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In Full Swing

(Athletics, Overcoming Challenges, Class of 2016) Permanent link   All Posts
Wright PhotoThings this month have definitely been very hectic. The first weekend in September was Labor Day so my parents came and I got to spend some time with them. From the moment they left until now I have been counting down the day until I get to see them again. This upcoming weekend is Parents’ Weekend and I can’t wait to show my sister and my parents a little bit of what my life here at the Academy is like. In between the 32 days of waiting a lot has gone on here at the Academy. School has been pretty difficult and at times I feel like I am completely overwhelmed with the number of things I have going on, but the one thing I have learned is that there are an abundance of people willing to help you succeed.


With the school year getting in full swing, this month our rowing season started. To my surprise rowing is a lot more difficult than I thought it was going to be. I wasn’t really a fan of the sport until we had our first race last weekend. It was awesome, although we were the only college novice boat in the race we did amazing. We enjoyed telling people that we got first place. This upcoming weekend, and only our second race, we will be competing in the world’s largest one-day regatta. I’m kind of nervous but really excited to show my parents what rowing is all about and have another successful race with my teammates.


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