Episode 48: Sophie Calabrese Losing is the Worst

My guest this week is rower Sophie Calabrese. She visited the Hear Her Sports mini recording studio this summer, just after winning a gold medal in the Quad Scull at the CanAmMex Regatta in Mexico City. This was a particularly great win because the American team hadn’t won for six years.

Last week, she returned to the studio primarily to finish our discussion about how recruiting works. Sophie is a high school senior and she shares details about her college selection process. She recently signed with her top choice, the University of Texas in Austin.

We also talk about, training, the intensity seat racing, coaching herself, backwards treadmilling, how music and sports relate, the Head of the Charles, and not losing.

Sophie has been very generous with her stories as a high school soon-to-be college athlete. Much of what she says can be applied to any sport and is valuable for student athletes aiming for big goals.

Share the episode with high school athletes or their parents, with rowers, and athletes that need just a little extra motivation to get a bit more from their sport. Sophie loves being competitive, loves being an athlete, and is pursuing elite rowing with real smarts.

Here’s a little secret: Sometimes I sneak in an very short outtake after the closing remarks and music. This time, there’s an extra training idea from Sophie as a longer outtake.

USA Rowing
Western Reserve Rowing
Emily Kallfelz
Gevvie Stone
University of Texas Women’s Rowing
University of Texas Butler School of Music

If you like this episode, you will also enjoy:
🎤 Episode 28 with Olympic rower Felice Mueller. Listen Here.
🎤 Episode 19 with Coxswain Colette Lucas-Conwell. Listen Here.
🎤 Episode 16 with World Champion Rower Maddie Wanamaker. Listen Here.
🎤 Episode 15 with former D1 Coach Sam Bluske about recruiting. Listen Here.

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