12th Grade at Marquette High School
When/Why began rowing:
I began rowing in the summer after my sophomore year. I had tried a few other sports but rowing was different. I dropped most of my other activities to row all year round.
Although very brutal, I really like the Pumpkin Pain Train. Everybody wants to win and the team’s competitive spirit is great. I also like doing 500m or 1000m pieces on the water. The team always gets boats moving really fast over this distance.
Favorite aspect of rowing:
I like how rowing clears my head. I usually come to practice everyday a little stressed, but then I work hard, hang out with my friends, and I leave really relaxed.
Favorite rowing season & why:
My favorite season to row in is summer. Getting out on the water early in the morning, enjoying the warm weather, and the team winning nearly everything at the regattas makes the summer season the most enjoyable.
Favorite race & why:
I like the Chicago Sprints. The spectators sitting so close, only having two boats in every race, and the MRC always winning a lot of races here makes it the best regatta of the year.
Interesting fact about yourself:
I have a dog named Peter! My stepmom named him before she met my dad. It can get a little confusing!