Men's Quadruple Sculls
Birthplace: Los Angeles, Calif.
Hometown: Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Current Residence: Chula Vista, Calif.
Club Affiliation: USRowing Training Center – Chula Vista
Began Rowing: Stanford University, 2005
Date of Birth: 5/4/87
High School: Harvard Westlake
Undergraduate Education: Stanford University, B.A. in Economics, 2009
Employer: Redpoint Ventures
Training Location: Chula Vista, Calif.
Current Coaches: Tim McLaren, Cam Kiosoglous
Years on National Team: Five — 2007-08, Under 23; 2009, 2011-12, Senior
International Results: Finished second in the eight at the 2011 E.ON Hanse Canal Cup…Finished eighth in the eight at the 2011 World Rowing Championships…Finished fourth in the eight at the 2011 Rowing World Cup in Lucerne...Reached the semifinals of the Grand Challenge Cup at the 2011 Henley Royal Regatta...Finished sixth in the eight at the 2010 Rowing World Cup in Lucerne…Finished ninth in the eight at the 2009 World Rowing Championships…Finished seventh in the eight at the 2009 Rowing World Cup in Lucerne…Won gold in the eight at the 2008 World Rowing Under 23 Championships…Finished fourth in the eight at the 2007 World Rowing Under 23 Championships.
National Results: Finished sixth in the pair at the 2011 National Selection Regatta #2...Won the championship eight at the 2010 USRowing National Championships…Won the championship eight at the 2009 USRowing National Championships…Finished third in the varsity eight at the 2009 IRA Championships…Finished fifth in the varsity eight at the 2008 IRA Championships…Finished second in the varsity eight at the 2007 IRA Championships…Won the freshman four with coxswain at the 2006 IRA Championships.
Personal: Alex’s hobbies include technology, golf, mobile gaming, and sports trivia…His most memorable sporting achievement was the time he and his dad won the Father-Son MVP award at Reggie Smith's Baseball Development Camp when Alex was nine…The trophy was four feet high and Alex thought he was going to be the next Ken Griffey Jr.…Alex was named the 2009 Pac-10 Male Rower of the Year and was an All-Pac-10 Rower in 2008 and 2009…For good luck in races, Alex wears his best friend Andrew Epstein’s lucky socks…The most influential person in his sporting career is Jon Albin, Alex’s freshman coach at Stanford, who introduced him to the sport…His personal heroes are his parents…Alex hopes to win an Olympic gold medal, and then pursue a career in technology and internet startups, focused on mobile gaming.