Bryan Kitch

I'm a journalist with an extensive athletic background, experience in photography and illustration, and a strong foundation in social media and brand-building.

I began rowing when I was a freshman in college, and the sport captivated me both in terms of its visual beauty and the physical challenge that it provided. At UCLA, I served as varsity captain for two years, and was named to the Pac-10 All Conference Rowing Team in 2003, as well as to the Pac-10 All Academic Team in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Also in 2005, I placed fifth in the collegiate lightweight division at Crash-Bs, and was later invited to US U23 Lightweight Selection Camp. Since then, I have competed for the NYAC rowing team (2005-2009), placing second in the men's lightweight eight at the Head Of The Charles, winning the championship eight at the Head of the Schuylkill and racing at Henley Royal Regatta. I competed for London Rowing Club (UK) from 2007-2008, while earning an MA in Classical Art and Archaeology at King's College London, winning the Metropolitan Regatta, and medaling in international regattas in Galicia, Spain, and Ghent, Belgium.

In 2010, I started RowingRelated with the following mission statement: to deliver thought-provoking content to the rowing community. I have served as a correspondent and staff writer for ROWING Magazine, covering the 2011 World Rowing Championships in Bled, Slovenia, and the 2012 Olympic Games in London, both online and in print. Following the 2012 Olympics, I began at AFAR Media, where I worked in web editorial, email, and social media marketing until July 2014.