Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints 2012 and (Women’s) Predictions

Who would STILL be silly enough to make predictions after one Erging competition? … . . . → Read More: Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints 2012 and (Women’s) Predictions

Which High School Website is the Best?

And… It isn’t this site. . . . → Read More: Which High School Website is the Best?

Reflections on the Polar Bear Regatta

A couple afterthoughts to the first regatta of the year. . . . → Read More: Reflections on the Polar Bear Regatta

VASRA – Virginia Championship – Women's First Eight Prediction

The Women’s First Eight Final on 22 May has six strong contenders: TC Williams, Robinson, Yorktown, National Cathedral, McLean, and Georgetown Visitation. How did they do at Stotesbury?

National Cathedral: 6th in Friday Heats – 3rd in their final – beating Yorktown

Robinson: Did not row at Stotesbury

TC Williams: 11th in Friday Heats – 4th in their final

Yorktown: 13 in Friday Heats – 4th in their final – beat by National Cathedral

McLean: 15th in Friday Heats – 5th in their final – beating Georgetown Visitation

Georgetown Visitation: 16th in Friday Heats – 6th in their final, beaten by McLean

I tend to believe the times in the semis rather than those in the Friday heats – since . . . → Read More: VASRA – Virginia Championship – Women's First Eight Prediction

Evaluating Performance – Teams/Heats/Finals

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

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