Dan Arrato is, very simply, different from most people you might meet, especially in Poughkeepsie. He’s from Connecticut, but you would probably think he’s from the South. He’s a college student, but with the work ethic of a few of them combined. And he is certainly different compared to the typical rower.
Unlike most freshmen, Tadd didn’t enjoy the newfound flexible schedule that college brought. After meeting his current fellow senior captain Raymond Mattingly in an introductory freshman class, Tadd decided to walk on to the Marist Men’s Rowing team, having never previously rowed a stroke in his life.