See You In Sarasota: Meet the Men’s Pair
By Dan Brauchli • September 6, 2017
The two will race in the men’s pair, a boat selected through the trials process. Weiss competed in the pair at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, while this will be Colella’s first Senior National Team appearance.
Q: What does it mean to you to be able to represent the U.S. at Worlds in your home country?
MC: Excited to put on a show for my friends and family.
AW: A lot. Home course advantage, having the family able to come, and having a crowd rooting for us is just extra motivation.
Q: Who inspires you and why?
MC: My teammates and coaches.
AW: Tom Brady. The discipline he has is incredible. He would have made an amazing rower.
Q: What do you wish you would’ve known as a novice rower?
MC: Enjoy winning, it is the best part of the sport.
AW: You can always pull harder.
Q: In what ways has rowing helped you in your life, outside the boat?
MC: It helps me stay tan all year long.
AW: Discipline and time management.
Q: If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
MC: A bear. Go Big Red!
AW: A bear; went to Brown!
Q: If you were stranded on an island, who from the team would you chose and why?
MC: Probably Anders, but I feel like I would do all the cooking.
AW: Mike, he’s a good dude and anything he could find, he would make edible.