Testimonial: Anonymous D150 ‘16

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Did you walk on to the lightweight rowing team?

Yes

What impact did rowing have on your Dartmouth experience?

I joined the rowing team as a walk-on and rowed for four years. Rowing was the single most important activity I participated in by far and defined by college experience. My closest friends are from the team and I became who I am today because of the opportunity to row.

What impact did rowing have beyond college?

Rowing gave me the confidence to believe in myself post-college. I started a tech company at the age of 24 in 2018 that has since raised $10M of venture capital and employs 15 people and growing (including 1 former D150 and 1 other Dartmouth alum).

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

We’d lose the opportunity for anyone on campus to join a varsity sport. These people become leaders both at Dartmouth and beyond in a way that they wouldn’t had they not done the sport.