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Reflections on U23 Worlds

After about a week of relaxing, visiting friends and family, and readjusting to life back home, it’s time to reflect on U23 Worlds! What an incredible ten days in Austria. I think I spent an entire week with my heart … Continue reading

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Guten Tag!

Guten tag from Austria! Lenny, Jason and I successfully navigated two flights and a three-hour bus ride from Munich to Linz to our hotel in the center of the city. With expert advice from the many seasoned travelers at Craftsbury, … Continue reading

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SBTC Takes the Challenge: Vermonster 2013

On a warm Saturday after doing race-prep pieces in the morning, four members of the Small Boat Training Center decided to set out to achieve one goal: to defeat the famed Vermonster at the Ben and Jerry’s Factory in Stowe. … Continue reading

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Oar you ready to rumble?!

Coach Jason, Lenny, and I are leaving for Austria for the Under 23 World Rowing Championships in about two weeks, and preparations are well underway! Our fearless coaches have been managing most of the many details that have to be … Continue reading

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SBTC First Impressions

Hi, we’re the Small Boat Training Center! We’re college-age rowers training here at Craftsbury for the summer. Here are some of our first impressions of life at the Center! Maddie Lips: It’s my second summer training at Craftsbury with the Small … Continue reading

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Reflecting on U23 Worlds – now illustrated

I’m back to Vermont and settled into the Craftsbury rhythm again! After a week of reflection since I’ve returned from racing at U23 Worlds, I’ve been able to process the incredible experience I had and to identify some important lessons … Continue reading

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Hello from Lithuania!

Lisa and I arrived here after a long journey from Burlington to Newark to Copenhagen to Vilnius, and spent our first night in Lithuania wandering around the capital city to make ourselves stay awake. We happened to arrive on a … Continue reading

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