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Why I chose Jacksonville University for my education

David Heads off to Jacksonville University As many of you know, my education has been anything but typical up to this point in my life.  In 7th grade I left school in Rocky River, Ohio to pursue my dream of becoming a champion in the sport of sailing. Leaving behind family and friends to strive…

From Orange Bowl Regatta to NACRA 17 at ISAF World Cup REgattas

It’s Orange Bowl Regatta Time of Year

It’s that time of year where everyone is getting excited about the Orange Bowl Regatta and spending the end of the year in Miami! My first time sailing in Miami was my first OB regatta.  I was only 9 years old and sailing in the green fleet in the Optimist class. Being from Cleveland, Ohio…

David Hein Under A Microscope

My Life Under A Microscope

Some People Ask Me Why I Live My Life Under A Microscope I have been asked my some people why I am sailing an Olympic campaign when it means that the life I live is under a microscope and my answer is always the same. I am engaged in this campaign because I am driven to…

Bananas in My Sports Nutrition Kitchen Miami

Importance of Being Focused on Sports Nutrition

If you are active at all you need to have a focus on sports nutrition I am not writing this article as an expert, or as a well educated individual on food or nutrition or healthy eating or even what is in food in general. I am a recent highschool graduate who just happens to…

David Hein at Churchill Downs

Meet David Hein the Person

David Hein is an 18 year old athlete focused on the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. You are on this blog about his Olympic campaign so you know about his sailing, this article is more about who David is as a person, what drives him, what sets him apart from typical teenagers and exactly what…

David Hein Formal

Success Comes When You Believe In Yourself

Sometimes people try and stop you when you truly believe in yourself People measure success in a lot of different ways. Some people measure success purely financially, if you make a lot of money or have a lot of “things” they consider you successful. Others try and say that success is based on the number…

David and Buff at CU Boulder

Can CU Boulder be my next step

First impressions from my trip out to CU Boulder are positive.   Anyone who follows and supports my campaign knows that I do not fit the typical profile of someone competing for the Olympic Sailing Team. While my competition, teammates and friends are all in their 30’s, I am a high school senior focused on…