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  • February Training Feature

    January 29, 2015

    This month, USRowing’s Director of Coaching Education, Kris Korzeniowski, shares his suggestions for programs with six workouts per week. The month of February is the first month of specific rowing preparation. It means that we continue to develop an aerobic base, but the workouts should be more rowing-oriented (water, erg). It means that we should try to keep a solid volume of aerobic workouts and start touching the higher cadence as well.

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    Allison Frederick, allison@usrowing.org

  • Ten Foods to Keep Rowers Healthy During Winter

    January 29, 2015

    Rowers can target certain nutrients to help boost the immune system, such as vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, B vitamins, selenium, zinc, probiotics, flavenoids, certain amino acids, and fiber. Some of these nutrients activate the immune system while others build it, defend it, or strengthen it. For a better chance at an illness-free winter, rowers can eat more of the following foods.

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    Jill Castle, MS, RDN

  • USRowing High Performance Winter Sweep Camp Attendees

    January 28, 2015

    USRowing hosted three junior high performance sweep camps this winter. The camps are an effort to bring current team members together during the off-season and to allow junior national team coaches a chance to bring in and test potential new athletes. Here are the names of the athletes who attended the camps.

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    Ed Moran, ed@usrowing.org

  • Inspiration All Around at Final RowingTalks

    January 28, 2015

    This past weekend, RowingTalks was held one last time. The event at Washington College aimed to educate rowers and rowing coaches in various aspects of the sport, bringing together experts from around the country to talk about their field. USRowing was there to broadcast and record the event and each session is now available for viewing on USRowing’s YouTube channel.

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    Jules Zane

  • 30th Annual MidAtlantic Erg Sprints Goes Big

    January 27, 2015

    What started with a modest purpose in 1986 has grown to become the second largest indoor rowing competition in the world. Called the MidAtlantic Erg Sprints, the 30th iteration of this annual event will be held at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria this Saturday, January 31. Instead of a handful of local athletes, this year’s competition will feature over 1,700 athletes from 135 teams in 13 states and the District of Columbia.

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    Patricia Scroggs

  • 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

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