Thomas Hunter Middle School seventh and eighth graders recently had their physical education classes at Williams Wharf as they experienced the sport of rowing with PE teacher Allie Robins.
Over the course of two weeks, students learned the fundamentals of rowing by training on the indoor rowing machine known as the ergometer.
“Most kids didn’t even know crew existed before this. It’s been great learning about it and actually competing against each other on the erg. I’m really glad we get to come to the wharf and experience something like this,” eighth grader Jordan Hunley said.
Principal Laurel Byrd, who spoke of watching the students at the wharf, stated “how wonderful it was to see each student actively engaged in the workout for each day.”
Tim Ulsaker, founder and coach of the Mathews High School crew, the Mobjack Rowing Association, and co-founder of the Mathews Land Conservancy, spoke to classes about the sport of rowing, and also abou...
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