Carmel Valley native Kerry Simmonds will make her Olympic debut in rowing with the women’s 8 boat Monday in Rio.
The Americans have won ten consecutive World and Olympic titles in the event, making them one of the most dominating teams in any sport across the world.
This year, the women's 8 will have several new faces rowing in Rio, including Simmonds.
Simmonds, who went to Carmel Creek Elementary, Carmel Valley Middle School, and Torrey Pines High School, gave NBC 7 San Diego an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at her Olympic Journey.
Take a look at the gallery below.