Testimonial: Anonymous D150 ‘12

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Did you walk on to the lightweight rowing team?

No

What impact did rowing have on your Dartmouth experience?

My experience on the lightweight team was my Dartmouth experience. Yes, I was in a house, had an on campus job and was involved with some clubs, but the honesty and purity of our effort towards a singular goal on the water elevated created my closest and strongest connections, as well as providing the best vehicle for learning the lessons/values of hard work and teamwork.

What impact did rowing have beyond college?

I have coached the last eight years since college and the lessons in the sport that I learned, particularly those while on the lightweight team and from Coach Roock have carried me in this professional capacity.

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

I don’t have a great answer for this that is sufficiently succinct and compelling.