This is a picture from the wedding of Jim MacKenzie and Mary O’Hara. Both were members of the crew, 1983 – 85 or so. Everyone in the 1984 Gold Medal Lwt 8 is in the photo, as well as John Riley, the tall guy in the back. He is an Olympian as well as a 2x World Champion.
This is an excellent example of how the connections and relationships we make in the URI Rowing Community are priceless and timeless.
Here is an outstanding video from the late Harry Parker, the coach of Harvard Heavyweight Crew for 51 seasons. Harry Parker is considered one of the greatest collegiate coaches of all time, in any collegiate sport.
A great video featuring Olympic Gold Medalist Mahe Drysdale from New Zealand talking about passion.
“There is no passion from dreaming small. We dream big, and we win big.. through passion.”
On the top is URI Rowings current training schedule for the week of February 17, 2014. On the bottom in URI Rowing Alumni Jeff Sweenors’ log from the same week, 30 years prior. It’s interesting to see how the training has stayed the same, but has also changed in that time frame.
One thing that has stayed the same throughout these 30 years though is “Think Gold!!”