Testimonial: Anonymous D150 ‘08

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What impact did rowing have on your Dartmouth experience?

Dartmouth Lightweight Crew gave me my best friends, innumerable experiences shaping who I am today - and forced me to become a better person through the examples set by my peers. I cannot ever begin to approximate the value of the gift I received over the four years of rowing with them, or the warmth we share with each other since.

What impact did rowing have beyond college?

Rowing with the Dartmouth Lightweight crew allowed me to see what is possible with creativity, hard work, time, and belief. Grad school, National Teams, and starting my own career as an artist would never have been remotely possible without the strength and learning gained from D150 crew.

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

Nothing is gained by eliminating opportunity for additional students to discover and participate in what will almost inevitably become the most meaningful experience of their lives up to that point. What is lost is giving people who aren’t 6’4” and above the chance to compete in a uniquely community-building sport - they will not have the chance to meet and make their best friends for life.