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Byron Walthall


Byron Walthall

Athletic history:

  • High school and collegiate soccer
  • Running, cycling and triathlon until age 47
  • Rowing from age 38 to present

Favorite regattas

  • Head of the Hooch
  • Head of the South
  • USRowing Southeast Regional Masters Regatta

Favorite events

M2- and M4x, but I like almost every event.

Favorite vacation rowing:

  • Vogalonga in Venice
  • Henley Masters in London
  • Canal du Midi in southern France


  • Level 3 USRowing coach
  • Volunteer head coach for Charlotte Youth Rowing 2002-present
  • Southeast District Representative for the USRowing Youth Advisory Council
  • Annual coaching at Black Bear Sculling Camp


Our family learned to row at Craftsbury in VT on the insistence of my lovely wife Nancy Teaff.  We joined Catawba shortly afterwards.  Since our youngest daughter, Mary Cait became quite good at rowing, we helped found youth rowing in Charlotte at Catawba in 2000.  When we became head coaches in 2002, the name was changed to Charlotte Youth Rowing and the youth crew affiliated with the YMCA.  Nancy and I have continued as active rowers and coaches since then, although our daughters no longer row.

We love the casual friendly atmosphere at Catawba, and the opportunity to grow within our sport with comradery there.

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