Back at it!

My teammates at Vesper, Kate Berko and Devery Karz competed in Rio at the 2016 Olympics.  However only two lightweight women get to go, and I fell short.  It was a great journey, which I was more than honored to be a part of.


On September 30th, 2016 I married Carl Samaniego!  We were wed in the church I grew up, Friendswood United Methodist, in Friendswood, TX.  It was beautiful!  Carl and I took a honeymoon to Alaska, which was extraordinary!  We have a new home together in Philadelphia until 2020!  With Carl’s love and support I believe I will grow stronger.  I am 28 years old and will be 32, for the Tokyo Olympics.  In rower years this is not too old, it’s just right.

I have started to train again, building fitness with a extra focus on core and proper recovery.  We have a 2k erg test in December to see where we are at.