Co-sponsored by row2k Media, USRowing Fan's Choice Awards will be given to a 'Rower of the Year' in the junior, collegiate, masters and national team categories and a 'Coach of the Year' in the junior, collegiate and masters category.
USRowing maintains a strong and long tradition of rewarding excellence in rowing. Following a year of unprecedented achievement, the rowing community has designated strong nominees for the 2012 Fan's Choice Awards which are solely nominated and voted on by rowing fans.
View the finalists in each category:
-Junior Rower of the Year
-Collegiate Rower of the Year
-Masters Rower of the Year
-National Team Rower of the Year
-Junior Coach of the Year
-Collegiate Coach of the Year
-Masters Coach of the Year
The selection committee used following criteria to determine the finalists:
Rower of the Year: A male or female rower or coxswain who has achieved extraordinary success in 2012. Success may be defined as an outstanding performance, having a breakout year, perseverance in spite of difficult odds, consistent strong performance, outstanding service off the water, or a combination of the above or other worthy measures.
Coach of the Year: A rowing coach who has achieved extraordinary success in 2012. Success may be defined as outstanding performance, having a breakout year, making a significant impact on an individual athlete or team performance, perseverance in spite of difficult odds, consistent strong performance, or a combination of the above or other worthy measures.
Voting closes 5pm ET- Monday October 22. Winners will be announced the following week and recognized at the Golden Oars Awards Dinner on November 14 at the New York Athletic Club- www.usrowing.org/Events/GoldenOarsDinner.aspx, The community is invited to join us as we present awards and recognize our 2012 Olympians and Paralympians. All proceeds go to USRowing's National Teams, and to the athletes of America Rows and Adaptive programs. Tickets can be purchased here.
USRowing and row2k Media would like to thank all the members of the rowing community for nominating such strong athletes and coaches for consideration for these Awards. We were pleased to have such an excellent response to our call for nominations to recognize excellence across all categories.
Good luck to all the finalists!
NOTE - Award voting is intended to be one vote per person from among the extended rowing community and their family and friends; electronic ballot-stuffing and other similar tactics are not allowed, and could result in disqualification.