Welcome to the


Welcome to the first annual CIRC EXPO! For the first time the Chicago Indoor Rowing Championships is brining you thought leaders to discuss all things rowing related. If you’ve wanted to learn more about how to prepare yourself for college recruitment, how to better nutritionally hack your body for optimal athletic performance, learn how to maximize the effectiveness of a rowing event, or just want to meet a multiple Olympic Gold Medalist – this Expo is for you!

Tickets are limited and can be purchased by specific talk or in groups of 3 or 6. First come first serve as there is only a 40-person capacity per talk. The talks have been folded around the revised event schedule so plan your day and CIRC involvement accordingly!

Confirmed speakers listed below:

Talk 1 - So you want to get recruited
Learn the Recruitment Game from Coaches in the know - Rose Marchuk – Head Coach at New Trier HS, Peter Sharis – Head Coach at Quad Cities, Matt Baldino – Head Coach at Loyola Academy, Libby Scarlatos – Head Coach at North Park
Talk 2 - Running a rowing event – build your toolkit
What you need to do to ensure your event is the best possible event for participants, spectators and your club – Speakers: Dennis Kaderback – Lead USRowing Referee Gary Markle – US Coast Guard Auxiliary
Talk 3 – New Product Review
Explore the C2 Dynamic, SkiErg and Water Rower as well as new apps to help you train and improve your workout health.
Talk 4 - Becoming a top performing team and team member
Learn from Mary Whipple about the journey needed to maximize athlete potential and team results
Talk 5 - Supporting rowing through nutrition & performance
Use nutrition for your athletic benefit – Speakers: UIC Human Performance Lab & UIC Dept of Nutrition and Kinesiology
Talk 6 - Adaptive Water Sport Opportunities from Rowing to Paddling
A review of adaptive programs, the Paralympic pathway and the national movement toward mixed and inclusive programming


  • $20 per individual ticket
  • $50 per 3 block ticket
  • $90 per entire 6 block ticket