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Our Coaches

Anna Cross

Anna rowed competitively all 4 years of high school in Niskayuna, NY where she won gold at States in 2001 and competed at Head of the Charles three times and Nationals twice. After attending college with no rowing team, Anna returned to Niskayuna and began coaching Learn to Row to middle school girls in 2006-2007 where both seasons the team won their championship races. Anna moved to Charlotte in Spring 2011. There she began rowing for BRC in 2012 and returned to coach the Youth the Fall 2012.

Anna currently coaches: Indoor Rowing, Masters Learn to RowMasters Learn to Scull

Matthew Hebdon

Matt rowed for two years at the Rochester Institute of Technology, capping off his time as an oarsman by taking bronze at the NYS Collegiate Championships in the Men’s 8, and gold at the Dad Vail Regatta in the Men’s Lightweight 4. Matt started rowing with us in 2014 as a Competitive Master, winning medals at High Point, Clemson, and Augusta, among others. He is a Certified USRowing Level 2 Coach.

Matt currently coaches: Private Lessons

Austen Lax

Austen rowed for three years at UNC-Chapel Hill, starting on the Novice Team her sophomore year, and then moving up to the Women's Varsity Team her junior and senior years. She has previously spent time as a volunteer coach.

Austen currently coaches: Varsity Youth

Ashley Salmeron

Ashley, rowed for four years at Texas A&M, serving three as a Varsity Rower and Coxswain, and one year as Women's Varsity Captain. She has competed and medaled in the following regattas:  Head of the Hooch (coxswain MN4), Head of the Colorado (multiple regattas and medals), SIRA Championship (rower, NW8 and Mixed N8), Heart of Texas (multiple regattas and medals), Rowing Marathon Championships (rower VW4 and coxswain NM4), Head of the Brazos (multiple medals), and Tulsa Route 66 Regattas (multiple medals). 

Ashley currently coaches: Novice Youth, Masters Coached/Competitive

Steve Schreiner

Steve, owner of Schreiner Design, is a former Purdue University oarsman. Following graduation, he has remained involved with all aspects of rowing, including designing and building his own ergometer. Steve has been involved with numerous rowing programs including the startup of the Cincinnati Rowing Center in 1982 and organizing the first National Rowing Championship in 1983. Since moving to Charlotte in 1987, he was also involved with a small group of former college rowers that ultimately competed in the NC State Games and Head of the Potomac. Steve has been an avid sculler since 1995 and has competed in numerous regional rowing regattas.

Steve currently coaches: Masters Learn to Scull

Operations Management

Wade Glaser, Program Director

Wade rowed for three years on the varsity squad at the University of Virginia in both the varsity 4+ and JV 8+. After earning his BA in 2010, he moved to Charlotte where he works as a high school physics teacher at Gaston Day School. He started coaching with BRC in 2011, working with both youth and masters rowers at all levels. He also continues to compete himself with a group of former collegiate rowers located in the southeast.

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