The moment had arrived, the final 2K before winding up our New Zealand training. Can’t say that there weren’t some jitters going in – time for truth. But once the fans were whirling, apprehensions were gone and focus took over. Weeks of dedicated training visibly at work. At the end of the experience, each rower reached a new personal record, drawing from within and exceeding his own expectations. Average PR was by 8 seconds! Congratulations, guys – super job!