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More New Faces to Rock the 'Z' At RESOLUTE

January 12, 2017

The RESOLUTE team has expanded again and the start of 2017 marks the welcoming of two new faces who will rock the 'Z' at RESOLUTE this year. Both come to us from a rowing coach and athlete background, so we have confidence that they can care for our customers, advise them on best practices and offer the winning service our clients have come to expect and deserve. Please join us in welcoming Sean Clarke and Dusan Nikolic. 



Sean Clarke

Upper Atlantic: Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware

Having started rowing at the age of 13 in Hyde Park, New York, Sean now has over 20 years in the sport, including 12 years of coaching experience. He was Captain of the Marist College team from 2000-2004 while earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. During his summers, he rowed four terms at the New York Athletic Club, earning 8 National Championship medals. Coaching at his alma mater, Marist College, from 2005-2012, Sean earned the Foxes a silver medal in the V4+ at IRAs and an MAAC Coach of the Year award in 2011. Since 2012, as Director of Rowing Programs for Vesper Boat Club, he has taken them to 5 USRowing Club National Overall Team Championships, and brought 5 crews to U23 and Senior FISA World Championships. Sean also coaches the Lightweight Men of St. Joseph’s Prep, multi-year Stotesbury Cup Champions. In 2015, Sean was named Schuylkill Navy Coach of the Year. When Sean isn’t on the Schuylkill, he can be found trying to squeeze in a workout in his own single, or riding his bike through the streets of Philadelphia.

“I am very excited to be a part of this company,” Sean says. “From the moment Resolute hit the market, it was innovative and progress-driven, which has always appealed to the way I rowed then, and the way I coach now.” Sean believes that, “While any boat can give you the tools to win now, Resolute has the unique distinction of being at the top end of its speed for many years. As a coach of many large programs, the amount I get to focus on analyzing rowers and providing instruction, rather than fleet logistics of repairs and maintenance is huge benefit to the effectiveness of my coaching.”

Sean will be managing sales in the Upper Atlantic Region of Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware for RESOLUTE'S Z Sales Team. Contact him directly at sclarke@resoluteracing.com or by cell phone at 914.474.3872. 

 

Dusan Nikolic

Mid-Atlantic: Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC (together with Greg King)

Growing up in Serbia, Dusan began rowing for the Red Star Belgrade and Serbian National Teams at a young age. Having earned a scholarship, he rowed on the Varsity team for the University of Washington (Class of ’05) all four years, and has been coaching, rowing and directing rowing programs of all ages and sizes ever since. 

His proudest moments have been in the instrumental launch of new programs, many of whom went on to become highly competitive, both regionally and nationally. Recently, he has also enjoyed success working extensively with adaptive rowers.

Dusan's experience with RESOLUTE runs deep. "Over the years as a rower, coach and program director, I have been exposed to and have worked with every single performance rowing boat on the market. Several years ago, I coached a Master’s crew rowing a 15 year old Resolute eight. The stiffness and speed of that boat, in spite of its age, was simply unbelievable. Soon after that, I purchased the first Resolute for my high school program. It has shown to be the best investment we have ever made, not just due to it's durability and resilience, but also its unmatched speed compared to anything else we previously had in our fleet."

Dusan will be managing sales in the Mid-Atlantic region for RESOLUTE'S Z Sales Team. Contact him directly at dnikolic@resoluteracing.com or by cell at 206-851-3862.