Testimonial: Anonymous D150 ‘96

less than 1 minute read

Did you walk on to the lightweight rowing team?

Yes

What impact did rowing have on your Dartmouth experience?

Rowing was at the heart of my Dartmouth experience–from my first-year trip when I first learned about the sport to my last stroke as a Dartmouth oarsman across the finish line of the Henley Royal Regatta a few weeks after I graduated. My memories of four years at Dartmouth are dominated by my experiences with the lightweight crew. My closest friends from college are the people I won and lost with on the water.

What would be lost if Dartmouth eliminates the Lightweight Rowing Team?

Having a collegiate sport that allows for walk-on to compete at the highest level is a uniquely valuable asset to the college. This makes rowing, and particularly lightweight rowing, different from the other varsity sports at Dartmouth. If we get rid of this team, we lose a part of the Dartmouth experience that cannot be replaced.