Student Athletes Showcase Their Talents Outside of South: Lucas Cowen

Row, row, row your boat—Junior Lucas Cowen (left) prepares for his upcoming regatta by rowing with his teammates.   Photo reproduced by permission of Lucas Cowen

Row, row, row your boat—Junior Lucas Cowen (left) prepares for his upcoming regatta by rowing with his teammates.

Photo reproduced by permission of Lucas Cowen


By Gabe Lefkowitz

Junior Lucas Cowen started rowing in ninth grade for a club team. Cowen’s team travels around the northeast to compete in various regattas; while there, he is also scouted by college coaches. Cowen practices at a facility in Port Washington for 2.5-3 hours six days a week. Being someone who takes crew very seriously, Cowen works out on his day off from crew, and he has seen a lot of success due to his dedication. He has won over 15 medals, but his most impressive achievement is participating twice in the Head of the Charles competition, a race that only admits the best crew teams from around the world. Additionally, Cowen has won the Four Event at states. The men’s coach for Port Washington is a two-time Olympic silver medalist and one-time Olympic gold medalist; however, Cowen said, “It’s a very easy-going environment because not everyone is there to be an Olympian. Some kids are just there to have fun. There’s a place for everyone on the team.”

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