March 6, 2015
WASHINGTON - "A spring training trip will allow us to get into a good training rhythm on the water," said Head Coach Luke Agnini. "We have spent the last two months getting into a good rhythm on the ergs. "We have seen good gains with the fitness and the erg times have dropped dramatically since the fall. This trip will allow us to help start the process of translating that fitness to the water and moving the boat."
The Hoyas will not be competing against any other programs, but will compete against each other and work on perfecting their technical points and stroke rating to be more effective at the end of races. The extended training on the water will also allow Agnini and his coaching staff to put together the best possible combination for each boat.
"Now that I feel we have moved into a competitive range on the erg, we can now see what combinations are working in the boats. We chose Benderson Park for a reason, because of the rowing course. We will be in a buoyed course the entire time, and a lot in smaller boats and on dead water which is something we don't have on the Potomac. It will help the guys realize their effect on the boat, both positive and negative, while they are rowing.
We are looking forward to getting down there and getting some good work done."
Georgetown will open its spring season on March 28 at Princeton. The Blue & Gray will work towards its goal of reaching the finals of the Eastern Sprints on May 17.