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Two Boats at the Finish Line


Rowers are intensely passionate athletes. Emily Congdon, 21, who rows for the University of Florida Women's Varsity Crew, said she can't describe the feeling of rowing in a boat with seven other girls, racing to the finish line.

"If it's a bad race, and everyone isn't working together, it's the most painful experience. But if it's a good race, you don't even have to think about what you're doing. The harmony that comes from rowing is surreal," she said.

Watch presentations of David Carlson, Emily Congdon and Tyler Shores describing their unique experiences as collegiate rowers.