The sport of rowing is one of the most challenging sports a person can play. It’s been said that in order to succeed you need to have nine human hearts beating together as one. The athletes at Orange Coast College understand this challenge.

The team is attempting to go for it’s 12th national championship competing against major four year universities. This little-known yet legendary OCC rowing team, led by 22 year old captain Daniel Amado has built a culture of hard work and dedication that has allowed them to overcome incredible odds to be one of the best teams in the nation.

The Orange Coast rowing team is led by assistant coach Steve Morris and head coach Cameron Brown. Morris himself has been developing and incredible work ethic at this school for quite some time. He gets up each morning at 5:30 am completes a long commute and arrives early for the teams 6:30 am practice. Many of his players have never pulled an oar before starting community college. The staff takes great pride in molding and teaching their players the sport.

His players usually go on to do great things after leaving the community college. Some of the team members have gone on to UC Berkeley, University of Washington, Stanford and even Boston University. Orange Coast will compete with more than 40 schools and is expected to be one of the favorites in the competition. Learn more about Orange Coast College: and

With a beautiful nearly 200 acre campus, Orange Coast College is a great place to get an education. Founded in 1947, OCC is just minutes from Southern California’s beautiful beaches.

The school’s enrollment is more than 25,000 students a semester making it one of the largest community colleges in the nation. With top of the line facilities, OCC offers more than 130 academic programs including one of most respecte largest public nautical programs in the country.

Orange Coast College is a member of the Coast Community College District.

Orange Coast College ranks first in the number of students it transfers to the University of California and California State University systems. With year round courses and great track record, Orange Coast College should continue to make an impact for many more years to come.