Phil Carney & Wesleyan Men's Rowing

By Sparks Editorial Staff | May 23, 2013

  "A rising tide lifts all boats." –John F. Kennedy In his 26th year as the Wesleyan Men's head coach, Phil Carney has seen changes to the sport of rowing. "It has gotten bigger and faster! As a whole, the...

Phil Schmehl & Marietta College Rowing

By Ryan Sparks | February 23, 2013

Let's talk about tradition. Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio is nothing if not one tightly spun web of academic and athletic tradition. Although chartered in its original form in 1835, the small liberal-arts college of around 1,500 students...

Bill Manning & Harvard Heavyweight Men's Rowing

By Sparks Editorial Staff | February 23, 2013

Harvard. The university needs about as much introduction as Barack Obama. "I have never had to explain to a kid what Harvard is," admits 2nd year Associate Head Coach Bill Manning, discussing recruiting advantages. "I have had to...