Support BRF Athletes On the Road to Paris and LA.

The 2022 BRF Worlds Athletes. L->R: Emily Kallfelz (W4X), Mary Jones Nabel (LW1X), Molly Reckford (LW2X) and Maggie Fellows (W4X). Photo courtesy of Maggie Fellows.

Boston Rowing Federation athletes are aiming to compete at the highest levels of our sport, which, ultimately is the Olympic Games, in Paris, France in 2024, and Los Angeles, California in 2028. Before the Olympics, the first major stepping stone in the Paris Quadrennium are the 2022 World Rowing Championships, in Racice, Czech Republic. Four of Boston Rowing Foundation athletes are headed to Czech Republic in a few short weeks.

Before they get there, our athletes could use your help, both for their 2022 seasons, as well as for making their 2023 campaigns even more successful. For Mary Jones Nabel, whose training this year has not had any support from US Rowing, the total cost of traveling to World Championships is $7100, including airfare, pre-worlds training camp, USRowing Worlds Team Fee, and boat rental fees. BRF will cover this. BRF also contributed to her trip to two World Cups earlier in the year where she captured gold twice.  For the others, it’s the cost of strength training, coaching, testing and PT that they can count on when they return from the World Championships to their Boston home base.

A less formal group photo.Photo courtesy of Maggie Fellows.

Here’s what your support could mean for them:

$35 One strength training session (Typically, our athletes have 2 sessions per week).

$250 Professional Lactate Testing

$1250 Flight to Europe for the World Championships

$3900 USRowing World Championship Fee

$6000 One week of biomechanical testing for the entire group with the world’s leading expert, Dr. Valery Kleshnev from BioRow.

The Boston Rowing Federation is a pan-river, Greater Boston effort to support a limited number of oarsmen and oarswomen who are capable of contending for Olympic and Paralympic medals in the current quadrennial and who have committed to live and train in Boston. Support includes career advancing opportunities, mentoring, and help covering  training and travel expenses.

Thank you in advance for your support.