Hi my name is Hannah Payne and this is my 3rd and final year rowing for Los Gatos Rowing Club. The sport has undoubtedly had a huge impact on my life and has given me the opportunity to become both a stronger athlete and person. Rowing has taught me how to not only set goals for myself, but how to push myself to to accomplish them. Last year I qualified for Youth Nationals with 4 of my teammates. We raced in New Jersey in the Lightweight 4 category where we placed 13th in the nation. This fall I was in the Varsity 4 that raced at the Head of the Charles in Boston where we placed 11th in the nation. The sport has the ability to change the lives of people at any age and has in every way changed mine for the better. I can't imagine my life without rowing and am beyond thankful to LGRC for helping me continue to improve in the sport. However, the equipment required to continue to be competitive is expensive. Our goal is to buy new boats for the team to race and win in for years to come. Thank you so much for your help and donations to the team!