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Year: Senior
Hometown: Christchurch, New Zealand
High School: Christ's College


Senior (2014-15): Opened the season as bow of the men’s championship 8 boat that finished 26th at the Head of the Charles (15:22.805) … sat two seat of the varsity 8 that was fifth in the Petite Final at the EARC Sprints Regatta (5:45.656) … was bow of the varsity 8 that won the third final and was 13th in the nation at the IRA Regatta (5:43.054).

Before Dartmouth: Attended Christ's College … won a silver medal for the U17 men's eight at the 2009 Maadi Cup Regatta … won bronze for the U18 men's eight at the 2009 Maadi Cup Regatta … won the National U21 men's eight … selected into the Southern Regional Performance Centre for Heavyweight crew in 2011.

Personal: Richard Newsome-White is the son of Ruth Newsome and James White … interested in psychology, drama, journalism and literature… enjoys rugby, skiing, skim boarding and gaming.



Q&A With Richard Newsome-White

Why Dartmouth?
I have always wanted to come and study in America and have long known of the outstanding educational and athletic opportunities offered at Dartmouth.

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

I have been rowing for nearly seven years now, and it was hearing about my uncle and mother's experience’s as rowers that got me interested.

Have you won any awards?
I have competed for the Junior New Zealand Rowing Squad in 2009. At my high school I was awarded the best ergometer score trophy and the sportsman of the year trophy for Condell’s House in 2009. Also I was awarded the Nixon Family trophy for rowing performance in 2008.

Something interesting?

My high school coach is a former Olympian and still holds the world record time for the lightweight men’s coxless pair. He set the world record in 1994 in Paris, France.

Future plans.
After I finish my education at Dartmouth I intend to do a Law Degree at Oxford, with the intention of rowing and competing for Oxford.

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