Hi! I’m Chetana Gunawardhana, a senior at Broad Run High School. I am so excited to lead the team as captain this year. I started rowing in middle school and fell in love with the sport not long after. Through crew, I have gained some of my closest friends and fondest memories. Rowing is the ultimate team sport, and the friendships you gain on and off the water are so special. I look forward to seeing what we accomplish in the spring!
Hello! I’m Preston Cheng, a senior at Broad Run High School. I started crew during eighth grade fall season and have had great experiences since then! My favorite crew experience was getting to go to Philadelphia and rowing in the Stotesbury regatta! In my years of rowing, I’ve grown so much as a rower and a person. I’m hoping to spread my knowledge and experience to the new generation of rowers. I can’t wait to create new memories during this next spring season! I’m happy to be presented as this year’s captain and I’m hoping to lead the team to victory, bring fun to the team, and bring hard work this spring season.
Hello, I’m Sean Johannes! I’m a senior at Broad Run High School, and this is my third year with the crew program. A few summers ago, I decided to attend a summer learn to row on a whim. That small choice has taken me so far because I’ve come to realize that this sport offers something truly incredible. It requires you to exceed your limits and to truly commit your all. It has even brought me together with people that I’ve formed great relationships with.
As a captain, I hope to bring leadership to the table that ensures that my teammates have a positive experience similar to the one I’ve had. I’m here to encourage our team to get stronger and to reach higher, so that we all come home proud of ourselves after each race and after each practice knowing that we put forth our best effort at every opportunity presented to us.
Hi! I’m Emma Markowitz, a senior at Broad Run High School. This will be my fourth season with Broad Run Crew! I first started crew during the fall season of my freshman year and have loved the sport ever since! My favorite memories have been rowing in the Stotesbury regatta, going to Tennessee for SRAA Nationals, and teaching novices how to row! After rowing for 3 years I’ve learned a lot and I can’t wait to learn more during this next spring season! I’m super excited to be a captain for this season and to make new memories, motivate and help lead the team, and bring home some hardware in the spring!!