Junior (2016-17): Rowed in the six seat of the second varsity all season … helped his boat finish second in the Petite Final of the Eastern Sprints Regatta (5:59.51) … at the Princeton Chase he was at the six seat for the varsity 8B boat that finished in 20th-place (14:02.24) … received the team's Joshua D. Blum '90 Award.
Sophomore (2015-16): Rowed in the five seat of the second varsity that came in 26th place at the Princeton Chase (15:05.83) … at the Eastern Sprints Regatta, he was the five seat in the third varsity that placed third in the Petite Final (6:41.70).
Freshman (2014-15): Sat in the six seat of the fourth varsity that was second in the Durand Cup (6:23.3) … at the Eastern Sprints Regatta, he was the six seat in the fourth varsity that placed fifth (6:27.919).
Q&A with Ian Brackbill
I chose Dartmouth because of its wide range of opportunity. I feel like I can do anything here. My father also attended Dartmouth, so it's special to share that with him.
How long have you been rowing and what interested you about rowing?
My freshman fall was my first experience rowing. I was interested because my grandfather rowed for the Naval Academy, and he excelled there. The sport means a great deal to him; it's extremely meaningful to pursue something from which he drew such strength and encouragement. I hope to follow his footsteps.
What is something about you that might come as a surprise to your teammates?
I have seven siblings, and I love each one of them.
What extracurricular activities are you involved in on campus?
I'm in the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra. I'm also involved in various Christian groups on campus.
What are your future plans, if any?
I'm on the pre-med track right now, so we'll see how long that lasts. At some point, I'd love to return to Germany and spend an extended period of time there.