Ready, Row! USA #60: HEY, REF!
Ready, Row! USA Episode #60
Panelists: Longtime referee Sherri Kent & Jules Zane, Dir of Referee Programs at USRowing
News Comentary: Mark Wilson
Host: Shannon Borum
For our first episode in 2020, we’re soft-launching a news section, with commentary on some of the top rowing news of recent weeks. We also welcome a new sponsor, Prygl Rowing Camps, along with Rebecca Caroe’s new edition of Rowing Tales.
What are the qualifications for becoming a rowing referee, and what are the challenges and rewards? Referees are essential to the sport of rowing, with their main task of ensuring fairness and safety by manning a variety of positions essential to a successful regatta. In addition to ensuring safety and fairness, US Rowing referees also play a critical role in helping to develop the Rules of Rowing. Longtime referee Sherri Kent and US Rowing Director of Referee Programs Jules Zane are our panelists.