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SOUTHEAST Casey Baker ASIA/PACIFIC Hiroshi Sugito
MID-ATLANTIC Greg King (District of Columbia)    
  Dusan Nikolic (VA, MD, DC)    
MIDWEST Frank Sands (Midwest + W. PA)    
WEST COAST Eric & Wendy Gillett    

Casey Baker


Casey’s rowing career began at Florida Institute of Technology where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering. Besides rowing for Florida Tech, where he was the Director of Rowing from 1990 - 2006, Casey sculled at Vesper Boat Club and New York AC through 1984 where he earned berths on the 1977 US National Team in the 4x at the World Championships in Amsterdam and the US the Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela in 1983. In addition, Casey co-owned an automotive aftermarket franchise for 20 years, has served as Director of the Southern Sprints Indoor Rowing Championship since 1983, continues as VP of the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association (SIRA) since 1985 and was a member of the NCAA Women’s Rowing Championship Committee for 5 years. Among his many accolades are the Florida Tech Hall of Fame, Sunshine State Conference Coaches Hall of Fame, Dad Vail Coach of the Year and Olympic Torchbearer for the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics. When Casey is not out on the water rowing or traveling to regattas he can be found surfing Florida’s east coast, usually with his kids.

Cell: 321-543-8707

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Wendy and Eric Gillett


“I would only sell boats for a company I had this much faith in.” – Eric

Eric and Wendy Gillett have been rowing and coaching together on junior, club and collegiate levels since 1984. Eric, two time winner of the San Diego Crew Classic and the Stotesbury Cup 8 was given an opportunity to win a silver medal at the World Championships light 8+ in 1998. Wendy has been a college coxswain and junior coach teaching and cultivating a love for rowing among thousands of youth. They presently run a club in Southern California on the 1984 Olympic waterway, Lake Casitas. The Gilletts are longtime users and advocates of RESOLUTE: "We standardized on RESOLUTE and have watched it transform our crews” Wendy said, "and we want to share that experience and help other teams join the RESOLUTE family”.

Cell: 805-258-8622

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Greg King

Mid-Atlantic (Washington, DC)

Greg King began rowing in 1997 at St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, DE. He moved on to cox at his alma mater, the University of Washington, where he won the PAC-10 three times, along with two IRA gold medals and one silver. Greg started coaching in 2005 at Sammamish Rowing Association in Redmond, WA, leading the team to win Regional Championship in the Varsity 8. He later went on to coach for the Combined Cathedral Crews Rowing Club in Washington, DC, which exclusively rows Resolute. He presently works with the girls at National Cathedral School who earned silver at the Stotesbury Regatta in 2012, 2013 and 2014, in addition to the Gold at the Scholastic National Championship in 2012. Greg was honored to receive the Washington Post All-Metropolitan Coach of the Year and Row2K/USRowing’s Junior Coach of the Year in 2012. During the non-scholastic season, Greg coaches at Thompson Boat Center which took gold and silver in the Women's Junior 4+ at USRowing Club Nationals in 2012, and in 2013 took gold in the Women's Junior 8+, and silver in the Junior 4+, all while rowing in Resolutes. He is now a Level III certified coach through USRowing. Greg and his dog Max can be found in the launch everyday on the Potomac River following a fleet of RESOLUTES charging down the river.

Email: gking(at)resoluteracing(dot)com
Cell: 703-507-9316

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Frank Sands

Midwest & Western Pennsylvania

Frank has over 40 years of experience in rowing and coaching at West Catholic High School, Vesper, Mercyhurst College, University of Nebraska, Three Rivers Rowing and North Catholic High School. In 1990 he established the North Catholic High School Crew and is still serving as their Head Coach. Frank is a member of Cox’n 1972 Youth National Team and member of the executive committee for Midwest Scholastic Rowing. He has served on the board at Three Rivers Rowing and was part of the team that designed and built rowing tanks at the University of Nebraska, Mercyhurst College and Three Rivers Rowing. In 2008 he started Cox’n Unlimited with his wife Cindy and is proud to have Resolute as their premier product line. Frank resides in Pittsburgh, PA.

Cell: 412-290-8112

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Jeff Sturges


Jeff took the helm at Resolute in Fall, 2010, and brought with him over 20 years of experience as a coach and athlete, as well as an extensive background in carbon fiber manufacturing. A regular Masters 1X competitor, he has participated in 14 Head of the Charles regattas, is a Level III certified coach, and is VP of Quinsigamond Rowing Association. Jeff’s athletic career started with soccer, lacrosse and skiing at The Choate School.  While at Middlebury College, he played varsity soccer and was Captain of the varsity lacrosse team. Jeff served as a Captain in the US Army, Armor Branch. He went on to pursue a JD at the University of Louisville and an MBA at the Olin School at Babson College. Between duties as Resolute’s President and sales executive for the Northeast region, Jeff enjoys getting back out on the soccer field, leading the Resolute ski racing team and -- of course -- rowing.

Cell: 508-904-1559


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Hiroshi Sugito

Asia / Pacific

Originally from Nagoya, Japan, Hiroshi has spent over two decades in the international rowing community. His passion for rowing has spanned from athlete to coach; from innovator and pioneer, as he has sought to bring the love and accessibility of the sport to his home country. As an athlete, Hiroshi placed 8th in World Championships 1993 (Men's Lightweight Four, stroke rower) and 1st place in Asian Games 1994 (Men's Lightweight Double Scull, stroke rower). In 1996, Hiroshi transitioned from athlete to coach after having received a grant from the Japanese Olympic Committee to study coaching abroad. Subsequently he went on to coach professionally in Japan. His women's lightweight double finished 9th, the highest achievement for Japanese women's rowing history, in Beijing 2008.

Hiroshi's first encounter with Resolute was in the World Rowing Championships in 1996 Strathclyde. He reminisces that was shocked when he first saw Resolute's Eight with the radical blunt bow shape, but on second he thought, "Why hadn't anyone thought to do this before?" Later, he bought an old RESOLUTE single scull from a Canadian friend, outfitted it with the Shimano SRD system, and brought it back to Japan to be the first RESOLUTE boat in Asia.

Cell: +81 (80) 4642-6934

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Dusan Nikolic

Mid-Atlantic (VA, MD, DC)

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 region encompasses the mid-Atlantic states of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. 

Cell: 206-851-3862

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