Alex Mann
Alex Mann
Title: Assistant Coach
Previous College: Puget Sound '11

Alex Mann graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Political Economy and a double minor in Gender Studies and Religion.  Alex rowed with the Loggers from 2007-2011 and was elected team captain from 2009-2011.  Highlights from his rowing career include three 1st-place finishes at the NCRC Conference Championship in the men's varsity 8+, 2nd in the novice 4+ at the WIRA Championship, and 5th in the single at the Collegiate Championship in Princeton NJ.

Alex received All-Conference honors in rowing in 2011, accepted the Clines Cup for selfless service to the University, the Darrel Reeck award for convictions and interest in social ethics, and the Paul and Helen Perdue Community Service Award.  Alex also assisted in the launch of the Green Dot violence prevention program at Puget Sound.

Prior to joining the coaching team at Puget Sound, Alex spent three summers as a rowing instructor at the Texas Rowing Center.  He also interned in Sustons, France in his junior year at the Centre Nautique Soustons.   Alex spent last summer training in a single at the Potomac Boat Club in Washington DC, competing along the East Coast and Canada.

While off the water, Alex loves cycling, cross country skiing, adventure racing, dancing ballet, working on ranches, and volunteering time.

Sam Friedman, Portland, Ore.

Sam Friedman is a varsity lightweight rower who values the emphasis that Logger Crew places on academic success. "One of the things I appreciate most about being a student athlete here at Puget Sound is that as competitive as we are, I have never once been made to feel like my schoolwork takes a back seat to my rowing. School has always come first, and my coaches are just as interested in my academic performance as they are in my athletic performance."