Monday, June 23, 2014
Behind the Scenes with the U.S. Team—Matt Miller: Video Journalist
Not all that long ago, Matt Miller—six seat of the U.S. men's eight—did a series of blog posts for us, while he and his Virginia teammates were taking on all comers in the Temple Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta (where Miller and the Cavaliers reached the semifinals). (Click the links for parts one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, and nine of that series.) Since then, Matt has done a lot of rowing and sculling at a very high level, and has also upped his rowing journalism game—these two videos (above and below) are parts one and two of an ongoing project documenting his summer of racing with the U.S. national team in Europe. And, from the look of it, they're managing to have at least a little fun.
Some of the highlights include an interview with 2012 Olympian Steve Kasprzyk (Interlocutor: "Would you be willing to answer a few questions for the camera?" Steve: "Well, the honest answer is no, and does that count as one?"); Matt reveals his favorite film; plus more bearded banter from behind the scenes with the squad. All we can say is, we're looking forward to episode three from Amsterdam—Holland Beker is coming up this weekend!