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Charlotte Balogh began her rowing career when her father, Adam Balogh, placed her on an erg at age nine. She started rowing competitively in high school with Community Rowing, Inc. in Boston and was later recruited to row at Syracuse University. Balogh moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the television and film industry, and in 2018, she started coaching at RowLA. RowLA is a rowing program created to empower young women from diverse communities across Los Angeles through intensive rowing activities, community building, and college counseling. When she's not on the water, Balogh is an author, screenwriter, and comic book writer. Her dream is to create a television show about a girls' rowing team in Boston and to hire her dad as the on-set rowing consultant. Her first traditionally published book, Kill the Lax Bro, is scheduled for release in summer 2025 from Delacorte Press.
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Henrique Motta is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and graduated with a degree in nutrition from Universidade Veiga de Almeida. He began rowing in 1991 at Botafogo Futebol e Regatas, and he has continued his rowing for over 20 years at the high-performance level, while being a member of the Brazilian National Team as a lightweight rower. Motta has coached at several of the most competitive rowing clubs in Brazil. He began his coaching career in 1995-1997 at Botafogo Futebol e Regatas. He was a rowing instructor from 1997-1999 and moved up to assistant coach from 1999-2013 at Clube de Regatas Vasco da Gama. Motta is the personal coach of Emanuelle Abreu, a female lightweight rower and Brazilian national team athlete, from 2011 to present. In the United States, Motta started working as an assistant coach for RowLA in Los Angeles at the beginning of 2017. He rapidly progressed to become their head coach in 2018. His coaching at RowLA focuses on introducing rowing to young women who would not normally have the opportunity to row. His coaching philosophy emphasizes the values of self-discipline and hard work, while placing strong importance on the role of the team. Motta does not evaluate his athletes on their size or physical preparation prior to joining the team but rather supports and encourages the athletes to achieve beyond their expectations. He teaches the girls the highest level of technical rowing skills, but also the important life skills necessary to personally succeed. Besides coaching, he is also involved as a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and sports nutritionist. He is an enthusiastic coach, passionate about the sport of rowing and always looking to grow, learn and improve himself as an individual and as a coach.

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