Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club David Cusano Fayetteville-Manlius Rowing Manlius -
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distance erg
500m 2km 5km 6km 10km HMAR MAR
Best Time (mm:ss.s) - 7:52.4 - - - - -
Physical Attributes
Bench Press (max) Wingspan Years rowing
- 67 2
Rowing Honors

(2018) Second Place Head of the Niagara Novice 4 with Cazenovia Rowing Club,
(2018) Second Place New York State Scholastic Rowing Association (NYSSRA) Championships Novice 4 with Cazenovia Rowing Club,
(2018) Third Place Chargers Junior Invitational Novice 4 with Cazenovia Rowing Club,
(2018) Fifth Place out of 36 Mohawk Meltdown Ergathon with Cazenovia Rowing Club,
(2019) Third Place Crewster Ergathon with Fayetteville-Manlius Rowing,
(2019) Second Place NYS Central Section Championships Varsity Junior 8+ with Fayetteville-Manlius Rowing,
(2019) NYSSRA State Championships Grand Finals Varsity Junior 8+ with Fayetteville-Manlius Rowing,

(2019) Third Place Chargers Invitational Varsity Junior 8+ with Fayetteville-Manlius Rowing,

(2019) Fifth Place USRowing Summer National Championships U174+ with the Ready Set Row Development Team

Rowing Additional

(2019) Selected to row in North Andover, MA with Ready Set Row Developmental Program,
(2019) Selected to row at US Rowing Nationals Cincinnati, OH with Ready Set Row Team


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High School
Fayetteville-Manlius Senior High School
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Guidance Counselor
Dana Pierce
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Major Category
English Language and Lit./Letters
American Literature (United States)
Major Category
Law and Legal Studies
Law and Legal Studies, Other
Other Academic Information
Honors English (2018-2019) Honors Global History (2018-2019) Honors Algebra (2018-2019) String Orchestra x 7 years (2012-2019) AP World History (2019-2020) Honors English (2019-2020) Honors Geometry (2019-2020) Biology Honors (2019-2020)
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Personal Highlights
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.

Off the lake, I'm the Vice President of the Junior Firefighters. Over the last five years, I have moved up through the ranks of Junior Firefighting, and won 7 awards along the way for demonstrating strong leadership skills. On the lake, I lead by example by demonstrating a strong work ethic and never compromising on good sportsmanship. Every day I show up, work hard, help others. I give back to my rowing community by participating in the Learn to Row Day, and demonstrating a strong moral compass.

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

I pursue a healthy athletic performance by practicing balance in all aspects of my training. I keep a consistent balance in life and incorporate time management as to avoid excessive stress and to allow the maximum mental energy towards my training. In addition, I approach my training with attention to self performance and an organized plan. I cross-train to avoid injury and focus on proper technique. I also follow a specialized diet to achieve maximum training capabilities and to allow for the highest muscle performance as possible. I attack all aspects of my training -- physical, mental and nutritional with well developed plans and execute them with precision.

Please describe how you are involved in service in your community and why these efforts are important to you.
  • Volunteer at the Chargers Learn to Row Day: Important to me because I can inspire kids in the same way I was inspired to start rowing.
  • Volunteer as a Middle School Tutor: important to me because I enjoy leadership opportunities, helping my community and creating innovative and creative strategies to help kids learn.
  • Volunteering as a Junior Firefighter: Important to me because I can serve and protect my community.
  • Volunteering as a Counselor In Training at a local day camp: Important to me because I can look after the safety of kids, while also providing a fun experience and expanding my skills in leadership.
  • Volunteering as a Counselor In Training at the Junior Firefighter Camp: Important to me because I get to train new Junior Firefighters and see them progress throughout their training.
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Blog Posts

Great Job in Semi-Finals!
July 11, 2019
Yesterday, my boat and I rowed in the USRowing National Championship Semi-Finals. We finished 5th in our heat, and 9th/20 overall.
July 11, 2019
So proud of my boats performance today. I was honored to row stroke in a U174, and we finished with a time of 7:44. Heading off to semi-finals tomorrow!
Almost Time For Nationals!!
July 3, 2019
I am getting excited for nationals! I will be racing with the RSR Summer Developmental Team. I know I'm well prepared for my races. My teammates and I have worked extremely hard over the past three...
New Rowing Footage YouTube Channel
July 3, 2019
I started a YouTube channel to post rowing footage. My account name is Sommer Lugert. I will post new videos as I get more footage.