Mike and I met on the Scullers in 8th grade. We started dating freshman year and continued dating and rowing throughout senior year. We both were varsity captains and went off to college at University of South Florida where we started the rowing club there together. The team is still up and running ten years later. We succeeded in those early years thanks to the dedication and grit instilled in us by Scullers, not to mention some good old fashioned begging Coach Alex for help.
We now live in Salt Lake City with our two young kids. Our lives have been so shaped by this team that one of our Scullers teammate, Sarah Lord, was the officiant at our wedding and Coach Alex was our ring bearer. We still visit our Scullers friends across the country; they are our family.
We both give credit to Scullers for helping us become the people we are today. This team and these people hold a special place in our hearts, one we will pass on to our own kids!