TEAM SWISS RAW Atlantik 2021

Roman Möckli, Ingvar Groza, Jan Hurni und Samuel Widmer ruderten anlässlich der Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2021 zum Sieg.

SWISS RAW rowing team
Familiarisation: Grenadier RS 1-15 (Swiss Army)
Founded: December 2018
Motto: The Mission, the Men and Me
Fighting weight team: approx. 400kg

info@swiss-raw.ch

ROMAN MÖCKLI
16.10.1994

Engineer
Freediver
Skydiver
Sports enthusiast

moeckliroman@gmail.com

INGVAR GROZA
13.05.1995

Engineer
CrossFitter
Skydiver
Sports enthusiast

ingvar.groza@gmail.com

JAN HURNI
15.02.1994

Army member
CrossFitter
Water sports enthusiast
Sports enthusiast

jan.hurni@hotmail.com

SAMUEL WIDMER
25.09.1994

Police officer
Mountaineer
Canyoning
Sports enthusiast

samwidmer1@hotmail.com

The Mission, the Men and Me

Our motto for the race.
The Mission - Rowing across the Atlantic as safely and quickly as possible as friends
The Men - Make the greatest effort for the one next to you
Me - Growing with the challenge

OUR BOAT

Name: Jasmine II
Modell: Rannoch R45
Atlantiküberquerungen: 3

COACHES AND SUPPORTER

ANNICK KOHLER
ROWING INSTRUCTOR

Multiple Swiss Rowing Champion
Independent rowing intructor
Rowing Studio Manager
Certified trainer exercise & sport

YVES NEUPERT
TEAM MANAGER

Real estate and insurance expert
Manager and financial expert

yves@swiss-raw.ch

Beat Schneider
TEAM SUPPORTER

Former rower and coach of the skiff women U19 at four world championships
Woodworking technician and teacher

Angus Collins
WETTER-ROUTER

Mehrjährige Ozeanruder- und Coaching Erfahrung
Mehrfacher Weltrekordhalter im Ozeanrudern

HOW THEY GOT TO KNOW EACH OTHER

The four sports-loving young men got to know each other during their military service as grenadiers in Isone in 2015. The ability to work as a team, endure extreme physical and mental situations and trust in each other's abilities created a strong bond between the four young men.

After their military service, the four comrades stayed together and took part in the annual "Blue Nail" military commando and patrol competition in Denmark. Roman first learnt about the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge during the military refresher course in 2016. Two years later, he asked Jan, Samuel and Ingvar and the SWISS RAW association was founded. With no previous rowing or ocean experience, they spent three years preparing for the Atlantic Challenge. With success, as together they rowed more than 5,000 kilometres across the Atlantic from 12 December 2021 to 16 January 2022 and became the first Swiss team in history to win the race.

f.l.t.r. Ingvar Groza, Jan Hurni, Roman Möckli and Samuel Widmer.