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HUDSON partners with RIVERSPORT Foundation

Photo Credit: RIVERSPORT Foundation
View of RIVERSPORT Foundation Facilities in Oklahoma City, OK. 


JANUARY 20TH, 2021 - Industry leading boat manufacturer HUDSON is pleased to announce a partnership with the USRowing National High-Performance Training Center at OKC and the RIVERSPORT Foundation, to support and enhance the state-of-the-art training facility in Oklahoma City, OK.

“As an Olympian, I know it takes a community to be able to reach the next level in your athletic career,” 2008 Olympic Medalist and HUDSON Central Region Representative Liam Parsons commented. “You need reliable resources, coaching, consistency and support among many other things. To not have to worry about the performance or reliability of your equipment is huge. I’m glad that we can bring this type of support to the athletes currently training in OKC.”

As the current Head Coach and High-Performance Program Director for the USRowing National High-Performance Center, Reilly Dampeer has been supporting elite athletes since 2016. Athletes that have been part of the group that trains in OKC have seen success at the Senior, U23 and U19 World Championships, Pan American Games, and World Cups among notable events.

“OKC has selected HUDSON as the primary boat manufacturer for all RIVERSPORT programming,” Dampeer stated. “The quality and performance of equipment, as well as the superior service from their staff, made this decision easy. We have a strategic plan through LA28 and HUDSON aligns with everything we are hoping to accomplish in the upcoming years.”

In addition to supporting the athletes and coaches at USRowing National High-Performance Center at OKC, HUDSON will play a significant role in general programming that is offered through the RIVERSPORT Foundation Boathouse District. 

“Building a culture for rowing in OKC from the ground up was anchored with the belief that we needed to introduce the sport as a mainstream activity to re-acquaint our city to the river that our city was built upon literally overnight,” said RIVERSPORT Foundation Executive Director Mike Knopp.

“The spirit of innovation is shared between HUDSON and RIVERSPORT and we greatly look forward to this timely partnership given our aggressive and exciting vision for growth of our programming and reach over the next few years.”

HUDSON Atlantic Sales Manager Matt Muffelman is particularly pleased with the continued excitement surrounding rowing in the OKC community. “It’s amazing to look at the growth of rowing in Oklahoma over the past decade and how instrumental Mike and the OKC community have been. The enthusiasm that drives all their programming is contagious. I’m thrilled that HUDSON has this opportunity to further aide in the growth of the sport in the region.”


For more information about the USRowing National High-Performance Training Center at OKC or the RIVERSPORT Foundation, please visit:


HUDSON announces High Performance Partnership with Craftsbury’s Green Racing Project

Jen Forbes, Current GRP Athlete

OCTOBER 23rd, 2020 - HUDSON is proud to formally announce their Performance Partnership with Craftsbury’s Green Racing Project.

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project is a year-round, multisport team based out of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center (COC) in Craftsbury, Vermont. In the sport of rowing, the team supports a year-round senior squad as well as seasonal U23 programs. Both of these programs strive to place athletes at the highest levels in the sport, while developing them as members of a sustainable community as well as active individuals that support the mission of the COC.

Currently, coaches Steve Whelpley and Troy Howell oversee a group of 20 male and female athletes, who live and train at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Craftsbury, VT. Both Whelpley and Howell work to empower these individuals to be the best versions of themselves, on and off the water. ​To date, these efforts have placed athletes on the Senior Worlds’ teams, Pan American Games teams, Senior Training Centers, and U23 Worlds’ teams.

"For us, HUDSON reflects many of our values. We're looking to build unique, creative athletes that still rise to the international standard in their own way” Coach Steve Whelpley states. “HUDSON is at a point now where they are innovating for our sport at the same time as they produce a high-quality product on a day-to-day basis. I look at their USP rigger and finally see a rigger that rivals the integrated use of carbon fiber in many other sports like cycling and sailing."

“No matter what anyone says, at the end of the day it’s all about the athlete,” Atlantic Sales Manager Matt Muffelman says. “We are beyond excited to support the Green Racing Project and the overall development of current and future athletes that look to further their competitive careers at Craftsbury.”

For more information on Craftsbury’s Green Racing Project, please visit:

HUDSON partners with NBP/SANCA

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Industry leading boat manufacturer HUDSON is pleased to announce a partnership with Nathan Benderson Park, to support and enhance the top-ranked rowing venue in North America, located in Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla.

HUDSON will be named the official supplier of boats for rowing programming at Nathan Benderson Park. This includes daily rentals, long-term rentals for visiting teams and private instruction camps. Being athlete focused and technology driven, HUDSON will provide equipment that can be easily adjusted to each athlete while the SHARK Series hulls provide world leading design, technology, and speed.

“Nathan Benderson Park and the rowing venue created in Sarasota-Bradenton is a world-class facility that offers year-round premier racing, training, and wellness opportunities,” said Atlantic Sales Manager and Sarasota resident Matt Muffelman. “HUDSON is excited to partner with NBP to enhance and grow these offerings by expanding the availability of high-quality rowing shells and services to its citizens and visitors.”

Stretching over 600 acres, NBP has quickly become a favorite location for North American and World Rowing championship events. Facilities include a world-class 2000m race course and a state-of-the-art finish tower and training center. Hosting its first race in 2009, NBP has welcomed more than 100 rowing events including the 2017 World Rowing Championships, 2018 World Rowing Masters Regatta and 2019 World Rowing Under 23 Championships. The park also has hosted Olympic rowing time trials and USRowing events, as well as the NCAA Rowing Championships.

“Service, wellness and growing the sport of rowing are priorities that Nathan Benderson Park and HUDSON value and share in common, making this a perfect partnership,” park Chief Operating Officer Stephen V. Rodriguez said. “We appreciate HUDSON’s support as the park has developed and look forward to this continued partnership, and together, welcoming athletes to the Sarasota-Bradenton area.”

For more information on the programs offered at Nathan Benderson Park, please visit


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HUDSON releases 1.42+ SHARK into the Wild

Trevor Jones U23 World Champion 2017 and 2018
Canada - 2017 and 2018 U23 World Champion
USA - 2018 Junior World Champion
USA - 2018 Junior World Champion

Designed to fit taller and heavier athletes with a custom extended cockpit and additional freeboard to accommodate the dynamic and hydrodynamic effects created by athletes in the target weight range – 215-245lbs (98-111kg)

This hull was previously a custom modification for a select number of elite athletes, including: the 2017 & 2018 U23 M1x World Champion, the 2018 Junior M1x World Champion, Junior World Record Holder on C2 Erg, and select Gold Cup M1x’s.

The need for a Bigger Boat was clear and now the 1.42+ SHARK is available to all.

Contact a HUDSON sales rep for further details.

Isaiah Harrison
C2 Ergometer Junior World Record Holder
Arshay Cooper
Author of 'A Most Beautiful Thing'