Fil-Am rower makes waves in Ivy League

Fil-Am lightweight rower Philip Henson plans to apply for dual citizenship to qualify as a Fil-Am.

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Henson said the Dartmouth’s team average ERG (stroke per minute) rating of 6.25 was higher than some other Ivy League crews but somehow, the Big Green was able to make waves because of the rowers’ technique, skills, toughness and chemistry.

“Rowing is an endurance sport,” said the 6-2 Henson. “I can see myself rowing competitively for many more years. Rowers usually peak in their late 20s or early 30s. After graduation, I plan to live in Boston where there is an active rowing community.”

Henson has visited Manila twice and plans to apply for dual citizenship to qualify as a Fil-Am. His sister Emma already has her Filipino ID from the Bureau of Immigration. “Phil loves Filipino food, especially pansit and adobo,” said his mother Sandy. “He’s very close to his Filipino relatives.”

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