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2014 USRowing Fan's Choice Awards
National Team Athlete of the Year
October 1, 2014

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 2014 Fan's Choice Awards which are solely nominated and voted on by rowing fans. Vote now!


Susan Francia
Won silver in the W4- at 2014 World Championships. Susan is an exceptional athlete, teammate, coach and mentor. Two time Olympic gold medalist. With an incredibly successful career spanning the last decade, Susan has raced internationally in every boat class, medaling in nearly all.

Mike Gennaro
Raced to a silver medal at the 2014 World Rowing Championships, defeating the gold and silver medalists from the 2013 World Championships. Raced to a gold and bronze medal in the Men’s 4- and Men’s 8+ respectively at the 2014 World Cup II. Mike is a also a special mentor to youth rowing, working with Philadelphia Youth Rowing and the US Junior National team.

Caroline Lind
2014 World Champion in the Women’s 8+. Eight- time World/Olympic Champion. Current World record holder in the W8+.

Jenny Sichel
Silver medalist coxswain of the LTA4+ at 2014 World Championships. When she isn't training with the national team she works with para rowers in group or private lessons at Community Rowing in Boston.

Katelin Snyder
Coxswain of the World Championship Women’s 8+. Currently holds the World record in the Women’s 8+.

Row2k Polls

2014 National Team Athlete of the Year

4792 Votes

Mike Gennaro 30.6%
Susan Francia 26.6%
Caroline Lind 22.3%
Katelin Snyder 15.6%
Jenny Sichel  4.9%
past row2k polls

Additional Polls
-Junior Athlete of the Year
-Collegiate Athlete of the Year
-Masters Athlete of the Year
-Junior Coach of the Year
-Collegiate Coach of the Year
-Masters Coach of the Year

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