Cory brings 10 years of experience to GAR as the club’s first full-time Rowing Director. He double majored in History and Communications at American University, and completed some graduate level coursework in Sports Management from Ohio University. His career started as both a coxswain and a rower at American University in DC and he has been rowing and coxing at Potomac Boat Club, also in DC. Cory has been coaching since he graduated from college and has worked with middle school, high school, collegiate, and adult rowers. Cory is coming to us from Cleveland where he was the head coach of the Cleveland Youth Rowing Association. Before coaching youth rowing in Cleveland he started High Point University’s rowing team where membership increased from 0 to 40+ members in one year. He was also the head coach at St. John’s High School in DC, University of Maryland women’s rowing, and several other programs. He describes himself as versatile, driven, dedicated, and dependable. Cory is incredibly organized and talented at writing and implementing training programs that span entire seasons which will help all crews prepare for successful racing. Cory will be bringing lots of experience with him and he is excited to help take GAR to the next level!
Kristi began rowing in middle school with OARS. She went on to row for four years in high school, earned a Division 1 college scholarship and rowed for four years for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was captain her senior year. Kristi is excited to join GAR and can’t wait to teach her middle schoolers to love the sport of rowing!