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Verge, Todd '93 - Rowing

Todd Verge from the Class of 1993 credits his appreciation for sport to his Lower School experiences, where he was exposed to a fantastic variety of athletic opportunities. Cricket, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field – as a young boy, he took part in them all. He recalls how Tribe competitions whetted his appetite for future success. As an Upper School student, he played First Football, lacrosse, rowed with the Senior Boys Heavy 4s and enjoyed success with the CISAA and OFSSA champion swim team. He went on to row for Brock University, then headed to Western University, where he not only competed but also took on a leadership role as Vice President – Operations for the rowing team. He remained an active competitor throughout the nineties, rowing for the Ridley Grad Boat Club, the St. Catharines and the Western Rowing Clubs. Notice that no single, glorious sports memory stands out for him. Instead, athletics has provided a solid, ever-present foundation upon which to build a better life. “I was never the best at any of the sports that I played,” he states modestly. “But they all presented a challenging arena in which to compete and the opportunity to improve as an athlete and as a leader.”
“Harry Griffith’s quote, ‘If you lose, say nothing; if you win, say less,’ always stuck with me. Actions always speak louder than words.”
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With more than 700 students from 60 countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the third largest in Canada, Ridley College is a truly international, co-educational, day and boarding school of the world that prepares students for the world. It has provided enriching learning and life-shaping experiences focused on the arts, academics, and athletics since 1889. Ridley’s Lower School offers JK-Grade 8, its Upper School consists of Grade 9-PG, and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the only   co-ed independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.