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Top Features of 2019: Clark Dean, Chicago Rowing Foundation, and more!
January 1, 2020

Whether it was technique, physiology, people, or ideas, row2k covered the full spectrum of rowing again in 2019. Below are our our ten most-read rowing features from the past year!

Clark Dean rowing six seat for Harvard's first varsity eight at the Head of the Charles
1: Clark Dean Profile: From Florida to Boston and Beyond
January 17, 2019

From the time he started rowing, Clark Dean has been a junior all-star. But the two-time junior men's single world champion is just starting his first collegiate spring season at Harvard University and the spotlight will be on him.   Read more

CRF mens' and womens' youth eight after Head of the Hooch wins
2: Racing With Angels - A Chicago Youth Program Deals With Loss
November 19, 2019

Following the deaths of three athletes in the span of three weeks last August, the Chicago Rowing Foundation youth teams found a way to return to rowing for the fall season and even to win, while the organization began building a overall support program that they plan to leave in place.   Read more

An aerial view of the Schuylkill during the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta
3: Schuylkill River Dredging Project Faces Critical Deadline, Still $1.3M Short
January 22, 2019

With a March deadline to fund a $4.5 million dredging project on the Schuylkill River just weeks away, and a shortfall of $1.3 million still outstanding, Philadelphia's place as a center of rowing in the US could end by the 2020 season.   Read more

See also: Schuylkill Dredging Project Moving Forward

Head racing at the Princeton Chase
4: Long-Haul Fueling: Nutritional Needs for Head Racing
October 4, 2019

Preparing for a head race has to include a good plan for when and what to eat. US national team performance dietitian Liz Fusco has some suggestions about what to do and what to avoid for head race season.   Read more

Oliver Gajda and mixed double partner Kim Peirano at the Coastal World Championships. Photo by Alex Porter
5: Going Coastal - Breaking Tradition Could be Part of Rowing's Future
January 9, 2019

Other than the addition and subtraction of specific boat classes, rowing has remained unchanged since the start of the modern Olympics. Every event is rowed on six-lane course over 2000 meters. Some of that could change after Tokyo.   Read more

Nice start
6: Photo Sequence: Instant Legends - WIRA Flip
April 30, 2019

These Gaucho legends took a dunk, emptied the boat, got back in, won their heat, and took silver in the final; click through the sequence here   Read more

Crowds watching eights racing at the 1932 Olympics. Photo courtesy of University of Southern California and California Historical Society
7: Short Course? The Long Beach Marine Stadium 2028 Olympic Proposal
March 6, 2019

Marine Stadium in Long Beach could be tapped to be the rowing venue for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games, but using the venue could mean rowing a shorter distance.   Read more

Grace Luczak during a Hydrow training session in Miami
8: Hydrow: Startup Aspirations Meet National Team Aspirations
April 16, 2019

Indoor rowing startup Hydrow wants to bring rowing to the living room while offering athletes with national team aspirations coaching, training facilities, and jobs   Read more

Handle heights: level it out!
9: Technique Feature: Handle Heights on the Erg and in the Boat
March 11, 2019

One of the advantages of being off the water and on the erg during the winter is that you have an opportunity to practice the rowing motion on a totally stable platform. During this time, it is easy to row with level hands and a level chain. Time on the erg thus allows you to build the muscle memory for a level stroke if you can take that muscle memory with you onto the water.  Read more

#5 Ilse Paulis of The Netherlands
10: The Ranking: Women 1 to 5
September 30, 2019

Following the conclusion of the 2019 World Rowing Championships in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria, here are row2k's new rankings for the top 15 men's and women's rowers in the world.   Read more

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