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  • O’Leary Honored During National Girls and Women in Sports Day Celebration

    January 26, 2015

    National Girls and Women in Sports Day isn’t celebrated until February 4, but for Meghan O’Leary it came early. O’Leary, who has represented the United States at the World Rowing Championships the last two years, was honored Sunday at halftime during at a University of Virginia’s women’s basketball game.

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    Ed Moran, ed@usrowing.org. Photos courtesy of the University of Virginia.

  • USRowing Offices Closed January 26-27

    January 26, 2015

    USRowing’s Princeton offices will be closed starting at Noon EST on Monday, January 26, and will remained closed on Tuesday, January 27, due to inclement weather. The office is scheduled to re-open on Wednesday, January 28 at 9 a.m. EST.

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    Allison Frederick

  • Champion Paper Plant May Once Again be a Home for Water Sports in Ohio

    January 23, 2015

    There was a time when the Champion Paper Company was a significant contributor to rowing, canoeing and kayaking in the United States. The company, which had its largest plant located in Hamilton, Ohio, was the single largest sponsor for both USRowing and USA Canoe/Kayak through the 1990s.

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    Ed Moran, ed@usrowing.org

  • Watch RowingTalks Live

    January 22, 2015

    This weekend, the final RowingTalks event will be held at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. This year’s speakers include a handful of high-profile people rowing including Dartmouth University’s Linda Muri, CRI’s Matt Lehrer, Row2k’s Ed Hewitt and others. The subjects they will cover include coaching coxswains, the secrets of college recruiting, how media exposure is impacting our sport and much more.

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    Jules Zane

  • Getting Out of the Traffic Becomes a Way to Make a Living

    January 22, 2015

    When Brad Werntz decided to go skiing in New Hampshire during the winter of 2012, a familiar thing happened. It took forever to get out of Boston by car because of the traffic, and when he got to the resort parking lot, it was full of cars from the city.

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    Ed Moran, ed@usrowing.org

  • Boston-based Urban Youth Program Takes Rowing to the Classroom

    January 20, 2015

    The year 2014 was a very successful one for Amphibious Achievement, an organization whose goal is to promote success in and out of the water through a dual athletic and academic program for high school students. The Boston-based program for urban youth combining the sports of swimming and rowing with college prepratory work is run by MIT students, who aim to provide quality mentorship for youth who might otherwise struggle to achieve their academic dreams.

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    Jules Zane

  • ECG & Health Screening Requirement

    January 19, 2015

    Starting in 2015, athletes who would like to participate in National Team selection will need to complete the following in order to be Selection Eligible prior to their first point of entry to National Team Selection. A point of entry refers to the first point in time that an athlete participates in a selection camp or selection event in a calendar year.

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    Liz Soutter, liz@usrowing.org

  • Cold Weather Rowing Tips

    January 19, 2015

    When the weather turns cold, rowers in northern states are forced to head indoors, but there are many clubs that have year-round opportunities to be on the water. Most rowing on the water above the mid-Atlantic in the east and Texas in the Midwest stops when the fall racing season is over, but there are some clubs and rowers that have developed procedures to allow for cold-water rowing. USRowing’s Safety Committee advocates caution, but we know that there will be those who want to row until the ice stops them.

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    USRowing Safety Committee

  • Be A Champ Feature with Marcus McElhenney

    January 14, 2015

    Marcus McElhenney knew he wanted to give back to the sport that took him all the way to the podium at the Olympic Games. In addition to coxing the U.S. men’s eight to a bronze medal in Beijing, McElhenney’s international U.S. team highlights include winning gold in the eight at the 2011 Pan American Games and gold at the 2003, 2005 and 2009 World Rowing Championships. McElhenney joined the USRowing Referee Committee as its athlete representative in March 2014. The Philadelphia native is a graduate of Monsignor Bonner High School, Temple University and the University of San Francisco School of Law. He currently lives and works in the Bay area. With his extensive rowing background and legal training, McElhenney brings a unique perspective to the Referee Committee. His ongoing involvement means representing athletes and having an active presence at many USRowing events.

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    Allison Frederick, allison@usrowing.org

  • Olympic Rowing Would Be Well Received in Massachusetts

    January 09, 2015

    When it comes to cities with rich rowing traditions, Boston is among those on the top of the list. There are multiple high school, junior, collegiate and club programs that keep the Charles River jammed on most days during the season.

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    Ed Moran, ed@usrowing.org

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