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TC Student Nich Lee Parker Leads Columbia Rowing Team to Championship

June 15, 2016

The Intercollegiate Rowing Association hosted the National Championship this past weekend in West Windsor, NJ. For the past seven years, I have been coaching Columbia Rowing and this year marks my third as the head coach for the Men's Lightweight program. We have finished top three in the country in 2013, 2014, and 2015 but have fallen short of winning the national title. 2016 was a different story as the crew led from the beginning and never looked back. The teaching and training that goes into our program has been heavily influenced by my time in Teacher's College. The professors have provided insight as to best practices in areas of applied physiology, movement science, and the psychology of performance. It is these items that helped my assistants and I craft the program that breaks an 87 year drought and bring home our first national title in rowing since 1929. The team will depart on June 13th to continue their season by racing at the Henley Royal Regatta in England. 


The Grand Final for the Men's Lightweight Eight is from 27:30-34:30.

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