Hometown: Folsom, Calif.
Birthplace: Roseville, Calif.
Current Residence: Princeton, N.J.
Club Affiliation: USRowing Training Center – Princeton
Began Rowing: 2006, Capital Crew
Date of Birth: 9/4/91
High School: Folsom High School
Undergraduate Education: University of Washington, Electrical Engineering, 2014
Current Coach: Luke McGee
National Teams: Two – 2014-15, Senior
International Results: Won gold in 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 second in the Grand Challenge Cup at the 2013 Henley Royal Regatta…Won the Temple Cup at the 2010 Royal Henley Regatta.
National Results: Finished fourth in the pair at the 2016 National Selection Regatta I...Finished third in the pair at the 2015 National Selection Regatta…Won the varsity eight at the 2014 IRA Championship…Won the varsity eight at the 2013 IRA Championships…Won the varsity eight at the 2012 IRA Championship…Won the freshman eight at the 2010 IRA Championships.
Personal: Sam was voted onto the 2014 All Pac-12 First Team, was a 2014 and 2013 Pac-12 All-Academic, voted 2014 University of Washington Male Top Dawg and was a 2014 Tom Hansen Conference Medalist…He enjoys hiking, mountaineering, slalom skiing and camping…He started rowing as a way to lose weight…He lists his best friend and college roommate Alex Bunkers as the most influential person in is sporting career because “we have been best friends through the sport and have succeeded together. He has shown me how to be a good rower and better person”…Sam intends to continue pushing himself in rowing then he hopes to find a job.