Monday, August 31, 2015
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Joan and John Van Bloom wouldn't know me from a doorknob. And even as rowing photographer, I probably wouldn't randomly recognize them walking down the street. But I obviously know who they are, and have seen Joan put up times worthy of much younger competitors at multiple CRASH-Bs. However, and unfortunately, I AM very familiar with the disease that took Joan's life. The fact that she was able to race at HOCR two years after her diagnosis, and that she made it two years after being diagnosed with the most aggressive form of brain tumor is nothing short of amazing. It is, in fact, given all the statistics, probably more amazing than any of her rowing accomplishments, and that's saying quite a lot. So, rest it easy, Joan. It was a hell of a race. And, to John, I will pass on the words of wisdom given to me in early November, 2008, right after Margaret lost her fight. "It will be the worst year of your life. But it will get better."
Posted by Igor Belakovskiy at 3:30 PM
Friday, August 28, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
Sunday, August 23, 2015
It was clearly bring your own ringer day. Starting with soon to be married Olympic Champion Esther Lofgren.
2008 M8+ Olympian and Bronze Medallist Dan Walsh(4) and 2012 M8+ Olympian Will Miller(3).
2004 Olympic Double of Abdullah and Nuzum had a 11 year reunion.
Local legend Pete Morelli.
RBC and Dartmouth alums Muff and Dave who will soon have both rowed in the LM8+ and LM4x for the US.
And half of Dave's teammates from the 2015 lightweight eight. Not pictured, M4X Olympians Peter Graves(2012) and Sam Stitt (2012) and 2012 W2- Olympian Sara Hendershot who were featured yesterday, there were also few more US unis hiding under those Red Bull tanks, including Peter's brother Tom, Phil Henson and Nareg Guregian.
Posted by Igor Belakovskiy at 5:24 PM
Saturday, August 22, 2015
SoCal/Shimano for the win.
Even with some fowl play in the heats.
Fastest stake turn belonged to Mr. Stitt, though.
CBC had the fastest turn in the eight.
Not your average regatta launch and media.
Thank you Sean and Red Bull for making this happen.
Posted by Igor Belakovskiy at 5:10 PM