Calling out for a medal – locals celebrate Coxswain Appreciation Week

Saratoga Rowing Association girls freshman eight coxswain Grace Goodell looks up from her shell at the dock on Fish Creek before practice Tuesday afternoon.
coxswain Tuesday afternoon returning to the dock at Fish Creek.
They’re don’t have the best erg scores in the boathouse, sometimes they can be bossy, but if things go your way, you get to throw them into the water after a big win!
US Rowing celebrates Coxswain Appreciation Week each year and The Saratogian talked to three race callers during the New York State Scholastic Rowing Championships weekend.

We also put up a Twitter pool before the weekend’s racing based on submissions of some of the best race call Power 10s when in a race. Here is the final tally.

Here is a link to this weekend’s story – Coxswain Appreciation Week – The Saratogian

Celebrate Coxswain Appreciation Week with coxswain Katie Apfelbaum

A native of Niskayuna, rowing is her her blood and she didn’t embrace the sport as a participant until college. Katie Apfelbaum made the most of it, calling races at Trinity College and then in Oxford in The Boat Race. Listen to our first podcast of 2017 and enjoy your week coxswains!

NYS Colleges give rowers homes, other athletes find a home in rowing

Rochester Institute of Technology junior and Gansevoort resident Emma Kate Flanagan (front) bringer her 2nd varsity eight shell to the Lee’s Park Shore Saturday afternoon.
Fish Creek was again home to the New York State Collegiate Rowing Championships, abbreviated by windy conditions in the afternoon on Saturday, but several Section II athletes returned home.

RIT was well represented with Section II talent, a former Saratoga Rowing Association rower, a Shenendehowa rowing alum, along with a former national level horseback riding talent from Saratoga. Binghamton University picked up a former Saratoga High thrower, made him into a rower and found a co-president along the way.

Here is the link to the story in The Saratogian