New Alumni Sprints Regatta in Greenwich April 27

Rowers, Ever Green Boat Club is organizing a new type of regatta, the Alumni Sprints, to be held on the old collegiate racecourse in Greenwich, Connecticut on April 27.  This race allows college alumni/ae, regardless of current affiliation, to race a 1000m sprint under their college alumni banner, similar to how the Alumni Eights works … More New Alumni Sprints Regatta in Greenwich April 27

Congrats to USA Women, and my “call” for tomorrow’s finals

Congrats to the USA Women’s Eight for their gold and to Canada for a valiant sprint.  Props to CrossFitter Erin Cafaro in the bow seat.  Rumor has it that NBC’s primetime leadoff in the US will be the women’s eight gold medal race! Congrats to the NZL Men’s double sculls for the most incredible sprint … More Congrats to USA Women, and my “call” for tomorrow’s finals

Confirmed by performance: CrossFit works for competitive rowing

Well I had an awesome race yesterday in the double sculls in very tough headwind conditions – we led start to finish and won a USRowing Masters National Championship with open water over the next closest boat. Observations:  1)  Ability to maintain CONSISTENT horsepower instead of “fly-and-die”, 2)  Ability to handle a race that was … More Confirmed by performance: CrossFit works for competitive rowing

Masters Nationals: Racing in men’s “A” double sculls final this afternoon

OK, at the risk of possibly embarrassing transparency in the internet age, live split timing is available at http://bit.ly/bdGz0g The race is at 5:12 PM eastern time, I am in Lane 1, listed as “Passaic/COMPOSITE” I am in a boat with a buddy of mine from Seattle, Jim Benz, who now rows at  Passaic River … More Masters Nationals: Racing in men’s “A” double sculls final this afternoon

“Moment of truth” at Masters Nationals this week!

Well, the moment of truth has arrived – the masters national rowing championships are this week in Camden, NJ and I will see how the Crossfit approach to rowing stacks up!  Am I faster than last year?  Yes.  Am I leaner and stronger?  Yes.  Am I mentally tougher?  Yes.  But will it be enough?  I’ll … More “Moment of truth” at Masters Nationals this week!