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Learning From Adversity, Finding a Path to Victory at NSR I

by Ed Moran, ed@usrowing.org | Apr 17, 2016
Following their race at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., DiSanto and Munn talk about the ups and downs of a four-year Olympic cycle and what it takes to move past adversity and learn from both failures and successes.
When they graduated from college, Mike DiSanto (Boston, Mass.) and Rob Munn (Redmond, Wash.) both made a decision to pursue a path to the 2016 Olympics Games. That meant joining the athletes and coaches at the USRowing Training Center in Princeton and taking their chances.

Success came and success went. Both were selected to represent the U.S. on a senior national team during this past four-year cycle, and both experienced being cut. It did not deter either athlete from moving forward with his dream.

On March 24, 2016 at National Selection Regatta I, they moved a step closer by winning the men’s pair event and securing a place in the big boat selection camp from which the men’s four and men’s eight will be chosen. The men’s four is a boat class already qualified for Rio. The men’s eight will need a top-two finish at the Final Olympic Qualification Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland next month.

Following their race at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., DiSanto and Munn talk about the ups and downs of a four-year Olympic cycle and what it takes to move past adversity and learn from both failures and successes.
 
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