Men’s Eight Birthplace:
Minneapolis, Minn. Hometown:
Guadalajara, Mexico Current Residence:
Philadelphia, Pa. Club Affiliation:
Stanford University Began Rowing:
Stanford University Date of Birth:
193 High School:
The Haverford School, 2011 Undergraduate Education:
Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering, 2015 Training Location:
Stanford, Calif. Current Coaches:
Craig Amerkhanian, Matt Smith National Teams:
Four – Junior, 2011; Under 23, 2013-15
Won silver in the eight at the 2015 World Rowing Under 23 Championship...
Won bronze in the eight at the 2014 World Rowing Under 23 Championships...Won bronze in the four at the 2013 World Rowing Under 23 Championships…Finished sixth in the four at the 2011 World Rowing Junior Championships.
Nicknamed Kaess "Titus" Smit…His interests include underwater photography, ATP Augementation, vertical farming, ccoustical engineering, orcas and Incas…His proudest sporting accomplishment was novice year after "blazing down the course at Creve Coeur Lake with devastating speed, an opponent rower asked his boat, 'how many guys sub-7:00 do you have in your boat?!'"…He says being a member of that crew brought him pride.