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.