My name is Rebecca Fuchs! I’m from Northern New Jersey, and will be graduating spring of 2018 from the University of Rochester. I have been rowing for 9 years, racing in singles, doubles, quads, fours and eights. I am currently captain of the University of Rochester Women's Rowing team having rowed in the top varsity boat all 4 years. I absolutely love the sport and hope to help others love it too!
Jon started rowing the summer of his sophomore year in High School, and hasn't been able to get away from boats ever since. He rowed in high school for Cascadilla Boat club, and in college at The University of Vermont, ending his collegiate career as the president of the club. After graduation he moved to Rochester to work in Flight Systems Engineering at Eagleview, an aerial imaging company. Since then he holds a seat on the GRC board and is the director of Flower City Rowing. As a coach he thinks that the best tools for athletes is persistence, tenacity, and a willingness to learn, keep coming and working hard and you will be golden in his book.
Dick's LTR with Rowing began in 1964 as a freshman at Syracuse University. He rowed all 4 years and has never stopped competing. He started coaching rowing shortly after arriving in Rochester in 1970 as part of Alan Rosenberg's (past Olympic cox and coach) U.S. Olympic Development Camp. He has coached and mentored HS, College and Master's rowers. In 1975 he took a group of HS girls to the Canadian Henley, where they were among a limited, historic group to be the first women to ever compete at the Canadian Henley. He is proud that many of his former rowers achieved collegiate success and a few have done well internationally. He also finds it rewarding that several are now coaching. Dick worked for the City of Rochester for 32 years. His sweetheart is Mary Ann, who is surely an angel for putting up with him for 20 years.