OAR Northwest has been featured world-wide in all news mediums, capturing the imagination of millions upon millions of people.  Scroll down to view some sample articles and videos.

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Adventure: Mississippi River 2014

11/29/14 – Local rowers complete 2,350-mile journey down Mississippi River (Tacoma News Tribune)
11/24/14 – “We smell the sea” (Tacoma News Tribune)
11/12/14 – OAR Northwest visits DeWitt Elementary School (DeWitt Era-Enterprise)
10/16/14 – OAR adventurers stop by Bellevue to teach students science of the river (.pdf) (Bellevue Herald-Leader)
9/29/14 – VIDEO: Journey down Mississippi River stops to teach area kids (WKBT LaCrosse)
9/29/14 – Summit students learn from real-life explorers (LaCrosse Tribune)
9/4/14 – OAR Northwest teaching its way down the mighty, muddy Mississippi (NW Yachting)
5/22/14 – Get these guys in your kids’ classroom (NW Yachting)

CWF Africa to the Americas Expedition 2013

4/13/14 – VIDEO: “Capsize” – a full-hour special on Dateline NBC (NBC Universal)
5/2/13 – PHOTOS: Survivor thanks Coast Guard rescue crew in Clearwater, Fl (US Coast Guard)
4/9/13 – Coast Guard combines efforts with international commercial ships to rescue 4 capsized boats in the Atlantic Ocean (US Coast Guard)
4/8/13 – ‘We wanted to survive to tell our tale’ (National Post)
4/8/13 – AUDIO: Jordan talks with Ross Reynolds (KUOW – NPR Seattle)
4/4/13 – VIDEO: Update with new ocean footage on “The National” evening News -begins @ 20min- (CBC)
4/4/13 – University of Lethbridge professor using Atlantic rowing expedition as teaching aid (Calgary Herald)
4/3/13 – VIDEO: U. of Lethbridge Biomechanics lab utilizing ocean row (Global News – Scene & Heard)
3/20/13 – VIDEO: Live interview on evening national news (CTV Canada)
3/5/13 – Kreek and crew reach halfway point of trans-Atlantic journey (Globe & Mail)
2/24/13 – Rowers challenged on Atlantic Trek.pdf (Lethbridge Herald)
2/21/13 – Out of spare oars on the Atlantic (Tacoma News Tribune)
2/19/13 – A challenging row — from Africa to the U.S. (
2/14/13 – VIDEO: Rowing across the Atlantic (CBC “The National”)
2/14/13 – AUDIO: Checking in on Adam Kreek 6:47 (CBC “The Early Edition”)
1/31/13 – AUDIO: Rowing the Atlantic 7:44 (CBC “The Homestretch”)
1/27/13 – Hulljulged sõuavad üle Atlandi (Postimees)… yup, Estonia!
1/25/13 – Quatre rameurs se lancent dans une expédition scientifique de 100 jours (Le Soleil)
1/24/13 – VIDEO: Relier Dakar à Miami… à la rame (AFP: Agence France-Presse)
1/24/13 – Un équipage tente de relier Dakar à Miami à la rame (AFP: Agence France-Presse)
1/23/13 – Rowers overcome “scary & hilarious’ buildup on Dakar-Miami (Globe & Mail)
1/19/13 – AUDIO: Greg on “The Jungle Jim Hunter Show” – fast-forward to 7:24 – (Sportsnet 960)
1/9/13 – Rowing across the Atlantic – with UVic’s help (The Ring, University of Victoria)
1/9/13 – “Have Kreek, will paddle” (Maclean’s Newsmakers of the Week)
12/29/12 – From Senegal to the US, 4 oarsmen embark on 6,000km journey (Globe & Mail)
12/24/12 – AUDIO: Adam on “Eyeopeners” morning show (CBC Radio Canada)
December 2012 – Kate Siber, featured OAR Northwest in “Dispatches – First Look” (Outside Magazine)
Nov/Dec 2012 – Newsmaker: Paddle to the Sea (Canadian Wildlife)
10/26/12 – Olympian rower leads ocean odyssey (Times Colonist)
10/25/12 – Ocean crossing: Former Olympian readies for a different kind of challenge (Globe & Mail)
10/25/12 – Rowers Prepare: 100 days deep at sea in a rowboat (Wall Street Journal)
9/14/12 – VIDEO: Rowing toward a first-of-its-kind adventure (KOMO Seattle)

CWF Salish Sea Expedition 2012

6/8/12 – OAR Northwest presenting at SeaCinema on June 9, 2012 (The Olympian)
5/11/12 – Rowers endure gruelling expedition (Calgary Herald)
5/3/12 – Rowers complete Vancouver Island ‘test lap’ (The News Tribune)
5/2/12 – VIDEO: Interview Adam Kreek on CTV live national news broadcast (
4/26/12 – PODCAST: Interview Adam Kreek on CBC Radio On The Coast (On The Coast, CBC Radio One with Stephen Quinn)
4/24/12 – PODCAST: Interview with Greg Spooner from the cockpit (Seattle’s 95.7 KJR FM, The Bob Rivers Show)
4/24/12- VIDEO: CWF Salish Sea Expedition, Episode 3 (Shaw Communications)
4/22/12 – Ready oar not: Rowboat crew is circling Vancouver Island (The Globe and Mail)
4/19/12 – Testing the waters (Bowen Island Undercurrent)
4/18/12 – Rowers Circumnavigation Vancouver Island (Island Tides)
4/18/12 – VIDEO: CWF Salish Sea Expedition, Episode 2 (Shaw Communications)
4/18/12 – CWF Salish Expedition Underway (Rowing News)
4/17/12 – VIDEO: CWF Salish Sea Expedition, Episode 1 (Shaw Communications)
4/12/12 – Rowers Embark Upon Vancouver Is Adventure (Huffington Post)
4/11/12 – PHOTOS: Rowing team begins journey around Vancouver Is (Seattle Times)
4/11/12 – Three weeks, four big men and one small boat (Three Sheets Northwest)
4/11/12 – VIDEO: Adam and Jordan on Studio 4 with Fanny Kiefer – Part 1Part 2
4/10/12 – VIDEO: Appetite for Adventure (CTV News Canada)
4/6/12 – VIDEO: Rowers take on huge challenge – Vancouver Island (King 5 TV – Seattle)
4/4/12 – Extreme rowers test safety skills before taking on the Atlantic Ocean (Anacortes American)
3/31/12 – How to learn life’s lessons? Row across the Atlantic (Bainbridge Island Review)
12/31/11 – What’s on the horizon for the outdoors in 2012? | OAR Northwest on list of six (The Olympian)
12/14/11 – OAR Northwest rowers at it again | Adventure (The News Tribune)
9/1/11 – Adam Kreek’s Excellent Adventure; An Olympian’s Sea Change (Rowing News)
8/22/11 – Olympic rower Kreek, 3 friends to circumnavigate Island in April (Victoria Times Colonist)
8/20/11 – Four Rowers Plan to Circle Vancouver Island – For Starters (Seattle Times)
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10/19/10 – VIDEO: OAR Northwest Visits Glanford Middle School in Victoria, BC
1/26/10 – Rowers plan to circumnavigate Vashon to prepare for cross-Atlantic row (Vashon Beachcomber)

North Atlantic Rowing Race 2006

Fall 2006 – The Crossing (Arches Magazine, University of Puget Sound Alumni Publication)
2006 – Tacoma News Tribune’s OAR Northwest website (“The Finish was Magic” in addition to many articles from 2006 Atlantic row)
8/22/06 – No oar-dinary adventure in crossing Atlantic (Seattle Times)
8/19/06 – Seattle Rowers Triumph in Race Across the Atlantic (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
6/23/06 – Breathing Lessons: Rowing across the Atlantic (20/20, ABC News)
6/11/06 – Rowers: England ‘Oar’ Bust (New York Post)
6/9/06 – Four-man Seattle team will try to row across Atlantic (Good Morning America, ABC News)
May 2006 – Ocean Advice (Rowing News magazine)
April 2006 – Breathing Lessons: Jordan Hanssen seeks to conquer the North Atlantic & asthma (MSN Health)

Press Releases

4/2/13 – Trans-Atlantic rowers begin 1,000 mile countdown to history
2/10/12 – OAR Northwest & Canadian Wildlife Federation Join Forces
5/5/11 –
Matching Muscle Against Motor: Guinness Wold Record holders lead yacht parade
1/19/11 – Changing Course: World Record Holders to Bridge Three Continents
6/29/10 – Back to Sea: Daring Local Ocean Crossers’ 1st Major Training Row
4/20/10 – Daring local ocean crossers to lead parade of boats
2/22/10 – One record not enough, local rowers to cross Atlantic again