January 2016 at the OTC

When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...  - Marcus Aurelius This morning was an especially quiet and serene sunrise over the lake as a thick, unfamiliar fog settled in. My standard routine is to hustle into the boathouse to organize …

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2015 World Championships Recap

To say the least, the 2015 World Championships was an incredibly challenging regatta for Ellen and me--emotionally, mentally and physically. It was not the overall outcome we wanted nor expected, but at the end of the day, we got Olympic qualification for the women's double taken care of (mini fist pump) and that was the …

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Resolutions to Rio, Take 2

Wow, so it's already March. I figured it was about time to put down my “2014 Resolutions” so that I have something to reflect on and keep me honest as the months creep closer to another year passing. With the Sochi 2014 Olympics having just wrapped up (and the Sochi 2014 Paralympics about to begin!), I …

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From the Alps to the Adirondacks

It’s been a busy few weeks. The journey began with a cross-Atlantic eight hour flight from Newark, New Jersey to Zurich, Switzerland, followed by a 90-minute bus ride to the small, but very popular lake town of Lucerne (Luzern), Switzerland. The flight was bearable and rather easy; in my best attempt to adjust to the …

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2013 National Selection Regatta #2 Recap

As quickly as National Selection Regatta #1 flew by, so has National Selection Regatta #2. Time flies when you’re going fast. NSR #2 events included the men’s pair, men’s double, women’s double, lightweight men’s double, and the lightweight women’s double. The lightweight men’s pair raced as a speed order event. With NSR #1 and #2 …

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