School News Roll Call And Nick Trojan Are Hooked On Rowing
Published In The June 2012 Issue Of The School News Roll Call And Written By Jack Nunn, Owner Of Roworx Indoor Rowing Classes, Boot Camp, And Yoga At The Long Beach Rowing Association.
Nick Trojan of Los Alamitos started rowing in 2006 at summer camp. In the first week, the camp hosted a small erg race on the Concept 2 Rowing Machine and Nick beat all of the young people who had been rowing all summer. Nick was hooked, and the coaches asked Nick to join the men’s novice Long Beach Junior Crew rowing team. In his first year, Nick was pretty rough on the water while learning the technique. By the time spring racing started, Nick finished the season with solid results. Coach Jack Nunn developed hard and effective workouts for Nick on the Concept 2 rowing machine, which Nunn had utilized while training for the Senior National Rowing Team. Thanks to Nunn’s training and the Long Beach Junior Crew Coaching Staff, Nick enjoyed his senior year in rowing. Nick and his lightweight double partner, Mark Reinis, qualified for US Nationals. The team raced in two events at the US Nationals: men’s lightweight four, where they won a silver medal, and the men’s lightweight double, where their performance earned a bronze medal. The team spent additional time training with Peter Graves (2012 Olympic Rower) in Cincinnati before going to the Junior World Trials and winning their events. Nick and Mark next competed in the World Championships, where they finished 16th in the final, an impressive result on the international racing stage. In college, Nick began a new training regimen, but his performance in Senior World Trials in 2011 was a disappointment, as he did not even make the finals. The following year, Nick entered the National Selection Regatta and finished fourth among all single scullers in the US and launched himself into the forefront of the some of the best rowers in the United States. Nick sought out a new partner for doubles competition. The team entered the National Selection Regatta II and finished third, a strong finish after only a few weeks of training together.
International Results: Finished 12th in the lightweight double sculls at the 2013 World Rowing Championships…Finished fourth in the lightweight double sculls at the 2012 World Rowing Under 23 Championships… Finished 19th in the lightweight double sculls at the 2010 World Rowing Under 23 Championships…Finished 25th in the double sculls at the 2009 World Rowing Junior Championships.
National Results: Won the lightweight double sculls at 2013 World Championships Trials… Finished third in the lightweight double sculls and second in the lightweight four with coxswain at the 2009 USRowing Youth National Championships. Nick is now training in Long Beach and helping out on the coaching staff with the Long Beach Junior Crew Men’s Team. Nick has just placed 2nd in Boston at the prestigious 2013 Head Of The Charles Double Event and is currently training for more races to come on the international stage.
For More Information On How To Get Your Children Involved In Junior Rowing Either On Or Off The Water Please Contact The Long Beach Junior Crew Organization At http://longbeachjuniorcrew.org/ Or Contact Keith Johnson At email@example.com
If You Would Like Indoor Class Lessons On The Concept 2 Rowing Machine Or For Those Interested In Rowing Class Workouts Please Visit www.roworx.com Or Contact Jack Nunn at firstname.lastname@example.org
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