1974 Long Beach Lightweight Rowing Team

Welcome '74 Team

Season Summary

Season Results

Aftermath

Memories

Photos

Commemoration

Reunions

Active Rowing

Back Into Shape

Rowing Technique

Ergometers

Contacts

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1974 Long Beach Lightweight Rowing

Western Sprints Champions

Season Summary

Peter Mallory becomes coach of Long Beach State Lightweight Crew

Recruiting

Recruiting of team members occurs at the beginning of the school year
Pete's meeting with team members on campus
Inspiring speech indicating our team would beat UCLA and win the Western Sprints

Learning to row for the novice teammates

The Barge
Basics of rowing - slide, bladework, the catch, stroke, release, feather
Terminology: "Weigh enough"
Eights and rowing around, then the island
Novice Regatta

Novice Regatta

Technique

Fundamentals of the stroke
Subtle nuances of rowing - Balance, slide, stroke, timing
Miles and miles of islands and focusing on proper technique
Teamwork

Strengh / Endurance

Weights outside the boathouse in September, weights during lunch
Miles and miles of islands: 4-5 Islands per workout
Running the bridges
Rowing / workouts 6 days per week
Two a day workouts
Ergometers at the Newport boathouse
Miles and miles of islands: 4-5 Islands per workout (again)
One more island
Interval Training
Proper Diet

Typical workout: Row 5 islands, run 10 miles, 300 squat jumps

BGOA:
Two teammates pushing a car for 1/2 mile
One team member pushing a car for 1/4 mile
Boat dolly races

Team Building

Meetings with inspirational speeches
Workouts: Water - rowing, Land - runs, weights, squat jumps
Maintaining the boats, oars, equipment
Parties / get togethers
Competition - BGOA, seat races, regattas, travel

"If it were easy to do, then everybody would be doing it. But it's not easy and that's exactly why it's worth doing." Peter Mallory

Practice

More Technique

Pete imparting subtle rowing technique

Miles and miles of rowing islands focusing on technique and gaining muscle memory

Balance

Airshots

Racing Fundamentals

The Start: 1/2, 1/2, 3/4, full, then Power 30 (Power 10, next 10 speed up the stroke, Power 10 at that fast stroke, then back down to steady state)
The Ratz: See Power 30, above, used when needed during the race
The Finish:Power 10's, even Ratz if needed, maintain technique when exhausted

Notable Workouts / Team Building

Rowing island after island
The Sweat Box
Running the Bridges
Rowing to the Queen Mary
Rowing to the USC boathouse / then competing
Rowing in gale force conditions
Hurt Dancing
Seat Races
Avoid Slow Food

"Get in, sit down, shut up, and row." Peter Mallory

San Diego Crew Classic


Behind the Scenes

Peter Mallory: Maintained the boats, oars
Peter Mallory: Silk screened the racing shirts
Marsha Waer: Dyed the shorts
Ann Heuser: Dyed the hats, sewed the stripe


Traditions

Pre-race tradition: Toast, honey, Gatorade followed by motivating speech

Post race tradition: Winning crews collect the shirts of the losers

Post race tradition: Winning coxswain into the water

Throwing Ann and Marsha into the Water

Ann and Marsha being thrown into the water after one of our several wins.

Marsha After the Dunking

"As much as I loved winning, I hated being thrown into the water." Marsha


The Races

Novice Regatta in the fall

Several regattas and races against UCLA, San Diego State, OCC, UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley, Loyola, etc.

San Diego Crew Classic

Newport Regatta

Western Sprints

"Rowing keeps paying us back all our lives for the passion we invested so long ago." Peter Mallory

San Diego Crew Classic Lead

San Diego Crew Classic Lead

The Wins

Novice Regatta in the fall

All regattas, races against UCLA, San Diego State, OCC, UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley, Loyola, etc.

San Diego Crew Classic

Newport Regatta

Western Sprints at Burnaby Lake, British Columbia

Preparing for the Western Sprints

Western Sprints Winners

Victory! After the Western Sprints win


Announcement:
A 40 Year Rowing Reunion is being planned for 2014. Check back here for details every few islands.