|Secondary Positions||Str, Scl|
|Best Time (mm:ss.s)||-||7:25.0||-||24:08.4||-||-||-|
|Bench Press (max)||Wingspan||Years rowing|
Two gold medals at US Rowing Junior National High Performance Team Club Nationals 2018. Won the U17 4x and 8+ and made it from time trials through semifinals to the final heat in a U23 2- and 8+.
Attended US Rowing Development Camp summer of freshman year 2017.
When I first started rowing I wasn't completely sure I wanted to row in college. However, when I started going to US Rowing camps and programs I realized that I really enjoyed the high intensity competition and effort that is put into every practice, even the swing rows. This is something that I had not really experienced on my team. I learned to really enjoy this highly competitive environment and I found that it also created really strong bonds on the teams. I have recently been talking to some friends who row in college and their description of their experience is very similar to this and something I would love to be able to do in future years. In short, I truly enjoy the competition and rawness of the work that can be put into this sport and I hope to be recruited so I can find that in college.
When it comes to leadership on and off the field I do my best to lead by example. On my team this shows up through simple things; during an afternoon in the weight room while my coach was giving casual weight instructions I began doing a 20 minute piece on the stationary bike in the room. As time went by more and more people who had previously been sitting got up and joined me on the piece while we all continued to listen to instructions. As for off the field I tend to do the same thing, I put a lot of effort and focus into my studies and friendships. Through this sometimes I am able to inspire others to do the same or join me.
For me this is about finding a balance between my schoolwork and being able to keep up with my practice schedule and recovery time for stretching/icing/rolling out. In order to have a healthy athletic performance when I am stressed and I do have a lot of work, I still go to practice. This is because when I'm with my team at practice I am able to step away from everything that is going on in my life and just focus on that next piece or drill. This way I can get in a productive workout and lower my procrastination and distraction when it's time to do my work. Since rowing is something that keeps me mentally balanced I use this to my advantage during the busy times of my life.
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