June 7, 2000
Chula Vista, Calif. – University of Notre Dame rower Katrina Ten Eyck of Keystone, S.D., is attending the 2000 U.S. Rowing ARCO Training Camp in Chula Vista, Calif., June 1-17, to train with fellow outstanding collegians from around the country. All invitees to the U.S Training Camp are competing for positions on the 2000 U.S Nation’s Cup Team, which will compete July 27-30 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and for further training at the ARCO Training Center in the fall of 2000.
While in California, Ten Eyck has graciously agreed to keep a journal detailing her experience at the training center in her quest for a roster position. Today is the second installment of her journey.
The days at camp fall into a rountine. We start each day with a morning practice around 7:30 a.m. Some days we have a midday land practice consisting of running, lifting, erging or body circuts. Our second practice is around 5:00 p.m.
There are enough girls to make three boats. The boat arrangements change daily. I have sat in the stroke, six, four and two seat thus far. Practices are focused more on quality than quantity. The coaches demand good rowing and are very helpful in improving each rower. The Olympic Training Center is an ideal place to train. Every need can be met, and many of our wants as well.
I have three roommates while I am here. They are all great girls and I have enjoyed spending time with them immensely. We are all very different, but that only adds to the fun. Every girl here is talented and very strong. It makes for good rowing and intense workouts.