Originally Posted by bUTrosbUTrosVOLie
I saw that at utsports.com and meant to say something to you about it but forgot. It's a great time/era for your young'n to be involved in rowing at UT. They are doing really good and just keep getting better.
Did you get to go?
It is truly a great time for them. They are making quite a bit of noise, and I really like the coaching staff. 4 years ago I didnt know a lot about Rowing, and my daughter knew even less. We watched the 08 Olympics and she fell in love with it. I have been learning everything I can about the sport since then, and I can see that this is a super coaching staff.
Even the Grad Asst., who is a LadyVol, is a 2x All American. They know how to teach the sport, no doubt.
I was at Oak Ridge both days.
The first day was very exciting. Coach knew they had a chance to sneak the second boat into the finals. Had to be in the top 3 in the prelim heat in the morning, and then top 3 again in the Semi Finals in the afternoon. The B boat did both of those without much problem.
The A boat won both of their races on Saturday. B boat took a second (to Purdue) and a 3rd in the Semi Final to UTs A boat and UFs A Boat.
The A boat was the best boat there, and they were not even close. Sunday Morning it was obvious that Purdue was going to be the only real threat to the A boat, and it was very possible that the B boat could have snuck past Purdue into 2nd place, but EVERYTHING would have had to have gone right. That didnt happen. B boat had a small issue coming out at the beginning of the race, and made a GREAT effort, pulling back up through the middle and made a real race of it.
I am taking the blame for the B boat issues myself. The first day, as I was getting dressed, I couldnt find a neutral hat. All of my baseball hats either say MSU or UF. So, I put on my yard work hat, and looked a little like Indiana Jones out there.
That night, tKid and I stopped and I purchased my VERY FIRST UT hat. A LadyVols Rowing hat. And I wore that on Sunday. SO. . . . if I had worn my lucky hat from the day before, I think they would have been alright, but I displaced that and wore the Sherbert and Cream Vols hat. . . . sigh. . .
So stinking proud of all the girls. They busted their tails.
Varsity heads to Princeton this weekend, and Novices are back in action in a couple weeks at the Conference championships. Im already excited for that. Ready to roll!! (oh, and I had to teach my 4 year old to say GBO, cause every where he looked he saw Gators and Spartans, and kept yelling GO GATORS and GO STATE!, hahaha, I think I was in a little trouble with Coach!!)