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    Row2K Article featuring our own Michalina Fili: A New Olympic Cycle Officially Begins This Week

Row2K Article featuring our own Michalina Fili: A New Olympic Cycle Officially Begins This Week

Read about Michalina and others here: link

Update: New Year, New Opportunities

Following up on Olwen’s post from a few days ago, regarding the results from the Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints last weekend. First of all, congratulations to all of those who participated and have been getting faster by logging in their meters this winter.

As mentioned, Potomac Boat Club won the 2017 Team Award with a final score of 297 points. The main composition of these points are attributed to the following medals: 28 gold, 13 silver, and 5 bronze. That said, I would like to point out that everyone who competed contributed, since PBC has always had a tremendous presence at this event every year. I also wanted to briefly recognize Alexandria Community Rowing, who got second place with a score of 254 points. They proved once again to be great competitors, and definitely walked away with a decent collection of medals as well.

Doing our part, each person in the High Performance […]

New Year, New Opportunities

Dear PBC Membership,

Welcome to 2017 and our first update of the new year! If you are reading this, then you have survived Inauguration weekend and the subsequent river closure that luckily ends tonight. Another very notable and important event (of course) was the Women’s March on Washington, which was attended by every member of the High Performance Program and many others from Potomac Boat Club.

We would like to start off the new year’s update with an event that was broadcasted by Kirsten Spittel on January 21st. We are titling it The Red Buoy Banquet, in honor of those who thrive on competition, but also have a lavish taste for the spoils of war. While not ruining the mystery surrounding this event, I wanted to spill a tiny secret for those who are thirsty to attend. The menu laid out for this event will not only be served, but also […]

Sam Stitt: Wrapping Up 2016

As we near Christmas and the New Year, I wanted to reach out to you one last time with an update to wrap up the 2016 season. Not only do we have a recap of the HPP/Social Committee’s Christmas Bash, but also some toasty results from the 5th Annual Full Ham Triathlon, hosted by the PBC Men’s Sweep Team.

I would also like to take this opportunity to include a great stocking stuffer this season, for those of you who are like me and plan to be more organized as a New Year’s resolution for 2017.

With another successful Bash in the books, PBC stayed true to form with spiked eggnog (thank you Santa!), 12 Days of Christmas on repeat, Santa riding in on his German engineered sleigh, decorating ornaments in the Belly Button Bakery, and tons of toys donated to Toys for Tots in the spirit of Christmas. We were […]

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    View and Order Inaugural Potomac River Sports Foundation Calendar Now!

View and Order Inaugural Potomac River Sports Foundation Calendar Now!

After working furiously we are pleased to present the Potomac River Sports Foundation Calendar.  The order was placed last night, and should arrive in the next week. We apologize for the delay: we almost bit off more than we could chew!

Thanks everyone who provided photos – your work is credited in the calendar – and moral support, and a HUGE thank you to Jen Forbes for burning the candle at both ends to get the final layout squared away.  Without her, this project would not have happened.

We have made a modest order of 100 calendars, and will be selling them for $25 apiece.  We hope to be able to raise over $1000 for the PRSF, as well as providing some year-round rowing inspiration to our community!

To preview the calendar, please click on “See Project”, and then click the rather small “view” button when the link opens (it should work, but if […]

The 2016 USA LW4x’s Road to Rotterdam

In mid-June, Emily, Monica, Ashley, and I, after surviving two gruelling weeks of seat-racing, established a goal of being the USA LW4x and medaling at the World Championships in Rotterdam. On 20 July, we accomplished the first half of our goal; now, having earned our spots on the US National Team, we are putting in the work that will hopefully get us to the podium.

At our web site ( you can meet the squad, keep tabs on our progress, and help us reach our fundraising goals. Thanks so much for your support.


Morgan McGovern

We did it PBC!

Emily and Morgan, with Ashley Amos of Riverside and Monica Whitehouse of Sarasota Crew won the lightweight women’s quad at Trials. Which means they will be competing at the World Championships in Rotterdam at the end of August. Matt Madigan has again been a tremendous job of selecting this crew and preparing them to win today. He will continue to work with them through Worlds.

Our U23 athletes who raced today represented the club well, and showed some of their best Rolling yet. I look forward to seeing many of them return to PBC in the future as potential senior national team athletes.

Last round of finals is tomorrow morning, and we have a U23 LM1x and LW1x.

“Row Like a Champion Today!”

PBC Composit Boat Wins Trials Video — race begins at 1:34.07 mark

Greg Ansolabhere at the Henley Royal Regatta

One of our own, Greg Ansolabhere, is competing at the Henley Royal Regatta.

Photos of Greg taken during the Qualifying round.

Watch him against T.H. Graves in Day 2 of the Diamond Challenge Sculls.

Watch him against Oberno in Day 3 of the Diamond Challenge Sculls.