September 1st Roundup

Busy busy busy. . . suddenly the campus is hopping and there’s lots to do.

-> HUGE PROPS to Abby Broughton, newly crowned bronze medalist in the lightweight women’s quad at the 2009 World Championships. This is a Lewis & Clark first– Abby is the first graduate to win a medal at a world championships. It’s also auspicious to note that Abby started rowing at this very school!

–> That’s auspicious because we spent the afternoon yesterday hanging out on campus and recruiting freshman! Had some great conversations and then kicked things off with day one of our beginning rowing class; a fun group that’s likely to grow, evolve, and develop into a strong part of our team and rowing community. We obviously look to get a lot of these folks into a racing role on our squad, but a big part of the fun is also reaching out with the sport and drawing non-competitive folks into the rowing world.

—> September 1st marks the first day of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance bike commute challenge; Lewis & Clark has finished well in the past. Last year I missed one day for a 96-0dd percent commute rate; this year the goal is to ride every day in September.

—-> Continuing to see returning athletes, talk about where we’re going, and get fired up for on-the-water fun starting next week with the classes and the week after with the team.


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