At the 2016 Intra-Squad/Alumni Rumble, we took the opportunity to record a video interview with the women who were part of the fall club rowing program. Fall 2016 represented the first time that women could row under the Crew Club banner since the late ’90’s. Enjoy!
While in high school and college, most of us believe we are immortal. Having come out of childhood unscathed (due to the unseen protection of our parents), such a youthful illusion is not unexpected. This is a large part of the reason we – how shall I put it – do stupid things when we are in college. We are immortal. My general experience 30 years ago at URI was no different from the thousands of other students on campus. I was living away from home for the first time, made friends, joined a fraternity, was studying (sometimes), was partying (probably more than I should have), and was enjoying
Rowing Magazine’s October issue featured an article on URI Crew’s very own Steve Peterson! The article captures the “Punk” that many of us know so well as he applies his collegiate and US Team rowing experience to coaching at Indiana University. Point your browser to the article “Going the Distance” to read Steve’s inspirational story. Thank you, Rowing Magazine, for setting up a dedicated URL to this awesome article!
For one reason or another, I hadn’t attended a URI Crew reunion in about 15 years. I was looking forward to seeing everyone at last year’s Rumble. I had a great time. Walking down Walmsley Lane brought back a flood of memories. One of the best parts of the day was seeing so many of my fellow rowers. It felt like old times being at the boathouse again. Everyone looked great. Ned Lloyd shared old photos. Ken Pritchard donned his original URI Crew sweatshirt—all torn up. The funny thing is that it looked the same in the early 80’s! It was a beautiful autumn morning with dew on t