The big story of 2020 without a doubt was the COVID-19 crisis, but in the midst of interrupted seasons, postponed Olympics, athletes and coaches tried to find ways to continue rowing despite obstacles. Below are our our ten most-read rowing features from the past year!
1: Photo Poll - Favorite Boathouse Dog (Collegiate) 2020
If you have spent any amount of time at a boathouse, you have probably come across at least one boathouse dog. Here are the finalist for the favorite collegiate boathouse dog! Read more
2: Technique on the Erg: The Dollar Bill Trick
The Dollar Bill Trick is a fun and slick trick to teach better rowing on the erg Read more
3: Rowing 101: Ask the Ergmaker - Heel Heights and Settings on the Erg
The erg does not replicate all the nuances of rigging and boat fit, but it simulates the motions of rowing closely enough to make sure to optimize the various adjustment available on most ergs. C2 offers some guidelines on setting heel heights on the erg Read more
4: Photo Poll - Favorite Boathouse Dog (Club) 2020
If you have spent any amount of time at a boathouse, you have probably come across at least one boathouse dog. Here are the finalist for the favorite club boathouse dog! Read more
5: Documentary feature film A Most Beautiful Thing to be released March 27
Manley Team on location in Oakland. © 2019 Richard Schultz. Courtesy 50 Eggs Films
Based on the upcoming A Most Beautiful Thing: A Memoir by Arshay Cooper, narrated and produced by Common, Grant Hill, Dwyane Wade, and 9th Wonder, directed by Mary Mazzio Read more
6: The Greatest Rowing Races You Need to Watch
You bet this one's on the list.
As boathouses continue to be locked up, waterways closed, and erging not getting any more fun, we humbly present the first installment of row2k's admittedly partisan and woefully incomplete listing of the races that every rower should see. Read more
7: Can I Row my Single during a Pandemic?
Use common sense and best practices when exercising these days
As isolation, both self-imposed or enforced, deepens in the rowing community, row2k reached out to rowing medical folks for some common-sense guidance for athletes who are looking to stay active during these times. Read more
8: 5 Tricks To Squeeze More From Your Concept2 Indoor Rower
In the fourth of a series of articles designed to help coaches, athletes, and programs through this extremely rough patch, row2k is working with Mike Davenport to cross-post the information he generates from the effort. Read more
9: Behind the Photo: When a Drone Photo is not Worth a Visit from the Feds
US women doing laps in small boats, March 3 2016
Sometimes we do crazy things to get a photo - but taunting the Feds wasn't one of them Read more
10: The Greatest Rowing Races You Need to Watch (pt. II)
Led by stroke Caroline Lind, the US Women's Eight went to the well at World Cup II in Aiguebelette in 2014.
Part Two of row2k's admittedly partisan and woefully incomplete listing of the races that every rower should see. Read more