Wednesday, April 4, 2012

NSR 2 - Step 1 to Olympics

It's National Selection Regatta (NSR) Time! First you have NSR 1 which is usually for singles and pairs. And then you have NSR 2 which features doubles and pairs again. For the Lightweight women double scull, abbreviated as LW2x this is the only olympic event. And through the USA trials system, this is the only selection procedure. You show up for the race, and who ever wins goes.

Our race schedule looks like this: 
Tuesday 4/10/12        9:00am    LW2x   Time Trial 1
Wednesday 4/11/12  10:10am  LW2X  Semi A/B
Thursday 4/12/12       9:40am    LW2X  Final A
    Our event entries are up to 10 boats. We are racing for Lake Union Crew and will be abbreviated ast LUC. Thank you to Rome & Mara and all the rowers at LUC who have housed us and supported us while training in Seattle. Rome is currently away in Haiti doing her outreach program. Its fabulous gift of humanity and you can read more about it here on LUC's Outreach >> Rome went to Lesotho one year, for her outreach program, which was close to my heart, being in South Africa! 
    JL Racing made us very cool gear, which I got the opportunity to design again! Thank you Joline!

    The Competitors:
    For Cal Rowing you have Julie and Kristin who were the USA double in 2011, and did very well, qualifying the boat for the olympics in the World Champs. Now this NSR 2 regatta is the race for who will be in that boat that qualified. Confused yet, doesn't make sense right? Go to Selection 101 for more details. Also racing are Jen and Jenny from Vesper/Pennac. Jen Goldsack was in the 2008 Olympic Lightweight boat. From OKC are the girls who medaled at the Pan Am Games last year October. Also from Seattle are the Pocock lightweights, and SRC girls who shared the waters with us. It's a stacked race! So looking forward to bringing out everyone's potential!

    You can watch the finals on and all results and schedule changes can be found on USRowing's website.

    1 comment:

    1. Will be watching today from Niagara Region in Canada at South Niagara Rowing Club! Good Luck!