A resident of Cohasset, Massachusetts, Scott Bushley serves as a partner at the Boston-based hedge fund Granite Point Capital. Actively involved in his community, Scott Bushley has been a volunteer baseball coach for six years, and has also completed more than 25 races and triathlons.
Participating in a triathlon is an exhilarating and challenging experience. The sport has increased in popularity in recent years, with more than two million people participating in triathlons annually. Preparing for a triathlon requires a well-designed training plan to improve your running, cycling, and swimming performance. Before drafting a training plan, it helps to know which length of triathlon you will race.
A good option for people new to triathlons is the sprint distance, which is typically a total of 16 miles. The individual components of a sprint triathlon are usually a 0.5-mile swim, 12.4 miles of biking, and 3.1 miles of running.
In contrast, an Olympic-distance triathlon consists of a 0.93-mile swimming portion, a 24.8-mile biking portion, and a 6.2-mile running portion. Even more challenging is the half Ironman competition, which includes a 1.2-mile swimming portion, a 56-mile biking portion, and a 13.1-mile running portion. The full Ironman competition doubles all of the distances in a half Ironman. Whichever distance race you choose, make sure your training plan sets appropriate goals to achieve adequate endurance.
Possessing more than 20 years of experience in the financial sector, Scott Bushley serves as a partner at Granite Point Capital, where he oversees finance and business operations. To prepare for his career in the investment sector, Scott Bushley earned a master of business administration from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management.
A prominent New England-area business school, the Carroll School of Management reported that 94 percent of 2018 graduates found employment within four months after graduation. Well-prepared to hit the ground running in their new positions, these graduates earned a comfortable median starting salary of $65,346.
Part of this high performance among graduates is credited to the dynamic learning environment at the Carroll School, and at Boston College overall. Students engage in healthy competition focused on helping them to excel and thrive. They also benefit from a range of experiential learning opportunities, and from participating in the 270 clubs and organizations on campus. The Carroll School is also known for its market-based curriculum that keeps up with the times, with classes focused on big data and analytics, entrepreneurship, and a variety of other advanced management disciplines.
The recipient of a master of business administration from Boston College’s Carroll Graduate School of Management, Scott Bushley started his career as a sales and operations assistant at Deutsche Bank Securities. Currently a partner at the Boston-based hedge fund Granite Point Capital, Scott Bushley enjoys participating in a variety of outdoor activities during his down time, including hiking.
There are several popular hiking destinations within a short drive of Boston. For instance, Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, Massachusetts, is known for its skiing in the winter, but in other seasons hikers enjoy the 2.6-mile Harrington Trail, which offers a good workout with a steady climb up the mountain.
Another destination for hiking enthusiasts near Boston is Breakheart Reservation, located near Saugus and Wakefield, Massachusetts. Breakheart offers several trails that are perfect for hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing. Within the reservation, there are seven different high points that offer spectacular views of Boston, southern New Hampshire, and central Massachusetts.
The Hopkinton State Park hiking trail is also popular with Bostonites. Known as the starting point for the iconic Boston Marathon, the park offers a variety of trails for hikers of all levels. After a day’s trek, hikers often enjoy a swim in the Hopkinton Reservoir.
Drawing upon more than 20 years of investment management experience, Scott Bushley is a partner at Granite Point Capital, where he oversees finance and operations. Outside of his professional pursuits, Scott Bushley serves as a member of the board of directors for the Cohasset Youth Baseball and Softball Association.
Softball hasn’t been part of the Olympics since 2008, but the sport is returning to the agenda for the 2020 Tokyo Games. Competition will take place from July 22 to 28 at the Azuma Stadium in Fukushima, and include the six best teams in the world—four of which have to earn entry via qualification tournaments. Japan automatically qualifies as host, and the United States earned entry by winning the 2018 World Championships.
The Americas softball Olympic qualifier concluded on September 1, with Canada and Mexico advancing to the Olympics. Mexico secured its berth via a 2-1 victory over Canada, while Canada did so following a 7-0 victory over Brazil. Entering the tournament, Canada and Mexico were ranked No. 3 and No. 5 in the world, respectively. Italy has also qualified by winning the Europe-Africa qualifiers. The Asia-Oceania qualifying tournament was expected to begin on September 24.
As a partner of finance and operations at Granite Point Capital, Scott Bushley is tasked with providing strategic direction to operating functions and providing counsel to the managing partner on the scope of all firm operations. Outside of his work responsibilities, Scott Bushley is a volunteer youth baseball coach.
Pitchers play crucial roles on baseball teams, but are susceptible to arm injuries due to the stress they undergo with every pitch. While there isn’t a consensus as to when young players should start pitching, Major League Baseball’s Pitch Smart guidelines insist that players younger than 8 years old shouldn’t exceed 50 pitches in a single game. Little League, meanwhile, suggests kids shouldn’t start pitching until 9 years old.
USA Baseball has specific pitch count limits and rest time for different ages. According to USA Baseball policy, kids aged 7 and 8 should throw no more than 40 pitches in a game. If they exceed this number, they shouldn’t pitch again for at least two days. They can pitch the following day if they threw fewer than 20 pitches the day prior. Kids who are 13 and 14 can throw as many as 75 pitches in a single game, but shouldn’t pitch again for at least four days if they reach that mark.
As a partner at Granite Point Capital, Scott Bushley leverages more than 20 years of experience to manage business functions and solve operational issues as they arise. Away from work, Scott Bushley enjoys skiing, biking, and hiking.
Beyond its physical benefits as a form of exercise, hiking can significantly improve mental health and well-being, as highlighted by numerous studies. A recent one, for example, found that after 90 minutes of walking in a natural environment, people prone to negative thoughts experienced fewer of them and had reduced neural activity in the part of the brain associated with mental illness.
Researchers have also linked aerobic exercises such as hiking to improved cognitive ability and memory. Hiking has been shown to boost brain power and may improve creative problem-solving and lower anxiety. Additionally, a study conducted by David L. Strayer from the University of Utah and Ruth Ann Atchley from the University of Kansas found that individuals who were prohibited from using technology during a four-day backpacking trip demonstrated increased problem-solving abilities by 50 percent.