Spokane’s Jamie Redman helped muscle the U.S. Women’s 8 rowing team to a dominating World Championship in the spotlight event in New Zealand today.
Redman and her teammates are bringing home gold in the mid-term elections equivalent of the Olympic Games.
“The U.S. Women rowed as dominant a race as I’ve seen in the eights at a Worlds,” blogged Oli Rosenbladt who’s staffing the events in New Zealand for row2k.com.
“But both athletes and coach Tom Terharr were quick to point out that the win was more valued than the margin; the athletes are not expecting to be this far ahead of the pack as the Olympic Games draw closer.”
Redman, a cross-country athlete at Lewis and Clark High School went on to row for Yale’s national champion teams before putting off graduate school to train with the U.S. Rowing Team.
See the end of the race — Redman is rowng in the third position from the bow — and post race interviews in the online video.
Get more background at Jamie Redman’s rowing website.