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Olympic Rowing Development Camp trains junior Emma Wistuba for success

Aside from learning rowing techniques and mindset skills, junior Emma Wistuba also spends time bonding with friends during her month-long stay. The girls resided in dorm rooms and spent breaks getting to know one another. “There are always going to be people that you don't get along [with] and ODP helped me overcome that. I knew I wasn't going to [immediately] get along with everybody, so I went out of my way to be nice and do things,” Wistuba said. “One night, the whole floor came into my room, and we started making friendship bracelets. That's what we did, and we just had fun. That's important for my future because I'm going to have to do that around people who I really don't like, and it's important that you can take those people and turn them into people that you can be friends with.”

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

An email pops in junior Emma Wistuba’s inbox from the US Rowing Olympic Development Camp (ODP). “Congratulations,” it reads, “You’re accepted!” Submitting an application led to Wistuba’s invitation to spend a month in Philadelphia, where she focused solely on getting fitter and faster. “I got ...

On the boat to success: senior Katy Ward to row at the University of Michigan next fall

Senior Katy Ward verbally committed to the University of Michigan, a NCAA Division 1 school. She also received offers from Duke and Princeton. “Katy's very driven and determined to do her best in rowing. I think Michigan will be very happy to have her,

Susie Seidel, Convergent Media Writer

October 27, 2017

Following years of creating a name for herself in the rowing world, senior Katy Ward committed to row at the University of Michigan next year, the number one school in the NCAA Central Division for the sport. Her journey began when the St. Louis Rowing Club (SLRC) visited the school in the fall o...

Rowers face obstacles but continue despite hardships

SLRC rowers stand at the Head of the Rock in Rockford, Illinois, where they won their gold medal of the season on Oct. 9.

Samantha Gaddis

October 19, 2016

In rowing, every practice, race and preparation is all part of the competition. Rowers race against each other for the best seat in the boat, while building friendships along the way. “One obstacle I've encountered is the amount of muscle [involved in rowing],” sophomore and second seat Ashlyn...

Student Spotlight: Caroline Bias

This past weekend junior Caroline Bias and the St. Louis Rowing team took first place in the Regatta, a rowing competition that took place in Indianapolis. Their team raced against six different regions in the midwest. “Racing is something that I really enjoy and I have so much fun doing it. Varsity is a lot more work but that is what makes it so much more fun. I can’t wait to keep competing with my team and hopefully we make it to nationals,” Bias said.

Lily Briscoe, Staff Writer

May 15, 2015

May 2, junior Caroline Bias and the St. Louis Rowing team took first place in the Regatta, a rowing competition that took place in Indianapolis. Their team raced against six different regions in the Midwest.

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