A Waterloo resident who’s bounced around the country as an athlete will soon find herself serving as coxswain for a rowing team in England. Read full article here. Interested in more Rowers Choice and rowing content? Click here to learn about these rowing coaches and their rowing teams.
BY NANCY CLARKPHOTO BY ED MORAN While some athletes have cast-iron stomachs and few concerns about what and when they eat before they exercise, others live in fear of pre-exercise fuel contributing to undesired pit stops during their workouts. Be it stomach rumbling, a need to urinate or defecate, reflux, nausea, heartburn, or side stitch, […]
Three-time Olympic rowing champion Hamish Bond of New Zealand will be getting on board a new kind of vessel in 2024. The 36-year-old announced Thursday (26 January) that he is joining the Kiwi squad, as the team looks to defend their title at the America’s Cup in Barcelona next year. New Zealand won the 2021 […]
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – RIT Head Rowing Coach Jim Bodenstedt announced he will retire this spring following the completion of the 2022-23 season. Read full article here. Interested in more Rowers Choice and rowing content? Click here to learn about these rowing coaches and their rowing teams.
An exploration of mixed-gender events and inclusive rowing formats. The ultimate objective of crew rowing is absolute unity of motion. Daniel James Brown describes it best in The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, “All were merged into one smoothly working machine; they were in […]
The late coach Larry Gluckman coined the term “condition-free technique.” Larry coached his rowers to develop clean bladework skills and technique so they could handle any kind of adverse weather or water. Losing rhythm, being thrown off balance or, worst-case scenario, flipping over happen easily if you are not rowing with your oars high enough […]
How long does it take to row a boat more than three thousand miles over open ocean from the Canary Islands to Antigua? For Ben Towill and Charlie Layton, two Charleston, South Carolina, restaurant vets who completed that epic journey January 21, the answer is forty days. Read full article here. Interested in more Rowers […]
Sitting in the two seat of OUWBC’s Blue Boat is former US lightweight Christine Cavallo. Cavallo, 26, is a Stanford alumni and represented USRowing at the 2018 and 2019 World Rowing Championships, and trialed for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic team but just missed selection for the lightweight double. Ahead of making her Boat Race debut […]
Rowing requires equipment. World Rowing, as the governing body of the sport, manages the rules around that equipment and a commission is purposed with that role. Heading World Rowing’s Materials Commission – now called the Equipment and Technology Commission – was former American rower Paul Fuchs. Read full article here. Interested in more Rowers Choice […]