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  • Sally O'Connor of Avalon Just Keeps on Rowing

    Jan 29, 2016
    Thirty years ago, a young Sally O’Connor sat in front of a small, black and white television with bunny ears. On the screen flashed images of the west coast, the 1984 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, California, and from her small home in Washington, D.C., it looked like the most magical thing.
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  • Allen and Kerber to Head U.S. Under 23 Men’s Team

    Jan 29, 2016
    PRINCETON, N.J. - Dartmouth College men’s head coach and two-time Olympic medalist Wyatt Allen has been tapped to coach the U.S. under 23 men’s team that will compete at the 2016 World Rowing Junior, Under 23 and Senior Championships.
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  • Ready All? Putting the Finishing Touches on a Good C.R.A.S.H.-B Training Plan

    Jan 28, 2016
    In boat clubs across the country, most rowers with the intention of racing at the C.R.A.S.H.-B sprints the last week of February in Boston, have been toiling away on rowing machines, piling up the long, steady state workouts and meters that build a good endurance base.
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  • 3-on-3: Olympic and World Champions Talk Mental Preparation For a Big Season

    Jan 27, 2016
    Three experts answer three questions, offering unique insights that have helped them and others along the way. This month, we talk mental preparation for a big season with Pete Cipollone (2004 Olympic champion coxswain), Esther Lofgren (2012 Olympic champion in the women’s eight) and Chris Kerber (two-time world champion, ’96 and 2000 Olympic alternate and current Cornell University lightweight head coach).
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  • The National Rowing Foundation Announces the 2016 Inductees to the National Rowing Hall of Fame

    Jan 26, 2016
    NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. – The National Rowing Foundation announced today the selection of two devoted patrons of rowing and six crews comprising twenty-six athletes for induction to the prestigious National Rowing Hall of Fame.
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  • Finding a Way to Run a Successful College Club Rowing Program

    Jan 19, 2016
    There are big differences between what a club college rowing program can do compared to a university where crew is a varsity sport, one that has academic support, scholarships and a school-funded equipment and travel budget. At schools like the University of Michigan, those elements of student-athlete life are missing, and having a sustainable operating budget depends on a combination of alumni support, donations and student fundraising.
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  • Building Healthy Rowers: Success at the 2016 Saratoga Coaches Conference

    Jan 18, 2016
    In the past year, junior rowing has seen tremendous growth across the country as USRowing events such as Youth and Club Nationals saw record numbers as new athletes pick up the sport. The 2016 Saratoga American Junior Coaching Conference took the time this year to focus on how to properly and safely incorporate eager new rowers.
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  • World Rowing Calls for Nominations: 2016 Thomas Keller Medal

    Jan 18, 2016
    The World Rowing Federation, FISA, has opened the nomination process for the 2016 Thomas Keller Medal to the general public.
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  • February Training Suggestions

    Jan 15, 2016
    February marks the return of rowing-specific preparation with continued development of the aerobic base whether on the erg or on the water. While continuing to keep a solid amount of volume and aerobic workouts (U1 and U2), coaches should begin touching the high cadence and intensity workouts as well (AT and TR-).
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  • Twenty Years of Dad Vail Leadership

    Jan 14, 2016
    Philadelphia’s Jack Galloway has been a fixture on Boathouse Row for over the past 50 years. He spent his youth rowing on the Schuylkill River and he rowed and graduated from LaSalle University where he was a Dad Vail champion.
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  • A Successful Past and Plans for the Future of PNRA

    Jan 11, 2016
    The success of the Princeton National Rowing Association since its inception in 2000 has been clear. It has developed and expanded rowing programs on Mercer Lake for masters and junior rowers and is the host base for the U.S. national team.
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  • Focusing on Athlete Health at the 2016 Saratoga Junior Coaching Conference

    Jan 11, 2016
    Every year, the Saratoga Rowing Association hosts one of the more popular and well attended junior coaches conferences of the early season. Traditionally focusing on coaching techniques, training, boat repair and equipment upkeep, the three-day event presents a variety of topics helpful to any junior coach.
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  • In Memory of an “Impressive” Man – MIT Coach and Dedicated Oarsmen Jack Frailey

    Jan 07, 2016
    In a Boston newspaper story about a his unbeaten Massachusetts Institute of Technology crew that had just thumped Yale University by more than two lengths in a dual race leading up to the 1961 Compton Cup, head coach Jack Frailey described his crew’s performance as “impressive.”
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  • Identification Camps Offer Opportunities for Junior Rowers of All Levels

    Jan 07, 2016
    Has the process to become a member of the U.S. Junior National Team every interested you or your young rower? Have you ever wondered what sort of skill level an athlete needs to be to attend an identification camp? Look no further and do not miss this opportunity to learn from the best coaches in the country while getting noticed for a possibly spot on a high performance rowing team.
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  • Safety of a Different Kind

    Jan 04, 2016
    Bullying, sexual harassment, and other emotional and physical abuses are not typical topics when we think about the safety of our athletes. But unfortunately, we need to.
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  • Hot & Healthy Ideas for Your Next Regatta Food Tent

    Jan 04, 2016
    It’s a new year and the perfect time to start planning your regatta tent fare for the spring. Whether you’re formulating or re-formulating the food options offered to your team, I invite you to take it up a notch or two by offering healthier options and more food variety.
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  • Pursuing a Life Dream to the Top of the Medal Stand

    Dec 30, 2015
    Lauren Schmetterling got her start in rowing at a small, parent run club organization that was just getting going when she was a freshman in high school in Moorestown, New Jersey. At first it was a way to be with friends, to be outdoors and have another activity she could pursue in school.
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  • A Lifetime of Achievements Remembered and Recognized

    Dec 26, 2015
    Peter Zandbergen found rowing when it became apparent to him that football was not going to be a sport he could pursue in college.
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  • Teamwork and Discipline are Common Success Factors in Both Rowing and the Military

    Dec 22, 2015
    Col. Greg Gillinger has spent enough time in rowing and in the United States Air Force to recognize that the values and discipline needed to succeed as a team member in one are the same for both.
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  • Institute for Rowing Leadership Alumni Share Their Stories

    Dec 21, 2015
    The Institute for Rowing Leadership has been training future leaders in rowing in the Advanced Certificate in Rowing Leadership program since 2011. This fall, four IRL alumni shared their stories about the impact that the IRL has had on their coaching career since graduation. Ranging from coaching elite athletes at the World Championships, to those who are putting their hands on an oar for the first time, their stories show the wide range of impact leadership has across the sport.
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  • A Year of Reflection and Honor For a Woman Pioneer in Rowing

    Dec 18, 2015
    Ginny Gilder first fell in love with rowing as a teenager standing on the banks of the Charles River watching the Head of the Charles Regatta. She was just 16-years-old, and dealing with the effects of a troubled home life and knew when she saw the boats on the water that she was being shown an avenue to a new life.
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  • Rowing is Difficult and Rowing is Fun for Sarasota Crew Junior Athlete Clark Dean

    Dec 17, 2015
    When his mother signed him up for a crew camp in Sarasota, Florida, what Clark Dean liked at first was just finding a chance to hang out with friends and have fun. As his career progressed into the competitive high school and junior level, he found it both difficult and rewarding in numerous ways.
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  • Finding Joy in Molding Teens into Athletes

    Dec 16, 2015
    Brian de Regt was looking for what to do next in rowing after finishing up his competitive career in 2012 and knew that the next logical step would be coaching. What the 2015 Fan’s Choice Junior Coach of the Year found was a completely new challenge – helping to transform teenagers dealing with their always changing young lives into athletes capable of competing at a constant competitive level.
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  • Hooking Texas Football Horns into a New Sport

    Dec 15, 2015
    The Texas Rowing Center in Austin is located in the heart of football country. But all 2015 Master Coach of the Year Mark Borchelt needs to convert new local athletes to rowing is to get them out on the water.
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  • IRL Alumni Spotlight

    Dec 14, 2015
    The Institute for Rowing Leadership at Community Rowing Inc. offers the only sport specific graduate level coaching education program in the USA. The IRL provides an intensive yearlong Advanced Certificate in Rowing Leadership fellowship program for future leaders through a curriculum based on both academic and experiential learning methodologies.
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