My Experience as a Sparks Rowing Camp Counselor: A Holistic Approach

By Helen Tompkins | August 6, 2016

I’m an elite rower, training at Vesper Boat Club.  Though I have been working in marketing at Sparks Consulting for five years, this is my first involvement in a Sparks Rowing Camp. Staying on campus at the...

Olympians from Division III and Club Programs: With Matt Miller and Seth Weil

By Helen Tompkins | July 21, 2016

Rowing is one of the few sports that, after being picked-up in college, one can go on to achieve Olympic success. One would imagine that these incredible athletes walked into a well-funded program with a highly competitive roster size. However,...

A Look Behind the Curtain of College Rowing Selection

By Sparks Editorial Staff | May 25, 2016

This article was co-authored by Nate Rooks and Mike Hughes. As a rower, it’s easy to blame a single event--a bad seat race or bad erg text--for what boat you end up in. For coaches who make the lineups, it’s a complicated and...