2018 Fan’s Choice Ballot

Now in their eighth year, the USRowing Fan’s Choice Awards recognize excellence in rowing across seven categories and are an important part of USRowing’s longstanding tradition of bestowing awards for superior performances and contributions to the success of our sport.

This year, the rowing community put forth strong nominees for the 2018 USRowing Fan’s Choice Awards. After receiving an outpouring of nominations in all categories, USRowing is proud to announce the 2018 finalists. 

2018 USRowing Fan’s Choice Finalists

Junior Athlete of the Year
Delaney Evans
Lucy Koven
Kelsey McGinley
Richard Reid

Collegiate Athlete of the Year
Ben Davison
Emily Kallfelz
Benjamin Landis
Dana Moffat

Masters Athlete of the Year
Dawn Eringis
Charlie Hamlin
Susan Morgan Hooten
Peter Klenk

National Team Athlete of the Year
Olivia Coffey
Glenn Ochal
Allie Reilly
Emily Schmieg

Junior Coach of the Year
Chris Chase
Heidi Hunsberger
Jeremy Michalitsianos
Liz Trond

Collegiate Coach of the Year
Becky Cramer
Justin Price
Montia Rice
Peter Steenstra

Masters Coach of the Year
Patrick Kington
Kirk Lang
Lisa Lounsbery
Tom Woodman

The selection committee used the following criteria to determine the finalists:

Athlete of the Year: A male or female rower or coxswain who has achieved extraordinary success in 2018. Success may be defined as an outstanding performance, having a breakout year, perseverance in spite of difficult odds, consistent strong performance, outstanding service off the water, a combination of the above or other worthy measures.

Coach of the Year: A rowing coach who has achieved extraordinary success in 2018. Success may be defined as outstanding performance, having a breakout year, making a significant impact on an individual athlete or team performance, perseverance in spite of difficult odds, consistent strong performance, a combination of the above or other worthy measures.

Fans may vote once in each category. Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. E.T. on Tuesday, November 27. Winners will be announced and recognized online on Wednesday, November 28.

Award voting is intended to be one vote per person from among the extended rowing community and their family and friends; in the event of electronic, hired, or other similar ballot-stuffing attempts, affected votes may be deleted and nominees potentially disqualified.

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