Olympian. On-air talent. Coxswain. Coach. Yaz Farooq has had lot of roles in her three-plus decades in the sport. But as the new women’s coach at the University of Washington, her best performance may be yet to come. (Originally published in the February 2017 issue of Rowing News)
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Ed Winchester, editor of Rowing News, passed away Wednesday morning.
Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association president Leslie Pfeil has helped put more youth rowers on the water than any other woman in the United States.
Third-generation Olympian Oliver Zeidler has taken the men’s single field by storm and done so faster than anyone anticipated—even with the sky-high expectations for the elite swimmer turned sculler.
Symmetry, small-boat skills, and the sense of freedom that comes with rowing whenever you feel like it. For these reasons and more, there’s never been a better time to invest in a single—and in your own development as an athlete.
John Graves has been a fixture on the U.S national team and has competed in multiple international regattas since he began an international sculling career, but his biggest goal of rowing in an Olympics has eluded him. He had hoped to row his single at trials, and then compete for a spot in Tokyo this summer. But he is not giving up and is now aiming at 2021.
IOC and Tokyo Olympic organizers said Monday that the postponed 2020 Olympics will be held next summer beginning July 23.