USRowing Convention 2023

Ready, Row! USA, Season 5, Episodes 2-22


Dave Powers, 776BC Performance Apparel; Rick Bayko, CRI Military & Veterans Crew; Don Ukrainec, H2Row boat shoe systems; Tom Rooks, USRowing Safety Dir.; Jenny Trayes, USRowing Community Engagement; Mary Whipple, Olympic coxswain; Ramona Cox, Doc Wayne sports therapist.


Interviews with Mary Whipple & Jennie Trayes are understandable, but noisy. We’ll be re-recording Jennie on 2/28 and scheduling Mary Whipple very soon!


Aquil Abdullah Olympic & Hydrow athlete; Sandra Cardillo, Watuppa RC ED & Head Coach;  Fabio Selvig, Fillippi Sales & Marketing; Jalen Baldwin, SteadyState Network Changemaker Scholarship winner & coach at Cleveland Foundry; John Gartin, Executive Dir., Collegiate Rowing Coaches Assn.; Kyle Williams & Kamal Carter, A Long Talk; Ted Benford, Executive Dir., Community Rowing.


Janice Holzman, Row New York; Calvin Coffey, Olympic athlete & Coffey SimulatOar inventor; Josh Carlson, Concept 2 SkiErg specialist; Holly Austin, Ready Set Row; Paralympic coxswain Emilie Eldracher; and “It’s a Wrap!” with USRowing’s very own organizing genius, Brett Gorman.

Upcoming: Interviews with USRowing CEO Amanda Kraus; Maurice Scott; Rowing on the Square; and more!

This was the first in-person USRowing Convention since 2019, and Ready, Row! USA was thrilled serve as a media partner for #RowCon23 once again. We met new friends and renewed longtime connections.

For the first time, the Convention was held jointly with the Atlantic City Indoor Rowing Association (ACIRA) in Atlantic City, N.J., and coincided with the USRowing Indoor National Championships at the Atlantic City Convention Center. The collaboration proved extremely successful, and it’s likely to be repeated. 

If you attended, please fill out  the survey you received, and send any suggestions to the organizers – our collective voices will be important in selecting a location, topics, presenters, and timing for upcoming events. In the meantime, look to for online and in-person events for Masters, Coxswains, Coaches, Coastal, Para, DEI, Indoor and all the communities of rowing.

Catch our 20 interviews from the 2023 USRowing Convention on our YouTube channel & subscribe on your favorite podcast apps. While you’re there, please follow, like, comment & share, it really helps us get the word out and expand the sport of rowing!


Burnham Boat (the best boat cover makers & rowing supporters around!); GoodInklings Web Design & Management (ask about free website audit for our subscribers); Pierce Press, announcing the new children’s book, Oceans Alive! And we express special gratitude to our Head of the Charles broadcast partner,  NEXT Boatworks.

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