Peter Schmidt


Peter SchmidtSchmidt
Lightweight Men’s Eight

Hometown: Providence, R.I.
Providence, R.I.
Current Residence: Cambridge, Mass.
Club Affiliation: Riverside Boat Club
Began Rowing: 2006, Narragansett Boat Club
Date of Birth: 2/20/89  
Height: 6”0”    
Weight: 155
High School: Classical High School
Undergraduate Education: Drexel University, Architectural Engineering, 2012
Occupation: Mechanical Engineer                
Training Location: Cambridge, Mass.
Current Coach: Margot Shumway, Bruce Smith
National Teams: Two – 2014-15, Senior

International Results: Won bronze in the lightweight eight at the 2015 World Rowing Championships…Finished seventh in the lightweight quadruple sculls at the 2014 World Rowing Championships...Won the lightweight eight at the 2011 Royal Canadian Henley.

National Results: Won the lightweight eight in the 2015 Senior I World Championship Trials...Won the senior four at the 2012 USRowing Club National Championships…Won the senior eight at the 2012 USRowing Club National Championships…Won the pair at the 2011 Dad Vail Regatta…Won the in the pair at the 2010 Dad Vail Regatta…Won the lightweight eight at the 2009 USRowing Club National Championships. 

Personal: Peter is an Eagle Scout...He enjoys road biking, mountain biking, surfing, and cross country skiing...His most memorable achievement in sports was winning at Dad Vails in 2010...He chose rowing because, “I found that my success in rowing is more or less directly proportional to the work that I put into it, more so than any other sport I have tried, and I’ve tried a lot”...After rowing he would like to obtain his Professional Engineering license and start his own company...He list his parents as the most influential people in his life...“Without their support  I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

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