2013 September WMRC Spotlight

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882087_10102340669985518_1644565382_oJason Mitchell – WMRC Program Director and Men’s Varsity Coach

Undergrad Institution: Purdue University

Hometown: Merrillville, IN

What does rowing mean to you?: Rowing to me became less or a sport and more of a lifestyle.  Like many, I started rowing my freshman year of college.  From there it became my passion.  To me, it epitomizes teamwork, dedication, and hard work.  These attributes not only contributed to my success in rowing but academics as well.  So far FWR has made a great impact on me and the program, in the short time I have been here.  It is awesome to see an alumni support group working so closely with the team and providing a helping hand whenever it is needed.

Favorite Rowing Memory: My favorite rowing memory would be winning the Varsity Lightweight 8 event at ACRA in 2008.  Not only was it a great event for me but, winning with Varsity Womens coach, Graham Ludmer, as my coxswain made it all the more glorious.