Rower Proposes To Boyfriend After Rowing 3,000 Miles Across The Atlantic Ocean

Texas Crew Foundation

In a sea of proposals, this one might just be the best. Pardon the pun, but this story is too cute!

Rower David Alviar proposed to his boyfriend after a 3,000 mile journey across the Atlantic Ocean.

Alviar, a university rowing coach, was part of the first and fastest three-man crew to accomplish the feat. He, Mike Matson and Brian Krauskopf, all Texas boys, travelled from the Canary Islands all the way to Antigua. They were at sea for seven weeks.



As soon as the 31-year-old arrived on land, he dropped his oars, wobbled over and proposed to his boyfriend, Stanley Lewis.

“Will you marry me?” he asked, ring ready.

They immediately kissed, with Lewis nodding his answer.

“The race ended in the best way possible; I proposed to Stanley Lewis, fellow Texas Crew rower, and 10-year long friend. Texas Crew fuelled me in that, and that’s an understatement,” said Alviar.

Congrats!