OCC Rowing Team – Hearts Beat as One

The novice rowing team of Orange Coast College has been training for a few months in order to proudly represent their academic institution at the American Collegiate Rowing Association National Championship Regatta.

This year’s regatta was the 12th one, and there were many colleges and universities that took part in their respective teams. Most of the rowing teams who joined in on the regatta have had experience before, but there were also a few teams that were doing it for the first time.

The rowing team of the Orange Coast College was one of the novice teams, and they sent at least ten hours each week in training in order to prepare and be able to give it their all once the regatta started. Learn more about Orange Coast College: http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/academics/class_schedule/Pages/default.aspxhttp://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/academics/class_schedule/Pages/default.aspx

The novice team was led by an experienced captain. Daniel Amado had been very dedicated to the rowing team in his high school until he was injured and one of his disks was broken.

After that, Daniel Amado had had no choice but to walk away from the sport of rowing for an indefinite amount of time. Both the novice rowing team and its captain are fortune that Daniel Amado is well enough in order to get back into the boat. His team members are all inspired by his dedication and love for the sport.

On the other end of the boat is sitting Steve Morris. He is the coxswain of the team as well as the assistant coach. Steve Morris is another aficionado of the sport of rowing.

He used to be a coxswain all throughout his years in high school and college. In the 90s, Morrison graduated and started a family, so he walked away from the sport as well. Him being part of the team is also him coming back to his passion as he has not been in the boat since the 90s.

The Orange Coast College novice rowing team has been extremely excited about their first time in the National Regatta. The team members are exhilarated yet sharply focused as they get closer to the coast line. The Orange Coast College get in, grab the rows, and their heats start being as one down the river.