Posts Tagged: Rowing

Friday Flashback: Thorsness wins Olympic gold medal in 1984

September 4, 2020

Anchorage’s Kris Thorsness had never rowed a boat before she enrolled at the University of Wisconsin in 1979. And when she expressed interest to compete for the college’s women’s team, the so-called experts scoffed. She was considered too short, too thin, too small. It didn’t matter. Thorsness never paid attention to the doubters and went… Read more »

Dexter, Schick, Shaw, Rice represent new 907 crew at WWU

April 11, 2019

Alaska women have a habit of winning NCAA D2 championships in rowing at Western Washington University. The new 907 crew hopes to keep the tradition alive. Anchorage’s Angie Dexter and Rachael Schick, North Pole’s Kory Shaw and Bethel’s Brenna Rice are part of the No. 3-ranked Vikings rowing program. Dexter, of West High fame, is… Read more »

MacNaughtton helps Ithaca 8-man crew take second in New York

October 12, 2018

Juneau’s Reuben MacNaughtton was part of an Ithaca College men’s crew that finished second at the 30th Annual Head of the Genesee in Rochester, New York. The sophomore helped the Bombers have a strong showing in the second varsity 8 race on opening day. The rowing competition featured teams from Clarkson, St. Lawrence, Canisius, Binghamton,… Read more »

Templin nominated as a 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year award

June 29, 2016

Anchorage’s Molly Templin of the University of Portland rowing team has been nominated as a 2016 NCAA Women of the Year. The recent college graduate earned All-West Coast Conference honors this spring as a senior and helped lead the Pilots to a fourth-place finish at the WCC Championships. She was also named a Collegiate Rowing… Read more »

Claman to row in Ivy League Championships with Columbia

May 15, 2015

Anchorage’s Maia Claman will represent more than just Columbia University at the Ivy League Championships on Sunday in New Jersey. She will compete on behalf of The Last Frontier. The junior rower will be the only Alaskan to participate in the regatta as Columbia shoots for its first Ivy League title. This will be only… Read more »

Thorsness celebrates 30-year reunion w/ Olympic rowing team

August 24, 2014

It’s been 30 years, but Kris Thorsness of Anchorage still can’t believe she was the first Alaskan to win an Olympic gold medal. She wasn’t supposed to become rowing royalty. She was labeled as too short, too thin, too small. She was from Alaska where rowing barely existed in 1984. Yet she proved everyone wrong…. Read more »

Henie, WWU row team denied NCAA title in photo finish

June 1, 2014

Chugiak’s Christine Henie and the Western Washington University women’s rowing team today lost out on a national championship by the slimmest of margins. Just two points separated the top three teams, the closest finish in the history of the NCAA D2 Championships. Humboldt State [Calif.] won the title with 16 points, one more than defending… Read more »