Volume one, issue one
Jenny Sichel is a two-time World Champion silver medalist as the cox of the Paralympic mixed four (officially, the “LTAMix4+”). She focuses her coxing on the group of elite rowers that qualify as adaptive athletes. Her choice has taken her to international competitions and back. Now, she’s preparing for the try-outs for the Paralympic boat that will represent the United States in Rio de’Janeiro.
Rosemary Ostfeld is the coxswain of the Cambridge women’s crew that competed in The Boat Race on the Thames River this spring. Yes, that’s the one: the boat that was swamped while racing in the fastest–and most turbulent–part of the river, the Tideway. Her boat was trailing the Oxford boat; she chose to use the Tideway to help her crew gain an advantage. Risky? Maybe, but most choices we make to try to change something usually are.
Coxing Magazine had the opportunity to interview Mike Cipollone about his approach to coaching the coxswain. If you’ve met Mike, you know his energy and spirit permeates everything he does. This interview was no exception.
Cilantro is an herb that’s a lot like coxing a Four: you love it or you don’t. The flat-leaf herb has a deep sultry spice that stays on your tongue and can draw you into a world of flavor that’s new and exciting.