Hometown Olympian inspires Brentwood rowers
Rowers at Brentwood College had a chance to meet one of their heroes on Sunday.
An Olympian and Brentwood alumnus, Scott Frandsen, was visiting the school as part of the RBC hometown heroes program.
The Senior Boy's rowing coach, Brian Carr, says Brentwood has a long history of producing Olympic rowers and current students are motivated by their success.
“If you look at who Scott’s heroes were it was, you know, Darren Barber who was Olympic Gold medalist in 1992, and this generation right now that we have, Scott Frandsen is their hero, there is that pinnacle, that goal setting that is in place there, and there is a definite awe factor that goes on with these kids.”
Frandsen won the silver in Beijing in 2008 with fellow Brentwood alum David Calder.
He spoke about his experiences, and also presented a cheque for $5,000 dollars to the school.
The money is going into a fund in the name of retired Brentwood rowing coach, Tony Carr, which will ensure students have the most modern boats possible.