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Most memorable crew experience?
Captains week. Spending the last week of practice before winter break this year, becoming a coach with an undefeated record. That Monday, Travis, Kris and I became coaches and took turns drafting varsity rowers to make three eights full of guys from every skill level on the team. The rest of the week’s practices were different for every boat depending on what the coach thought to be best for his crew. The morning of inter-squad, the three eights raced a 2k which saw Colony Foods Rowing Club win the First Annual Captain’s Cup (Before also winning inter-squad).

Most embarrassing crew experience?
Losing the freshman double to Fabian (then rowing for MRC) after bragging to everyone about our 2ks and joking how it was going to be a blowout.

Favorite regatta?
Nationals 2017. Spending the whole week prior having dinner with the boat. Swimming at the beach Thursday night. Sitting in our unis at UTC between time trials and semis on Friday. Having an extremely mediocre lunch at Olive Garden while it was pouring on Saturday, and then sprinting past two crews to get third in the country on Sunday. I never would have guessed we would be able to medal with only two returners from the year before.

What will you miss the most?
Moe’s Monday, ice bathing, boat dinners, making whirlpools with the boys, the random hard labor tasks we would do around the site. Early morning practices before Charles. Racing within the team in small boats and the trash talk that goes with it. Nov ball, hacky sack, soccer. Beach practices and the dreaded 4x2 mile runs. Mafia. Being the last boat off the water after a good row.

What Crew taught you?
The sport of rowing has taught me Teamwork, time management, what it means to dedicate everything in your life to one goal and how worth it it is when you succeed.