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Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Hometown: Potomac, Md.
Current Residence: Berkeley, Calif.
Club Affiliation: USRowing Training Center – Princeton
Began Rowing: 2001 – Stanford University
Date of Birth: 8/30/83
High School: Winston Churchill High School, 2001
Undergraduate Education: Stanford University, Urban Studies, 2005
Graduate Education: Stanford University, Construction Management, 2006
Occupation: Princeton University
Employers: Princeton University
Training Location: Princeton, N.J.
Current Coach: Bryan Volpenhein
National Teams: Five – 2008-10, 2012, 2014, Senior
International Results: Won silver in the eight at the 2013 Samsung World Rowing Cup I...Finished fourth in the eight at the 2012 Olympic Games...Won the eight at the 2012 Final Olympic Qualification Regatta...Finished sixth in the eight at the 2010 World Rowing Championships...Finished sixth in the eight at the 2010 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne…Finished fifth in the pair at the 2009 World Rowing Championships…Won bronze in the pair at the 2009 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne…Finished seventh in the pair at the 2009 World Cup stop in Banyoles…Finished ninth in the four at the 2008 Olympic Games...Won bronze in the four at the 2008 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne.
National Results: Won the pair at the 2013 USRowing East Coast Fall Speed Order...Finished seventh in the pair at the 2010 National Selection Regatta #3…Won the eight at the 2010 USRowing National Championships…Finished third in the pair at the 2010 National Selection Regatta #2…Finished sixth in the pair at the 2010 National Selection Regatta #1…Finished fourth in the championship eight at the 2009 Head of the Charles Regatta…Won the pair at the 2009 World Championships Trials…Won the pair at the 2009 National Selection Regatta #2…Won the pair at the 2009 National Selection Regatta #1…Second in the pair at the 2009 USRowing Speed Order…Finished ninth in the pair at the 2008 National Selection Regatta #2...Finished seventh in the championship eight at the 2007 Head of the Charles Regatta.
Personal: David was selected to the All Pacific-10 Team in 2005…He enjoys reading, music, movies, and traveling…David lists his family as the most influential people in his sporting career and life…After his rowing career, he would like to get involved in construction and development to positively change communities…David enjoys all sorts of music including old school, soul and hip hop…His favorite movies include Coming to America, Braveheart, Glory and The Godfather and his favorite book is Malcolm X…David’s favorite Olympic moment is when Tommie Smith and John Carlos put up a fist, a black glove for solidarity, on the medal stand at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico…His favorite sport other than rowing is basketball, and the sporting event he would most like a ticket to would be game seven of the NBA Finals.