Dare To Row

Meet the 2 Daredevils

When Maurizio's venturous souls met Tobias' explorative spirit in New York City (where else?), they immediately hit it off. They found common ground in their interest in problem-solving at the Columbia engineering faculty, but it was their shared daredevil attitude that truly brought them together.

When the daring adventurers caught wind of the extraordinary Atlantic Row challenge, they couldn't resist its allure. Geographical barriers, fundraising hurdles, logistical puzzles, and multi-cultural team dynamics became mere obstacles to conquer. Their resolute spirit pushed them forward, undeterred by the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean itself. With unwavering determination, they are getting ready to embark on this audacious journey, ready to triumph over every adversity that is going to cross their path. Brace yourselves, for their trailblazing spirit that knows no bounds!


Meet Maurizio Menendez, a Venezuelan-Italian engineer with a passion for nature and a knack for problem-solving. Born in Venezuela to Italian and Spanish parents, he grew up with the beach as his backyard and was always troubled by the plastic pollution he saw. As he progressed in his education, he realized that he couldn't just sit idly by and watch the world's oceans be destroyed. So, he set out to find a way to make a real impact.

After several joint surgeries, Maurizio is determined to prove that anyone can take on a challenge like this one. The Atlantic Row challenge presented the perfect opportunity for him to not only test his limits and inspire others to do the same, but also to raise funds to make a real difference in the fight against pollution. He's ready to take on the Atlantic Ocean and show the world that one person can make a difference. Join Maurizio on his adventure across the Atlantic and let's make a difference together!


Meet Tobias, a German-Indian explorer and author (Gyp Brown) with a thirst for adrenaline and a love for nature. He's been traveling the world for years, seeking out new experiences and challenges. When he heard about the Atlantic Row challenge, he knew it was the perfect opportunity to combine his passions and make a difference.

Tobias has seen the negative impact of human exploitation on the environment and wants to use his journey to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our planet. He's determined to prove that a plant-based diet is not only healthy, but can also power you through even the toughest of physical challenges.

But don't be fooled, Tobias is not just a serious environmentalist, he's also a thrill seeker at heart. He's ready to push himself to the limit and find out what he's truly capable of. He hopes that his journey will inspire others to get out there and make a difference in their own way. So, come along for the ride and join Tobias on his exciting and meaningful adventure across the Atlantic!

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