Welcome to The 9th Seat
Hello Everyone. Thanks for checking out my website and my very first blog. I wanted to tell you all about my first series of Mwhip+ Coxswain Clinics that happened in February on the West Coast. The first was held in Seattle at the University of Washington. It was super fun to organize my first very own coxswain clinic. I’m also surprised on how fast four hours goes by.
The second Mwhip+ Coxswain Clinic was in Berkeley and hosted by the University of California’s Women’s Rowing Team. My sister, Sarah, was kind enough to help me host it and my mom and dad came over from Sac to listen to me. It was the first time my parents heard me cox because I shared some of my tapes. Hadn’t really prepared them for what they were about to hear. I’ve never heard my mom or dad swear and somehow there were a couple of inappropriate words on my recordings….ooops! Sorry mom and dad, sometimes your little girl lets some four-letter words come out.
Rose City Rowing in Portland hosted the third clinic and even though it was the smallest clinic in numbers it was the most interactive. There were a lot of great questions from the crowd.
I am really proud of what I presented in the clinic, there is so much material to cover that I strategically chose the most important and relative topics for winter training. I’m looking forward to producing race specific clinics for spring. I’m also super proud of creating this website. I’m looking forward to presenting my take on coxing and why the 9th seat in the eight is the best seat in the boat! (Don’t tell that to any of your rowers though;)