I began rowing in the spring of 2018, where I was very new to the sport and lifestyle that it brought with it. As the weeks went by, I began to love the sport more and more. The competitive aspect and constant rivalry against comrades and yourself are traits that I personally believe separate rowing from any other sport. I knew that I wanted to pursue rowing further in high school and into college was when I worked hard enough to be placed into the top varsity quad, where I met some of the best friends that I will have met throughout my high school career. Rowing is special to me because it's a sport that is 100% based on the boat as a whole first, and then on each individual second; everyone is valuable.
Currently I live in a very weather varying area in New England where rowing on the water is not a luxury I get to experience so I am constantly trying to compensate by training indoors and in weight rooms. I am extremely competetive and will do anything possible to win. I have been rowing for less than a year and have been improving quickly. I've won several regattas in the varsity quad and placed 26th at the Head of the Charles Regatta. I love rowing and have my mind completely set on rowing collegiately. My goal is to row for a D1 college team. I train every day that it's possible for me. To be fair sometimes I train more when I should be doing school work. My favorite part of rowing is that nearly every part of competition in this sport is against yourself and that means you always have to hold yourself accountable for working hard. Rowing is the one place in my life where I am relaxed and at peace with my life. In my opinion, rowing is one of the most pure examples of team sports that exists at the moment; each teammate literally relies on the one before to lead them to success or any goal set for the team.