The Orange Coast College Rowers Are Heading To The Nationals With Spirit And The Intent To Win

Rowing is an amazing sport and the Orange Coast College team is heading for the nationals. Rowing is about nine people working as a team in unity, grace and power. Daniel Amado leads the team for the college and has returned after an injury to his back.

The assistant coach for the men’s rowing team is Steve Morris and rowing is in his bones. When he attended the college he was the coxswain for the rowing team and the rowers took their commands from him. Orange Coast College has eleven national titles for rowing and ten students who were competitors in world championships.

Rowing is considered an elite sport but it is brutal. Every year approximately eighty males sign up for the team and spend twenty hours training every week. When the season ends half of them have already left. Each student is required to carry four high quality boats to the dock as part of their training.

The Orange Coast College rowing team puts everything they have into the sport. Their oar strokes increase and their thighs strain as they compete against the other schools. They will face teams with twice as much training and much older students. The main event requires the rowers to cover 2,000 meters in just six minutes. Learn more about Orange Coast College: http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/about_occ/Pages/default.aspx and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_Coast_College

Orange Coast College is in Costa Mesa, California and their campus covers 164 acres. The college was founded in 1947 and classes officially began in 1948. Each semester in excess 25,000 students enroll in over 135 career and academic programs. The college is the home to one of the most popular nautical programs and almost half the students are in one of the programs for Career and Technical Education.

Orange College transfers more students to California State Universities than any other community college in Orange County. Thousands of their students have transferred to CSU and UC campuses in the last ten years. Other students have transferred to private universities and colleges all over California.

Orange Coast College is a member of the Coast Community College District. They offers classes throughout the year and have received full accreditations from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.