|Club||-||Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association||Port Angeles||WA|
|Best Time (mm:ss.s)||-||-||-||26:42.8||-||-||-|
Rowing is my outlet, I do well in school and in order to do well I have to have a sport. I did both soccer and karate for 11 years in California and it was great! Then I moved to Washington and I got introduced to rowing and I finally found the sport I am both mentally and physically built for.
Not only am I a rower in the Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association but I am also a Chief in the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corp. The USNSCC is a youth military program that teaches youth about different beaches and let’s them explore the possibilities for careers. To be Chief that means I am the highest rank I can be as a cadet, it also means I will be running my unit. Along the lines of rowing I created a rowing club at my high school which currently has 15 members and is steadily growing.
Being a student athlete is not easy. You have to learn how to balance time and adjusts schedules and know where your priorities are. Not only that but you have to keep yourself well and in shape; eating healthy is extremely important as well as keeping your body’s hydrated. Sleep, sleep is a big factor in being able to preform my best not only in school busy also on the erg and the water.
One thing I am grateful for is the community I live in, they support OPRA and they help donate and give us fundraising opportunities. One way I give back is I sign up for the volunteer opportunity’s that are put out for example in December the festival of trees as well as beach clean ups and many other great opportunities. My community supports my team and me so much that I also try to find a way to give back.
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