Although I did not grow up rowing and I was not exposed to the sport until my sophomore year, I have grown to love the sport. This love comes from my willingness to compete and my commitment to making myself stronger and better.
At the beginning of my sports career, I deeply loved hockey. I held the leadership position of captain even though I was one of the youngest kids on the team. My coaches told me I had a natural tendency to be a leader. Along with hockey, I have played baseball and competed in the Little League World Series.
When hockey season had ended and it was time to choose which sport to do in the spring, I was approached by the rowing coach who told me that I had the perfect build and mentality to be a rower. Rowing was a new sport to me and I had only watched it during the Olympics and thought nothing more of it as a couple of guys in a boat sprinting down an area of water the fastest. When I attended the spring trip, I quickly learned what it took to be a rower and fell in love with every aspect.
Now, my goal is to pursue a degree in Economics or Engineering while continuing to develop these characteristics in rowing at the most competitive level.