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Hometown: Farmington Hills, Mich.
Current Residence: Oklahoma City, Okla.
High School: Farmington High School
Began Rowing: University of Michigan, 2003
Club Affiliation: USRowing Training Center - Oklahoma City
Date of Birth: 1/4/85
Undergraduate Education: University of Michigan, 2006
Graduate Education: University of Michigan, MIS, 2008
Training Location: Oklahoma City, Okla.
Current Coach: Tim McLaren, Bryan Volpenhein
Years on National Team: Four – 2007, Under 23; 2010-12, Senior
International Results: Won silver in the eight at the 2013 Samsung World Rowing Cup I...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 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 choose 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.