Did you walk on to the lightweight rowing team?
What impact did rowing have on your Dartmouth experience?
I met every friend I have from college through rowing. Through them I met my wife. It was easily the most important part of my college experience aside from academics.
What impact did rowing have beyond college?
I currently take care of professional athletes (Jazz and Angels) and many collegiate athletes (U of U, UVU, USU, etc) in my job as a surgeon. My experience in collegiate athletics was critical to this part of my career development.
What would be lost if Dartmouth eliminates the Lightweight Rowing Team?
Between the elimination of lightweight rowing, tube stock, my fraternity, and the biology FSP there is no important aspect of my college experience that remains at Dartmouth. If I were to matriculate today I have no idea how I would find friends and community that are so important for support in college and life.