Adaptive Four with Coxswain
Birthplace: Greenwich, Conn.
Hometown: Riverside, Conn.
Current Residence: Riverside, Conn.
Club Affiliation: Norwalk River Rowing
Began Rowing: Greenwich Rowing Club, 2005
Date of Birth: 3/18/90
High School: Greenwich High School
Undergraduate Education: Connecticut College, 2012
Training Locations: Norwalk, Conn., Indianapolis, Ind., Oklahoma City, Okla., Austin, Texas, San Diego, Calif., Charlottesville, Va.
Current Coach: Karen Lewis
Years on National Team: Four – 2009-12, Senior
International Results: Finished sixth in the adaptive four with coxswain at the 2011 World Rowing Championships...Finished sixth in the adaptive four with coxswain at the 2010 World Rowing Championships...Finished eighth in the adaptive four with coxswain at the 2009 World Rowing Championships.
National Results: Took first in the adaptive four with coxswain at 2012 USRowing National Championships
Personal: Andrew was a three-time recipient of the Most Valuable Rower Award on his high school crew…He started attending selection camps for the U.S. National Adaptive Team in 2006…When not in a rowing shell, Andrew enjoys sailing, hiking, skiing, playing the saxophone and getting lost in new cities…His most memorable sporting achievement is the 2009 World Rowing Championships in Poznan…Andrew lists his dad as the most influential person in his sporting career because he has always encouraged Andrew to step outside his comfort zone and go further than he thought possible…Andrew holds climber Erik Weihenmayer as his personal hero…In 2001, Weihenmayer became the first blind man to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, forever changing people’s perceptions of what blind people can accomplish…Andrew got the opportunity to hike with him to Machu Picchu in the summer of 2006, and his drive and perseverance have inspired Andrew to find his own hidden potential and defy even the most tenaciously-held expectations of what a blind person can achieve…Andrew hopes to compete for the U.S. in the 2012 Paralympic Games and to stay competitive on the world stage for as long as he can.