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Badgers Rowing - Part II

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These are of the rowing facility at Wisconsin that go with the Part I post.

#1 Lake side shot of the boathouse. 5 rowing bays with one repair bay. Three story building with offices, rowing river, work out facilities and boat storage. Almost a 9 million dollar facility. It is regarded by many as the finest boat house in the US.

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#2 Oar storage. As mentioned in my other post they are color coded for boat position.

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#3 One boat bay showing pairs and fours boats. They have around 100 boats!

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#4 Daughter showing mother how you sit in the boat and attach feet to the built in shoes.

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#5 Seat and track along with rowing shoes.

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#6 Indoor rowing tanks. One for port-side and one for starboard-side. The water is adjustable in speed to allow for different stroke speeds. You have to row with moving water or the resistance would be to great against the oars.

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#7 The main lobby to the boat house.

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Great series, Dan! Few people realize the dedication it takes for even a "small" sport. Kudos to your daughter! Too bad about the outcome in the battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe!

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Another very cool series. I had no idea that the Wisconsin program was that old. Their facilities look incredible. Do you have any idea how their facilities in Wisconsin compare to the facilities for the olympics?

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Thanks Ken, you know all about the dedication required to play collegiate sports! I'm a UND graduate but am a fan of most Gopher sports (except hockey) I really didn't cheer for either team! I was mister Switzerland! The first half looked like a Gopher blowout but the second half was entertaining! So much for hoping to get out of that cold stadium early!

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Another very cool series. I had no idea that the Wisconsin program was that old. Their facilities look incredible. Do you have any idea how their facilities in Wisconsin compare to the facilities for the olympics?

Almost all of the coaches at Wisconsin are or were Olympic rowers and they say this one is among the best along with the Princeton Rowing center. The US Rowing Assoc. is opening a new state of the art facility in Oklahoma City to train Olympic athletes this spring, that will also be at the top.

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Very interesting, I have only watched on tv, after your two posts I now know a little about it.

Thanks

Dan

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Very interesting series Dan. Thanks for sharing the details and the pics.

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