WORCESTER, Mass. - Sophomores Peter Dwyer (Keene, N.Y.) and Tom Gallant (Scotia, N.Y.), members of the Holy Cross men's rowing team, participated in the 2009 U.S. National Team Freshman Camp during the summer. The camp, which took place from June 14-July 11, featured 17 freshmen rowers from across the country. Dwyer participated in the camp's sessions at the Pennsylvania Athletic Club in Philadelphia, Pa., while Gallant traveled to the California Rowing Club in Oakland, Calif.
During the 2008-2009 season, Dwyer and Gallant were both part of the Holy Cross freshman eight. Their boat finished in 18th place at the Eastern Sprints, in addition to posting an 18th place finish at the Green Monster Regatta. The freshman eight also had an impressive six-second victory over Bucknell during the regular season.
The National Team Freshman Camp is for athletes with elite-level potential and aspirations, who are freshmen in college or have only one or two years of rowing experience. The goal is to provide an intensive experience to expose athletes to sculling and small-boat rowing, learn technical and physiological basics and train with athletes of a similar caliber. This camp is for the young athlete that has physiological potential and the desire to learn more about the national team.
To see Dwyer and Gallant comment on their experiences, click on the link to the video above.