ROWAPALOOZA – Celebrating 3 years & 100 episodes!

Ready, Row! USA #100

ROWAPALOOZA: A rolling series of livestreams & podcasts celebrating our 3rd year and 100th episode since 2018!

ROWAPALOOZA #7: Thurs. 12/30, 2 pm ET: “Row for Your Life!”

PANEL: Blake Gourley, TrainOAR & Science of Rowing; Marnie Schroer, masters rower at Spokane River Rowing Association; and Nick Karwoski, Hydrow Athlete & founder, Tagalong with a Pro

Our final ROWAPALOOZA episode for 2021 is all about incorporating rowing in your commitment to and practice of lifetime fitness. 

We are excited to host fitness experts Nick Karwoski of Hydrow and Tagalong With A Pro and Blake Gourley from the Science of Rowing. Spokane River Rowing Association member Marnie Schroer joins to give her person-in-the-boat perspective on physical rehab and the reality of fitness for masters rowers. And we may have a few surprise guests!

Thank you for tuning in to ROWAPALOOZA, the 3rd year/100th episode celebration of the Ready, Row! USA livestream and podcast! As always, come back here for the latest show notes and links. Rowapalooza guest giveaways and discounts from our guests will be posted soon on this site.

Onward to Year Four!

Please contact us with your suggestions for guests and topics!

ROWAPALOOZA #6: The Makers of Rowing

Ali Abrams, JL Racing & Fabio Selvig, Resolute & Sykes

It’s been quite the couple of years in the rowing industry!

On Weds. Dec. 29, Ali Abrams of the go-to rowing apparel maker JLRacing and Fabio Selvig of Resolute Racing Shells and Sykes USA discuss recent disruptions in the supply chain, the outlook for pricing, US-based and offshore sourcing, and how the pandemic has affected their operations from Bristol, Rhode Island (resolute), to Australia (Sykes), to El Salvador (JL).

Ali and Fabio take a frank look at the near- and long-term outlook for makers of rowing shells, equipment, clothing, and accessories. They also examine how the current environment in manufacturing trickles down to individual rowers in terms of availability, price, and quality.

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Click here to drop in on one of our livestreams anytime to chat with our guests, or drop a comment or question on the YouTube, Facebook, or LinkedIn Live chat.  We love live questions before, during, or after the livestreams.

ROWAPALOOZA #5: “New & Different Strokes”

Will Goldenheim, North Shore Maritime Center & Matt Zatorski, Seattle Scullers/Longterm Rower Development

“Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end.” ~ Robin Sharma

What do we need to do to widen access to rowing and create a shared experience of this sport? Our two guests for the Dec. 28 “New & Different Strokes” episode have rolled up their sleeves and taken up this challenge in very real, practical, and effective ways. 

Matt “Hellbent on Change” Zatorski, founder of Seattle Scullers & Longterm Rower Development will get into the nitty gritty of implementing change with William Goldenheim, director of the new North Shore Maritime Center rowing club. William tells us that NSMC aims to “change the face of water sports and maritime education by removing access barriers for people” in the shoreline communities north of Boston.

Thank you for tuning in to ROWAPALOOZA, the 3rd year/100th episode celebration of the Ready, Row! USA livestream and podcast! As always, come back here for the latest show notes and links. Rowapalooza guest giveaways and discounts from our guests will be posted soon on this site.

Post your questions at this link for Matt & William to answer in real time!

Tell Your Story!

Get the word out about your rowing life – submit your ROWING CLUB NEWS and your favorite GADGETS & GEAR to be included in our regular Club Spotlights and Gadgets & Gear features.

Catch the replays for previous ROWAPALOOZA episodes on our YouTube channel, Facebook, or LinkedIn – and on your favorite podcast apps.

  • ROWAPALOOZA #4, Dec. 15: “Customer Service Hall of Fame,” with Rachel Freedman/RowSource, Peter Kermond/Burnham Boat, and Joe Racosky, NKSports. In editing; corrected audio & video to be released in January 2022 along with our new Customer Service Hall of Fame showcase.
  • ROWAPALOOZA #3, Dec. 14: “My Rowing Life,” Tom Siddall, Angelica Greene, and Ryan Worth do “all the things” in rowing – from coaching and more coaching, to accessories manufacturing, to boat transport, rowing travel, learn-to-row, advocating for inclusion, rowing boat sales, boat repair, umpiring & organizing at regattas.
  • ROWAPALOOZA #2, Dec. 8: “What Makes a Great Rowing Club?” This episode brought together Aquil Abdullah, Olympic rower, now an athlete and software engineer at Hydrow, and Steward of the Henley Royal Regatta; and Olympic athlete & longtime coach Jim Dietz and Northeastern & Coast Guard Academy rower Mark Wilson; Mark & Jim are  co-founders of All-American Rowing Camp. Catch the replay on YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn and audio podcast apps.
  • ROWAPALOOZA #1, Dec. 3: “Building Community & Resilience” featuring Ruth Marr (Rowing the World); Matthew Lacey (Exec. Director, Rowing Industry Trade Assn.); Ami Mehr (Race Director, Head of the Charles Regatta). We discussed how vendors, rowers, and rowing services continue to deal with and are emerging from pandemic; building community between rowers and vendors; and the return and future changes to the venerable Head of the Charles. Catch the replay on YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn and audio podcast apps.