Wednesday, July 5, 2017

#BucksGoRoyal: Tight Racing on the Thames at Henley Royal Regatta

Ohio State and Cornell face off on land (Photo: Madeline Davis)

The following is the fourth and final installment from the Buckeyes' trip to England for Henley Women's Regatta and Henley Royal Regatta, thanks to senior rower Stephanie Williams.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

RR Interview: John Graves on Rio Training, Selection, and Shifting Focus to Tokyo 2020

John Graves with USRowing (Photo courtesy Carlos Dinares)

Among the top sculling athletes in the U.S., John Graves has plenty of experience racing at the international level. Here, we catch up with Graves on his thoughts about the last quadrennium, racing at Henley Royal Regatta, and tackling the next chapter as we shift our focus to the Tokyo Olympics.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

#BucksGoRoyal: Ohio State Rowing Visits Cambridge, Builds Speed for Henley Royal Regatta

Buckeyes atop King's College, Cambridge (Photo courtesy Madeline Davis)

The following is the third installment from the Ohio State Buckeyes as they continue their pursuit of glory in England this summer. Having already won Henley Women's Regatta (and set a new course record in the process), the Buckeyes have been enjoying a bit of sightseeing and connecting with local athletes and friends while preparing for Henley Royal Regatta, which is set to start in just a few short hours now!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

#BucksGoRoyal: Ohio State Sets the Standard at Henley Women's Regatta

Bucks on the river bank (Photo: Madeline Davis)

What follows is the second dispatch from senior Stephanie Williams of the Ohio State women's squad, after a very successful weekend of racing in England.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

#BucksGoRoyal: The Ohio State Women's Rowing Team Takes on Henley

Ohio State heads across the pond (Photo: Madeline Davis)

The Ohio State Women's Rowing Team has landed in England, and is already gearing up to take on the field at Henley Women's Regatta tomorrow! We'll be posting dispatches from the team throughout their trip, which will include racing at Henley Royal Regatta—here, senior Stephanie Williams recaps the trip so far and introduces the team on the trip.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

2017 Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships Preview

National champions will be crowned at Lake Natoma (Photo: RR)

We had to do it. While the NCAA Championships are now in the rearview (with our top five teams all finishing in...the top five), IRAs are just around the corner. Time to crank the banter up to 11.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

2017 NCAA Rowing Championships Preview and Predictions

Time to dance (Photo: RR)

Because we had to. Below is our take on the front runners for the 2017 NCAA Rowing Championships at Mercer Lake this weekend. Beware: Opinions to follow.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

In Memoriam: T. Gary Rogers' Lasting Legacy Ripples Well Beyond California Crew

Reflections on the memorial service for T. Gary Rogers (Photo: Scott Del Vecchio)

Monday marked the day for T. Gary Rogers memorial celebration at his eponymous rowing center. California Rowing Club oarsman Scott Del Vecchio was there, shot photos of the event, and offers the following reflections.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The 106th Cal-Washington Dual: The Top Teams in Men's and Women's Collegiate Rowing Face off in Seattle

Rowing through the Montlake Cut (Photo: RR)

The 2017 Cal-UW Dual might be the best one ever. And that's really not an overstatement. Don't believe it?

Read on.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Texas Rowing's Dave O'Neill on Coaching, Culture, and Development

Longhorns launching in San Diego

The Texas Longhorns rowing program has come a long way since longtime Cal women's head coach Dave O'Neill arrived in Austin. In 2015, not only did O'Neill lead Texas to its first-ever NCAA Championships appearance, but also the Longhorns placed seventh overall. And, most recently, the Longhorns came within roughly one second of sweeping San Diego Crew Classic, winning the novice eight, second varsity eight, and varsity eight events, only to fall just short in the varsity four.

Here, we catch up with Dave on his approach to coaching, changing team culture, and program development.

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Heineken Roeivierkamp Regatta Takes over the Amstel this Weekend

Weekend of racing in Amsterdam (Photo courtesy Heineken Roeivierkamp/Facebook)

Press Release: Olympic rowers competing on the Amstel River.

The Heineken Roeivierkamp rowing regatta takes place for the 45th time on March 11th and 12th 2017. With 3,500 participants from all over the world and 10,000 spectators, the Heineken regatta is the largest rowing regatta of the Netherlands. It is the traditional start of the Dutch rowing season where the elite crews will compete against each other for the first time of the year.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Reflecting on Rio: Fast Boats and Good Team Culture Require Athletes to Buy In, Says Mike Gennaro

In light of our recent opinion piece on the chatter surrounding USRowing in the wake of Rio's results, there has been a lot of back-and-forth about what 'coaching' means, and about how that relates to the athletes, and the wider culture of a team.

While our position in the opinion piece was founded on the idea that the athletes were 'bought in' and executing the program as laid out by the coaches to the best of their abilities, U.S. national team veteran Mike Gennaro believes that some doubts crept in along the way, creating cracks in the team-wide trust that later became rifts.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Dick Tonks and Shanghai High-Performance Rowing Heading to Windermere Cup

UW rowing through the Montlake Cut (Photo: RR)

Press Release:

Washington Rowing, along with Windermere Real Estate, welcomes the Shanghai men's and women's High-Performance Rowing teams from China as the headlining opponent for the 31st annual Windermere Cup, scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2017.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

There's a lot of talk about issues facing USRowing right now, but it's missing the point

First strokes, IRA Championships (Photo: RR)

There has been a firestorm around USRowing recently, with top-level changes, the removal of the CEO and the High Performance Director, and a renewed approach to structuring the board and the High Performance Committee. Social media and the discussion boards have been overwhelmed with theories about how and why things went wrong, and Carlo Zezza even went so far as to write a 74-page book entitled The Boys in a Box about all of the above.

We've heard theories about too many international rowers, about divided priorities, about sculling being the one, true way to revitalize U.S. athletes on the international rowing stage. But we're pretty sure it's a whole lot simpler than all of that.