Otto passed away on December 21, 2018. He was known and loved throughout the Florida rowing community. Otto touched many young rowers by teaching them the value of hard work, how to have fun, the spirit of rowing , and the importance of friendships.
North Orlando Rowing or 'NOR', has been rowing on Lake Fairview since 2007. During this time the team has grown and produced collegiate rowers every year. North Orlando prides itself on building rowers with skills and character.
Rowing is hard work but fun! Rowers make lifetime friendships, learn a sport that can last a lifetime and develop the discipline to succeed. NOR coaches will teach new rowers the basics through the fine points of sweep and skull rowing and rowers can take the sport as far as they wish.
At the 2019 FSRA State Sweep Championship Regatta in Sarasota, NOR boys Jr 8+ boat finished 6th in the state; Freshman girls 4+ crew placed 5th in the state; boys Jr. 2+ finished 7th in the state and the girls Jr. 4+ boat placed 1st in the state and receiving the Championship trophy.
All North Orlando Rowing athletes have experienced physical transformations being a part of a competitive team. North Orlando Rowing conditioning and strength training changes appearances, self-perception and self-esteem.
Rowing is the ultimate team sport. In addition to individual conditioning and strength factors, rowing requires a synchronicity not found in many other sports.
Balancing the sport with scholastic work and other pursuits may be challenging at first. The end result, however, is a focused young adult with time-management skills, ready to take on life’s challenges.