Varsity 4, Freshman/Novice 8 and Second Varsity 8 take gold
Varsity 8 takes first and second
Nick Dawe member of US National Team Lightweight 8
Ram Mentor Will Compete with Lightweight 8 at World Rowing Championships in August
Rams welcome 14 new members to squad
With the largest Fordham Rowing team in the program's history, Nick Dawe enters his third year on the Fordham rowing staff as the Recruiting Coordinator/Assistant Coach. Dawe began his career at Fordham in 2010 as the Freshmen/Novice coach and led one of the largest novice squads in Fordham Women's Rowing history to a strong finish in the Novice Eight at the 2011 Dad Vail Championship. In his second year, Dawe was elevated to full-time assistant coach and recruiting coordinator and helped Fordham Rowing break an all time record at the 2012 Dad Vail Championship with seven crews advancing to the Saturday Semi-Final and Grand Final racing. Dawe, working closely with Ted Bonanno helped develop all seven of the Dad Vail semi-finalist crews including the Varsity Lightweight 4 that earned a Dad Vail bronze medal and the Freshmen 4 winning Dad Vail gold. For the 2012-2013 season his role will extend to developing a competitive freshmen/novice squad.
Dawe began rowing as a freshman in high school for Cincinnati Junior Rowing Club. He helped lead his team to four undefeated regular seasons, 7 gold medals at the Midwest Regional Junior Championships, gold and silver medals in varsity heavyweight 8 at the 2004 and 2005 US Rowing Youth National Championship and a fourth place finish in this event in 2006. He also competed in the Princess Elizabeth Cup at the 2005 Henley Royal Regatta in Great Britain advancing to the quarter-finals. As co-captain his senior year, Nick won the Cincinnati Indoor Rowing Championship and was awarded a St. Xavier High School Most Valuable Player award.
As a collegiate athlete. Dawe continued his rowing career at Dartmouth College on the Men's Lightweight Crew. He was part of a very successful freshmen crew and continued on as a three year member of the first varsity eight. He twice competed in the lightweight 8 grand finals of the IRA National Championship and finished 4th in the varsity lightweight 8 at the 2010 Eastern Sprints Championship. Dawe also served as Commodore of the Lightweight Crew and Vice-President of the Dartmouth Rowing Club his senior year. Dawe received the "Timothy Ryerson Outstanding Freshmen Oarsman" award for his athletic performance and leadership role on the freshmen team. The following year he was awarded the "Class of 1990 Underclassman of the Year" award for his achievements as a sophomore on the varsity squad. In addition to his stellar collegiate athletic career and while a full time student at Dartmouth, Nick also worked for Rowing News Magazine in Lebanon, NH throughout 2008.
Nick has twice trained and competed at an elite level. During the summer of 2009, he was a member of Riverside Boat Club's elite summer program and competed in their top lightweight boats at the Royal Canadian Henley finishing 2nd in both the U23 Lightweight 4- and Senior Lightweight 8. In 2012, Dawe competed on the US National Lightweight Team racing in the four seat of the US Lightweight Eight at the 2012 World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Nick is the only Division I coach that is currently an athlete on the US National Team.
Nick lives in the Bronx and in addition to coaching continues to train and compete throughout the year.