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Into the Wild

Bates College coach Peter Steenstra has guided the Maine-based program to four NCAA Division III titles in the past five years. His approach? Let the athletes lead.

Equipment Maintenance 101

With winning margins growing increasingly slim, it’s never been more important to keep your equipment fine-tuned for race day. Here some of rowing’s leading manufacturers share their secrets for keeping boat and oars—and everything in between—built for speed.

Steward of the Sport

IRA commissioner Gary Caldwell on the governing body’s unique and evolving role in American intercollegiate rowing, and his future at the helm of it.

The Talented Yaz Farooq

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)

All In

Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association president Leslie Pfeil has helped put more youth rowers on the water than any other woman in the United States.

The Case for Single Sculling

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.

Renewed Hope for Rowing in the Olympics

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.