What Rowing Taught Me About High-Performance Teams


Bruce Eckfeldt’s three performance principles from rowing that can ‘row’ you and your team to success.

Swimming with Sharks

JAWS, land shark, desperation, sharking women, hooking up, college life, Womanology

“For the first time in my life, the prospect of approaching an attractive woman did not fill me with mortal dread.” For his next two years at college, Andy Bodle proceeded to do nothing but.

Nude Calendar Raises Funds For Anti-Bullying Charity


The Warwick rowing team gets naked for a good cause: fighting anti-gay bullying in schools and sports.

Darkness Falling


On spending years dealing with depression every way other than dealing with it.

Does Olympic Rower Have Wood in His Blade?

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Former rower Tom Matlack offers insight into the Olympic medal winning rower who may or may not have had “wood in his blade”.

Up Shit Creek


Chuck Ross knows what it’s like to be in over your head.

My First Night in London for the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Nick LaCava, a member of the U.S. Olympic Rowing Team, offers his first blog entry upon arrival in London for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

#17: Couch


“You really don’t need to jump out the window after the couch.”

Pulling Through

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Tom Matlack remembers the year men’s crew at Wesleyan got serious about training. What happened next was life changing.

Loose Hands


Can you relax when all of your instincts are holding on for dear life?

The Way to Win

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Tom Matlack recalls his days as a college athlete and the time his son kicked his butt on the basketball court.