|Club||Andrew Purdie||Indianapolis Rowing Center||Indianapolis||IN|
|Secondary Positions||Prt, Scl|
|Best Time (mm:ss.s)||1:27.1||6:21.0||-||21:30.0||36:56.2||-||-|
|Bench Press (max)||Wingspan||Years rowing|
Novice Winter 2015: 1st Place Indy Indoor Sprints (Novice Men)
2017: I did not try out for a US Junior National Team camp for summer 2017 because I decided to enhance my leadership roles at my high school by doing a 1 month backpacking expedition in Alaska through the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).
Not to sound cliché here, but rowing has honestly changed my life. I have never done a sport where I have been surrounded by so many people who not only push themselves but push me to my own limits. I really want to find this team environment in college where I am surrounded by other hard workers.
At school I was the sophomore class president and now I am the student body vice president. On the team, this year I was the honorary "sub captain" and basically took over for our captain when he wasn't at practice. I hope to be captain next year.
I try to make sure that I devote enough time to rowing while maintaining a healthy balance with the other things I like to do-- that I'm always in good shape and getting personal records, and an active member of the time while not hindering my academic strengths and friendships.
As a freshman, I was elected to be the president of my sophomore class. I helped coordinate major school events as well as provide ways for the sophomores to be more active in the community. I also helped install an anti bullying/harassment campaign in our school and worked on trying to unify groups in the grade. At the end of sophomore year, I was elected Vice President of the School. I hope to connect our entire student body to the community in my junior year in the same way I connected our grade sophomore year. In addition, I try to do volunteer work through my church when I can.
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