Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club Amadeusz Pietzrak Amadeusz Rowing Academy Oyster Bay NY
High School Jon Mendreski/ Elizabeth Brennan
distance erg
500m 2km 5km 6km 10km HMAR MAR
Best Time (mm:ss.s) 1:27.4 6:26.3 - 21:37.6 - - -
timed erg
4min 20min 30min 60min
Best Distance (meters) - 5,528 - -
Physical Attributes
Bench Press (max) Wingspan Years rowing
200 78 3
Rowing Honors

-SRAA Nationals
Men's JV 4+
9th of 24

-Stotesbury Cup 2015
Men's JV 4+
13th of 74

-New York State Scholastic Championships 2015
Men's JV4+
3rd Place

-Long Island Championships 2015
Men's JV4+
1st Place

-Row For Autism 2015
Men's Varsity 4+
1st Place
6:36.1 (significant headwind)

-Row For Autism 2015
Men's JV 4+
1st Place

-OLMA Indoor Sprints
Men's HS Varsity 2k
1st place overall/Best time of the day

-C.R.A.S.H. B.'s 2015
Junior Men 2k

-Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints 2015,
Junior Men 20 Minute Row
18 out of 94

-Head of the Fish 2014
Men's Varsity 4+
Position: Seat 3
16th Place out of 50

-Head of the Charles 2014
Men's Youth 4+
Position: Seat 3
66th Place out of 84

-Head of the Housatonic 2014
Men's 1st Varsity 4+
Position: Seat 3
8th Place
4300m 16:51

-Head of the Riverfront 2014
Men's 1st Varsity 4+
Position: Seat 3
20th Place

  • New York State Scholastic Championships
    Grand Final
    Men's JV 8+
    Position: Seat 7
    9th Place

  • 1st Annual CSH Invitational 2014
    Men's Varsity 8+
    Position: Seat 5
    1st Place
    1200m 3:23.4

  • 1st Annual CSH Invitational 2014
    Men's JV 8+
    Position: Seat 7
    1st Place
    1200m 3:43.3

-Row For Autism 2014
Men's JV 8+
Position: Seat 7
2nd Place

-Row For Autism 2014
Men's Heavyweight 4+
Position: Seat 3
2nd Place

  • Greenwich Invitational 2014 Boys JV 8+ Position: Seat 5 4th out of 10

-Scholastic State Championships (Saratoga) 2013
Boys Novice 8+
Position: Seat 5
10th out of 46

-Long Island Championships 2013
Boys Novice 8+
Position: Seat 5
3rd Place

-Dowling Invitational 2013
Boys Novice 8+
Position: Seat 5
3rd Place

  • Row For Autism 2013 Boys Novice 8+ Position: Seat 5 3rd Place
Rowing Additional

Received Varsity Coaches Award for Spring 2015 Academic Season

Invited to US Junior National Team Selection Camp Summer 2015.

Attended Winter 2014 USA Junior Sculling Camp in Florida. Spent fantastic week with my four boat from this fall, coached by Meghan Dirkmaat, Conny Kirsch, Tracy Eisser, and Taylor Goetzinger. Hats off to Coach Chris Chase. I feel like this camp really helped me. Can't wait for spring!


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SAT Score (Composite)
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High School
Cold Spring Harbor High School
School City
School State
Guidance Counselor
Heather Friedland
Guidance Counselor Phone
Guidance Counselor Email
Class Size
School Size
Class Rank
School Division
Major Category
Business Mgmt and Admin. Services
Business Administration/Management
Major Category
English Language and Lit./Letters
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Major Category
Health Professions and Related Sciences
Health Services Administration
Other Academic Information
New York State Scholar Athlete Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015 Examen Nacional de Espanol (Mencion Honorifica Level 3) 2014 Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica (Inducted February 25th, 2015) AP Scholar with Honor (September, 2015) Hispanic Student Achievement Award (September, 2015)
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Personal Highlights

-Cuban-American (Mother's Native Language Spanish)
-Bilingual (Native English speaker, Proficient in Spanish)

Additional Questions:
Why do you want to be recruited to play sports in college?
Athletes are often leaders on and off the field. Please provide one example of how you have demonstrated leadership in both areas.

Sometimes being a leader just means being part of a team

The crew of my four boat was excited to participate in the 2014 Head of the Charles Race in Boston. We were excited and well prepared to race in this classic regatta. None of us had participated in a race of this magnitude and because we were all Juniors and Sophomores, the team had experienced some controversy having been chosen over some Senior oarsmen. There was some pressure on us to demonstrate that we deserved to be there.

It was a cool and windy day and we were confident at the start. Things started to go wrong almost immediately.

About a minute into the race, our coxswain's headset blew off in the stiff wind and sank. Our cox box went silent. To add insult to injury, a bolt fastening the cox seat to the gunwale stripped and our cox dropped into the bottom of the boat.

The boat didn't feel right as the cox struggled to keep her balance by propping herself up with her arms. We struggled the entire race and were disappointed as we finished the race more than 30 places behind where we thought we belonged.

Despite our unexpected troubles, we knew that we had all done our very best. Our cox felt that she had let us down and we let her know that none of us felt that way. We all knew the team was more important than any single race or competition. In that instant I realized that for the moment, we were all leaders, unwilling to succumb to a bit of misfortune and suddenly much stronger together.

Our next race was at Saratoga (Head of the Fish) and we raced in the Varsity division, finishing very strongly although we didn't have a single Senior rower in the boat.

Please explain how you pursue "healthy athletic performance" as a student-athlete.

I am not sure what 'healthy athletic performance' means.

I can say that prior to becoming a competitive rower, my diet was an afterthought. I drank sugary coke, ate whatever I felt like and made no connection between my performance and what fuel I chose for my body.

I have gradually come to understand that there is a correlation between what I eat and how much pain my body is willing to endure. As I have cleaned up my diet, my performance has improved significantly.

While diet is not entirely an obsession with me, I am gradually trying to be more healthy and aware of what I eat in an effort to reward my body for the physical punishment I inflict on it.

Please describe how you are involved in service in your community and why these efforts are important to you.

-Both of my parents are deeply involved in community and charity. Even though they both have very busy schedules, my dad volunteers at Huntington Hospital and my mom is involved with the Caumsett Foundation and with North Shore Holiday house. Parents don't have 'hours of community service' requirements, but I see that they both take a great deal of pride and pleasure in helping others.

Helping another human being simply because you want to help (like my parents do) is inspiring and I am trying to find things which are meaningful to me rather than just to fulfill a requirement.

I have worked at several soup kitchens over the holidays. I often volunteer at Holiday House in Huntington, which is a non-profit summer camp for the underprivileged. I have helped build a new playground, helped build bookshelves and assisted in preparing the camp for the next session of children.

I honestly cannot say that I have this figured out yet, but I am trying to follow my parent's example by being an active part of my community.

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