|Club||Brian Bartek||SLRC ( Saint. Louis rowing club)||St.Louis||MO|
|High School||Parkway West High School|
|Best Time||Location||Weather||Second Best Time||Location||Weather|
|Varsity Eight 2,000m||6:24.0||Head of the Hooch||Windy||6:26.7||Youth Nationals||Windy|
|Best Time (mm:ss.s)||1:53.9||7:56.9||21:25.1||-||44:40.9||-||-|
|Bench Press (max)||Wingspan||Years rowing|
I believe college sports are better then high school sports in the sense that they are the next level, after I have had time to perfect your skills. I look forward to the collegiate level of competition. I will have built my skills as well as found my own technique and college sports is where I will truly get to put it all together. I want to row in college because I have finally found my passion in rowing. I want to be able to wake up early on my campus and work every day to achieve my goals of getting better in and out of the boat, surrounded by rowers as well as friends!
I think leadership is what makes a team a team and a family a family. a successful team is one that holds themselves to the highest standard possible. The basics of this happens both on and off the water. I believe that it is everyone's responsibility to try and take what the coaches say and learn how to try and coach them self. It takes true leadership to always be reaching better potential, to me, every stoke counts, every practice counts, every piece counts. leadership off the water can be little things. I frequently go to the coach after practice and ask, "is there anything I can do better coach." I believe this shows persistence in wanting to strive and excel. I also like to shut down negativity inside the erg room. I like to be the person that us hyping everyone up before the second set of 6x500.
Finding ways to live the healthiest lifestyle I can has been something I have been passionate about for a long time. It is very important to be energized in a good way, not only for rowing but for learning purposes as well. It is important to me to exert good food into my body, because rowing takes so much energy and I need to stay on top on what I eat. I also like to workout at the gym separate from rowing because weight training helps me improve my endurance.
Service is so important and it ties in with leadership. Being selfless and wanting to help others is exactly what leaders do. I like to be proactive. Yes, soup kitchens are great and helpful, but I like to interact with who I am helping and truly engage with them. I have served with the Missionaries of Charity, St. Peter and Paul soup kitchen, but my favorite is Room at The Inn. Here I make up beds for homeless women and children, prepare dinner and play with their kids. Service is not a thing that i do for vanity, it is a thing I do because I believe that helping other people is the most important thing that someone can do.
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