Testimonial: Anonymous D150 ‘20

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Did you walk on to the lightweight rowing team?

Yes

What impact did rowing have on your Dartmouth experience?

As a walk-on athlete, Dartmouth rowing taught me the power of teamwork — the power of unity and focus on a common goal. The sport taught me grit, perseverance, and the value of having a strong community to fall back on.

What impact did rowing have beyond college?

N/A (yet!)

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

A tradition of athletic and academic success. The ability for the other programs to learn from lightweights the same way we have from them. The new boathouse will not be utilized to its maximal potential. The ability for underrepresented communities to become oarsmen (walking on to hwt team is exponentially more difficult because it selects for a non-average body type).