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Hello, ’13s! Thank you, as always, for making Class Notes possible. Keep sending in updates so we can hear how you’re doing!

First and foremost, I am in awe of this (slightly belated) update from our very own Olympian: Josh Konieczny and his rowing partner Andrew Campbell Jr. placed fifth for Team USA in the lightweight men’s double sculls finals at the Rio Olympics. Although the pair finished two spots shy of earning a medal, Konieczny and Campbell became the first Americans to compete for a medal in their category of the sport. Wow! We are very proud.

Happy thoughts and congratulations go out to Thomas Prewitt and wife Tiffany Colvin on the birth of their daughter, Riley Wolf Prewitt, on September 27. Facebook indicates Riley is already a dedicated, if sleepy, Broncos fan.

In October Kim Rose married Drew Dillingham in Washington, D.C., followed by a honeymoon in Greece. Congratulations, you two!

Sophia Schwartz, a member of the U.S. ski team and one of the coolest people I know, writes in, “I am living in Steamboat Springs, Colorado—still skiing moguls and loving it! I traveled to Australia and Switzerland this year for training camps. I’m excited for the competitive season to start in December. In April I am rafting the Grand Canyon—woohoo. Life is full of adventure!”

Jack Boger reports, “I just returned from a deployment to Australia and, in an incredible moment of serendipity, I ran into Esty Yanco at the top of Mount Sorrow in Queensland while on a few days of R&R—one of the craziest small-world moments of my life. Esty was on vacation for a few weeks in Australia, where she has been doing ecological research.”

As for other Dartmouth Marines, Charlotte Williams is deployed in Sicily, Kate Sullivan qualified as an airborne logistics delivery officer (got to go to airborne school and jump out of planes!), Joel Malkin just returned from a deployment to the Middle East and Zach Doherty is in Quantico, Virginia, doing infantry officer training.

Congratulations to Angie Yang and Chelsea Hassett for completing the Chicago Marathon in record times! Lina Monsalve, Max Sloane, Ben Paige and Aly Perez also made a fantastic cheer squad.

In September Elliot Kastner, Th’14, shared his experience developing a robotic tackling dummy prototype, known today as the Mobile Virtual Player (MVP), at a free public talk as part of Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s alumni speaker series. Dartmouth football coach Buddy Teevens banned tackling at practice during Kastner’s time as a defensive tackle on the team to reduce the risk of concussion and other injuries.

Teevens tasked Kastner and other engineering students with creating a replacement for tackling other players, and the MVP was born. The MVP has garnered substantial media coverage, and Kastner and other members of the MVP team have been brainstorming ways to expand the product to other sports. The MVP is currently being used in NFL training camps, and I know I speak for many when I say we’re excited to see where the MVP goes next!

Emily Fletcher, 1375 Fairmont St. NW, Apt. 809, Washington, DC 20009; emilyefletcher@gmail.com

 

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