Winter Training

By dgstoll | November 5, 2019

Indy Indoor Sprints

By jeffm | November 1, 2019

Tryouts are around the corner!

By jeffm | November 2, 2017

The importance of team work

By jeffm | November 2, 2017

Announcement To All Players

By jeffm | November 2, 2017

Audrey Lupton Endowed Scholarship

Audrey Lupton touched many lives during her 17 years, and one community that was fortunate to be part of that special circle of friends was the Indianapolis Rowing Juniors team. As coach Mike wrote when he had the difficult task of telling the IRC community of Audrey’s death in July, “While she was very much a lightweight when it came to rowing, her battle with cancer over the last few months showed that behind the small frame was the heart and spirit of a true competitor. Audrey has shown us that we each have so much more fight in us that we can ever imagine.”


To honor Audrey’s spirit and to continue her example of making the world a better place, the IRC board has established the Audrey Lupton Endowed Scholarship to help ensure that money is never a barrier to participation in the sport of rowing.  To that end, the Indianapolis Rowing Center is hosting the 2nd Annual Lup Lup Gallup 5K at Eagle Creek on October 20th, 2018.  You can register now by following the link above.  Feel free to bring your dogs as well as a tribute to Audrey.


When fully funded, the scholarship will be awarded annually to support rowers with financial needs. We believe that rowing is transformational. Through rowing kids and adults not only develop fitness and friendships, but lifelong skills of discipline, collaboration, and leadership. Audrey exemplified the core values of IRC, and we hope that the scholarship is an enduring legacy to Audrey’s memory.


You may give online on the IRC website (select endowment fund) or by check mailed to: Indianapolis Rowing Center, PO Box 53223, Indianapolis, IN 46253. IRC can also accept gifts of stock and other securities. All gifts are eligible for IRS charitable donation deductions.


If you have any questions, would like to learn more about IRC’s scholarship program, or would like to talk about how you can support the Audrey Lupton scholarship campaign, please contact Fund Development Committee co-chair Liz Kryder-Reid:

2018 Indy Summer Sprints

The 2018 Indy Summer Sprints will be held on Saturday, June 23rd in Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis.  

Online registration through Regatta Central.

Entry fees:
8+ ($80)
4x & 4+ ($60)
2x ($40)
1x ($25)

This year we will be offering MASTERS events only (no Open or Junior).  We have decided to focus on Masters events and offer more events for all skill levels.  A MASTER is a competitor who has attained, or will attain, the age of 21 during the current calendar year (as of December 31).



  • (AA) 21 to 26 years, (has no handicaps)
  • (A) 27 to 35 years,
  • (B) 36 to 42 years,
  • (C) 43 to 49 years,
  • (D) 50 to 54 years,
  • (E) 55 to 59 years,
  • (F) 60 to 64 years,
  • (G) 65 to 69 years,
  • (H) 70 to 74 years,
  • (I) 75 to 79 years,
  • (J) 80 and over.


The following events will be offered:

  • 1x, lightweight 1x, novice/rec 1x
  • 2x, mixed 2x
  • 4x, mixed 4x
  • 4+, novice/rec 4+
  • 8+, mixed 8+, mixed novice/rec 8+



Coaches & Coxswains meeting - 8:15am (INDIANAPOLIS IS EASTERN TIME ZONE)

Racing begins at 9:00am

Indianapolis Junior Championships

Indianapolis Junior Sprints and Sculling Championships - May 4th and 5th, 2019

Indianapolis Indoor Rowing Championships

The Indianapolis Indoor Rowing Championships is an Official Satellite Regatta for the CRASH-Bs World Indoor Rowing Championships.


Date - February 2nd, 2019
Venue - The International School of Indiana (4330 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208)
Who can compete - Masters, Open, Juniors, Novice, Coxswains, Adaptive
When - Racing begins at 9am
Registration is on RegattaCentral and is $25/athlete ($30 day of registration)


Satellite Regatta Information
The Indianapolis Indoor Rowing Championships is sponsored by Concept2 and is an Official Satellite Regatta for the World Indoor Rowing Championships.  Concept2 will provide round trip tickets to Long Beach, CA (the site of this years World Indoor Rowing Championships) for up to four (4) qualifiers who have a time at or below the CRASH-B Qualifying Times.





IRC needs wonderful volunteers to help put on this event - please consider helping out so that we can make this years event the best ever!  Rowing experience is not required for all positions. Help is also needed before the event. Check out the VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION LINK now!

Head of the Eagle

The Head of the Eagle will be held on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 in Eagle Creek Park (ECP) in Indianapolis.  The race course will begin in the south pool of Eagle Creek Reservoir, and finish in the north pool of the Reservoir.  

Online registration is up on Regatta Central.  This is a USRowing registered and officiated regatta.


Friday Schedule:

  • 12-6pm - open practice
  • 7:30pm - ECP gates close


Saturday Schedule:

  • 6:00am - Park gates open
  • 6:30am - Packet pick up (beach pavilion)
  • 7:00am - Coaches, Coxswains and Blind Boats meeting (beach pavilion)
  • 8:00am - Crews can begin launching
  • 9:00am - Head Racing begins


Regatta Information

  • The HEAT SHEET can be downloaded HERE
  • The event packet can be downloaded HERE
  • The event list can be downloaded HERE
  • Race day traffic pattern can be downloaded HERE
  • IRC Release of Liability Waiver can be downloaded HERE
  • A Site Map of the Venue and Facility can be downloaded HERE


Past Results

Big Ten Rowing Championships

The Big Ten Conference has held their Big Ten Rowing Championships in Eagle Creek Park since 2011 and are scheduled to come back to Indianapolis in 2020. There are currently 8 teams in the Conference - Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Rutgers.