Welcome to The 9th Seat.


Inspiration. Motivation. Dedication.


From a Three-Time Olympic Champion.

After the 2008 Olympics, coxswain Mary Whipple founded The 9th Seat to provide the resources coxswains and rowers need to succeed. Drawing on her success as a three-time Olympic medal winner on the U.S. Women's Rowing Team, Mary Whipple’s elite rowing and coxswain camps and clinics provide valuable information, training tips, feedback and resources for up-and-coming rowers and coxswains.