Bryan Volpenhein — American Athlete born on August 18, 1976,

Bryan Volpenhein, is an American rower. He is a three-time Olympian, having participated in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics... (wikipedia)

In rowing, you're always striving for that perfect stroke, that repetition, each one being as good as the last. Same thing with cooking. You can't say, 'Oh, I don't feel well, so I'm going to put out a crappy plate.'
I'm not disappointed with bronze. It's always good to come away with a medal.
I think I have experience in rowing, and that has given me some ability to go about racing. I'm lucky genetically. I have a good VO2 max - I can hold a lot of air in my lungs - and that definitely helps.
I borrowed a lot of money from my parents in the years leading up to the 2000 Olympics, and I worked odd jobs.
Surfing - I have to go surfing.