Men's Lightweight Crew

 
August 11, 2009

Skip Dise ’03 Headed to the Rowing World Championships

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Skip Dise (CE, ’03) was selected to represent the United States at the World Championships to be held in Poznan, Poland from August 23-30 in the Men’s Lightweight Eight.

Dise began his rowing career at MIT and by his junior season he was the stroke of the lightweight varsity eight. In his senior year, Dise was elected both captain and most inspirational oarsman for the lightweight men’s squad.

Prior to his selection to the national team, Dise rowed for the Riverside Boat Club High Performance Group where he won multiple gold medals in the men's lightweight eight and progressed to the semifinals at the Henley Royal Regatta in the intermediate quadruple sculls (Prince of Wales Cup). This past spring Dise received a spot at the U.S. Rowing Training Center in Princeton, N.J. and last month he was picked for the U.S. Rowing Training Center lightweight eight. On August 6, the U.S. lightweight eight boat was announced at the USRowing Senior and Adaptive World Championship Trials.

The U.S. lightweight eight is the defending world champion and is looking to repeat its stellar performance from 2008. To find out more and how to support Skip, please visit the MITCAA web site.