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November 9, 2020
In part III of our interview with ex-GB rower, psychologist and author Annie Vernon, we talk about the place of psychology in sport.  more

In part II of our interview with ex-GB rower, psychologist and author Annie Vernon, we talk about how an athlete's mindset can guide their performance.  more

In part I of our interview with ex-GB rower, psychologist and author Annie Vernon, we talk about how athletes can keep their mindset during the ongoing pandemic.  more

Amanda Kraus, founder and CEO of Row New York, has been named the new CEO of USRowing. row2k spoke with Kraus about her history at Row New York, her motivation for accepting the position, and her plans for getting underway in the new role  more

Many rowing people have seen the #rowersagainstracism video featuring multiple elite international rowers on social media; the effort was initiated by German rower Stephan Riemekasten  more

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row2k Interview: Onyeka Oguagha
June 24, 2020
Rutgers grad Onyeka Oguagha started rowing as a freshman walk-on, progressed to the RU women's varsity eight, raced at the World University Games, and is an aspiring senior team rower, recently pulling a 6:36 2K. row2k caught up with Oguagha to talk about her path from walk-on to international racing, her experience as a Black athlete in rowing, and her long-term goals in the sport.  more

Part 2 of a frank and powerful interview with Arshay Cooper, the author of A Most Beautiful Thing, and member of Manley crew with Malcolm Hawkins, Ray 'Pookie' Hawkins, Preston Grandberry, Alvin Ross  more

Part 1 of a frank and powerful interview with Arshay Cooper, the author of A Most Beautiful Thing, and member of Manley crew with Malcolm Hawkins, Ray 'Pookie' Hawkins, Preston Grandberry, Alvin Ross  more

Part 2 of our conversation with Denise Aquino and Patricia Destine of the Rowing in Color podcast  more

Since Denise Aquino and Patricia Destine started the Rowing in Color podcast in early March, they have posted 14 interviews with rowing people of color, and have another two dozen interviews completed and in the pipeline.  more

row2k caught up with Yale head coach Steve Gladstone on the topic of program building, keeping programs going, and gaining speed.  more

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Naval Academy's Ashlyn Dawson
March 4, 2020
This week's row2k Interview is with Naval Academy senior Ashlyn Dawson. We chat with the Dawson on what it means to row for Navy and her experiences racing for, and winning the King's Cup last summer at the Henley Royal Regatta.  more

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Yale's Daisy Mazzio-Manson
February 26, 2020
This week's row2k Interview is with Yale senior Daisy Mazzio-Manson. We chat with the 'Daisy' from the documentary, A Hero For Daisy on her lasting impressions from the events in the documentary, and well as racing for the United States U23 squad.  more

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UCF's Jessica Matteson
February 20, 2020
We have a bonus second interview this week with UCF junior Jessica Matteson. We talk with her about being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes last year and learning to be a Division I rower with the metabolic disorder.  more

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Eastern Michigan's Caitlin Rodanhisler
February 17, 2020
This week's row2k Interview is with Eastern Michigan sophomore Caitlin Rodanhisler. We talk with her about picking up the sport as a novice in college, and winning the Dad Vail Regatta.  more

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Barry's Maria Stampolkou
February 11, 2020
This week's row2k Interview is with Barry sophomore Maria Stampolkou. We talk with her about finding her way from Greece to row in the United States.  more

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Central Oklahoma's Bailee Thomas
February 5, 2020
This week's row2k Interview is with Central Oklahoma senior Bailee Thomas. We talk with Thomas about competing in both track and rowing this year, as well as winning NCAAs last season.  more

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Cornell's Tristan Wiese
January 29, 2020
row2k kicks off our 2020 spring collegiate racing preview with an interview with Cornell lightweight junior Tristan Wiese. We talked with Wiese about transitioning to the sport from Nordic Skiing and his plans for the future.  more

Attendees at the ACRA and IRA Championships probably noticed that the medals backdrops had a big CREW on them; the sponsorships marked the public debut of CREW by True Rowing, a new company looking to bring live on-water workouts to ergs everywhere  more

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