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...

Rowing Selection: Being in the Boat

By Patrick Rufo | December 1, 2015

by Patrick Rufo My wife and I have been a fan of the reality show Survivor for a long time. As reality show junkies, we enjoy watching the drama unfold each week. During the recent finale, the contestants were going through another...