Sydney McMahan has committed to University of Southern California


Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club Tamara Clayton Tulsa Youth Rowing Association Tulsa OK
Primary Position Port
Secondary Positions Str, Scl
Varsity Times
Best Time Location Weather Second Best Time Location Weather
Varsity Eight 1,000m 3:33.8 Heart of Texas - Austin Good - - -
Varsity Eight 2,000m 7:11.8 US Rowing Central Youth Championship - OKC, OK 1900m time trial; 5th place; advanced to finals; very windy - - -
distance erg
500m 2km 5km 6km 10km HMAR MAR
Best Time (mm:ss.s) 1:47.0 7:35.7 20:51.2 25:35.6 43:45.5 - -
Physical Attributes
Bench Press (max) Wingspan Years rowing
- - 3
Rowing Honors

Tulsa Youth Rowing Association - Varsity Girls Team Captain, 2016-17
Tulsa Youth Rowing Association - Hardest Working Women's Varsity Athlete, 2015-16
Tulsa Youth Rowing Association - Most Improved Women's Novice Athlete, 2014-15
Selected for the 2016 US Junior National Team Small Boat Development Camp, July 22 - 29, in Fairfax, Virginia.

Rowing Additional

• I minute watts test, January 19, 2017: 371 watts at 43 stroke rate
• Train with my team 1x/day, 6x/week after school and Saturday mornings, August-Dec and Jan-May; Voluntary erg workouts 1-3x/week in the morning before school and Saturday afternoons
• I minute watts test, July 12, 2016: 300 watts at 33 stroke rate
• Selected for the 2016 US Junior National Team Small Boat Development Camp, July 22 - 29, in Fairfax, Virginia.
• Voluntary Summer 2016 Training: May 9 (day after Spring season ends) through August 31; will include 1-2x/day erg workouts 6x/week; crossfit or weights 1x/week; and yoga 1x/week (off day)
• Receiving private coaching with gold medal Olympic rower Xeno Muller to improve my 2K time and perfect my form: 2K time has improved by 37 seconds since January 16, 2016
• Selected to intern at Craftsbury Sculling Center in June 2016, where I assisted campers and received single sculling coaching
• I minute watts test, April 28, 2016: 291 watts at 35 stroke rate
• Attended US Rowing Junior National Team ID Camp, OKC, OK, February 13, 2016
• Competed in the varsity 8+ at the Head of the Charles 2015
• Summer 2015: Voluntary workouts included on the water rowing in June and crossfit 3x/week in June and July
• Winter 2015: Voluntary workout schedule of erg and strength training

Race Results:
Fall 2014 (Novice)

Head of the Hooch (5K) Youth Novice Mixed 8+ 20:30.9
Head of the Oklahoma (4K) Youth Novice 8+ 19:10.53 // Youth Novice 4x 21:39.76 // Youth Novice Mixed 8+ 16:35.97

Spring 2015 (Novice)
Dallas SWEAT 2K (Indoor Erg) Youth Novice 8:31.4
Heart of Texas - Austin (1K) Youth Novice 1x 5:52.39 // Youth Novice 4+ 4:21.62 // Youth Novice 8+ 4:02.53
OKC Junior Invitational Youth Novice 4+ 9:11.7 // Youth Novice 4x 9:08.9
Route 66 Sprints (1900m) Youth Novice 8+ 7:45.84 // Youth Novice 4x 9:20.47 // Youth Novice 4+ 9:17.19
US Rowing Central Youth Championship (2K) Youth Novice 4+ 9:04.929

Fall 2015 (Varsity)
Head of the Oklahoma (4K) Youth 8+ 16:31.26 // Youth 2x 25:31.61 // Youth 4+ 19:03.78
Head of the Charles (5K) Youth 8+ 19:44.554
Head of the Hooch (5K) Youth 8+ 18:25.1 // Youth Mixed 8+ 17:28.6 // Youth 4+ 20:20.1
Wichita Frostbite (2700m) Youth 4+ 11:04 // Youth 8+ 9:49

Spring 2016 (Varsity)
TYRA 2K (Indoor Erg) Jr Womens 8:12
Dallas SWEAT 2K (Indoor Erg) Jr Womens 8:09.1
Heart of Texas (1K) Jr Varsity 4x 4:13.54 // Womens Jr 4+ 3:53.95 // Womens Jr 8+ 3:33.87
Route 66 Sprints (1900m) Womens JV 4+ 8:37 // Womens JV 4x 8:57.4 // Womens JV 8+ 7:59.2
US Rowing Central Youth Championship 1900m Time Trial - Womens Youth 8+ 7:11.8 // 2K Sprint Final - Womens Youth 8+ 7:29.533 (5th)

Summer 2016
Head of the Hosmer - Craftsbury (3K) Womens 1x 13:03 (2nd)

Fall 2016 Race Schedule (Varsity)
October 1-2: Head of the Oklahoma, OKC, OK
November 6: Wichita Frostbite Regatta, Wichita, KS

Spring 2017 Race Schedule (Varsity)
January 28: TYRA 2K (Indoor Erg), Tulsa, OK
February 4: SWEAT (Indoor Erg), Dallas, TX
March 3-5: Heart of Texas, Austin, TX
April 22: Route 66 Sprints, Catoosa, OK
May 6-7: US Rowing Central Youth Championship, OKC, OK
June 9-10: US Rowing Youth Nationals


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High School
Booker T. Washington High School
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Guidance Counselor
Mary Beth Lykins
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Class Size
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Major Category
English Language and Lit./Letters
Creative Writing
Major Category
Arts - Visual and Performing
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
Major Category
Arts - Visual and Performing
Other Academic Information
• Senior Year Courses: AP Physics, English IB II, AP Psychology and Animation II at Tulsa Tech • Booker T. Washington High School is ranked in the top 200 of America's Most Challenging High Schools 2016 and second in Oklahoma (The Washington Post) • Pre-AP Courses taken: 6 • AP Courses taken: 2 (AP World History Exam Score: 3 / AP US History Exam Score: 3) • IB Courses taken: 1 • 2005-2013 (1st-8th grades) : Attended University School for the Gifted at the University of Tulsa • 2012: Accepted into Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP)
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Personal Highlights

• 2013-14: Historian, Student Council, Booker T. Washington HS
• 2013 & 2014: Summer Teen Team Member, Tulsa City-County Library
• 2013 - present: Canoe Instructor, Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma
• 2015 - present: (applied and accepted into) Animation program, Tulsa Tech
• 2015: President, Business Professionals of America, Tulsa Tech
• 2016: Historian, Business Professionals of America, Tulsa Tech

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Blog Posts

Development Camp!
June 1, 2016
I just learned today that I got accepted into the US Junior National Team Small Boat Development Camp! Perfect for after Craftsbury! :D
New 2K PR!
June 1, 2016
I made a new record today! 7:46! 9 Seconds off!! :D