Jack Nunn Hired as LMU Rowing Coach
From the official site of LMU Athletics Sept. 29th 2015
Jack Nunn, an accomplished rower who has won numerous medals in various events on the international rowing stage, was recently hired as the head men’s varsity coach within the LMU rowing program and will begin his first year with the Lions in 2015-16.
Jack started rowing in 1996 for Long Beach Juniors and made the 1997 Junior National Team Selection Camp. He went on to star for four years at UC Berkeley, winning four Pac-10 championships and three IRA National Championships under Steve Gladstone and Craig Amerkhanian. Jack was a member of the first ever undefeated Pac-10 and IRA National Champion Freshman 8 in 1998 and repeated the feat by going unbeaten in 1999. Jack helped his varsity 8 place second at the Henley Royal Regatta in 1999 in the Ladies Plate Challenge Cup in London, England.
As a member of the US Rowing National Team from 2001-2004 he placed second at the 2003 Pan American Trials in double sculls and had an outstanding 2002 that saw him claim a gold medal in Senior 8 and a silver medal in the Elite Double at the US Nationals. He was also a silver medalist in 2001 in the Nations Cup (now the U23 World Championships) 8 in Ottenshiem, Austria. In 2006, he took silver at the Masters Nationals Open Single Event. He was a gold medalist in 2007 at the first ever Concept 2 Team Indoor Rowing challenge, held in Essen, Germany.
Jack Nunn also owns his own fitness center in Long Beach, California called Roworx and will continue to teach classes all year long. Roworx is also a major priority in his life and will continue his passion of teaching the masses in proper technique with rowing in all of his indoor rowing classes at the Roworx Fitness Center. At the Roworx Fitness center they offer indoor rowing classes, taught by US National Team rowers on the Concept2 rowing maching.
This is the new sport of choice in Long Beach—and the only place you can try it. The Roworx Indoor Rowing and Bootcamp programs offer a group exercise that’s low-impact, high efficiency, and great for building strength and endurance.
Jack is currently working on base training and erg volume while trying to log more miles this fall season. He is building strength in the weight room as well within the squad in order to be competitive this spring. In order to hold everyone accountable on team Jack frequently does 6k tests in the fall as well as long steady state workouts on the Concept 2 erg.
LMU has a new and improved weight training program with new fitness trainers devoted to help the team make us stronger and faster on the water. LMU is one of the most beautiful and renowned universities in the world. Jack is a southern California local growing up in LA/Palos Verdes. Jack can truly say that he is envious of the students that are currently attending LMU.
Jack has rowed in many places around the United States and internationally and has come the conclusion that the LMU boathouse in Marina Del Ray is the perfect place to row. With nothing but sunshine and calm water there is no better place to row and attend school. The overall college experience is exciting while located in Southern California as you will never be bored.
‘My ultimate goal moving forward is to win as many races as possible this year while having fun doing it. I will apply all of the technical knowledge I know in order to make the team as fit and fast as possible. I really like to work in smaller boats in order to increase boat awareness, balance, and speed. During the year I like to go head to head with our own squad and create a ‘race environment’ in order to make the team faster with incentive.’ says Jack Nunn
Another added benefit is that Jack’s father, John Nunn, will be coming down to help coach and offer advice to everyone on the men’s team on proper rowing technique. John Nunn was a Olympic bronze medalist in the double sculls in the Mexico City games in 1968 and also coached the Olympic men’s quad in Montreal during the 1976 games. He will be a tremendous asset to the team and he is a rigging expert as well.
In 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, and 2015 Jack competed in 6 International Full Ironman competitions in Nice, France; Florianopolis, Brazil; Cozumel, Mexico; Cairns, Australia; Mallorca, Spain; And Los Cabos, Mexico. Jack also has earned the recognition of a Silver medal status as the top 5% of all Full 140.6 Ironman Athletes in the All-World Ironman Athlete Program and a Gold medal for the overall 70.3 Ironman AWA program in 2015-2016 competition year.