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Geronimo Fernandez joined North Orlando Rowing as Head Coach and Program Director in August 2017.
The team feels very fortunate to have such a motivated, organized and ambitious new leader. His previous coaching experience includes, Ransom Everglades as the Women’s Varsity Coach, Coconut Grove Rowing Club as an assistant coach and Miami Rowing Club as a Junior Coach.
Some of his athlete’s results include:
SRAA National Championship – Girls’ Jr 2X Second Place 2017
Girls’ Lightweight 4x Third Place 2017
Girls’ Lightweight 4+ Fourth Place 2016
US Rowing Southeast Youth Championship -
Girls’ Lightweight 4+ Second Place 2017 & 2016
FSRA Sculling Championship –
Girls’ Junior 2x Fourth Place 2017
Girls’ Lightweight 1x First Place 2017
Boys’ Freshman 4x Fourth Place 2014
FSRA Sweep Championship –
Girls’ Lightweight 4+ Second Place 2016 & 2017
Girls’ Junior 4+ Fifth Place 2017
Boys’ Freshman 8+ Fifth Place 2014
Boys’ Junior 4+ Second Place 2013
Otoniel Alvarez began his career with NOR teaching Summer Camp in 2016. During the 2016 – 2017 and the 2017 - 2018 season he worked as an Assistant Varsity Coach and Head Middle School Coach.
Otto’s rowing experience includes Winter Park HS where he won the Team Spirit Award, States 3 times in the men’s Varsity 8, went to Stotesbury 3 times and won 2 bronzes in the men’s Varsity 8 and a 4th place. He also went to National’s twice winning a 3rd place and 4th place.
He was trained by Coach Dan Bertossa from Winter Park and is happy to pass on the skills he has learned to the kids at NOR. Otto is a great motivator for the team. He is able to fully grasp the athlete’s strengths and weaknesses in order to put the athlete’s in a boat.
Rachael Casha rowed from 2010-2013 at Edgewater High School. Her favorite memory from rowing at EHS was winning gold at the John Hunter Regatta in the Womens J4. She previously was the Head Middle School Coach for North Orlando Rowing. She then coached for Lake Brantley High School for 2 years, first as the Assistant Middle School Coach, and then later as the Head Middle School Coach and briefly as the Novice Coach. Rachael loves working with the rowers and strives to help them grow in their love of rowing.
John Hankerson is a 2018 graduate of Bishop Moore High School and currently attends Seminole State College. He rowed for NOR for 3 years. Among his proudest achievements as a Spartan rower are his 3rd place medal in the Boys Lightweight 4+ at the 2018 FSRA Sweep States and his two Spartan awards. He truly enjoys coaching and introducing others to rowing.
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