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  • Fifty Years of Fall Rowing Celebrated in Boston

    October 16, 2014

    When the first crews lined up in front of Boston University’s DeWolfe Boathouse on October 16, 1965, for the inaugural Head of the Charles Regatta, there were only about 100 crews at the start.

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    Ed Moran, ed@usrowing.org

  • Join Our Team at the 2014 Head of the Charles

    October 15, 2014

    Head of the Charles week is here! This week, thousands of rowers will make the trip to the Charles River in Boston, Mass., for the 50th annual Head of the Charles Regatta. And USRowing will be there, spreading the word about the sport of rowing, connecting with rowers and promoting partnerships, new and old.

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    Allison Frederick, allison@usrowing.org

  • Developing a SafeSport Policy that Fits Your Club

    October 13, 2014

    The December deadline to have a SafeSport policy in place for all USRowing member organizations is quickly approaching, and one question facing many clubs is how to create a policy that best serves the program’s needs and falls within the specified guidelines set out by both USRowing and the United States Olympic Committee.

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    Ed Moran, ed@usrowing.org

  • Row, Row, Row the Boat and then Row, Row, Row Some More

    October 10, 2014

    Long before he was asked to head up USRowing’s coastal rowing initiative, John Wik was already a famous coastal rower – of sorts.

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    Ed Moran, ed@usrowing.org

  • Going Coastal

    October 10, 2014

    During his seven-year career as a USRowing referee, John Wik has either been actively trying to keep boats in the right lanes, rowing safely and not interfering with each other, or teaching referees how to run clean races.

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    Ed Moran, ed@usrowing.org

  • Megan Kalmoe – 2014 USRowing Female Athlete of the Year

    October 09, 2014

    Even after she and Kerry Simmonds won in the pair at the first National Selection Regatta last spring, Megan Kalmoe wasn’t thinking about rowing in a sweep boat at the world championships.

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    Ed Moran, ed@usrowing.org

  • Race Report: Scarce Highlights At Rained Out ‘Ohio’

    October 06, 2014

    The first true fall weekend of the year proved too much to handle at the Head of the Ohio in Pittsburgh, Pa. Despite the organization’s best efforts at going ahead with as many races as possible, rare moments of sunshine increasingly turned into downpours, hail and heavy gusts of wind, making rowing on the Allegheny River impossible.

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    Jules Zane

  • Hannafin Awarded for Lifetime Achievement

    October 06, 2014

    As the first female president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, co-founder of the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in Manhattan, as well as being a member of the medical commission of FISA and vice-president of the National Rowing Foundation’s board of trustees, Dr. Jo A. Hannafin, MD, PhD, has often been called a true trailblazer. In honor of her incredible and ongoing career, she was presented with a lifetime achievement award at the HSS’s 31st Annual Tribute Dinner in New York City last month.

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    Jules Zane

  • In Memory of Tom Lotz – A Man Who Filled His Life with Dedication to Others

    October 01, 2014

    Tom Lotz was a man of commitments and passion, not the least of which was his dedication to rowing. A collegiate rower at Syracuse University, Lotz, 78, spent 20 years as a USRowing referee, helped start the Bay Area Rowing Club near his home in Clear Lake City, Texas, was a substitute teacher, played a key role in the development of a bid to try and bring the 2012 Olympic Games to Houston, ran local political campaigns and was aid to the late Houston City Councilman Joe Roach.

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    Ed Moran, ed@usrowing.org

  • Proposed rules changes for the 2015 USRowing Rules of Rowing

    October 01, 2014

    Each year the Referee Committee receives proposals for modifying the USRowing Rules of Rowing. These follow the format found in the front of the Rule Book. This year, in addition to receiving several proposed rule changes, the Referee Committee received an extensive proposal to re-structure the Rules of Rowing into three parts: Rules - designed for competitors and coaches; a Referee Procedures Manual - designed for USRowing officials; and an LOC Manual - designed to assist event organizers in structuring and running successful events.

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