Steve Somosky: Head Boys Coach
Gwen brings a robust history of rowing to the GHS Crew team, having launched her career rowing crew in college for Stetson University in DeLand, Florida (a Division I NCAA team). She then trained at Craftsbury Rowing Center to become an assistant coach for Stetson's Women's Crew for a year during grad school. Next, she spent a year abroad in Mississippi and was part of an athlete study on top kayaking for the first prototype SOT yaks. After grad school, she joined Albany Rowing Club in New York, where she got to row in the Head of the Charles for the first time in a mixed 4. She eventually moved to Connecticut where most of her family resides, and became a personal trainer, started erg clubs and went to CRASH-B's for the first time. In 2014, she taught at Power10 Indoor Rowing Center in Avon, CT. Gwen currently teaches at the Glastonbury YMCA where she specializes in Qi Gong and Yoga. In her spare time, she enjoys creating workouts, kayaking, practicing sign language, Reiki, learning Mandarin, playing with her cat Amber and practicing air guitar with her 18-year old son.
Jason has a strong background in crew having rowed for 4 years at GHS and 4 years at UCONN. While struding Healthcare Management and business at UCONN, he maintained a successfull rowing career collecting various medals from races across the Northeast. He rowed in nearly every seat in the 1V and 2V boats at UCONN and was also instrumental in the management of the team during his final two years. During his senior year, he also took up the role of novice coach, helping his coaches teach the incoming class. Jason is currently attending the Graduate Business School at UCONN, pursuing a master's degree in Business Analytics and Project Management. He works part-time as a database management with VKEYO analytics. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking, learning new practical skill, reading and programming.