Wild, Wild West Final Blog

PhilaU's first-ever rowing All-Americans: (l-r) Magdalena Dzierzanowski, Coach O'Brien and Renee Rozaieski

Saturday, 9:00 p.m. PST
By: Head Coach Chris O’Brien

For those of you who have had the painstaking task of sitting in the coaching launch with me, you are well aware of the phrase “show time” and what it means to Phila U Rowing.  Today, above all days, was show time. 

  

The women entered the final day of competition with two thoughts: race at the highest/best level possible and contend for a second place team finish.  Although we came up shy for a second place team finish, I can walk away from our third consecutive NCAA Championship appearance knowing that these young women had their best race on a national stage today. 

So after a long morning of racing, de-rigging, loading the trailer and checking out of the hotel, we continued our journey to San Francisco where some fisherman’s wharf culture was in the cards.  Although senior stroke seat Maria McDevitt did not get a chance to spend time in Alcatraz, she didn’t waste any time being frisked at the San Francisco airport (see picture).  And as we board the 9:45 p.m. red-eye back to Philly, we close the book on yet another improved and successful season of Philadelphia University Rowing. 

COB out!

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