Athlete Spotlight: Nikki Hallahan
Meet Nikki Hallahan, a freshman on the rowing team at Purdue University. Nikki started rowing in high school, and hasn't looked back! Her favorite pre-practice snack is a protein shake she makes in her dorm room with protein powder, almond milk, vitamins/supplements, and yogurt. Her favorite seat is bow seat in a 4x, and she is also bisweptual when rowing sweep! Read about how special rowing is to her, what her goals are for the season, and what she recommends to high schoolers considering rowing in college.
Veterans Day Spotlight: Patrick Ward
Team JL Ambassador, Patrick Ward is a disabled United States Navy Veteran, injured while on Active Duty. He underwent 52 surgeries and the amputation of his right leg above the knee racking up a total of more than 2 years in the hospital. He has trained at the Miami Beach Rowing Club for the last 5 years, and currently holds Men’s PR2 World Records in multiple categories. In honor of Veterans Day 2022, we sat down with Pat to learn more about his journey from his high school dreams of being a rower, to becoming a PR2 athlete.
Finding Strength and Recovery Through Rowing
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are highlighting one of our Team JL Ambassadors, Michelle Lyons, who discovered rowing after going through treatment for breast cancer. Read about how Michelle's breast cancer journey led her to find the sport and community of rowing.
Women's History Month: 24 Hour Indoor Row
In honor of Women's History Month and International Women's Day (March 8th), we sat down with Team JL Ambassador, Rachel Smillie to ask her what she is doing to celebrate women in sport. Her answer? A Guinness World Record attempt on the indoor rowing machine to travel the furthest distance by a female team in 24 hours. Keep reading to learn about the details of a row like this, why she is taking on this challenge, and what Rachel hopes to accomplish by taking part in a 24 hour row
Valentine's Day Gifts For The Rower In Your Life
It's the season of love! There are many ways you can show someone you love them. If you would like to show the rower in your life a little extra love this Valentine's Day, surprise them with some new gear from JL! With so many options to choose from on JL Athletics, we've created a guide that makes finding a gift easy.
Top Styles of the Season
We like to keep things fresh and interesting at JL. From solid colors to sleek designs, and fun patterns to unique prints, there is sure to be racing and training gear for everyone. Whether you are headed into winter on the erg, or rowing on the water year-round, our brand new fall designs will make it easy to get ready for a solid winter training day.
5 Basics You Need If You Row
New to the sport of rowing? Been rowing for 5 or 10 years? Whether it's your first day or 1000th practice, being prepared for practice is crucial. If you're not sure where to start, we've got you covered with 5 essentials you need if you are a rower.
Indoor Rowing Essentials
It's the middle of January which means cold temperatures in parts of the world. If the weather or the increase in COVID cases is keeping you off the water or erging at home, it's important to be prepared for rowing and training indoors. Your summer training gear might be tucked away, you may want some new gear to motivate you through your erg session, or you're looking for the perfect erging apparel. We have assembled a list of gear and apparel that is essential for indoor rowers.