Olympic Games Feature Coverage
row2k Starting Five: Adrienne Martelli"We didn't have toe steering and when some mismatching occurred, we somehow ended up in the warm-up lane. The safety launches were yelling at as, we were yelling at each other, and eventually we flipped." » more
row2k Starting Five: Gevvie Stone"I remember Fred Schoch yelling from CBC, 'You won!', as I rowed past on my cool-down headed downstream to Weld. I broke into the biggest smile. It was an incredible feeling." » more
row2k Starting Five: Canada's Scott Frandsen"I can still remember the first row in the varsity 8+ at Cal and what an incredible feeling that was. That was easily the most technically efficient collegiate boat I was in and the rowing just felt effortless." » more
row2k Starting Five: Meghan Musnicki"The atmosphere is amazing; people line the entire course, boats are moored everywhere, there are people swimming and sitting on the booms, its like a circus. Plus we set the course record, that was nice too!" » more
row2k Starting Five: Silas Stafford"They line up 17 boats all along the river, with about a length of open water in between them. They start the race with a cannon, and everybody tries to smash their bow into the boat in front of them before getting 'bumped' by the boat behind them. It's complete madness, spread out over four days." » more
row2k Starting Five: New Zealand's Eric Murray"I was in a old wooden single once as a kid going to the start of a race and it was a pretty dodgy boat, and I went through some chase boat wash on the way to the start and it snapped in half and sunk!" » more
row2k Starting Five: Sarah Zelenka"The worst practice was my second practice ever, when a fellow novice rower sat behind me and told me everything I was doing was wrong. I caught another 15 crabs that day." » more
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