Category Archives: 2014JrWorldsHamburg

Posts from Hamburg, Germany

Can’t catch up because of all the racing!

Whew! After a lackluster performance in the heats the boat really came together in the reps! Fastest time of all the heats! Read more here (the heat results are on the left, tab and our repecharge is on the right tab).

We race again Friday! Here’s the lineup:

And if you want to read more about what is going on with everyone here, visit this:

Must Stay Awake!

…Landed at 8:30-ish, EU time and…We’re in Amsterdam! Nice to stretch the legs… A bit of excitement at customs–thought we might lose the coach because of a tool-related SNAFU, but all’s well. Whew! Everyone’s stated goal upon landing and getting new boarding passes? Stay awake. Sounds like a bad B movie. Reality interfered a bit… Must walk around some more… If I stop there may be involuntary napping/narcoleptic moment(s)… Must keep moving… 5 hour layover…. Soooooo long when you’re (yawn) tired….

The flight to Hamburg

July 30-31…was mostly uneventful. Poor Kenne has to sit next to my dad… Hope dad doesn’t embarrass me by snoring….And Daniel has to sit in front of my mom. Hope she doesn’t embarrass me by asking too many questions….

I scored a window seat! Far from the madding crowd (my parents). Must stay awake.  Movies and snacks–and tea!

Left to right: Daniel Holod (MN) with Galen Bernick (AZ) in stroke seat, visibly celebrating their 1st place win in the 2nd Final at USRowing Trials in New Jersey. June 2014

Blogging the World, 2014 Hamburg

june 15, 2014. I’m Free!!! Yippee! Oh yeah, Happy Father’s Day Dad. I’m leaving with Carol Nagy. Wish me luck at Selection Camp (if you’re really lucky I’ll be off to Germany).

June 15, 2014, PM. Seattle, at last. Great to see friends! Pre-camp rocks, and 60, not 106 degrees is great! Haven’t seen those numbers since February.

June 19, 2014. Everybody’s here! Hi TJCers! Eat Sleep Row. Works for me!

June 20, 2014. Those parents…. They keep texting me. Must stay focused!

June 22, 2014. New strategy: Limit parents to one call a week. Must stay focused!

June 28, 2014. Looks like I’m in the 2x with Daniel Holod! More work!!! Going to Princeton to qualify for Team USA. No problem!!!

July 4th. In Philly. Driving to Princeton. No fireworks for me. Dinner from Whole Paycheck… Not bad.

July 6th. Time Trials. Good weather. 1st with a 6:28:15. Oh yeah. Two more to go!

July 6th later. Bad weather. Heats postponed.

July 7th. Heat one: 1st with a 6:48:06. I know we can do this. Don’t even need an ice bath.

July 7th, PM: Heat two: 1st with a 7:06:02. Done! Going to Hamburg!!! I should probably call the rents….  Nah…

July 30, 2014: Leaving Seattle for Amsterdam and then Hamburg! OMG. Those people look like my parents…