After Carson chose to transfer to MSU, the rowing team became a natural landing spot for the otherwise potentially difficult transition as a transfer student. Carson specifically sites hanging out with the seniors, the many Fortnite tournaments and his time at practice as the keys to his feeling welcome, included, and part of the group. Carson finished his first year at as a MSU rower in 5 seat of the JV 8+. After his first full year of collegiate racing, Carson came away amazed by what collegiate and club racing look like at the highest levels. The Dad Vail race course in particular left an impression on him, with the giant grand stands and jumbotrons, and the staggered stake boats at the start line.
Outside of a love of rowing, Carson and his family share a passion for Chicago sports in general and the Blackhawks in particular. A lifetime of fandom is highlighted by attending game one of the 2013 Stanley Cup finals where, after a thrilling comeback from a 2 goal deficit to force overtime, the Blackhawks won in the third period of sudden-death overtime. We all hope that Carson can take an active role in leading the MSU Crew Club down a similarly inspiring path to victory in the years to come!