SUPER CHAMPIONS

Katelin Guregian Member of the USRowing National Team, University of Washington Alumni Class of 2009

Results:

  • Gold in the 8+ at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games
  • Six-time gold medalist in the 8+ at the World Rowing Championships
  • Five-time gold medalist in the 8+ at the World Rowing Cups

What Katelin loves to talk about:

  • Leadership
  • Recruiting and college choice for coxswains and rowers
  • Self-coaching techniques for coxswains and rowers (visualization, preparation, and building awareness)
  • For coxswains: building a race plan and evaluating your recordings

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Brett Newlin Former Member of the USRowing National Team, University of Washington Alumni Class of 2005

Results:

  • Competed at the 2012 London Olympic Games and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in the 8+ and 4- respectively
  • Medaled four times in the 4- at the World Rowing Cups
  • Finished within the top 4 places at four World Rowing Championships

What Brett loves to talk about:

  • The lifestyle of a university and/or national team rower
  • Walking on to a rowing team in college
  • Club vs varsity programs
  • Rowing retirement: the transition to real life


CHAMPIONS

Alina Hagstrom Member of the USRowing National Team, Oregon State Alumni Class of 2019

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Results:

  • Gold in the 2- at the 2018 World Rowing U23 Championships

What Alina loves to talk about:

  • Her collegiate rowing experience and her U23 involvement
  • Her recruiting process from high school to college
  • Breaking down tough pieces/tests

Arne Landboe Former Member of the USRowing National Team, University of Washington Alumni Class of 2018

Results:

  • Gold in the 8+ at the 2018 World Rowing U23 Championships
  • Gold in the Champ 8+ at the 2017 Head of the Charles
  • Bronze in the 4+ at the 2017 World Rowing U23 Championships

What Arne likes to talk about:

  • Rowing and leadership in a college program
  • U23 selection and racing
  • How he got recruited to a college program

Brooke Pierson Former Member of the USRowing National Team, University of Washington Alumni Class of 2018

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Results:

  • Bronze in the 8+ at the 2018 World Rowing U23 Championships
  • Bronze in the 2- at the 2017 World Rowing U23 Championships
  • Two-time NCAA Champion (in 2017 and 2018)

What Brooke loves to talk about:

  • Her collegiate rowing experience and her U23 involvement
  • Rowing at the Princeton Olympic Training Center
  • Working hard and keeping a team motivated

Claire Collins Member of the USRowing National Team, Princeton University Alumni Class of 2019

Results:

  • Silver in the 8+ at the 2017 World Rowing U23 Championships
  • Silver in the 4- at the 2014 World Rowing Junior Championships
  • Silver in the 8+ at the 2012 World Rowing Junior Championships
  • Bronze in the 8+ at the 2018 World Rowing U23 Championships

What Claire loves to talk about:

  • The college rowing experience at an Ivy League
  • Goal setting: short and long term goals
  • Mentality through injury
  • Relationships with coaches and teammate
  • How to be a smart athlete: observing, learning, and risk taking
  • How to make sure you are having fun

Jess Thoennes Member of the USRowing National Team, University of Washington Alumni Class of 2018

Results:

  • Silver in the 8+ at the 2017 World Rowing U23 Championships
  • Two-time PAC12 champion
  • Two-time NCAA champion

What Jess loves to talk about:

  • Championship mentality
  • Walk-on status and getting recruited
  • Training through tough times
  • Mental wellness and health

Regina Salmons Member of the USRowing National Team, University of Pennsylvania Alumni Class of 2018

Results:

  • Gold in the 2- at the 2018 World Rowing U23 Championships
  • Gold in the 8+ at the 2016 World Rowing U23 Championships

What Regina loves to talk about:

  • Ivy league athletics/the college application process in general
  • Injury prevention and management
  • Stretching and strength training
  • Race strategy, mental preparedness, positive thinking
  • Balancing athletics and academics
  • Sculling vs. sweeping

Photo courtesy of Penn Athletics