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WELCOME - Let’s Get Better! USRowing’s 2020 Annual Convention is going virtual this December! Although all of us would rather be meeting in person, COVID-19 had other plans. No worries though. In fact, this year’s convention promises to be bigger than ever with brand new diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) training that will be available free of charge to all of our members along with our ever-popular Para/Adaptive, Coaching Education, Business of Rowing and Referee tracks. And the best part is all of this great content is available from the convenience of home!

We’ll focus on getting better across the spectrum -- improving as coaches, creating more inclusive boathouses, strengthening our organizations as we come back from COVID-19, enhancing our physical and mental well-being, and more. While 2020 has been a challenging year, this year’s Annual Convention serves as a springboard to start 2021 off stronger, healthier, wiser … and better!
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USRowing is excited to announce that VESPOLI USA will be sponsoring the 2020 USRowing Annual Convention, and as part of the sponsorship, convention goers will have the chance to win a new Vespoli SD single. Click Here to Register! 

Click link for the Official Rules. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY, void where prohibited. 16+, U.S. Residents only. Begins 12/8/20; ends 12/13/20. Operated by United States Rowing Association, 2 Wall Street, Princeton, NJ 08540

Featured Speakers

avatar for Kristen Betts

Kristen Betts

Drexel University
Clinical Professor, Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management
avatar for Karen Calara

Karen Calara

Aligned and Balanced Rowing
avatar for Bettina Callary, PhD

Bettina Callary, PhD

Cape Breton University
Canada Research Chair in Sport Coaching and Adult Learning; Associate...
avatar for Arshay Cooper

Arshay Cooper

Motivational speaker
Award-winning author and activist
avatar for Malcolm Doldron

Malcolm Doldron

Boston University
Head Coach, Women's Lightweight Rowing
avatar for John Gartin

John Gartin

Nova Southeastern University
Head Coach
avatar for Dr. Richard Hull

Dr. Richard Hull

Olympia Area Rowing
Head Coach
avatar for Dr. Valery Kleshnev

Dr. Valery Kleshnev

BioRow Ltd.
avatar for Amanda Kraus

Amanda Kraus

Chief Executive Officer
avatar for Stuart McGill

Stuart McGill

Backfitpro Inc., and University of Waterloo
Professor Emeritus, Spine Biomechanics
avatar for Ellen Minzner

Ellen Minzner

Director of Para High Performance
avatar for Judy Morrison

Judy Morrison

US Chief Classifier
FISA International Level 2 Medical Classifier & Former Head of...
avatar for Volker Nolte

Volker Nolte

Author, Rowing Faster
Author and Rowing Expert
avatar for Mike Purcer

Mike Purcer

Purcerverance Coaching Development
Founder & Master Coach Developer
avatar for Marlene Royle

Marlene Royle

Faster Masters Rowing
avatar for Dr. Stephen Seiler

Dr. Stephen Seiler

University of Agder - Norway
Professor in Sport Science, Research Consultant and Scientific Advisor
avatar for Lonnie Sarnell

Lonnie Sarnell

Lonnie Sarnell, Psy.D. LLC
Sport Psychologist
avatar for Nicole Smart

Nicole Smart

Smart EDI Solutions, LLC
Founder and Principal Consultant
avatar for Tom Terhaar

Tom Terhaar

Women's National Team Head Coach
avatar for Mike Teti

Mike Teti

Men's National Team Head Coach
avatar for Craig White

Craig White

St. Benedict's Preparatory School
Head Rowing Coach
avatar for Gordon Getsinger

Gordon Getsinger

Saugatuck Rowing
Director of Rowing
avatar for Nick Winkelman

Nick Winkelman

Head of Athletic Performance & Science for the Irish Rugby Football...


avatar for Bob Appleyard

Bob Appleyard

USRowing Referee Committee
Director, Julian Wolf Referee College
avatar for Denise Aquino

Denise Aquino

Rowing in Color Podcast
Founder and Co-Host
avatar for Jason Beagle

Jason Beagle

Atlanta Rowing Club & Head of the Hooch Regatta
Para-rowing Coordinator
avatar for Derek Blazo

Derek Blazo

Westerville Rowing Club
USRowing Referee Committee - Midwest Regional Coordinator
avatar for Richard Butler

Richard Butler

Co-Chair DEI Committee
avatar for Gary Caldwell

Gary Caldwell

avatar for Chris Chase

Chris Chase

Director of Youth Rowing
avatar for Melissa Chun

Melissa Chun

USRowing Referee
avatar for Bryce Chung

Bryce Chung

Atlanta Rowing Club Coach and Head of the Hooch Liaison
avatar for Frank Clayton

Frank Clayton

Oakland Strokes
Women's Rowing Team - Strength & Conditioning Coach
avatar for Mike Connors

Mike Connors

Head of the Hooch
Regatta Director
avatar for Kim Degutis

Kim Degutis

Unaffiliated (USA)
Assistant Referee and Coxswain at Riverside Boat Club
avatar for Joe DeLeo

Joe DeLeo

LEO Training
Strength & Conditioning Coach
avatar for Sam Dempsey

Sam Dempsey

Unaffiliated (USA)
2019 Jack Franklin Award Winner
avatar for Patricia Destine

Patricia Destine

Rowing in Color
CEO and Co-Host
avatar for Jim Dietz

Jim Dietz

All-American Rowing Camps
Olympian, esteemed Coach, former Vice Chair of USRowing, and...
avatar for Nadine Dubina

Nadine Dubina

United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee
Coaching Development Manager
avatar for Bob Ernst

Bob Ernst

Four-time Olympic rowing coach
Longtime University of Washington rowing coach
avatar for Kathy Frederick

Kathy Frederick

Row for the Cure
RFTC Founder
avatar for Hilary Gehman

Hilary Gehman

Assistant Coach, Women's National Team
avatar for Blake Gourley

Blake Gourley

Rowing Strength
avatar for Tymir Green-Ellis

Tymir Green-Ellis

Philadelphia City Rowing
Assistant Coach
avatar for Liz Greenberger

Liz Greenberger

Row LA
Founder & Board President
avatar for Alice Henderson

Alice Henderson

Lake Casitas TV
Referee, US PR2 Coach, coastal enthusiasts
avatar for Patrice Jackson

Patrice Jackson

Masters Rower
avatar for Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson

Athletes Without Limits/DC Strokes Rowing Club
AWL National Rowing Program Director/DCSRC Community Programs Lead...
avatar for Laurel Korholz

Laurel Korholz

Assistant Coach, Women's National Team
avatar for Laura Kunkemueller

Laura Kunkemueller

Chief Referee
avatar for Catharine Labine

Catharine Labine

USRowing Safety Committee
Girls High Performance, JV, Maritime Rowing Club
avatar for Matt Logue

Matt Logue

Three Rivers Rowing Association
Executive Director of Three Rivers Rowing Association, Member...
avatar for Sarah Low

Sarah Low

Atlanta Junior Rowing Association
Executive Director and Head Women's Coach
avatar for Ruth Macnamara

Ruth Macnamara

USRowing Referees
2021 Julian Wolf Award Winner Trials Coordinator
avatar for Tiffany Macon

Tiffany Macon

Cal Athletics
Associate Director of Leadership Annual Giving
avatar for Imran Malik

Imran Malik

Arizona State University
Head Coach
avatar for Dr. Anthony J. Matan

Dr. Anthony J. Matan

Kaiser Permanente
Chairman, Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Spine, Adaptive Rowing Coach...

Sarah McAuliffe

Director of Event Planning & Services
avatar for Dee McComb

Dee McComb

USRowing Referee Committee
NW Regional Referee Coordinator

Lloyd McDonald

USRowing Referee
avatar for Tim McLaren

Tim McLaren

Legendary Rowing Coach
avatar for Howard Meisner

Howard Meisner

USRowing Referee Committee
Northeast Regional Coordinator
avatar for Kirsten Meisner

Kirsten Meisner

Referee; Senior Staff, Julian Wolf National Referee Training School;...
avatar for Rachel Le Mieux

Rachel Le Mieux

Martha's Moms
Head Coach
avatar for Dave Miller

Dave Miller

USRowing Referees
Longtime Referee, Coach, Sculler
avatar for Liam Miranda

Liam Miranda

Duke Women's Rowing c/o 2016, Current Sports Inclusion Researcher at...
avatar for Tara Morgan

Tara Morgan

Seize the Oar Foundation
avatar for John Musial

John Musial

USRowing Referee Committee
Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator
avatar for Wes Ng

Wes Ng

University of Pennsylvania's
Head Coach for Women's Rowing
avatar for Meghan O'Leary

Meghan O'Leary

Two-Time Olympian (2016, 2020), Five-Time National Team Member and ...
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Assured Partners

Assured Partners
Sales Executive

Paul Phillips

USRowing Referee
avatar for Terry Friel Portell

Terry Friel Portell

USRowing Referee Committee
At-Large Member
avatar for Will Ruth

Will Ruth

Rowing Stronger
avatar for Jenny Simon-O’Neill

Jenny Simon-O’Neill

University of California - Berkeley
Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director, Chief of Staff
avatar for Beatrice Sims

Beatrice Sims

Community Rowing Inc.
Director of Operations & CRI Coach
avatar for Jessica Smith

Jessica Smith

Riverside Boat Club
avatar for Susan Smith

Susan Smith

Chief Domestic Officer
avatar for Kadee  Sylla

Kadee Sylla

avatar for Laura Terry

Laura Terry

Physical Therapist. Owner and PT for
avatar for Brian Todd

Brian Todd

Gay Lesbian Rowing Federation
Executive Director
avatar for Lyss Villablanca

Lyss Villablanca

Masters Rower at the Renton Rowing Club
avatar for Hannah Wayment-Steele

Hannah Wayment-Steele

Coastal Rower
avatar for Sharon Wienbar

Sharon Wienbar

USRowing Coastal Committee
Corporate Board Director/Masters Rower/USRowing Coastal Committee...
avatar for Lyn Wylder

Lyn Wylder

USRowing Referee Committee
avatar for Jules Zane

Jules Zane

USRowing Director of Member Services and Referee Programs