BSRA Blog -  Here is the latest news about what's going on at the BSRA. Please feel free to add your comments or add your own Post. 

  • August 01, 2017 3:14 PM | Anonymous

  • July 21, 2017 8:32 AM | Anonymous

    Interested in rowing in the heart of Buffalo and enjoying unique sites such as the grain elevators and Canalside from the water? Looking for a good workout, want to learn a new skill or just have some fun with a great bunch of people?

    The Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association (BSRA) will host six Learn to Row classes for adults from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and 8 to 10 a.m. Sundays from Aug. 13-24. Participants will meet at the BSRA boathouse at 405 Ohio St. in Buffalo, and the cost is $200 for the six sessions. For more information or to register for Learn to Row, please email or contact Meg Lauerman at 697-0950 or

    Additionally, BSRA will hold a two-week Learn to Row Summer Camp for children ages 12 to 17 beginning July 31 and ending on Aug. 11. Camp days will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a great way to find out what rowing is all about, with training provided by experienced instructors who are accomplished rowers themselves. The cost is $250; please visit to register or call 855-1600 for more information.

    Founded in 2010, the nonprofit BSRA provides community access to rowing on the Buffalo River. The organization currently offers high school, adult (masters), Learn to Row and We Can Row programs. 

    For more information on the BSRA, please  follow the organization on Facebook at for frequent updates.

  • June 21, 2017 10:53 AM | Anonymous


    June 19, 2017

    Rowing program for female cancer survivors has a new home at 405 Ohio Street

    Buffalo, N.Y. – This summer, WeCanRow Buffalo, NY will move to a new home at the Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association’s (BSRA) new Patrick Paladino Memorial Boathouse at 405 Ohio Street. WeCanRow Buffalo, NY is a wellness and rehabilitation program designed for female cancer survivors.


    WeCanRow Buffalo, NY began in 2009 by two cancer survivors: Lisa DeMarco, an Assistant Professor in the Chiropractic Program at D’Youville College, and Lisa Wind, a retired NYS Department of Corrections Officer. WeCanRow Buffalo, NY is a volunteer-directed, not-for-profit educational and support organization. 

    “The goals of WeCanRow Buffalo, NY are to promote a healthier lifestyle by building physical strength, endurance, and to empower women who are in different phases of survivorship through participation in sweep rowing. The program will give female cancer survivors a sense of body control, help them rebuild physical strength and spirit towards a renew self-image while developing a sense of camaraderie,” according to DeMarco


    WeCanRow-Boston, founded in 2002, is the original chapter of the National WeCanRow program, which has affiliates across the country. The program was founded by Olympic gold medalist Holly Metcalf.


    The Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association (BSRA), founded in 2010, provides community access to rowing on the Buffalo River. Currently there are high school, adult (masters), and Learn-to-Row programs rowing out of the boathouse on 405 Ohio Street. BSRA is an association where each program operates independently, sharing the facility and working together to advance the sport of rowing.

    Work is underway on a new boathouse to be named the Patrick Paladino Memorial Boathouse. Once complete, the five-bay, two-story boathouse will accommodate 75 shells, with additional space for training, locker rooms and boat repair facilities.  Phase II, which includes erecting and enclosing the boathouse, is currently underway.


    “Our mission is to seek an increase in recreational activity for our community members through rowing, a variety of water sports, and exercise achieved in hiking or walking on the proposed pathways of the Middle Harbor and The Buffalo River. Our site is open to the public,” said Mark Kostrzewski, President of the Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association. “We seek an increase in access to Ohio Street and opportunities for environmental stewardship and are dedicated to the upkeep of the land and fresh water at our location and property on Ohio Street.”


    The BSRA seeks increases in waterfront access and advancement for the community. The organization believes in building strong and successful scholastic rowing teams and expanding community’s access to the water.

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    Contact Information:

     Lisa DeMarco at or 716-983-4766

    or Jesse Baier at or 226-929-3869

  • May 16, 2017 12:40 PM | Anonymous

    It was a great Mother's Day weekend for the high schools and BSRA team at NYS Scholastic Championships! Congratulations to all of our teams.

    HUGE congratulations to our Junior Women's double winning the Joe Creed Cup! PC: Kim Lonas

    Find more results from NYS Champs here:


  • April 20, 2017 7:05 PM | Anonymous

    WIVB came down to the BSRA to see the first Steel go up on our new boathouse.

  • April 04, 2017 7:32 AM | Anonymous

    We are so proud to announce construction has officially begun this week on our new facility at 405 Ohio Street! Check out this article from Buffalo Rising for more information all about our new boathouse.

  • March 19, 2017 2:00 PM | Anonymous

    Walk with us and our fantastic float this Sunday in the Buffalo St. Patrick's Day Parade!

  • February 27, 2017 9:39 PM | Anonymous

    We are pulling together details for our 2017 summer rowing programs! Join us on Saturday, June 10th at 9:00AM for a general information session. The meeting will be at the BSRA boathouse: 405 Ohio Street, Buffalo. See our Canisius Gambit Ad below for other details!

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