|Club||Savannah Bales||Perrysburg Rowing Club||Perrysburg/Toledo||OH|
|High School||Savannah Bales|
|Bench Press (max)||Wingspan||Years rowing|
Coxswain for Perrysburg High School rowing team. Going on fifth season as of March 2020. Varsity.
I'm in love with the sport of rowing, and would love to continue the sport through college.
Demonstrating leadership with rowing, I always work with the novices to help them improve, and I coach them through getting better. I am often put in novice boats as their coxswain to work with them, and when I'm working out with the team, such as during winter conditioning, I work out with the novices.
To demonstrate leadership outside of rowing, I have been doing martial arts for seven years, and at the academy where I study karate, they have a Leadership program, which you have to be asked to join. I have been a part of the Leadership program since yellow belt (I am now a second degree black belt) and I am now an instructor of martial arts.
As a coxswain, I don't row in the races or on the water at practices very often, but I do my best to stay healthy as a student-athlete by working out with my team when we are on land. I also do martial arts outside of rowing, and have my own rowing machine to work out on.
I stick to a healthy diet (Pescatarian; vegetarian who eats fish and seafood) and I try to have three to four full meals each day.
I volunteer at the Toledo zoo, and I have for four years.
A few things that the Toledo Zoo Volunteer program (ZOOTeens) involves:
* Environmental protection. I've gone out to clean up fishing equipment that pollutes the rivers, after the annual Walleye run.
* Terracycling. Terracycling is the recycling of materials that can't be recycled the same way most plastics and other things can be.
These things are important to me because the environment and our planet are important to me.
Another aspect of the ZOOTeen program is the education. I work with the visitors of the zoo, teaching them about the animals and enhancing their zoo visits.