|High School||Greenwich High School|
|Best Time (mm:ss.s)||-||6:39.8||-||21:26.2||37:24.2||-||-|
|Bench Press (max)||Wingspan||Years rowing|
Most Improved 2019
I want to continue to belong to something, and always have a group of guys that I can depend on. It is not just my love for the sport, but for the rowing community as a whole, that will not allow me to quit after my senior year of high school. I love the feeling of doing well in a race and rowing back to the dock proudly. It is one of the best feelings in the world to know that you and the other guys in your boat accomplished something that you have been training years for. I don't want to give that feeling up. The rowing community is a relatively small one when compared with other sports, and as a result, it is much more tight-knit. Teams always treat each other with respect, and rowers know that their opponents worked as hard as they did, regardless of the result of a race. I can't bring myself to give up the sport of rowing in college. Instead, I want to take it to the next level.
I like to make sure that we are more than just a team, and that we spend time together outside of practice. Crew is not an easy sport, and developing bonds with the guys in your boat and on your team is what helps you get through the most difficult parts. I try to ensure that we don't just know each other from being on the same team, but instead that we develop real friendships and connections.
I ensure that I am challenging myself without over-doing it. I always make sure to stretch and recover after a workout or a row, and I always warm up thoroughly before every piece or going out on the water. Additionally, I always roll out my legs and back many times throughout practice, and follow all training advice from my coaches.
I often volunteer at Neighbor to Neighbor, which focuses on clothing donations. I enjoy being able to make a difference in the lives of people who need the most help. They are always extremely grateful to be able to have access to clothing donations, and it really puts in perspective how lucky many of us actually are.
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