Had a great time at SIRA this weekend! Instead of rowing, I coxed for our novice boys. It was my first time ever doing it and I was so nervous, especially as these guys have always had something go wrong during a race and I didn’t want to add to that…
It went great though! The guys really liked how I worked with them and thought I did an amazing job. Our first heat we placed second, only 2 seconds behind first. Stroke passed out immediately after from exhaustion and we were all so nervous about him! He came through just fine though, and I made sure all the boys were properly hydrated for the finals.
In our final we placed 3rd! We were behind for most of the race but brought it up in the last 500. All the boats were great sports too! We all finished within 20 seconds of each other, and once we crossed the line everyone, coxswains and rowers, were congratulating each other and all had big smiles on their faces. It made the experience that much better!
I’m so happy that the guys were finally able to have a successful race and placed well! And I’m thrilled that I was able to help and be a part of it!