Great Britain Rowing talks successes, obstacles

SARASOTA – Sunday marked the end of the World Rowing Championships and Great Britain’s rowing team will head back overseas, but not without medals. The Great Britain Men’s Four is laughing with relief after taking home the bronze. “We did what we could out there. We did the best we can on the day,” Men’s Four Matthew Tarrant said. “The main thing is that we did get a medal and got on the podium.” The Men’s Quadruple Scull took silver,...

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New Zealand rower makes history

SARASOTA – An athlete for the Championships at Nathan Benderson Park has made quite the impact on the growing sport. Sam Bosworth didn’t set out to be a pioneer in rowing but in June, when he crossed the finish line at the Poznan World Rowing Cup, he made history as the first man to steer an international women’s crew to victory. “It’s cool. It’s exciting to be on the course.” The 23-year-old is hoping to lead New Zealand to victory...

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Hungarian rowing team cools off in an extreme way

WORLD ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS – It gets pretty hot at Nathan Benderson Park, so the Hungarian rowing team is cooling off in a unique way. “We’ve got the Hungarian team coming in for Cryotherapy,” Hydr8 owner Fernando Vega said. “These guys are great.” The rowers may be new to Sarasota, but they are no strangers to Cryotherapy. “They do Cryotherapy back in Hungary, and they were looking for a Cryotherapy location,” Vega said. They found...

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USRowing happy to be competing in Sarasota

WRC – For the first time ever the World Rowing Championships are in Sarasota, and the USRowing team is gaining some extra momentum from it. “We have athletes from Princeton, others in California, really all throughout the country,” USRowing communications manager Dan Brauchli said. But for the whole team, Sarasota is feeling like home. “For the first time in 23 years, the World Rowing Championships have come back to the United...

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Getting to know the US Women’s Four team

WORLD ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS – The U.S. Women’s Four – one boat, with four different stories. Molly Bruggeman started rowing in high school. “‘Oh, you’re really tall..you should try rowing, you’ll love it!’,” Bruggeman said. Kristine O’Brien started rowing in high school too, but she wasn’t always open to the idea. “My parents said, ‘Why don’t you give it a try? There’s scholarships in women’s rowing,’” O’Brien said. “I was like,...

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The races begin at the World Rowing Championships

SARASOTA – It’s the first day of rowing competition in the World Rowing Championships. Team USA took the course at Nathan Benderson Park. Dan Brauchli is the manager of communications for the USA Rowing team. He says it’s special having the races on home turf. Usually only one or two family members can travel to the World Championships when they’re in other countries. He says there’s plenty of support in the crowd for the home team....

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