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|Club||Scott Belford||Monmouth Junior Rowing||Red Bank||NJ|
|High School||Christian Brothers Academy|
|Secondary Positions||Prt, Scl|
|Best Time (mm:ss.s)||-||6:56.0||18:53.0||-||-||-||-|
|Bench Press (max)||Wingspan||Years rowing|
Canadian Henley U17 quad semis 2019
I am the ultimate teammate. I thrive in an environment where teammates push each other and support each other. Any triumph I have had in athletics means infinitely more to me when I can share it with teammates. I can't imagine giving up that comradery when high school ends. In addition and perhaps just as important, the structure of organized team workouts make me a better more organized student. My best grades in high school are always during the season where my workouts are hardest. Sports of any kind promote a level of focus that I apply to academics as well.
As a member of the CBA crew team, we spend part of our winter workouts training special olympians on the erg. Additionally, I'm a volunteer with Rally Cap Sports, an organization that provides children and adults with physical, mental and social challenges a partner in their efforts to stay active and get fit through organized sports. The days I spend with these athletes are inspiring as they overcome far more than anything I've faced in my pursuit of high athletic performance.
Healthy athletic performance, for me, comes in many forms but it all comes down to balance. I avoid injury by eating a balanced diet and getting good sleep. I avoid anything that might hinder my performance including risky behaviors. I balance grades and workouts. Simply, I refuse to be all about athletics and not academics and vice versa. Finally, as it pertains to my specific athletic performance, cross training is key for me to avoid injury. In addition to water and erg workouts, I also incorporate lifting, yoga, running, cycling as well as a healthy dose of pick up basketball and football.
Being on the local water ways for crew practice, I've become keenly aware of our impact on our environment. To that end, I've formed a school Dive Club and started my own non-profit, Reef Rangers. Both conduct local water way clean ups, fundraise to provide schools with refillable water stations and reducing single use plastics and provide scholarships for graduating seniors that are planning on majoring in environmental or earth sciences.
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