What News? Online in Rowing this week 24th February 2012


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This week in the rowing online news several stories caught our eye:

  • Mohammed Ahmed’s introduction to rowing and early success as a coxswain representing India in the Asian Rowing Championships
  • Kerry Rad writes about her novice’s first race – this really well-written account of the LSE novice womens eight doing their first head race and overtaking a crew!
  • A Discussion Thread about ‘coxswain’s chance at an Ivy League school‘ where the participants discuss how to get recruited to a top US university using a sports scholarship. This quote from page 3 of the discussion by ‘etondad’

The Eton cox of the Great Eight of two years ago is the cox at Yale and he was definitely recruited.

  • A rowing illustrated discussion about ‘how to get your novice coxswains up to speed‘ Helpful suggestions from an experienced coach.right before the first bridge our cox, Val, shouted, “Alright girls, only 1 and half boat lengths until we overtake this next crew!” I remember thinking that there was no way we could be overtaking a crew so early. About 15 strokes later another call from Val was, “1 boat length girls! Push harder!” The bit where we actually overtook the crew is somewhat of a blur because I was just too excited that we were in the process of going fast enough that we could overtake a crew. We managed to take the crew going around the bend and under the first bridge.

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