Why Optimist Sailing is Where to Start

My love of racing began in an Optimist Sailing on LakeErie   When I was only 8 years old I was allowed to join my older mad much wiser siblings in the learn to sail program at the Cleveland Yachting Club. Our summer “sail camp” was my first big step into becoming my own person…

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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…

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 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…

David Hein, Jr.

Get to know David Hein

David Hein has been managing this Olympic Campaign for three years and we thought it was the right time to give you an update/refresher on who he is.   David Hein is a 17 year old athlete who believes that you get out of life exactly what you put into it.  A senior in high…

Ready for the Summer Olympics

Staying Focused On The Summer Olympics

The Summer Olympics in Rio will be here in only 673 days and we are focused on Gold.   673 days may seem like a really long time but the reality of it is that the time is passing by fast and in no time at all the Summer Olympics will be upon us and…

All the Right Things At the Right Time

Katie and David are doing all the right things to make a big splash on their way to Rio2016! As teenage athletes there are a lot of distractions in our lives. School, grades, thinking about college, relationships, parents, parties, having “fun”, hanging out and goofing off are just a few of them but to become…