Head of the Charles

Coxswain Tom Beodeker spent 16 years with Lake Union Crew before moving to San Diego.

Hot Seat: Tom Boedeker

When you're a 90-pound high school freshman, your seat in the boat is the ninth. And if you take on the challenge of learning the coxing ropes as a teenager, yo... Read More...
Karen Werth is a perennial sight on the Anacostia River in Washington, DC.

Hot Seat: Karen Werth

There was cycling in the Werth family blood, but in 1996 Karen was looking for a new sport to claim as her own. Hours spent on the gym erg sparked an interest i... Read More...
AC Chacon, Head Coach of Long Beach State men's rowing. (Photo: Jasmine McGill)

Hot Seat: AC Chacon

Weight Training 101 is what 110-pound AC Chacon signed up for one fall as a student at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. It was there that a chance mee... Read More...
Karen Agersborg strokes Vesper's Club C 4x at USRowing Masters Nationals, 2015.

Hot Seat: Karen Agersborg

Karen Agersborg, a member of Penn AC since 1980, has decades of rowing experience under her belt, including a run at the 1988 US National Team. Her masters care... Read More...
Head of the Charles course map and notes

HOCR: Top 5 Coxing Tips

My first time at the Head of the Charles, back in 2010, I was cocky and under-prepared (see post HOCR 2013: In the Driver's Seat), making botched calls and ... Read More...