Testimonial: Anonymous D150 ‘21

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Did you walk on to the lightweight rowing team?

Yes

What impact did rowing have on your Dartmouth experience?

I could write a novel. Everything I’ve done at Dartmouth is related to rowing in some way or another. It teaches discipline, compassion, teamwork, and grit. These are skills that are important to rowing, but they are essential to have success in life. Without rowing, Dartmouth is a place, with rowing Dartmouth is home.

What impact did rowing have beyond college?

So far in my internship at McKisney & Company, rowing has been crucial in establishing discipline, hard work, and team work. I will be going back full time after graduation and I wouldn’t be here without rowing in my life. That’s a fact.

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

A program that contributes to the community at a high level. A program that is willing to be inclusive to people who have never gotten a chance to row. Some of the hardest working and academically gifted scholars on campus.