Bryan graduated UMass Amherst with a degree in politics and then spent five years in the Army as a counterintelligence agent with training in interrogation. During his career in the US Army, he taught group exercises in a boot camp fashion, pushing his fellow soldiers to enhance their unit’s overall fitness. After the military, Bryan obtained his MBA from Boston University and later his CPA. Bryan began rowing in 2011, joining a new Veteran outreach team at Community Rowing, Inc. in Brighton. In 2012, he promoted the program by rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean in 34 days, 15 hours, and 39 minutes aboard an 8-man rowboat, the Titan. He became the fastest American to row across the Atlantic.
In August of 2017, Bryan shared his passion for rowing with his community, opening the first indoor rowing fitness studio in the Boston area, Power Rowing. Bryan's vision for Power Rowing is to use rowing to build and support a healthier community, individual by individual, and family by family. In addition to offering Boston's highest rated fitness classes, Bryan's rowing studio engages the public in philanthropic work through Charity Challenges to benefit local nonprofits and causes.
Born 17/2/1986 in Volos Greece, Andreas Tilellis is an international world class rower. He has been a member of the Greek National Rowing team from 2001 to 2009. He holds the title of National Champion, Balkan Champion, and World Champion. He is the Greek record holder for indoor rowing in the Masters category. In addition to rowing, Andreas is an adrenaline enthusiast who never gets tired of finding new thrills in order to test his limits. He has a philanthropic mentality, always looking to support those in need.
Born 2/10/1968 in Volos Greece, Nikolas Maggitsis is a climbing champion. He is the only Greek to have the 7 Summit Record. In 2004, Nikolas climbed Mount Everest for the first time. He summited Everest again in 2019. Nikolas is the proud father of two.
Having practiced water sports since 1980, and surfing, kitesurfing, and windsurfing since 1985, Brazilian Alexander Ferreria holds many titles. In 2013, he placed 5th with the Brazilian team at ISA Games. He placed 6th with the team at ISA Games in 2012, and was the Brazilian Champion for the CB Surf Long Distance Technical Race in the same year. In 2011, Alexander was the Brazilian Elite Professional Vice-Champion at CBSUP. He is also a two-time holder of the Brazilian Elite Master Sprint title. He holds the Brazilian and South American record for distance paddling the High Seas and Abragadas Waters, and holds the record in Peru for crossing between the City of San Bartolo and Lima. He has successfully crossed between Amazonas and Parenting, paddling 430 km in 4 days. He has also been a pioneer of Downwind Ceará, traveling more than 350 km along the coast.