Rio 2016 Bound

Rio 2016 Bound

On May 12th I turned the page on my junior year of college at Loyola University Maryland and headed north to Albany, New York for what I felt would be an unpredictable 9.5 weeks at home leading up to my internship with NBC at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

My business partner and life-long friend Pat agreed that we’d return for our seventh consecutive summer running Pat & Bob’s Lawn Care – something we started as teenagers without driver’s licenses. We set an ambitious goal for ourselves in terms of what we thought we could collectively bring in and we were able to meet it.

Now, with my clock ticking rapidly, I’m gearing up for a month-long adventure in a foreign place. The pinnacle of sport. The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

So much has been said about this summer’s Games over the last year and the media has certainly had a field day with controversial and serious topics such as the Zika virus, unsanitary waters and instability in the Brazilian government. Despite these challenges, the Games must and will trudge on.

Coming off a year where I spent the fall semester of 2015 traveling throughout the continents of Europe and Africa while taking classes in my host city of Madrid, I feel like I’m in a good position to adapt to Brazilian culture and be an asset to my NBC team in anyway possible during our stay.

As a TODAY Show Runner, I’m one of 12 interns from countries like the United Kingdom, Brazil and the United States. Although I don’t have a great idea as to what my daily tasks will be, I’m ecstatic about the opportunity and willing to do whatever it takes to make a difference. I plan to represent NBC with a great deal of pride throughout my stay and onward.

Follow along here to hear about my every move throughout the Olympics or you can find me on Twitter (@BobTrosset).



2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The nearly eight-month process is over. Last month, I accepted an internship offer with the TODAY Show at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

I will be on-site in Rio from July 20th to August 24th.

There are many storylines going into the Games, but none bigger than the Michael Phelps farewell tour. The most decorated Olympian of all time and Baltimore Native will give it one final go.

Or how about the gymnastics star who flys underneath the radar, Simone Biles. This young talent facing off with 2012 Olympic Star Gabby Douglas will send the greater gymnastics community into a frenzy.

I haven’t even mentioned the lightning strike Usain Bolt or the up in the air LeBron James. Take your pick.

Needless to say, I’m bouncing off walls at the fact that this opportunity is at my fingertips.

I’m ready to bring my skill set to the table. I think my pure love for sports, urge to learn about different cultures, and willingness to be a contributing member of a dynamic team will all help to make a positive difference at the Games.

No task is too small.

I’m proudly representing my family (Mom, Dad, Tori, T.J., John, Pops & extended), Loyola University Maryland and all of my supportive friends (you know who you are).

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention my mentor, friend and family member – my wonderful aunt Karen Trosset. ‘Aunt Ren’ provides support, encouragement and incredible insight to me on a daily basis. I feel lucky to have such a close relationship with her.

Keep up to date with me right here at as I gear up for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. 147 days. Not like I’m counting or anything…