There are few things that are weirder than trying to explain to a stranger than how our Olympic Team is selected. Because we are a team sport with both small boats and big boats, we have to run a set of selection procedures that can accommodate events with one or two people, and also four … Continue reading How to Make the Olympic Team
NSR 1 is now in the books and it's back to the daily grind for the women of Team USA. As expected, the W2- field threw down some really competitive racing last weekend, and it was a blast to watch my teammates duke it out in the pairs. The women's sculling team watched NSR 1 … Continue reading The Sound of Silence
So yesterday was another testing day. This time it was the much more fun and familiar 2k distance that we all know and love so well; and it will serve as the doorway into spring racing and selection over the next several weeks. And if we're going to go along with that metaphor, I can … Continue reading 99 Calories
"Alright, let's get this thing over with!" --me, to lanes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 as we were pulling on to the course yesterday night. NSR 1 came and went in a big hurry this year, with all of the racing packed in to just two short days. Maybe for naught? As today's forecasted … Continue reading NSR 1: It’s Over!
Special. That's a word for today. Despite all the chatter about the weather, my racing schedule was only slightly affected--positively, in fact, as I ended up racing my night time heat about 30 minutes earlier than the original time. Speed order events, however, were not so lucky (M2-, M2X, LM1X, LW1X, LM2-) and their racing … Continue reading NSR 1: Day one completed!
Good morning everyone! What time is it...? I'm about to head over to beautiful Mercer Lake to get ready for our Time Trial this morning in the W1X event. I will be starting as bow #47, right behind my teammate, Kate Bertko. There has been a lot of chatter about the weather for this regatta, … Continue reading NSR 1 : Day one