Rowing in Color

Mayfield Vashti-Roberts & Keira Gotrell: What Happens When 2 Black High School Rowers Talk About Race in Rowing

August 13, 2020 Season 1 Episode 31
Rowing in Color
Mayfield Vashti-Roberts & Keira Gotrell: What Happens When 2 Black High School Rowers Talk About Race in Rowing
Show Notes

#031 - Mayfield Vashti-Roberts and Keira Gotrell are both black high school rowers from Washington and New Jersey, respectively. 

In this episode, they talked about:


What made Mayfield stay with rowing [3:57]


Mayfield’s response to going to regattas and not see others that look like you [7:07]


What would Mayfield tell coaches to improve the experience of rowers of color [13:41]


What Mayfield says to other HS rowers who are thinking of leaving the sport [18:35]


… and much more.



To get in touch with Mayfield, please email him at  [email protected]


To get in touch with Keira, please reach her on Instagram @keiragotrell



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