This week was Wisconsin Women’s Rowing’s annual Bucky Days. It’s a three day festival of testing, to mark the end of the fall season. It includes a 6k, 4 mile run, one minute max test and 2k. It ends up being a brutal, stressful week, but it’s also kind of fun in a masochistic way. This year, I was 40% bummed and 60% relieved … Continue reading Ugly Cat Shirt is the Secret to Fat Ergos
Top 5 Reasons to Date a Female Rower: https://www.rowingjewelry.com/blogs/news/5-reasons-why-you-should-date-a-female-rower Hello click bait for all you rowing gals! I went into this article expecting to be flattered, but as I got further into it, I felt like I was getting a backhanded compliment from a bitter, friend-zoned guy. The points are valid, but compare it to this article: Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Date a … Continue reading Cons and Pros of Dating a Female Rower
Four years of rowing for Wisconsin conditioned me to hate Ohio State Rowing. The only real reasoning I had was that they were better than us, but that was plenty of fuel to keep my hate fire burning. I never wanted to beat a team more than I wanted to beat Ohio State. I became friends with two Ohio State rowers at U23 … Continue reading Why the Hate for Ohio State??
East coast drivers are the f*****g worst. I just spent the last three weeks driving all over the country (from Princeton to Boston to Saratoga Springs ~flew~ to Madison drove to Neenah to Ann Arbor to St. Catherines, back to Saratoga Springs to Bronxville to Bridgeport and back to Princeton if you were wondering), so I know. In the midwest, if you need to … Continue reading Stay in Your Lane
On the flight home from the U23 World Championships in Rotterdam last year I wrote this note in my computer: Things I’ve learned: -Never count out China -Never never never give up -Appreciate the people who will help you through the training, not the people who only acknowledge your success -Love your parents -Be nice always -Someone has to come in last place I … Continue reading Lessons Learned from U23s
I’ve spent the last month living in Princeton, NJ at Under 23 Selection Camp. About thirty women from across the country applied and were chosen by USRowing to come to NJ and put together three fast boats that will compete at the U23 World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria at the end of July. It’s hard to describe what selection camp is like … Continue reading What do Selection Camp and Musical Chairs have in Common??
Rowing in college is a totally different from the “traditional college experience.” Being a D1 rower at a competitive school has not been what MTV/Rom-Coms/College Game Day/Project X made me expect college to be like. Here’s the root this nostalgic epiphany: during finals week I was crazy stressed out about school and rowing and went to get a power bowl at Forage after practice … Continue reading Rowing is Not “The College Experience”