Hometown: Old Lyme, Conn.
Birthplace: Springfield, Mass.
Current Residence: Old Lyme, Conn.
Club Affiliation: USRowing Training Center – Princeton
Began Rowing: 2005, Blood Street Sculls
Date of Birth: 5/17/92
High School: Lyme-Old Lyme High School
Undergraduate Education: Stanford University, Political Science, 2014
Current Coach: Luke McGee
National Teams: Eight – 2009-10, Junior; 2011-12, Under 23; 2013-16, Senior
International Results: Won bronze in the eight at the 2016 World Rowing Cup II...Won the eight at the 2016 Final Olympic Qualification Regatta...Finished seventh in the eight at the 2015 World Rowing Championships…Won bronze in the eight at the 2015 World Rowing Cup 2…Finished fourth in the eight at the 2014 World Rowing Championships...Won bronze in the eight at the 2013 World Rowing Championships...Won gold in the eight at the 2013 World Rowing Cup 3...Finished fourth in the pair at the 2012 World Rowing Under 23 Championships...Won gold in the eight at the 2011 World Rowing Under 23 Championships...Won gold in the eight at the 2010 World Rowing Junior Championships…Finished fourth in the eight at the 2009 World Rowing Junior Championships…Won the junior eight and junior four with coxswain at the 2008 CanAmMex Regatta.
National Results: Finished third in the pair at the 2016 National Selection Regatta I...Won gold in the eight at the 2013 USRowing National Championships…Finished 14th in the varsity eight at the 2012 IRA Championships…Finished ninth in the freshman eight at the 2011 IRA Championships…Won the junior four with coxswain and finished second in both the junior eight and intermediate eight at the 2008 USRowing Club National Championships…Finished fifth in the senior double sculls at the 2008 Stotesbury Cup Regatta.
Personal: Austin enjoys skiing, gastronomy and traveling…Austin’s parents rowed in college…He lists Scott Belford, his development camp coach in 2008, as the most influential person in his sporting career for introducing him to the competitive rowing world … He was the Pac-12 Rower of the Year 2013 and 2014 , first-team All-Pac-12 and first-team All-Academic.