Buffalo Bayou Rowing Center

Developing tomorrow's leaders through rowing
Buffalo Bayou Rowing Center is the 501(c)(3) non-profit bringing Olympic-style rowing to middle and high school youth of downtown Houston. We are committed to the development of tomorrow's leaders through Olympic-style rowing with future plans of a community boathouse with event and meeting space. We hope you will help share and help our vision for Houston's youth come to life.
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Meet Mr. Buffalo - our offical mascot. He sports the BBRC colors: lime green and a deep blue. Oar designs are unique to each team. BBRC has designed a green oar with two traditional blue stripes and pays homage to Buffalo Bayou between the stripes.  Look for Mr. Buffalo around Houston when we do our Mr. Buffalo Scavenger hunt! Stay tuned for details! 
BBRC Upcoming Events
Check back often for new events, dates and information!

Sunday, April 8, 2018 10a-2p
BBRC will be at the East End Farmers Market! Come on out and visit BBRC and many great East End vendors!  Learn about BBRC and learn to erg. Complete the 500m challenge and win a prize!

Saturday, June 2, 2018 

BBRC will be celebrating National Learn to Row day sponsored by USRowing and Concept2.  More details will be available as we finalize plans.

Stay tuned for our upcoming Mr. Buffalo scavenger hunt, BBRC squat challenge, corporate leadership & teambuilding opportunities, and more!

BBRC needs YOU!
Buffalo Bayou Rowing Center is the proud owner of 8 rowing shells and a trailer. What do we need now? Your continued support and a permanent place to call home!

BBRC's success is not possible without your generosity. Here are a few ways you can help BBRC!

Our Board

When Michaela's college roommates introduced her to crew at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2008, she was hooked. She continued her rowing career at Texas A&MU niversity, later returning to coach at Embry-Riddle. Today, Michaela still rows competitively and coaches as a certified Level 2 USRowing Coach.  Off the water, Michaela has experience in aviation safety and non-profit development and is a yoga instructor. She is currently pursuing her J.D. at South Texas College of Law Houston.
When Greg joined his first rowing team in 2000 at Texas A&M University- Galveston, he fell in love with the sport.  Greg then continued to found the team at Texas A&M University- College Station. Greg now returns to TAMU-Galveston as their Head Coach. He is a Level 2 USRowing Certified Rowing Coach. His passion for the sport and its lesson allows him to use rowing to develop and leadership programs for corporations around the world. When Greg is not coaching or rowing, he owns and operates a custom woodworking business, Wood by Wood
An attorney since 1979, Barbara is a mother of three, grandmother, wife, volunteer, teacher, and mediator. After an extensive trial career, Barbara retired from the Vinson & Elkins partnership in 2005. She then became the first woman in history to serve as the Texas Democratic U.S. Senate nominee. She now runs an active mediation practice. Barbara has long served the Houston community on numberous charitable boards, co-founding the Houston chapter of the National Association of Urban Debate leagues. Barbara joins the BBRC team as a strong supporter of youth education and fitness development.
The trick was to recognize a good thing when you saw it, no matter how odd or worthless it might at first appear, no matter who else might just walk away and leave it behind
-Daniel James Brown, The Boys in the Boat