Another way to keep up the energy and excitement while rowing indoors? Go head-to-head with others. "Make it a competition to see who can get the best 500-meter score, or something," says Ross James, who sits in seat 3, right behind his twin brother, Grant James (pictured on the right), who sits in seat 2, and knows from sibling rivalry. "I like the competitive side of rowing. It's a hard and tough sport, but, at the same time, you get a lot out of being competitive with it." The strategy works between twins, too, even though they're on the same team. "We have a similar body type and stroke, so whoever wins the day is the one who wanted it more," says Ross. "That's always made the competition fun, to see who's the better twin."
Photograph by John Loomis
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