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Jennifer Fitz-Roy: Rowers with Disabilities Are Not Going Anywhere, Katherine Valdez Guest Hosts

Jennifer Fitz-Roy: Rowers with Disabilities Are Not Going Anywhere, Katherine Valdez Guest Hosts

Update: 2020-12-04
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#041 - Jennifer Fitz-Roy is a black PR2 rower at the Community Rowing, which is also the USRowing Para Training Center.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • What PR2 means and what classifications of pararowing there are [2:18 ]
  • How she got into rowing [9:02
  • The one person who convinced her she didn’t belong in the sport [15:15 ]
  • Race [ ]
  • Colorism [ ]
  • Advice to younger rowers of color or younger rowers with a disability [ ]

… and much more.

To get in touch with Jen, please reach her   on Instagram @fitzroyj


We hope that the conversation in this podcast helps us all in the rowing world -- no matter your race -- to unify the rowing sport through diversity.

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Jennifer Fitz-Roy: Rowers with Disabilities Are Not Going Anywhere, Katherine Valdez Guest Hosts

Jennifer Fitz-Roy: Rowers with Disabilities Are Not Going Anywhere, Katherine Valdez Guest Hosts