So You Want to Row in College

So You Want to Row in College

Originally published in Rowing News January 2017 BY CONNOR WALTERSPHOTO BY PETER SPURRIER High school athletes in many sports do not stand a chance of making a college team. It’s a tough reality to grasp, but not everyone can play basketball for Duke or football...
Games Interrupted

Games Interrupted

BY VOLKER NOLTEPHOTO BY PETER SPURRIER Tuesday’s news that the International Olympic Committee was postponing the 2020 Games brought some measure of relief to athletes wondering when and if the Olympics would be held. Now comes the hard part. Moving the Games...
Concept2 Introduces 2020 Spring Virtual Team Challenge

Concept2 Introduces 2020 Spring Virtual Team Challenge

BY ED MORANPHOTO BY LISA WORTHY Not long after the finality of the lost spring rowing season left rowers with no place to vent their competitive drives, Concept2 started putting together a new erg challenge. It took a few weeks to pull the details together, but Friday...
From Sports to Medicine

From Sports to Medicine

STAFF REPORTSPHOTO BY PETER SPURRIER Philadelphia athletic apparel manufacturer Boathouse Sports announced in March it was preparing to use its equipment, facilities, and employees to make medical coats, masks, gowns, and protective gear for health care workers...
USRowing Spring Youth Schedule Canceled

USRowing Spring Youth Schedule Canceled

STAFF REPORTSVIDEO BY ADAM REISTPHOTOS BY SPORTGRAPHICS USRowing has canceled its entire spring youth racing series, including the Youth National Championships and the Under-17 and Under-15 National Championships. The association announced its decision Thursday...
Games Interrupted

Games Interrupted

BY VOLKER NOLTEPHOTO BY PETER SPURRIER Tuesday’s news that the International Olympic Committee was postponing the 2020 Games brought some measure of relief to athletes wondering when and if the Olympics would be held. Now comes the hard part. Moving the Games...
Remaining Philadelphia Schools Regattas Eliminated

Remaining Philadelphia Schools Regattas Eliminated

STAFF REPORTSPHOTOS BY SPORTGRAPHICS What was left of the scheduled Philadelphia spring junior regattas was officially eliminated Wednesday morning. After canceling the first four of the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association’s Flick Regattas, the PSRA moved...
Olympic Postponement Has Athletes Questioning Next Moves

Olympic Postponement Has Athletes Questioning Next Moves

BY ED MORANPHOTOS BY PETER SPURRIER AND ED MORAN When the decision to postpone the 2020 Olympics was announced Tuesday, the news did not come as a surprise to most athletes training in the hopes of rowing for a medal in Tokyo this summer. Over the last several days,...
2020 Henley Royal Regatta Canceled 

2020 Henley Royal Regatta Canceled 

STAFF REPORTSPHOTO BY PETER SPURRIER After days of speculation and some hope the 2020 Henley Royal Regatta would continue as planned, the organizers announced the cancellation of the event Tuesday afternoon. The event will not be postponed to a later date in the year....
Olympics Postponed Until 2021

Olympics Postponed Until 2021

BY ED MORANPHOTOS BY PETER SPURRIER AND ED MORAN The news that the 2020 Olympics was inching toward postponement became reality Tuesday morning. Following a conference call between Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee President Thomas...