About Damn Time: The 2017 World Rowing Championships

It has been over a year since I last posted on the night of the 2016 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremonies. A lot--a whole lot--has happened since then. The abbreviated version: We finished 6th in the world in Rio after beating out two-time World Champions and Olympic gold medal favorites, New Zealand by 0.05 seconds in …

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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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Step 2: World Cup II and Qualification

It’s been almost eight weeks to the day since the USRowing National Selection Regatta I, where Ellen Tomek and I won our bids to represent the U.S. at a World Cup in efforts to qualify the women’s double and our spots on the 2015 U.S. National Team. I’m proud to say that in another eight …

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: 2014 in Review

2014 absolutely flew by. I guess people say that about each passing year, but this one felt especially quick. As an Olympic Hopeful, the closer the Rio 2016 Games approach, the faster the days seem to pass by. It’s unbelievable to think we are already looking at 2015 and with it, Olympic qualification in September …

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50th Head of the Charles

A couple of weekends ago (October 18-19th) marked the 50th Anniversary of the Head of the Charles Regatta (HOCR). Like thousands of other loyal, devoted rowers I made the pilgrimage with my partner, Ellen Tomek to Boston to take part in this annual celebration. The Head of the Charles is the world's largest two-day rowing event. Attracting …

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2014 World Rowing Championships Recap

It’s been nearly three weeks since we returned to the United States from the 2014 World Rowing Championships held on the windy Bosbaan in Amsterdam. It goes without saying this blog update is a bit overdue. It was actually only a week ago that I finally navigated the World Rowing website to find our Women’s …

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