After serving in the Navy and becoming an orthopedic surgeon and father of four, Carl Eierle thought he’d hung up his oars for good. Then his son, also a rower, suggested they train for the Head of the Charles father/son race. Carl agreed, and what followed was a rigorous year of training in preparation for his first race in over 25 years. This is a story of hard work, perseverance, family, and a love for the sport of rowing. This is the story of how NeuBayern Racing was born.
Meet Jesse – He's one of the main coxswains for Boulder Community Rowing in Colorado, as well as their novice coach. He first heard of Boathouse while rowing for Colorado Junior Crew when he was ordered his first Gore-Tex Stevenson. Since then he's accumulated total of three different Stevenson Jackets, one of which was purchased in 2016 at the Head of the Charles Regatta to have autographed by the United States' Women’s 8 gold medalists. We asked Jesse to share a typical day training for fall race season in Colorado, and explain his thoughts on what makes a great rower, the challenges of training on the water in Colorado, and why getting “out of your head and into the boat” is a game changing mentality for rowers.