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UB Rowing Athlete of the Week Jian Clermont

Name: Jian Clermont

Year? Freshman

Major? i’m a Biological sciences major on the premed track.

Are you a walk on or experienced rower?

I’m an experienced rower, This will be my 6th year rowing.

Why did you start rowing?

My mom asked me if I wanted to try a sport where you row boats on water and it sounded more interesting than track and xcountry.

What is your favorite memory?

Singing Sweet Caroline at the end of every single bus ride back from a race.

What have you learned about yourself through rowing?

I’m stronger mentally and physically than I thought I was. What is pain?

What is your favorite thing about rowing that keeps you coming back each day?

The bus rides, victories, losses, the sunrises, and just the giant family that the team makes up.


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