2018 Masters Track

Where can masters athletes go to improve their rowing knowledge? Rather than relying on Internet searches, online videos, or other random sources, why not spend a day learning from some of the best coaches in the country? Masters athletes are invited to a day of specialized programming that focuses on the unique challenges of the masters rowing community. Presented Saturday, December 8, as part of the USRowing Annual Convention, this year’s program features:

  • Education with renowned coaches with 60+ years of experience
  • Hands-on rigging experience
  • Stroke technique application
  • Advancement in effective rowing

Register now for this unique opportunity to improve your rowing knowledge! Don’t wait – deadline is November 13, 2018.

Speakers & Presenters

  • Liz Fusco, MS, RDN

    Registered Dietitian (RD) specializing in sports nutrition for endurance performance (rowing, triathlon, and cycling). Joined USRowing in 2016.

    Session: “Eating for Speed”

  • Charles Huthmaker

    Director of Operations – Swift Racing USA, Head Men’s Coach – Fairfield University, founder of CJCrew Co, and USRowing Coaching Education Instructor

    Session: “Technique for Effective Rowing & Sculling”

  • Mark Wilson

    More than 30+ years of rowing and coaching experience and continues to coach sculling and sweep all over the world with All-American Rowing Camp.

    Session: “The Boat, the Oars, and Me”

Program Information

  • Saturday, December 8

    3rd Annual "Breakfast with Champions"

    Start off the Masters Track with a panel of World Champions and Olympians! Hear how they started their rowing careers, the in’s and out’s, their successes and challenges that made them the champions they are today.

    "Eating for Speed"

    If you feel the “need for speed,” U.S. National Team nutritionist Liz Fusco will show you the best ways to fuel your workout and what our elite national team athletes eat to keep them race-ready for those important days of competition.

    Liz Fusco is a Registered Dietitian (RD) specializing in sports nutrition for endurance performance (rowing, triathlon, and cycling). She completed her undergraduate degree in dietetics at the University of Rhode Island, where she sailed competitively for the URI Rams. She then went to San Diego State University and received masters’ degrees in nutrition science and exercise physiology. Liz joined the USRowing staff in the Fall of 2016 after working with the United States Olympic Committee for over four years. 

    "The Boat, the Oars, and Me"

    Speaker: Mark Wilson

    This discussion will cover the moving parts of the rowing station in sculling and sweep shells and how the oar relates to making the boat move the most effectively through the water. How adjustments in equipment can help the individual row better and more efficiently will be discussed and explained.

    Mark Wilson joined the sport of rowing as a walk-on athlete at the University of Wisconsin in 1986 and went on to graduate from Northeastern University after winning the 1991 IRA Varsity 8+.  Post collegiate Mark continued to develop as a rower and sculler winning numerous medals at the Club and Elite level and represented the US at the 1993 World University Games in the 4x. His passion now is taking his 30+ years of rowing and coaching experience to help new rowers gain a solid, fun, and positive foundation in the sport.  He has helped countless people get involved with rowing and continues to coach sculling and sweep all over the world with All-American Rowing Camp. 

    "Technique for Effective Rowing & Sculling"

    This discussion will cover the basic concept of technique and how the boat-set affects one’s personal rowing. Discussions on posture and stroke mechanics will be covered for sweep and sculling, as well as working out issues of stroke length, power and rating and how they are interrelated and important to consider.

    As the Head Men’s Coach at Fairfield University, Director of Operations for Swift Racing USA, and the founder of CJCrew Co, Charles Huthmaker has been coaching more than 25 years at community clubs, universities and USRowing Camps.  In addition, Charles has been a USRowing Coaching Education Instructor for almost 20 years.  

    "Masters Coaching Panel"

    Our panel of experts will discuss topics related to masters athletes.

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