|Club||Jeff Kiser||Cathedral Catholic High School Crew||San Diego||CA|
|High School||Cathedral Catholic High School|
|Best Time||Location||Weather||Second Best Time||Location||Weather|
|Varsity Eight 2,000m||6:37.0||Mission Bay||9mph wind, 65°||-||-||-|
|Best Time (mm:ss.s)||1:36.0||7:08.8||-||23:36.0||-||-||-|
|Best Distance (meters)||-||-||7,501||-|
|Bench Press (max)||Wingspan||Years rowing|
I received my varsity letter sophomore year and rowed in the men’s varsity four at Scholastic Junior Nationals the end of my sophomore year.
Member of Leadership Council for Teen Volunteers in Action (TVIA)
Being a freshman in college is a new experience for me, as it is for many. I feel being on a team will help alleviate some of that worry. I also have been rowing since my first year of high school, and I think it is a part of my life now. Quite frankly, I don’t know what I would do with all the time I had that I usually spend at practice. I am determined to continue my athletic career through college, not just stop after high school to many first-year college students.
Due to being on varsity since my sophomore year of high school, I have many examples of leadership. The one example I will give for “on the field“ is that I try and make the practice is run as smoothly as I can without being over-controlling. I make sure orders are down, launches are in the water, and ready to go. Being a stroke seat, I try and set the pace for the other rowers in the boat. An example of “off the field“ is that I am a leadership council member for Teen Volunteers in Action (TVIA). TVIA is an organization for people in 7th to 12th grade. I go to these volunteer events and I help make sure the event runs smoothly. I work closely with the organizers of the event and help give instructions to the other volunteers.
For me, time is a significant factor in my life. I like to make sure that I have the correct amount of time for my social life, my athletic life, and my academic life. Healthy athletic performance is not just eating the right foods, getting the right amount of sleep, and ensuring homework are turned in on time. Being a student-athlete, these were core values implanted in me early. So to me, keeping high grades and eating the right foods is a habit. To me, healthy athletic performance keeps the correct amount of social, academic, and athletic time. Overloading one with these can be overwhelming, and the vest creates an unhealthy athletic performance. Time management aides me in achieving this goal. I have been able to Row since my first year of high school with a high GPA and robust mental health, which creates a healthy athletic performance.
I am involved in service in my community in many ways. For one, I have been a member of TVIA since seventh grade, and I’ve been an active member cents. I have joined TVIA‘s leadership council to impact the community more. I have also done service outside of this organization. Although it might not have been organized events, I see myself doing little things around the community to better society. One example of a volunteer event I did through TVIA is I went and worked at the San Diego food bank, packaging backpacks full of food for low-income or homeless families. An example of service I did outside of an organization is I did a beach cleanup with my family. I feel service is a vital part of keeping a community successful. Being a resident of San Diego, doing service around San Diego gives me a different perspective of the service I am doing. Whatever service I am doing not only impacts me but, more importantly, impacts the people in this community. And the only thing that makes a community successful is the people. If I can aid in those people's successes, then society can thrive with greater ease.
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