|Club||Thomas Graves||Long Beach Junior Crew||Long Beach||-|
|Best Time (mm:ss.s)||1:29.6||6:53.0||-||22:37.9||-||-||-|
|Bench Press (max)||Wingspan||Years rowing|
Upcoming Rowing: Varsity Eight at Head of Charles Regatta October, 2022
National Society of High School Scholars, SAG-AFTRA Performer, EGFH League National Championships TOP 10 TEAM/Overwatch
As Founder and Team Leader of Da Vinci Esports, the title stands for more than just leadership. Beyond the coordination, empathy, perseverance and punctuality it took to build this club from the ground up, it also took agency, creativity and passion. After three years of hard work and dedication to this project, my club has changed from a group of people who like playing video games, to a respected program that gives students an opportunity to pursue esports as a pathway to college. I wanted to carve that road by starting Da Vinci Esports, I began as a player on our clubs Overwatch team, and through trial and error, improved my skills as a shot caller, Main Tank Position. I focused on leading the charge and providing safe passage for my team to give us the advantage in team fights. I like to lead by example, by being a good team player, and listening to the individual as well. Trust and respect are important aspects of competitive teamwork and I make that a priority in this club.
I’m the Founder of Da Vinci Esports, a club that spans across four high schools and welcomes all ages and backgrounds for in-person and virtual meetings and gaming events. Currently as team leader, I coordinate players, practices and coaching for competitive gaming tournaments. I started the club because I wanted people who share my same passion to come together and put all of our skills to use and build an entire brand from the ground up that represents perseverance, intellect, empathy, and excellence. This club is important to me because it shows that esports players are more than kids playing games on their computer or console, together we proved that we can bring all of our assets to the table and make a gaming program. Current and future student esports gamers continue to expand the size and vision of our club along with the growth of the competitive gaming industry.
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