Walter Mess - April 6th.
Zack was still rowing in the B boat, but they moved him up to the stroke position, so he was very excited about that. It was a beautiful day and the B boat ended up rowing really well and beating the A boat by 8 secs! B Boat... my ass!!
The green and gold Spirit Tutu also made it's debut at Walter Mess. My dear friend Jennie Tatum, heard that one of my truest wishes (totally true) was to have a tutu! Then to make it a spirit tutu... does it get any better than that?? I don't think so!
Next, Darrell Winslow on April 13th -
This time Zack moved up to A boat - 3 seat. He was very excited about his boat and his boat lineup, because most of his friends are in this boat. He worked really hard and changed up his attitude a little bit and it worked for him. I have to give him a lot of credit, when we talked about what he should do to move up to the A boat. He told me he was going to work on his attitude, I was suddenly concerned that he'd been disrespectful or something. But, he said he thought maybe he joked around a little too much with the coaches and he needed to be a little more serious. I thought that was pretty mature for a 15 year old boy to recognize that! Obviously, something worked. Once again, they had a great race and beat the B boat by 1:03! What seems to be the common factor....Hmmm... let's see, maybe it's...ZACHARY HYZY! Why yes, I think that's it!
This is also the regatta that the Big Head made it's debut. It was the envy of everyone, or at least that's what I imagine. Many got a big kick out of it and while you would think Zack would be horrified and embarrassed - he was not! I think that boy is missing the embarrassment gene! I embraced the whole thing. Most of the kids were, in turn, both horrified that their parents might order one and envious that Zack had one. It was actually quite fun!