The above video comes to us by way of California Rowing Club head coach Bernhard Stomporowski, and gives us a window into the CRC side of national team training camp down at Chula Vista, from January 6-27, 2013. Not only do we get a glimpse of this year's invitees doing some work in fours, but we're also invited on land for erg work supervised by newly appointed men's national team coach Luke McGee. USRowing released the full list of athletes invited to the Chula Vista training camps on both the men's and women's sides last week, with the (mostly) lightweight men's camp set to run from February 7-17. For the men, the camp included an NFL Combine-style assessment, as evidenced by some furious activity on Twitter:
20yrd sled push. @usrowing @coachlukemcgee @rowingwolf7 @rowingrelated twitter.com/volp/status/29…
— bryan volpenhein (@volp) January 23, 2013
Also making an appearance in the film (not listed by USRowing but present representing CRC), are Hans Struzyna, who got the 2012-2013 season off to a very strong start in the men's championship single at the Head Of The Charles (finishing 5th overall), Matt Wheeler (getting back into training though still listed as an assistant coach with Stanford), UVA alum Alan Kush, former Yale Bulldog Derek Johnson and former Columbia Lion Evan Cassidy.
Shouts out to Bernhard for another great film—not sure if anyone has managed to combine rowing with Eric B and Rakim before, but it's done to perfection here!