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For Stars Podcast © is the prime location to vibe, learn, and inspire others on the sport, lifestyle, and world of Rowing. The name of the podcast... "For Stars" symbolizes the individuals who have shined a light on others around them, whether that be tea

Hudson Forster


    • Sep 28, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    MAC Varsity Women

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 52:18


    Spotlighted today on FSP is the Marina Aquatic Center (MAC) Varsity Women who row out of Marina Del Rey in Los Angeles, California. Hear from Hope Galusha (Yale), Shannon Kearney, Annabelle McCulloch & Mia Subin, on their methodology to approach the 2021-2022 season, goals to define the "new MAC", Hope's recruitment journey, and Shannon's experience racing the USA Junior Women's 2- with MAC athlete, Rachel Lande (Yale 2027). This one hits home, so tune in!Bustin' Chops & Callin' ShotsEach week Josh and Jon sit down to give their take on travel sports and everything in...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify The Podcast for Men's Mental HealthBetter mental and physical health starts by talking about it. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    Hungarian Junior National Team

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 50:06


    Aside from United States Rowing, it was time to get a taste of International competition, so I spoke to my new friends, Petra Csayni (Miami Women's Rowing) & Anna Schrieber, who raced for Hungary's Women's 8+ at the 2022 Junior World Championships in Italy. The stern pair shares the similarities and differences of European style training to the United States, discipline, History Making appearances, Anna's gap year, and how vital knowledge of boat mechanics truly is. The love from Petra's teammates back in Hungary was REAL, as they supported and cheered her on over live stream at the 2022 Youth National Championships in Sarasota, Florida. Petra competed for Blair Academy on the Varsity Women's team, striking a Silver Medal in the Women's Youth 4+.Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Run The Replay PodcastThe #1 source for NBA Top Shot & NFL All Day strategy, analysis, and news.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    Mercer Varsity Women

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 64:30


    PNRA/Mercer, Mercer, the gals from Princeton, New Jersey… whatever you want to call it - these athletes mean business. True “underdogs” who possess a “Mercer Mamba Mentality”. Featured today, is Shea Sullivan (Wisconsin) & Ellie Johnson (Penn) who sat in the Women's Varsity 8+ at the 2022 Youth National Championships, making the A Final, and finishing 4th in the entire country! It wasn't easy… they had to make a universal decision, either to go full send, or not at all, they chose mercy. Coached by Sarah Trowbridge, now the Head Coach for Oklahoma Women's Rowing, turned this program into a top-of-the-line rowing club, bringing in rowing legend, Kris Korzeniowski for some fine tuning… YEAH, you heard that right! These girls wanted to compete, and were up for the internal challenge. They did it as ONE. To hear it all, all you have to do is click “PLAY”.Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Health, Wellness & Performance Catalyst w/ Dr. Brad CooperLooking for a catalyst to optimize your health, wellness & performance? You've found it!!Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Fishing the DMV Join Thomas Arens as he explores the fishing opportunities around the...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    Mr. Peter Adams

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 41:34


    I'll tell you one thing, you can never go wrong with coxswain conversations, especially when you hear from Boston University Men's Rowing student-athlete, Peter Adams. Hailing from the prestigious and well-known rowing club, Newport Aquatic Center, Pete coxed their Men's team for five years. An astounding 6'2” frame… you wouldn't think Pete is a coxswain, but let me tell you, he's a great one. We talk about his experience at Newport, coaching relations, recruitment to BU, and more! Be sure to tune into this episode. Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Health, Wellness & Performance Catalyst w/ Dr. Brad CooperLooking for a catalyst to optimize your health, wellness & performance? You've found it!!Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    USA Junior Women's 8+

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 31:45


    Yes… World Champions, but hold up — World Record Holders too! These girls worked their tails off and now hold an astounding time of 6:12.16 in the World Junior Rowing Championships, more specifically in the Women's U19 8+ event. Coxed by Francie McKenzie, stroked by two-time consecutive world champion as well as 2022 Youth National Champ & 2022 USRowing Under-19 Female Athlete of the Year, Nora Goodwillie (Stanford), along with teammate Lily Pember (Cal) & Sarah Bradford (Virginia) worked together as a team from start to finish to hold the title to their name. Unstoppable, an impenetrable force, these girls did it not once but twice! I think the Hall of Fame is calling their names… Tune into this absolute banger and “Bucket of Bliss” in order to hear the journey of the Americans winning Gold in Italy with their Head Coach, Mike Wallin. Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    Sarasota Varsity Men

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 39:39


    Welcome to another episode of the For Stars Podcast, where we hear from the Southeast Champions & members for the USA Junior National Team, Division 1 rowing signees, World Champions, and athletes from Sarasota Crew. Featured today is Tyler Horler (Harvard Heavies), Weelo Ghamra (Cornell Heavies), Grant McCurdy (Sarasota Crew) & Josh Wang (Columbia Lights). This episode is genuinely one of a kind and worth the listen. We talk about the competitive nature of being an athlete on Sarasota Crew, a bit more about Hudson, college decisions, time management, the overall grind & level of dedication and hard work of a competitive student-athlete, and more. Tune into another HEAVY “Bucket of Bliss”!Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Health, Wellness & Performance Catalyst w/ Dr. Brad CooperLooking for a catalyst to optimize your health, wellness & performance? You've found it!!Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    Newport Varsity Men

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 62:33


    Welcome to another episode of the For Stars Podcast, where we hear from the Southwest Champions & members for the USA Junior National Team, Division 1 rowing signees, and athletes from Newport Aquatic Center Juniors. Featured today is Johnny Sherburne (Boston), Travis O'Neil, Kian Aminian & Davis Schroeder (Coast Crew). The legendary "Pair Boys" & "Lido Lurkers" all share their intellect & level of grit. We talk about the competitive nature of being an athlete at NAC, Davis' experience at the 2022 Junior World Championships racing the USA 4-, Travis' decision to stay another year and rip it one more time with Kian after competing in the 2022 USA Jr. World's 8+, Coach Nick D'Antoni and their coxswain Adam Casler, college decisions, time management, putting yourself in the moment, the true level of dedication and hard work of a competitive student-athlete, and more. Tune into another SUPER HEAVY “Bucket of Bliss”!Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Health, Wellness & Performance Catalyst w/ Dr. Brad CooperLooking for a catalyst to optimize your health, wellness & performance? You've found it!!Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Fishing the DMV Join Thomas Arens as he explores the fishing opportunities around the...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    Ms. Z Romero

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 68:45


    Welcome to another episode of the For Stars Podcast, where we highlight another stellar coxswain, Elizabeth "Z" Romero, who competed for the 2019 USA Junior National Team and Oakland Strokes Varsity Men's team. She currently coxes the two-time consecutive National Championship crew, Texas Women's Rowing. Ranked #1 under the NCAA Division 1 polls, the Longhorns mean business and so does Z! We talk about what being a UT coxswain and student-athlete is like, the importance of mental health, and more. Tune in to another epic “Bucket of Bliss”. Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Health, Wellness & Performance Catalyst w/ Dr. Brad CooperLooking for a catalyst to optimize your health, wellness & performance? You've found it!!Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Fishing the DMV Join Thomas Arens as he explores the fishing opportunities around the...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Bustin' Chops & Callin' ShotsEach week Josh and Jon sit down to give their take on travel sports and everything in...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    Ms. Julia Karten

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 25:52


    Welcome to Episode 23 of the For Stars Podcast! We hear from Julia Karten, another USC Women's Rowing signee. In high school, she rowed for Whitemarsh Boat Club in Pennsylvania, while also competing with Ready Set Row for the past two summers in order to up her game and be around a large group competitive atmosphere. She is super pumped to head to Sunny Southern California and row for the Trojans. We talk about a bunch of different topics, so be sure to tune in! Congrats on everything Julia, and keep being you...Fight on!Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    Ms. Dana Shearer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 29:39


    While spotlighting the coxswains around the United States in particular to the West Coast, I wanted to chat with Dana Shearer, a USC Women's Rowing signee from "The Big Apple". After four years at Pelham Community Rowing Association, she trained with RowAmerica Rye, a well-known rowing club in New York to further her knowledge in the sport while better preparing herself to cox the Trojans in the Fall. Dana shares her boat's "SPECIAL SAUCE" & some of the powerful lessons she learned while competing in high school. In addition to that, Dana takes out the single quite often, and the mindset that she has separates herself from the rest of the pack. She is genuinely destined for greatness. Tune in!Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    Mr. Wilson Glass

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 54:41


    While spotlighting the coxswains around the United States, I felt that it was only necessary to reach out to my man, Wilson Glass, current student-athlete & coxswain for Men's Rowing at the University of San Diego. He hails from Rose City Rowing Club in Portland, Oregon where he coxed their Varsity 8+ in high school. Do yourself a solid and tune into Glass speak on his personal journey as the 9th seat at the Division 1 collegiate level. We talk coxswain recruitment, tips, judgement, and more!Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Health, Wellness & Performance Catalyst w/ Dr. Brad CooperLooking for a catalyst to optimize your health, wellness & performance? You've found it!!Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Fishing the DMV Join Thomas Arens as he explores the fishing opportunities around the...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    Mr. Bennett Rossell

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 43:18


    We add onto the coxswain features, and hear from Sarasota Crew coxswain - class of 2020, Bennett Rossell, current student-athlete for Stetson University Men's Rowing. Bennett was apart of the Junior National Team, and spent time focusing on Coastal Rowing, a different side of the sport. Find out why he ended up signing to Stetson, competing for Sarasota, and his urge to build up a program, while also going through coaching transitions, team athletic injuries, and more.Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Health, Wellness & Performance Catalyst w/ Dr. Brad CooperLooking for a catalyst to optimize your health, wellness & performance? You've found it!!Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    Chicago Rowing Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 44:45


    "YEAH BOAT"... the main motto of the 2021 Youth National Championship crew in the Women's Youth 8+ event... Chicago Rowing Foundation. The crew filled with US Junior Olympians, World Champions, and Division 1 signees, took charge amongst the pack, and did it with pure passion and ferocity. We have some new faces on the podcast today, Bella Korellis, Maeve Heneghan, Abbie Diemer, who share their story with coxswain Brie Joe (featured on the previous CRF Varsity Women episode). This one is definitely a "Bucket of Bliss" so tune in!Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Health, Wellness & Performance Catalyst w/ Dr. Brad CooperLooking for a catalyst to optimize your health, wellness & performance? You've found it!!Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    Ms. Jackie Oruci

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 47:14


    Closing out the later days of July, we hear from Penn Women's Rower and 2021 Junior National Team athlete, Jackie Oruci, who shares her personal experience and shifts from youth competitive racing to the collegiate scene. Jackie had multiple season ending injuries during her freshman year, and is now back and better than ever. We talk how important injury prevention is to training & to implement it through active recovery efforts, like stretching, son on and so forth. Nonetheless, the perks and downfalls of small boat clubs, pre-race rituals and overall mindfulness, how impactful team culture truly is as well as ties within your boat-mates, and being mindful of"not dwelling on the past strokes, rather the next".Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Health, Wellness & Performance Catalyst w/ Dr. Brad CooperLooking for a catalyst to optimize your health, wellness & performance? You've found it!!Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    Mr. Sammy Houdaigui

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 42:37


    Welcome back to another episode of FSP! An addition to the coxswain series collection, we hear from Dartmouth Men's Heavyweight Rowing & 2021 Junior National Team coxswain, Sammy Houdaigui. We talk shop on how developing a strong, clear, and tight coach relationships, truly helps in the long run. A nomad in his junior competitive years, Sammy took turns coxing five different clubs & groups. The "Saminator" is always eager to learn and grow in knowledge... he is a true man of the sport. Houdaigui strives to be a top dawg, and being an active listener inside and outside of the boat. For all the coxswains out there, click "play" and get ready to become educated. Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Health, Wellness & Performance Catalyst w/ Dr. Brad CooperLooking for a catalyst to optimize your health, wellness & performance? You've found it!!Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    Mr. Justin Best

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 35:50


    Welcome to episode 16 of FSP where we hear from a true inspiration to many individuals, Justin Best. Two seat of the 2022 USA Men's 8+, who trains at the Oakland Training Center rowing with California Rowing Club, a U23 athlete, Drexel Men's Rower '19, as well as JNT athlete. Justin shares his personal narrative and the timeline between the U19 system all throughout U23's, college, and the Senior National Team. If you want to hear the "down and dirty" on how to stay afloat as an Olympian - be proactive & do not be afraid to ask for help, in order to be the best you can. Overcome the fear of the erg, as the lessons that rowing teaches individuals about problem solving, and the shift in mentality...always pushing for improvement no matter the current conditions...Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    Mr. Troy Riesenberger

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 20:37


    Welcome to another episode of FSP where we hear from Troy Riesenberger, current Penn Men's Lightweight Rower, 2021 U19 Junior National Team athlete who rowed the Men's 4- in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and is currently training with the U23 National Team athlete to compete in the Men's Lightweight 4x. Troy hails from Sarasota Crew where he was apart of the Men's Varsity 8+ crew who raced at 2019 & 2021 Youth Nationals. Listen in on Troy's journey throughout the sport, and how he has grown since his freshman year of high school competitive racing.

    Ms. Meena Baher

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 30:25


    Welcome to Episode 14 of For Stars Podcast where we hear from National Champion, JNT & Los Gatos Varsity Women's Rower, Meena Baher. Committed to compete for the Division 1 level crew team, Harvard Radcliffe Women's Rowing, Meena is off to do fantastic things rowing for the Crimson. Medaling Gold at 2022 Youth National Championships in the Women's Youth 1x, Meena is a sculling phenom. She also advanced to the final and quarter final rounds at the 2022 Henley Royal Regatta in the Women's Youth 4x and 2x. Nonetheless, getting sixth in the Women's 4x category at the 2021 Junior World Championships hosted in Plovdiv, Bulgaria... Meena does it all. Hear her personal narrative on recruiting, training, and preparation for competing at the highest level.Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    Oakland Strokes Varsity Women

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 17:23


    This week we add onto our chain of highlighting junior rowing crews, and today we hear from Oakland Strokes Varsity Women, a prominent crew out of Northern California. Athletes, Danielle DeFrancisci, Angela Devine, Audrey Worley & Isabella Capelli, share their personal narrative and reflect on their time training, and college search.

    Penn Heavies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 47:19


    Another one! After the Women's Rowing segment, I thought it would be smart to hear the story from freshmen on the University of Pennsylvania Men's Heavyweight Rowing team... Jack Paterno, Arya Venugopalan, and Jack Theodore. The gents had a great career rowing for the Quakers, and today they gives us the run-down for what it takes to be an athlete at Penn and compete at such a high level. They all just competed at their first IRA National Championship, and have tons to share. Tune in!Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Health, Wellness & Performance Catalyst w/ Dr. Brad CooperLooking for a catalyst to optimize your health, wellness & performance? You've found it!!Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    Wisconsin Women's Rowing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 31:00


    Two in one day. YEP! Hear from athletes on the University of Wisconsin Women's Rowing team... Lauren O'Connor & Anna Ardito. This episode is filled with insight, reflections on mental health, struggles throughout the season, as well as intellect/tips on how to manage a social life, athletics, and academic pursuits all in one. Let the "Ladies from Wisco" fill you in on it all.Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    Mr. Will West

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 33:48


    Adding onto the topic of Men's Rowing at the Division 1 level, we hear from Will West, rower from Columbia University Lightweight Rowing in New York, who holds the 2022 IRA National Title. Born and raised in Florida, Will or better known as (@west.investments) rowed for the highly-ranked Sarasota Crew, and gives the FSP community an idea of the life experiences that he has learned while being a part of this sport.Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    MBRC Varsity Women

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 37:02


    Welcome to another solid episode of For Stars Podcast! This segment adds to our collection of spotlighting Varsity Women's Rowing Teams around the world. Featured today is Alexa Matos, Grace Matos, Charlotte Paley & Josie Moskovitz, athletes for the Miami Beach Rowing Club. These four women resemble what it means to be a true teammate and overall student-athlete. Hear from them on how they hold their teammates accountable, manage their time, the recruitment process to Division 1 universities, and how to prioritize one's mental health.Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    CRF Varsity Women

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 49:45


    Welcome to another episode of For Stars Podcast! Featured today is Lily Pember, Nora Goodwillie, Ashley Whipple, and Brie Joe, crew members for the Chicago Rowing Foundation Varsity Women's Rowing Team. Pember and Goodwillie both represented the United States Junior National Rowing team at the 2021 Junior World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. These women all care for one another and want each and everyone of their teammates to shine. They are all hardworking, fearless, resilient, and strive to be at the "top of the food chain". Sit back, listen in, and get ready for this "Bucket of Bliss".Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Health, Wellness & Performance Catalyst w/ Dr. Brad CooperLooking for a catalyst to optimize your health, wellness & performance? You've found it!!Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    Kent Varsity Men

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 48:34


    Another epic episode from the For Stars Podcast Community is live! Featured today is Paddy McNamara, Wyatt Mills & Ian Lehman, current student-athletes for the Kent School Varsity Men's Rowing team in Connecticut. McNamara decided to enroll at Kent, taking a post-graduate year, following St. Joseph's Prep, where he and his Men's Youth 8+ struck Gold at 2021 Youth Nationals, coxed by Connor Neill, spotlighted in Episode 5 of FSP. These three musketeers are well-suited to succeed in life, and yearn to inspire individuals each and everyday. Hear from Paddy, Wyatt & Ian on their adventure connecting school, rowing, recruiting, and strengthening the bond of the Kent Crew team.Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Health, Wellness & Performance Catalyst w/ Dr. Brad CooperLooking for a catalyst to optimize your health, wellness & performance? You've found it!!Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

    Mr. Ethan deBorja

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 38:13


    Adding flavor to the coxswain featured series, Ethan deBorja, current sophomore coxswain for Oregon State Men's Rowing, joins us on FSP. Ethan was born and raised in Virginia, coxing Resilient Rowing in his high school years. Since his freshman year coxing in college, Ethan has been selected as the Oregon State Varsity 8+ coxswain. This absolute stud, comprised of pure compassion, empathy, and dedication, Ethan influences the For Stars community of his overall journey in the sport and overcoming adversity in his youth rowing years, along with aspirations for the rest of his collegiate career.

    Mr. Connor Neill

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 71:49


    Another episode is in the books, and featured today is Connor Neill, current freshman coxswain for Princeton Heavyweight Rowing. Connor was the Varsity 8+ coxswain for the reigning National Championship crew, St. Joseph's Prep, who won Gold in the Men's Youth 8+ event at 2021 Youth Nationals. A man of talent, leadership, and grit, Connor enlightens the For Stars community on his road to triumph, as well as the challenges he overcame while coxing his scholastic crew team, and trip to Canadian Henley.

    Row NJ Varsity Men '21

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 55:44


    Welcome to another episode of For Stars Podcast! Today, we have a group of gentlemen raised in the state of New Jersey, who competed for one of the top youth rowing clubs in America... Row New Jersey! During the summer of 2021, the Varsity Men of Row New Jersey, traveled to Sarasota, Florida to race at 2021 Youth Nationals. The crew placed 2nd in the A Final - Men's Youth 8+ category. These men are junior olympians, collegiate & elite athletes who compete for some of the most prestigious universities around the nation. Aside from all of that, the brotherhood and camaraderie that they share is truly one of a kind. The guys share their personal experience of how the high school recruiting process went, their training regimen for both Row NJ & the US Junior National Team, as well as goals for the future and beyond!

    CIRC Varsity Men

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 32:16


    A true tale of the "Band of Brothers"... Forster's role on his competitive youth rowing team goes deeper than just his teammate's coxswain, but the willingness for them to succeed in both life, and on the water. Originally scheduled to be published in December of 2021, we talk about lightweight rowing in the junior & collegiate level, Robbie's diet, Alex's move across the nation, Daniel's ergo, 2021 Youth Nationals & entrances/demands of being recruited to a lightweight rowing school. Tune into another "Bucket of Bliss" with the members, past & present of the Channel Islands Varsity Men's Rowing Team!

    Mr. Alex Chick

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 38:02


    Times were tough, storylines were cut short, resolutions were left unfinished, but it's simple, what could you achieve in the midst of all the chaos? Was there room for light at the end of the tunnel? Born in the UK, raised in Southern California while rowing for Marina Aquatic Center Junior Rowing, then getting recruited to join the Beavs & row D1 crew over at Oregon State University, and then moving back to the UK, in order to row for Oxford Brookes, is the journey of Mr. Alex Chick. An American Rower (mixed with a "spritz" of British ancestry) recalls his time training for his competitive youth crew team and the mental fortitude his team endured. Chick strongly believes that the "Marina Aquatic Center (MAC) Junior Men's Rowing Varsity 8+, and Class of 2020 was the epitome of 'The Lone Wolf' mindset". Do yourself a favor, and tune into how this So Cal Native found his "calling," in the wild 21st century.

    Ms. Whitney Powell

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 21:29


    Forster states that "I have always been a coxswain but I just recently found rowing". Locking in and mentally preparing for the adventure, the smaller sized individual takes charge and leads the crew to victory on and off the water. Coined as the Coxswain, half the size of the pack but more powerful than one can imagine, the leader of the squad or “ninth seat” embraces the chronicles of an athlete, without the need to perform physical exercise. Respect, trust, leadership, admiration, along with others, are earned, not expected. We talk about the power of the individual being mighty in its size, yet the magnitude that one holds while living out the position of a coxswain of their crew. Sit in on Ms. Whitney Powell aka “The Candid Cox” as she gives us our second “Bucket of Bliss” on the benefits and struggles that one may endure in this sport, the toll on the mental-side of athletics, and relationships within their team and coaches. Together, we converse about the United States National Team circuit, world rowing traditions, and how coxswains need to be "a student of the sport". This podcast relates to all rowers, coaches, and coxswains who might need an outlet to hear and relate to all of the thoughts we may feel, but don't talk about on a daily basis. Follow Whitney on Instagram at @ironwillwhit & @thecandidcox for her updates and rowing expeditions. Not only that but tune into her own podcast channel "The Candid Cox Cast" on Youtube.

    Mr. Arshay Cooper

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 41:46


    Featured on today's episode is "Award Winning Author, Rower & Motivational Speaker" Mr. Arshay Cooper. His novel, which later evolved into a documentary "A Most Beautiful Thing," is a true story that highlights the wonderful aspects of rowing and the narrative of the first Black American High School Rowing Team. Arshay's struggles and trauma of childhood life in the West Side of Chicago, is something that lives with him forever. His goal is to "Pay it Forward" and to make a mark in the rowing community for future generations. We are absolutely thrilled to have him spotlighted on our very first episode. Sit in on this colossal "Bucket of Bliss" as Mr. Cooper expresses how ... "Rowing has a seat for everybody". Follow @arshaycooper on Instagram, and to learn more about his journey in the sport, along with ways to help his community project and all of his work, go to arshaycooper.com. Head on over to your nearest bookstore to read the book, and watch the documentary "A Most Beautiful Thing" available on Amazon Prime.

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