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Robert Meyer
Position: Rower
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Univ. of Chicago Lab School

Q&A with Robert Meyer

Why Dartmouth?

Having lived in Chicago my entire life, I wanted to get out and experience a part of the country that I had little knowledge of.  I saw Dartmouth as this kind of opportunity, and during my visit I fell in love with the still north and the academically-rigorous yet unbelievably fun atmosphere that Dartmouth has.

How long have you been rowing and what interested you about rowing?

Up until September of my freshman year here, I had never erged for more than twenty seconds or taken a single stroke on the water.  I ran in high school and I missed having a competitive endurance sport to participating in and having a group of teammates I could count on.  Rowing has given me both of those things.

What is something about you that might come as a surprise to your teammates?

When I was five years old, I accidentally stepped on the birthday cake of my one year-old brother.  He holds it over my head to this day.

What extracurricular activities are you involved in on campus?

I work an on-campus job, run recreationally, and Model the United Nations on a regular basis.

What are your future plans, if any?

Gainful employment at all costs.

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