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Hometown: Farmington Hills, Mich.
Current Residence: Princeton, N.J.
High School: Farmington High School
Began Rowing: University of Michigan, 2003
Club Affiliation: USRowing Training Center – Princeton
Date of Birth: 1/4/85
Undergraduate Education: University of Michigan, 2006
Graduate Education: University of Michigan, MIS, 2008
Training Location: Princeton, N.J.
Current Coach: Luke McGee, Bryan Volpenhein
Years on National Team: Five – 2007, Under 23; 2010-13, Senior
International Results: Stroked the eight to a bronze medal at the 2013 World Rowing Championships...Stroked the eight to a gold medal at the 2013 Samsung World Rowing Cup #3...Won silver in the eight at the 2013 Samsung World Rowing Cup #1...Finished eighth in the men’s pair at the 2012 Olympic Games…Finished ninth in the pair at the 2011 World Rowing Championships...Finished 16th in the pair at the 2011 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne...Reached the quarterfinals of the Silver Goblets and Nickalls' Challenge Cup at the 2011 Henley Royal Regatta...Finished sixth in the eight at the 2010 World Rowing Championships...Finished fourth in the eight at the 2007 World Rowing Under 23 Championships.
National Results: Won gold in the eight at the 2013 USRowing National Championships…Won the pair at the 2012 Olympic Trials - Rowing...Won in the pair at the 2011 Senior World Championship Trials...Finished second in the pair at the 2011 National Selection Regatta #2...Finished second in the pair at the 2011 National Selection Regatta #1...Finished third in the pair at the 2010 National Selection Regatta #3..Finished seventh in the pair at the 2010 National Selection Regattas #1 and #2.
Personal: Tom enjoys skeet-shooting…His most memorable sporting achievement is winning the Canadian Henley Dash for Cash in back-to-back years…He chose rowing as a way to be competitive and stay in shape…He lists all of the people who ever have, or currently do, row for Michigan Crew, as well as the Michigan coaching staff, as the most influential people in his sporting career…He says they are the epitome of collegiate athletics and truly embody the spirit of competition…Tom’s personal heroes are his brother, Greg, Erik Hult and Patrick Kington…He thanks his parents, Donna and Larry, for their unwavering support.