Testimonial: Anonymous D150 ‘19

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Did you walk on to the lightweight rowing team?

No

What impact did rowing have on your Dartmouth experience?

Rowing was easily one of the central parts of my Dartmouth identity. I love Dartmouth and the opportunity to train and compete at the highest level for my school was something I will never take for granted. I will never forget the hours spent on the Connecticut with my teammates and coaches. It made me a better person and a better student easily.

What impact did rowing have beyond college?

I can confidently say that I would not of joined the United States Marine Corps if I ha not rowed at Dartmouth. The most visual example of this is DP2 connected me with the Marine recruiter through its career center. However, the lessons I learned through Dartmouth Lightweight Rowing, both mental and physical, has made me 10x the Marine I would be without it. Dartmouth Lightweight Rowing gave me the opportunity to serve my country and serve it well and I will forever be indebted to the program for this

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

It would lose the biggest competitive walk-on varsity sport. No other sport at Dartmouth gives people the opportunity to start freshman year with no experience and end up captain of a varsity sport.