The Board of the American Collegiate Rowing Association National Championship has announced that the 2021 Championship, which was to be held May 21-23 in Oak Ridge TN, has been canceled.
The group polled member organizations to determine likely attendance, and discovered "that less than 10 programs have indicated they would be in a position to travel and compete at our regatta this season," resulting in the cancellation of the event.
The ACRA members did encourage members who are able to travel and compete to try to find opportunities for their programs.
"Please note: There are a significant number of programs able to compete and travel within their region. The Board encourages all programs to reach out to their Regional Representative to coordinate regional races and locations wherever possible."
The group also made the following eligibility changes for the 2022 season:
Due to the significant impact on rosters and programs over the past two seasons, the ACRA Board has revised our eligibility guidelines for the 2022 ACRA Championship Regatta.
NOVICE ELIGIBILITY: Any athlete that started their collegiate competition from Fall, 2019 or later remains eligible for Novice competition in the 2022 ACRA Championship Regatta.
ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY: An athlete at the ACRA Championship Regatta typically has four years of eligibility to compete within five years of starting their first semester at a collegiate institution. Due to the impact of COVID-19, the 2020 and 2021 season of competition is forgiven even if an athlete was able to race. Any athlete attending a collegiate institution during the fall of 2019 through the spring of 2021 will have six years to complete their four years of eligibility.
See the full release here.