Why is winning youth nationals so important for lightweights

Title. All of these lightweight posts complain about how they’ll NEVER BE COMPETITIVE with open weights because of natural differences. While it is true – a boat of 8 150 pound kids that cut weight won’t beat Row America Rye, what’s the big deal. I’m fat and my team didn’t either, and rowing was still an incredible experience. There are kids that weigh 170 and just have terrible aerobic genes, where’s the special division for them? I know plenty of 135-160 pound rowers who would smack bigger kids in a seat race. High school rowing isn’t that hard. It’s perfectly …read more

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