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Most memorable crew experience?
My most memorable crew experience was Nationals 2014 in California when I was in the Men’s Varsity four. All we did was race, play Mario Kart in the hotel, and eat rice cakes. It was one of the best times I had at Nationals and it taught me a lot about the next level of racing I would experience.

 

Most embarrassing crew experience?
My most embarrassing crew experience was Districts 2012 at Tampa Bypass when I flipped a four (yes, I flipped a four). We were in first about one hundred meters from the finish line and simultaneously, a top nut flew off and bow seat caught a crab. We flipped almost instantly and I came off the water sopping wet, sad, and very embarrassed because no one had ever flipped a four.

Favorite regatta?
My favorite regatta was Head of the Charles 2014. I spent the weeks preceding the regatta analyzing the maps of the Charles River and attending countless 5 am practices. When we arrived, we launched with the goal of making the top ten and we ended up finishing in first place. I have no idea how it happened, but I am sure glad it did.

What will you miss the most?
I will miss the jokes that all of the varsity guys tell because no matter what kind of day I am having, someone always seems to make me laugh. Also, hearing “Welcome to Moe’s” every Monday, I’ve been going for close to six years so it is going to be a hard tradition to let go of.

What Crew taught you?
Crew taught me how to be organized, manage my time, and work hard at something I want to accomplish. I have learned so much about my self and my mental limits while on the team and I don’t think I would be the confident person I am now without joining in seventh grade.