NEWS

subpage

A Rower’s First Big Dream Realized

by USRowing video by Ed Moran, ed@usrowing.org | Dec 07, 2015
In his first year of rowing, Nate Goodman’s high school coach from Montclair New Jersey, Jeremy Michalitsianos, told him about the big races he has won. One on them was the Royal Henley Regatta. Goodman never forgot that and he put the idea of winning at Henley-On-Thames at the top of his wish list.
In his first year of rowing, Nate Goodman’s high school coach from Montclair, New Jersey, Jeremy Michalitsianos, told him about the big races he had won. One on them was the Royal Henley Regatta. Goodman never forgot that, and he put the idea of winning at Henley-On-Thames at the top of his list of goals.

In his sophomore year at Yale University, Goodman realized that dream at the conclusion of the 2015 season, one of the best Yale has experienced in years. Goodman, who stroked the boat that won the Ladies Challenge Plate at Henley Royal Regatta, was voted the 2015 Collegiate Athlete of the Year.

“It was huge,” said Goodman during an interview prior to being recognized at the Golden Oars Awards Dinner on Nov. 19th at the New York Athletic Club in New York City. “Henley was my starting dream. When I first got into rowing, my coach sat us down and he said ‘You know, I’ve won some big races,’ and he pointed to his Henley medal,’ he said. “So from day one, what I really wanted to do in rowing was win Henley.”

Listen to Goodman talk about that win, the Yale season, what it is like to be part of a crew and his ambitions in rowing.

Advertisement
    banner ad USRowing homepage
    AmazonSmile 250x250
    USRowing Advertising 250x250
Sponsors
sub-row
Kinesio Logo