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in: Sophie Howes; Sophie Howes > 2024-03-02

Mar 3, 2024 1:28 AM # 
greta_leonard:
We will miss you but also that is amazing and so impressive. Good luck!
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Mar 3, 2024 2:03 PM # 
cmpbllv:
Woo! Congratulations and have fun!
Mar 3, 2024 9:28 PM # 
peggyd:
Very cool. Enjoy that wonderful experience!

Do you know that a former US O' Team member, Hillary Saeger (JWOC, WOC), is a rower? (https://usrowing.org/sports/2018/8/28/5716_1321078...) She participated in a bunch of world champs, and the last few years she has been into coastal rowing.
Her dad & sister are on the ESC.
Mar 6, 2024 4:59 AM # 
Sophie Howes:
That's cool! I haven't known anyone who both rowed and orienteered before.
Mar 7, 2024 2:08 AM # 
bhall:
That is awesome, congrats!! And ya, Hillary is pretty darn cool :)
Mar 7, 2024 4:56 PM # 
Pink Socks:
Congrats!

Fun fact: there's an active orienteer in Vancouver who has an Olympic gold medal in rowing!!
Mar 7, 2024 5:14 PM # 
zsibthorp:
im not sure about the gold medal part, but active orienteer and Olympic white-water kayaker Joanne Woods will be at Junior Nationals!! (i imagine this is who you are referring to, Patrick?)
Mar 7, 2024 5:51 PM # 
bensmith:
It's Mike Rascher! Won gold in the men's 8 and was setting out controls at Sprint Camp. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ysk-mfo6zp8
Mar 7, 2024 6:16 PM # 
zsibthorp:
Oh wow! Multiple Olympic water boaters involved in orienteering in Vancouver! That's awesome :)
Mar 8, 2024 12:10 AM # 
Pink Socks:
At one of the Sprint Camp banquets, Mike did a presentation on what it was like to train at the Olympic level back in the 90's. It was really fascinating, especially because it happened before the tech and data boom in sports, where it was all done on paper (workouts, nutrition, etc).

If I remember correctly, Mike wasn't into rowing, but someone saw him on his college campus and recruited him, solely because of his build.

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