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Margot Shumway

Shumway

Margot Shumway

Women's Double Sculls

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio
Hometown: Westlake, Ohio
Current Residence: Arlington, Va.
Club Affiliation: Potomac Boat Club
Began Rowing: The Ohio State University, 2001
Date of Birth: 8/2/79
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 170
High School: Westlake High School
Undergraduate Education: The Ohio State University, Comparative Cultural Studies, 2002
Training Location: Washington, D.C.
Current Coach: Matt Madigan, Reilly Dampeer
Years on National Team: Six – 2005, 2008-10, 2012, Senior; 2011, Pan Am

International Results: Finished sixth in the double sculls at the 2012 Olympic Games...Won the double sculls at the 2012 Final Olympic Qualification Regatta...Won gold in the single sculls at the 2011 Pan American Games...Finished fifth in the quadruple sculls at the 2010 World Rowing Championships...Finished fifth in the double sculls and fifth in the quadruple sculls at the 2010 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne…Finished 13th in the single sculls at the 2009 World Rowing Championships…Finished fifth in the quadruple sculls at the 2008 Olympic Games...Finished second in the quadruple sculls at the 2008 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne...Finished fifth in the quadruple sculls at the 2005 World Rowing Championships.

National Results: Finished third in the double sculls at the 2012 National Selection Regatta #2...Won the single sculls at the 2011 Pan American Games Trials...Finished second in the single sculls at the 2011 Senior World Championships Trials...Finished third in the double sculls at the 2010 National Selection Regatta #3…Won the single sculls at the 2009 World Championships Trials…Finished third in the double sculls at the 2008 National Selection Regatta #2...Finished third in the double sculls at the 2007 National Selection Regattas #2 and #3...Won the second varsity eight at the 2002 Big 10 Championships.

Personal: Margot enjoys playing acoustic guitar, as well as mosaic-ing old tables…If she were not rowing, she would be writing and recording music…Her favorite song is "(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding …Her favorite movies include Tommy Boy, The Shawshank Redemption and A League of Their Own…Margot lists her most memorable sporting achievement as winning singles trials in 2009…She began rowing as a fourth-year student at The Ohio State University…Margot says the most influential and inspiring person in her life is her mother…She lists East of Eden as her favorite book.