Congratulations to Gabriele Cipollone from Vesper Boat Club. She was named Master's Coach of the Year. A two-time Olympic gold medalist, Gabriele Cipollone coached the Vesper veteran eight to gold at the USRowing Masters National Championships and numerous small boats at the World Masters Championships.
Congratulations to Hugh Gallagher from Philadelphia Adaptive Rowing. He was named Master's Athlete of the year. Using rowing as his personal refuge, Philadelphia Adaptive Rowing’s Hugh Gallagher has been brain damaged since June of 2000. Despite the setbacks, Hugh works out two hours every day and the work has paid off with a silver medal in the legs trunk and arms double sculls at the 2016 Bayada Regatta.