Each year it gets bigger and bigger… Each year more URI Crew alumni take a trip down memory lane (aka Walmsley Lane) to re-connect with close friends and row a few lengths on the Narrow River. Let’s keep the momentum going! Mark your calendars now for Saturday, November 19th. Details will be coming soon. For now, clear your calendar. For now, run a few hills, bike a few miles, log some clicks on an erg… Get ready for some rowing fun. Get ready to RUMBLE!
If you joined us for Rhody Rowing’s 50th anniversary in May, you might’ve noticed a handful of sculling shells in the boathouse. These singles, doubles and quads probably seemed out of place to URI Crew alumni who rowed sweep boats. For most of us, sculling was something we might try only if our post-college pursuits crossed paths with rowing clubs on rivers like the Charles or Schuylkill. Under Coach Gillette, that’s all changed. For the past three years, Coach Gillette has introduced sculling to club members. “Sculling magnifies the importance of technique, which helps our athletes improve t
As rowing in Rio comes to an end, our final URI Olympian post is from the rower that, perhaps, paved the way for so many national and international rowers who share the same Narrow River roots. After three years of rowing at URI, John Riley (pictured, hatless, second from right) began an enduring 10-year run on the US National Team. In that time, John competed in eight World Championships and the 1988 and 1992 Olympic Games. He has also coached at six World Championships and two Pan Am Games. I just read Steve Peterson’s and Jason Gaile’s posts. They are spot on! I could not add more, except t
As rowing in Rio continues, we bring you special insights from URI Crew alumni who competed in the Olympics. In this post, we feature Jason Gailes (’92) who, at the 1996 Olympics, won a silver medal in the men’s quad – the first and only US crew to do that! Jason (stroke, pictured above) and his team were also recently inducted into the National Rowing Hall of Fame in April. Did rowing at URI help you at the national and international level? How? I discovered the sport of rowing during the first month of my freshman year at URI. I had not seen nor heard of rowing previously. The success of UR