Rowing is such a beautiful and unique sport. There is so much power, grit, determination, and exertion within a boat, yet from the outside, it looks smooth and graceful. Early mornings, grueling workouts, hours on the erg, and a huge amount of practice time for a relatively short race. So what exactly is it that makes rowers want and even love to do these things? We asked the rowing community, "Why do YOU Row?" Here are some of the responses we received.