When we are looking at a rowing team’s performance, we get so few opportunities to really see a race that we try to take every opportunity that we can. This often involves looking at the heats and finals in races (I won’t be discussing timed runs here). Teams usually come to these heats with varied capabilities. Some teams know they will only be rowing in the heats. Other teams believe they have a legitimate chance of making the finals. Other teams – barring the random meteorite – know that they will be making the finals that day.
Crew is a very difficult sport. Rowers are like most other athletes. They like to win. Rowing is unlike tennis – where a . . . → Read More: Evaluating Performance – Teams/Heats/Finals