Outside of the classroom, Alex is a man of many talents. He was a three-sport athlete in high school (cross country, swimming, and volleyball) and has been singing since 3rd grade where he got started with the Church choir. He also sang bass in “Mod 21”, his highly competitive high school a cappella group. His singing career culminated in the 2016 Sing Strong competition, in which Mod 21 won the Choice Award for Best Original Composition. These days, when not in the classroom, the lab, or the boathouse, Alex is probably relaxing with some League of Legends. Work hard, play hard!
Of course, Alex’s first choice when it comes to playing hard is training with his new friends from the Crew Club. One thing he has noticed is the variety of shapes and sizes that rowers can come in, and how anyone can be successful if they put the work in. As part of this year’s inaugural “Big Brother-Little Brother” program (pairing Varsity and Freshman/Novice athletes) Alex is paired with Kyle Ristow (our May Spotlight Athlete), who is quite a bit smaller than Alex. Kyle has shown Alex that size isn’t everything, frequently getting the better of his (big) Little Brother in their shared workouts. As the Fall season fades into the rearview mirror, Alex is looking forward to the Spring. He is excited about the talent and potential of his novice class, wondering aloud (along with the rest of us): Just how fast can this novice class go, and how high can they place at Dad Vail?