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Rower finds a balance

Updated: July 20, 2004, 2:40 PM ET
By Carrie Sheinberg | Special to ESPN.com

Rower Jason Read is having trouble these days finding time for the small demands of the life of an Olympian.

"Can I call you back?" Read asked when contacted by a reporter. He was busy at the scene of a motorcycle accident on a crowded and noisy New Jersey highway. Although Read is a member of the U.S. men's heavyweight eights team headed to Athens this summer, he is also chief of the Amwell Valley EMS and Rescue Squad in Ringoes, N.J.

Read's participation on the water has proved ...

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