RPRA News



NEW DOCK LUANCHED!
April, 2016
A new dock was built and installed this year!





RPRA at Farmer's Market
April, 2016


BOATHOUSE IS UP!
December, 2014
The dock is out, the boats are nestled are snug in their beds and the BOATHOUSE IS UP! This fall, in conjunction with the Boys and Girls Club, the new boathouse was constructed and will be ready for action this spring. We still need to pour a concrete floor, and to install a deck upstairs, but it is a reality and looks beautiful. Members contributed by investing in RPRA boathouse fund, making donations to the B&G Club, raising funds through the Erg-a-Thon and Team Concepts events - we have contributed over $30,000 to the construction of the facility. The job isn’t over yet, but time to celebrate what the campers and rowers will have for future events!

Special thanks to Rudy Fields and Libby Mangum for overseeing the construction, and to all who contributed.





Youth Do Well at Head Of the Eagle
Nov 2011
The Juniors took 3rd place in the Women's Junior quad event (not a novice event, even though it was their first race!), with a time of 17 min, 5 seconds. They were 11 seconds behind the Chicago Training Center "A" boat and 23 seconds behind the first place boat from Indianapolis Rowing Center. There were six boats in the race; the fourth place boat was from YMCA of Rock River Valley Rowing Club (17:15), the fifth place boat was the Chicago Training Center "B" boat, and the Chicago Training Center "C" boat scratched.

$25,000 Closer to Boathouse
JUNE 1, 2010
The Bloomington Boys & Girls Club (B&GC) has informed RPRA that a donor has said she will make a donation to the B&GC for a project to be named for her and her husband. Jeff Baldwin, the Executive director at B&GC has indicated...(more)

SPECIAL NOTE: Zebra Mussels
This is an update to efforts by the Lake Lemon Conservation District (LLCD) to prevent Zebra Mussel introduction into Lake Lemon. Signs have been placed at the Riddle Point boat ramp and the Schell Marina ramp warning about... (more)

Club Buys Hudson Double
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008
Riddle Point Rowing has a new boat! We have purchased a 2003 Hudson mid-weight double. A mid-weight boat is generally rated for an average crew weight of 155 lbs. to 175 lbs. People tell me (more)

End of an Era: Coach Wilson Moves to Tennessee
Mark Wilson has accepted a position with the Oak Ridge Rowing Association in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Mark has been a driving force in the development of the sport of rowing in Bloomington over the past ten years. The formation of the Indiana University Varsity Rowing program and the IU Rowing Club were accomplished on Mark's watch. Mark established a (more)

Dock Constructed at New Riddle Point Site
Monday, April 30, 2007
As soon as the papers were signed for the new Riddle Point location on Lake Lemon, dock building began full swing! Many rowing enthusiasts, spent the last weekend in April building a beautiful new dock.

The Boy Scouts Troop #110 from Unionville, IN, who utilize this Riddle Point location a couple times each week, helped with the launching and construction of the new dock. Riddle Point was appreciate of all their efforts.

Riddle Point Collaborates with Boys & Girls Club and Moves to New Location
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Breaking news! The move to Boys and Girls Club has been approved. Riddle Point Rowing will be moving to the Lake Lemon Boys and Girls Club site. RPR Board members are very excited about this move and believe (more)




Six Riddlers attend All-American Rowing Camp
January 21-24, 2007
This past winter, six cabin-fevered Riddlers escaped the Indiana winter to attend a rowing camp at beautiful Hontoon Landing in Deland, Florida. Those lucky souls were Kay Fields, Rudy Fields, Libby Mangum, Heather Mollo, Corey Mauder, and Jessica Manthie.

While Lake Lemon remained frozen, they ventured south to join other scullers from across the United States and get some serious coaching and practice in the sunshine with the alligators and the manatees! Pictured is the entire group including some of the coaches and helpers at camp.

For more information about the All-American Rowing Camps, please see visit our rowing links page.