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Meet Our Team: Will Golding
Meet Our Team: Will Golding

Like so many people in our sport, Will didn't start out as a rower. Rather, he played football (soccer) and rugby - "not especially well," as he tells it - in addition to running cross country. After his first year at the University of East London he came to the...

Meet our Team: Dario Sportelli
Meet our Team: Dario Sportelli

Meet our Team! We're very lucky to have Dario on board with us! He's looking forward to getting back on the water soon with our Learn to Row courses and private lessons at our Melbourne location! Read about his journey here. I started rowing when I was 12, following...

Inclusion in Rowing
Inclusion in Rowing

The documentary A Most Beautiful Thing, which was released in the US over the summer, tells the story of the first African-American high school rowing team. In a predominantly white sport like rowing, they stood out amongst their peers at regattas in the late 1990s....

Dock stories: Frances Green
Dock stories: Frances Green

Frances Green describes her path into rowing as "unconventional." She spent the first six decades of her life as an athlete in all kinds of sports, but has spent much more time on horseback than in a boat. When TopRow New York City first opened in the fall of 2018,...

Catching up with: Morgan Hellen
Catching up with: Morgan Hellen

My name is Niki van Sprang and I am a (former) TopRow Amsterdam instructor and current Dutch National Team Member (Heavyweight men’s double). In this new rubric I catch up with former teammates from my time at the University of California Berkeley. Today we start with Morgan Hellen. When I first arrived in America Morgan often had to act and translator and English teacher as I was still struggling with the new language. What followed were for years in which we never raced a race without each other with as highlights a National Championship in 2016 and a Royal Henley regatta victory in 2015. Now I’m curious what he has been up to since.

TopRowNYC Masters racing as “The Swing Set”
TopRowNYC Masters racing as “The Swing Set”

We are less than a week from this year’s Harlem River Classic, a fundraising regatta in support of Row New York — a NYC-based nonprofit organization that combines rowing and academic support to help middle and high school students attending some of our city’s most under-resourced schools realize their full potential.

TopRow New York: introducing Milan Kamphuis
TopRow New York: introducing Milan Kamphuis

Milan Kamphuis is TopRow New York’s Deputy Program Director, bringing a wealth of positive energy and creative solutions to our programs. We thought we’d help you get to know him. Milan began his athletic pursuits as a cyclist from ages 12 - 21.  While he was...

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