|Club||Sean Gibel||Atlanta Junior Rowing Association||Roswell||GA|
|Bench Press (max)||Wingspan||Years rowing|
**Recordings available upon request
Spring 2021 (Atlanta Junior Rowing Association Varsity Men's Squad)
Fall 2019 (St. Andrew Rowing Club Varsity Men's Squad)
Spring 2019 (St. Andrew Rowing Club Novice Men's Squad)
Fall 2018 (St. Andrew Rowing Club Novice Men's Squad)
I was introduced to crew at the age of 12 during the fall of 2016 and the sport quickly won me over. I spent two years on the St. Andrew Rowing Club (SARC) middle school squad, one year as a rower (2016-2017) until I switched to coxing in the fall of the next year (2017-2018). The following fall season I joined the SARC novice men's squad (2018-2019). The summer following my novice year I was one of two coxswains selected for a higher performance camp with Atlanta Rowing Club Inc. that culminated at USRowing National Championships (Club Nationals). From Fall 2019 - Fall 2020 I coxed with SARC Varsity Men's Squad. I am currently a Varsity Men's coxswain with Atlanta Junior Rowing Association. I love being a coxswain because my team is my second family. I love how we all support each other towards individual goals as well as working together towards a common goal. As a coxswain I use my leadership and detail oriented skills to be on top of every task I am given, stay organized, and be responsible for my actions. I am determined and am always working towards being in better boats. I pride myself on always applying myself fully to my coxing and my team, and I strive to push myself and my teammates towards improvement.
I would like to be recruited to cox in college because I I truly love being a coxswain and would appreciate the opportunity to continue the work I have put in over my high school years to be able to perform at a higher level.
As a coxswain I must always be a leader at any rowing-related events including practice, regattas, and team events. It is my job to make the right decisions both on and off the water and set an example. As a leader I must also take responsibility for my actions when I am in the wrong and constantly be working to improve to be able to do what is best for my team.
Outside of rowing I demonstrate leadership as the president of CISV Atlanta Junior Branch. I am responsible for running meetings, organizing activities, planning community service projects, and communication with the adult board as well as other chapters and their leadership.
As a student-athlete I pursue healthy athletic performance through the work I put in at and outside of practice. I am constantly working hard to implement new skills into my coxing. This may consist of learning and applying new calls specific to the rowers I am working with, learning how to do stretches and exercises properly myself to be able to better help the rowers, or talking with coaches and other coxswain how how I can improve. I am always working to maintain physical fitness, a good diet, a regular sleep schedule, and working on time management skills. Coxswains are at a high risk for becoming unhealthy because we do not work out at the level that the rowers do and being at a low weight is stressed, therefore I must always watch myself to stay healthy. Also, a good sleep schedule and time management skills are essential as a student-athlete. If I as a coxswain am sleep deprived I could put the rowers, the equipment, and myself at risk for injury. I must also be able to efficiently complete school work to be able to devote time and attention to my coxing. At home I review recordings of myself and others as well as annotate articles and review the events of the day's practice and I cannot do this without proper time-management skills.
Year around I am actively involved in the CISV Atlanta Junior Branch. For the 2019-2020 school year I was the Jr. Local Junior Representative (Vice President). For the 2020-2021 School year I am the Local Junior Representative (President). We organize educational and inspirational community projects and activities. I also volunteer with Orphan Annie Rescue frequently. I assist with adoption events throughout the year as well as foster dogs for the organization over the summer. I also volunteer with Foster Cares Support Foundation during the summers.