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Katelyn Deagro

Katelyn Deagro, Staff Writer

Katelyn Deagro ’17 is no stranger to winning. As a member of the Saugatuck Rowing Club’s nationally ranked team, she has competed in various elite events such as Nationals, the Head of the Charles, and the San Diego classic. “I like being on a team where there’s so much talent and we are national champions and I like trying to reinvent that every year,” Deagro said.

She began rowing the freshman year and fell in love with the sport, “I like the competitive aspect and that it is a challenge. You never reach that level where you’re like ‘alright I’m good enough;’ there’s no ceiling to it,” Deagro said.

Deagro’s team is on an impressive winning streak and is currently ranked first in the country. However, they did not get to this point without incredible hard work and sacrifices. Most days, Deagro’s team practices for three to four hours after school, and before bigger Regattas she and her team have an additional morning practice beginning at five in the morning.

While she admits it requires a lot of dedication, Deagro says winning and improvement are the two things that make it all worth the time and energy, “There’s nothing that beats when you get off an Ergometer and you’re like ‘wow I just improved my time by 6 seconds and it’s been only 2 weeks,  or when you’re at such a big Regatta and you finish by open water. There’s nothing that can really compete with that.”

Deagro hopes to continue her two passions, rowing and political science in college and to intern in Washington D.C. She is especially passionate about history, “My mom says that you can only live one life, but if you read about what’s happened in the past you can live a thousand lives.”

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