Rowing is another interest of Culp. The interview below explains…
made you try rowing?
A therapist that is part of our support
staff for rugby and Katie Sampson who is another SCI and who is involved in outreach and fundraising encouraged me to go and
give it a try.
What do you like about it?
It was difficult and easy at the same time.
It is a technique driven sport therefore doesn’t require as much strength as other adaptive sports require. It’s
also relaxing to be out on the water. I used to love being outdoors in nature and this lets me do that. It also exposes me
to more disabilities that rugby does not. So I get to mingle with more than just quads and cp’s
a rowing experience.
I row on Mondays after work on the Schuylkill.
The sun is usually setting behind the city skyline, you have all the joggers and cyclists’ going up and down Kelly Drive and it’s all quite beautiful and relaxing.
you have a race yet?
I raced once, I took 3rd place
but am very happy with my performance as me and my rowing partner (an able bodied person) did well together. It is important
that you match each other’s strokes and we were together the entire race
About what level can row independently?
Anybody can row we have amputees, visually impaired, mentally impaired, ms, spina bifida, spinal cord injury etc. We even
use able bodied rowers as doubles for those rowers that are disabled.
Learn more about rowing and other adapted
sports at http://www.centeronline.com/Index.html
Thanks Brandon! We wish you the best!