on the crew team, I’ve been in love with every second of it. While I always thoughtthe sport of rowing was interesting, I got my first shot at a version of it in a dragonboat race that I participated in with my dad. Joining the team the following semesterhas been one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences that I look back onfondly. With each semester, as the stresses of school and a possible career pathsconstantly changing, crew has always been a constant and something that makes meexcited to get up in the morning. As I near the end of my college career to go on andhopefully make a splash in the fashion and marketing world, I will take with me thememories and lessons I learned of leadership and perseverance when it seems most
Hey, my name is Eric Cwalinski and I’m currently a freshman in the class of 2016. I’m a Biology major on the Pre-Med track. I’m also a commuter that lives in Central Islip. I’m originally from a town called Chester in Orange County, NY and graduated from Warwick Valley High School. I started rowing in the winter of my senior year in high school. In high school I was 3 seat in our men’s heavyweight 4+ and 7 seat in our heavyweight 8+. Now I am stroke seat in both the men’s novice 4+ and 8+ boats. I am able to row both starboard and port sides but I originally started as a starboard rower. I have yet to get the technique down for sculling. I am also on the e-board serving as one of the two equipment managers.