From the day I walked on campus, GW Men’s Rowing has changed and saved the course of my life. Joining the team as a walk on, the team gave me a family in the wake of my father’s passing prior to my freshman year. The team has taught me determination in pursuing the same goal that I believe can’t be replicated elsewhere, there is no bond forged like the one in which you are pushing to make the same boat cross the finish line with your brothers. We have created lifelong memories, broken records, and made history; GW Men’s Rowing has continued to ascend the ranks from a scrappy club to a nationally ranked program. I know I will never forget beating Cornell for the first time in program history in direct competition, and I can’t let go the dream of making more history.