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"It's all about swinging together guys, pass that rhythm back," says Olympic rower Sam Stitt into his megaphone as he puts Georgetown's varsity lightweight crew through a late fall workout. "Real clean here, let's make this work."
About 10 years ago, two pancake breakfasts at Metro 29 Diner — a teal, glass and aluminum comfort-food haven in Arlington — would have set you back about $15. Double that if you're feeding a couple of towering 200-pounders who have just spent the morning rowing from the Key Bridge to Mount Vernon on the Potomac.
"Coaching is great, and the younger guys, they're eager to learn. They're like sponges, sucking everything up," said Lanzone, who works with the freshman lightweight team and also is the program's recruiting coordinator.
"Being that close to a medal was disappointing, but we did what we could," said Lanzone, who was born in Peru but moved to McLean as a teenager. "When I came back from the Olympics, it was definitely a shock. You're coming from such a high, it's all in how you manage your little depression."