COLUMBUS, Ohio – So you think the rowing season is over? Well, technically it is, but that does not mean members of the Ohio State rowing team cease training. In fact, several Buckeyes are participating in some of the most elite camps in the U.S.
Just this past weekend, rising junior Emily Walsh finished first with the intermediate 4+ at the Independence Day Regatta in Philadelphia, Pa. The native of Pittsburgh, Pa., and the 8+ also were the runners-up in the open 8+. Walsh is currently training at the U.S. Under-23 National Team Pre-Elite Camp hosted by the Vesper Boat Club in Philadelphia. (Emily Walsh feature on her experience at the U.S. Under-23 National Team Pre-Elite Camp)
Junior Katie Coons and soon-to-be sophomore Stephanie Johnson also raced at the IDR. Coons, a Columbus native who hails from the Upper Arlington suburb, and the intermediate quad (4x) finished fifth. Coons and Johnson (Grosse Ile, Mich.) made up a Buckeye contingent that helped the intermediate 8+ place fourth. Coons and Johnson are currently spending their summer training with the Penn Athletic Club in Philadelphia.
In addition to Walsh, Coons and Johnson, four other Buckeyes also are staying busy this summer at various camps around the country.
Sophomore Samantha Fowle (Westborough, Mass.) has relocated to Boston for a development camp, while classmate Elise Mayo (St. Charles, Mo.) traveled to Wisconsin where she trains at the Wisconsin Rowing Camp.
While fulfilling a John Glenn School of Public Affairs internship in Washington D.C., senior-to-be Lindsey Titus (Clayton, Ohio) also is rowing with the Potomac Boat Club. Titus is a communication/political science double major. Emily Ralph (Loveland, Ohio), who will start her junior season in the fall, is interning with General Motors as a mechanical engineering major and rows with the Detroit Boat Club.
On the international stage, incoming freshman Claire-Louise Bode will race at the Under-23 World Championships in Brest, Belarus, in the pair for South Africa July 22-25.