Penn AC Athlete Spotlight: Will Burstein

by: Paul Coomes

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Penn AC Athlete Spotlight:

Will Burstein

W. Burstein (Instagram)Hometown: Montclair, NJ

Q1: How did you discover rowing?

A: God spoke to me.

Q2: What made you want to row?

A: God spoke to me.

Q3: What is your favorite thing about rowing?

A: Consistently improving and proving the haters wrong.

Q4: Share a favorite memory.

A: Winning the 2016 Michigan Henley intrasquad race on spring break.
Q5: Why train at Penn AC?

A: Better colors than Vesper…

Q6: Typical training day at Penn AC?

A: We typically train Monday through Saturday

Q7: Rowing background/accomplishments
Background:

  • Montclair High School (2008 – 2012)
  • Nereid Boat Club (2008 – Present)
  • University of Michigan (2012 – 2016) Potomac Boat Club (2015)
  • Penn AC Rowing Association (2017 – Present)

Accomplishments:

  • Won the 2011 Stotesbury Cup Regatta in the Junior Quad
  • Won the 2012 Stotesbury Cup Regatta in the Senior Quad
  • Raced at the 2011 Henley Royal Regatta in the Fawley Challenge Cup
  • Reached the quarterfinals at the 2014 Henley Royal Regatta in the Prince Albert Challenge Cup
  • Raced at the 2016 Henley Royal Regatta in the Temple Challenge
  • Won the 2014 Head of the Charles in the Collegiate 8
  • Won the 2016 Head of the Charles in the Alumni 8
  • Finished second at the 2015 Dad Vail Regatta in the Varsity 8
  • Won the 2015 Club National Championships in the Intermediate Double
  • Won the 2018 Club National Championships in the Elite / Senior Quad
  • Won the 2018 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in the Senior Quad

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