Monday, August 17, 2015
Video Of The Week: Matt Miller and the U.S. Men's Eight Train for Aiguebelette
This week's video comes to us thanks to U.S. national team rower Matt Miller, who today released the latest in his series of training features with the men's eight, this one covering their summer training and the build up to the world championships.
Again, Miller has mixed a series of well composed shots with some fancy editing—particularly interesting are the time-lapse sequences, blending hundreds of strokes tougher and lending the short film an almost painterly feel. But before we wax too poetic about it, it's also an inside look at some of the off-the-water fun these guys have had in Princeton this summer. And, it's not the only recent feature on the U.S. men's eight.
Team USA stopped by the Princeton Boathouse not long ago, interviewing Curtis Jordan and Tom Terhaar about training and program building. Not to be missed at the end of the video—host Tanith White promises a second episode on Carnegie Lake, when she'll take to the water with your men's eight banter king, Mike Gennaro. Suffice it to say, we'll be looking forward to that one.
[Related: Meet the U.S. Men's Eight, Headed to World Rowing Cup II in Varese]
This year's crew will be coxed by 2012 Olympian Zach Vlahos, and, from stern to bow, features Michigan alum and RR super-fan Tom Peszek, Yale grad Tom Dethlefs in the seven seat, Alex Karwoski of Cornell, Stanford grad Austin Hack, videographer extraordinaire Matt Miller, Washington alum Sam Dommer, all-around good guy Mike Gennaro of Syracuse, and the pride of Wisconsin, Grant James in the bow.
More on the upcoming World Rowing Championships still to come here on RR, as we are now less than two weeks away from the action kicking off in Aiguebelette, France.
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