Iain K from Oklahoma! 6:15/2K
- September 15, 2015
- Xeno Müller,
- I wanted to write you a note to express our deep gratitude for all you did with Kristen as
- she chose to make rowing a part of her college experience.
- At first, thinking about hiring a coach who would work with Kristen over the internet
- seemed not only unusual, but struck as ineffective.
- But after only a few days, and those first videos analyzing Kristen’s stroke (and making us
- all laugh), we realized that you had the ability and program to share your experience and
- ability as a rower and coach to improve her technique and results.
- What we really came to appreciate about you came as the months went on, when we
- realized that Kristen could use you not just for technique, but to provide her with
- encouragement, guidance, perspective, and confidence as she balanced training,
- schoolwork, and the demands of the college process. We will forever remember having
- Kristen tell us she was going to “ask Xeno” when it came to her having to make a
- decision. You have become a trusted person in her life.
- While we value the opportunities your time with Kristen made happen, which she could
- not have done it without you, we most appreciate how you did it. Thanks for caring.
- If there is anything we can do for you in the future, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
- All the Best,
- Rob and Deb Bowman
- Bruce P.
Eighteen months ago, during the early summer of 2013, I told my son he had a decision to make. He could take rowing seriously or just have fun. He was sixteen years old and had just pulled his first sub-7:00 2K. I explained that each additional second would be harder and harder to come by but if he continued on the path he was on, the sky was the limit. He opted to go for it.
While his erg scores continued to drop over the next few months, the pace of decrease slowed drastically. Now fully committed to rowing, and to rowing in college, we decided to bring in a pro. I found Xeno Muller on the Internet, his name was everywhere, and sent off an introductory e-mail. As much of a “celebrity” as a rower can be, I was skeptical that Xeno would get back to me, let alone be able to take my son on. I was astounded at how responsive he was. Xeno immediately responded to my initial list of questions and, after a brief chat that same afternoon, we signed up.
The rest is history. Another 40 seconds off my son’s 2K score, podium finishes at national and international regattas, selection to the US Junior National Team, and official recruiting visits to Ivy League and powerhouse IRA programs on both coasts. This week my son was accepted for admission by the school of his dreams and is looking forward to collegiate and international rowing at the highest level.
While there is no doubt that an extraordinary amount of effort and dedication, both on the erg and in school, was required for my son to realize his goals, it wouldn’t have been possible without Xeno. His personal approach, extreme availability, and light-hearted approach to life and rowing made all the difference in the world. Our investment in Xeno’s elite coaching was money very well spent.
- Kenny M.
Working with Xeno Müller has truly been a life changing experience. Before enlisting Xeno's help I was an average rower on my high school team. I enlisted Xeno Müller's help spring of my Sophomore year. Using Xeno's workouts over the summer of my sophomore year led me to be at the front of the pack of my high school team coming into my junior year. I continued working with Xeno throughout the fall and winter of my Junior year, doing technical work, strength training and erging. At my local qualification regatta (midwinter meltdown in Madison) I was two seconds off of qualifying for a free flight to crash bs. Despite failing to qualify (which had been my goal) I continued training and still attended crash bs. When it came to race day I knew I was the fastest junior lightweight there and I had faith in Xeno's training plan. Fortunately my hard work paid off and I won the crash bs hammer. After crash bs I continued working with Xeno and Conal Groom (Head coach of Seattle Rowing Center and Mens JNT Sculling team) in pursuit of the US Junior National team. I was able to make the US JR 4x to compete at the world championships in Hamburg Germany. Through my success in rowing which made possible by Xeno and Conal I now will have the chance to attended the school of my dreams for Lightweight Rowing.
- David F.
He is tireless, dedicated to the sport and dedicated to making athletes achieve their best potential. Not insignificantly, he is multilingual, and this has allowed him to be, literally, a global ambassador for the sport in the very best sense. And of course, anyone who has followed international rowing over the past few decades is very aware of Xeno's many achievements as an athlete. In summary, my connection to Xeno has brought me back to the sport that I love, and I know he has allowed countless other rowers to meet their potential. I support his nomination in the strongest possible terms.