AJ Dominique. “With this partnership, Shimano is reaching across the rowing spectrum, from the masters rower to youth coaches. They have put a lot of time and effort into understanding their market, and these events match those efforts.”
In addition to the 2014 USRowing Masters National Championships August 14-17, 2014 in Grand Rapids, Mich., and the 2014 USRowing Youth Coaches Symposium November 14-16, 2014, in Princeton, N.J., Shimano will also have a presence at the 2014 USRowing Northwest Masters Regional Championships June 20-22, 2014, in Vancouver, Wash., and the 2014 USRowing Youth National Championships presented by Rancho Cordova Travel and Tourism June 13-15, 2014, near Sacramento, Calif.
Shimano Rowing Dynamics is based in Irvine, Calif., and Hanover, Mass., with the Shimano Inc., world headquarters in Osaka, Japan. As the global leader in rowing equipment, bicycle components and fishing tackle, Shimano has created a quick-release foot stretcher that allows rowers to maximize the power transferred to the boat.
“Shimano Rowing is thrilled to be partnered with USRowing as a sponsor for several upcoming regattas and events in 2014,” said John Geary of Shimano Rowing Dynamics. “Every day, more and more crews across the county are moving to our rowing equipment for racing and training, so we thought that the time was right to support USRowing and their national and regional events so that we can continue to be on site at all of the major races to support the teams using our equipment from a technical service standpoint.
“These crews and rowers have made a commitment to Shimano, and we want to support them when they are competing at the most important races of the year. We also want to make ourselves available to other rowers and coaches to provide information on the performance advantages of our foot stretcher system. Partnering with USRowing provides us the opportunity to do both.”
ABOUT SHIMANO ROWING DYNAMICS
Shimano Inc., is a global leader in rowing equipment, bicycle components and fishing tackle. The Shimano Rowing Dynamics equipment enhances rowing performance by combining a rigid sole rowing shoe, with our “Virtual Pivot” binding system foot stretcher, allowing the rower to maximize the power transferred to the boat. SRD is recognized and approved by USRowing as a quick-release foot stretcher. Shimano Rowing Dynamics operations are in Irvine, California and Hanover, Massachusetts, and the Shimano Inc., world headquarters are in Osaka, Japan. For more information, visit http://rowing.shimano.com.
USRowing is a nonprofit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. USRowing has 75,000 individual members and 1,200 member organizations, offering rowing programs for all. USRowing’s official suppliers include Concept 2, Croker Oars, JanSport, Nielsen Kellerman, Vespoli and WinTech. USRowing also receives generous support from the National Rowing Foundation and its corporate sponsors and partners: ANXeBusiness Corp, Boathouse Sports, Connect-A-Dock, EMCVenues, JP Crickets, Ludus Tours and Rudy Project. The USRowing National Team program relies on strong partnerships to enable continued success. New opportunities exist to support the teams through the next quadrennial, culminating with the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. America Rows, which supports diversity in rowing, and the USRowing Para-rowing programs also benefit from corporate support. Additional information may be found at www.usrowing.org | Twitter: @usrowing | YouTube:www.youtube.com/user/usrowingorg | Facebook: www.facebook.com/usrowing | Tumblr:http://usrowing.tumblr.com/.