Clinic Speakers

Chris Clark: 

Wisconsin's already-strong rowing tradition was bolstered in 1996 with the hiring of Chris Clark as head coach of the men's rowing program. The 2002 Independent Rowing News College Coach of the Year, Clark quickly established himself as an architect of winning crews after taking over the reins from 28-year head coach Randy Jablonic. (READ MORE)


Frank Sands:

Head coach North Catholic High School Crew (Pittsburgh, PA)


Gerald D. Jones:

University of Iowa Women's Rowing, Boatman & Equipment Manager


Chris Swartz:

Head coach Upper Arlington High School Crew (Upper Arlington, OH)


Nathaniel Kelp-Lenane:

Head boys coach New Trier High School Crew (Winnetka, IL)


Kit Bennett:

Currently head coach and women's varsity coach at Skyline High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Kit hails from London, England. From 2003-2006 he was head coach at Hatfield College Boat Club (UK), and upon arriving in the States he coached for two years at Pioneer High School. In 2009 Kit founded the Skyline High School Crew Team, a program which in its first three years has already established itself among the region's best, earning medals at the Midwest Scholastic, Canadian Schoolboy, and US Scholastic Championships, as well as seeing a number of its athletes receive invitations to national development camps. This past summer Kit coached at the US Junior National Team Selection Camp, working with sculling boats bound for Junior Worlds and serving as head coach for a US squad that brought home three golds from the 2012 CanAmMex Regatta in Mexico City.


Mary Sheehan RD, CSP, LD:

Mary is originally from Johnstown, PA where she graduated from Westmont Hilltop High School in 2003 and started college at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. She participated with the novice rowing program starting in 2004 and continued as a member of the varsity program through her graduation in 2008. She was a three-year letter winter with her first year competing in the Varsity 4+, and during her junior and senior seasons she was a member of the Second Varsity 8+. Some of her memorable accomplishments include being a Big Ten Champion in 2006, 3rd place team finish at NCAA Championships in 2007, and a 2nd place boat finish at NCAA Championships in the Second Varsity 8+ in 2008, as well as being team captain her senior year. She graduated from Ohio State with a Bachelor's of Science in Medical Dietetics and moved to Baltimore, MD where she was a pediatric dietitian at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. She worked both with in-patient and out-patient General Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Cardiology services. During her time at Johns Hopkins she spoke on Sports Nutrition for Adolescents at the Advances in Pediatric Nutrition Conference in Baltimore, MD in 2009. In addition to clinical practice, Mary worked as a part-time assistant rowing coach with Loyola University, Maryland where she worked one year with novice and her second year with the varsity program. She has recently returned to Ohio State to pursue her Masters in Public Health and where she currently works as a Sports Dietitian with Ohio State Athletics.


John Bancheri:

Head Rowing Coach/Director of Rowing for Men and Women, Grand Valley Rowing Club (READ MORE)

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